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WESTLEY RICHARDS
A QUANTITY OF HAND-WRITTEN, SIGNED, SEALED AND WITNESSED 'LICENCES TO WORK PATENTS' AND 'ASSIGNMENT OF LETTERS PATENTS' FROM THE LAST QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY,
The Licences to Work Patents forming the contract between the registered patentees and other gunmaking firms to utilise their patents, and setting out the conditions under which these patents may be used, with the various clauses and responsibilities shouldered by both parties.
Two of the licences were submitted as evidence to the High Court of Justice as evidence in contemporary court cases between Westley Richards (plaintiffs) and W. & C. Scott & Sons (defendants); 1) 22nd June 1892 - Westley Richards & Co. Ltd to Messrs. W. & C. Scott & Sons, 'Licence to Work patents' deed 'modifying terms of Licence' dated 15th July 1892 (the rear of the document with hand-written details of being used as court evidence 'In the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, 5th May 1892)
2) 4th February 1892 - Westley Richards & Co. Ltd., to Mr William Lee, 'Licence to Work Patents'
3) 27th August 1889 - Westley Richards & Co. Ltd. to Messrs. J. C. Scott & M. Scott - 'Licence to Work Patents' (duplicate) (the rear of the document with hand-written details of being used as court evidence 'In the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, 5th May 1892)
4) 22nd September 1899 - Messrs. Westley Richards & Company Limited to Messrs. Eley Brothers Limited, 'Sub License of Letters Patent'
5) 30th June 1890 - Westley Richards & Co., Limited to Messrs. Hill & Smith, 'Licence to Work Patents' (duplicate)
6) 20th February 1880 - Anson & Deeley's Patent - Mr R.E. Couchman to Messrs. Harrington & Richardson, 'Licence under Messrs. Anson & Deeley's Patent'
7)23rd July 1889 - Westley Richards & Co. Lts to Messrs. Bentley & Playfair, 'Licence to Work Patents'
8) 22nd June 1891 - Messrs. Scott & Wilkinson to Westley Richards & Co. Limited, 'Assignment of Letters Patent'
9) 23rd July 1889 - Westley Richards & Co. Limited to Messrs. T.W. & H. Webley, 'Licence to Work Patents (duplicate)
10) 23rd July 1889 - Westley Richards & Co. Limited to Mr Thomas Turner and another, 'Licence to Work Patents' (duplicate)
11) 23rd July 1889 - Westley Richards & Co. Limited to Messrs. T. & L. Pryse, 'Licence to Work Patents'
12) 3rd November 1879 - Mr R.E. Couchman to Messrs. Charles Osborne & Co., 'Licence under Messrs. Anson & Deeley's Patent'
13) 28th February 1890 - Westley Richards & Co., Limited to Mr Richard Redman, 'Licence to Work Patents' (duplicate)
14) 22nd June 1876 - Anson & Deeleys Patent - Mr R.E. Couchman to Messrs. Westley Richards & Company Limited, 'Licence under Messrs. Anson & Deeleys Patent'
TOGETHER WITH a folder containing a number of various original correspondences between the English, French and Belgian patent offices and John Deeley and William Anson, and various miscellaneous letters (including an agreement between Westley Richards and Messrs. T.W. Beckett & Co. (Pretoria) to establish them as sole agents for Westley Richards in the South African Republic in 1895)
Estimate £500-700




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