FWD: Search request for 360457 solved

From: Bill Murray (billmurray2@hotmail.com)
Date: Tue Oct 24 2000 - 10:34:14 EDT

Non-member submission from [Steve.VanDulken@bl.uk]

Mark, I have identified this as British registered design 360457, which was
applied for by H. Terry & Sons, Novelty Works, Redditch on the 18 July 1900.
I can't say what it is other than it is not surprisingly of metal as the
listings in the patent journals of the time only give the class of materials
used and don't give a title !

We don't hold copies of these designs. It's all in the Public Record Office
(PRO) here in London. Class BT50 holds the appearance of the design while
BT51 holds details of the applicant. The PRO will charge for copies but try
them on <enquiry@pro.gov.uk> or look at their site <www.pro.gov.uk>.

Best wishes

Steve van Dulken
British Library

Non-member submission from ["Mark Schisler" <mschisler@sympatico.ca>]

My mother, who deals in antiques, asked me to help her determine the
function of an odd device. The device resembles two long shanked fish
hooks, joined together at the eyelets by a rivet, so that they each pivot
about the rivet through 360 degrees. They came in a flattened tin cylinder,
about one inch long. On the cylinder is stamped "Terry's Patent Reg. No.
360457". On the shank of each hook is also stamped "Terry's Patent".

I've search the USPTO, CIPO and the UK Patent Office sites online, using
both the number (likely an application number) and the inventor name. No
luck so far. From a search of the web, it appears that "Terry's Patent"
related to clocks in the U.S. Perhaps it is a design patent. Any help would
be much appreciated.

mark schisler


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