Electric Telegraph Company's Act 1846

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1846 c. xliv
VICTORIA3
REGINB.
Cap.
xliv.
An
Act for forming
and
regulating
“The
Electric
Telegraph
Company,”
and
to
enable
tlie
said
Coinyany
to
work
certain Letters Patents.
[18th
June
1846.1
HEREAS
by Letters Patent under
the
Great Seal
of
the
United Kingdom
of
Great
Britain
and
Irekind,
bearing
Date at
Westminstei,
on
or about the Twelfth Day
of
June
in the Seventh Year
of
the Reign
of
His late Majesty King
William
the Fourth,
His
said late Majesty
did
grant unto
Willirini
Rothergill
Cooke
and
C/icrrZes
Wlcecrtstone,
their hxecutors, Administrators, and
Asigns, the
sole
I’rivilegc
of
making, using, exercising, and vending
:i
certain Invention therein intituled
Imp~-ovements
in
giving Signals
and
sounding Alarum in distant Places
by
means
of
electric Currents
transmitted through metallic Circuits,” within
Englund,
ICitles,
ant1
Bei,Uick-zlpon-
Tweed,
during tlie ‘l’erm
of
Fourteen Years thencc
next ensiling,
a
Specification
of
mliich said Invention was
duly
enrolled
in
Cliancery
:
And whereas
by
certain other Letters Patent
under tlie said Great
Seal
of
the said United Kingdom, bearing Date
at
7;17estniinster
on or about the Eighteenth Day of
April
in
the First
Year
of
the
Reign
of
Her
present Majesty, Her said Majesty did
grant unto the said
Williana
Rotliergill
Coolce,
his Executors, Adminis-
trators,
and
Assigns,
the
sole Privilege
of
making, using, exercising,
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VICTORIE,
Cap.
xliv.
and vending
a
certain Invention therein intituled
Improvements
in
giving Signals and sounding Alarums at distant Places by means
of
electric Currents transmitted through metallic Circuits,” within
E’ngland,
Wales,
and
Berwick-upon- Tweed
aforesaid, during the
Term
of
Fourteen Years thence next ensuing,
a
Specification
of‘
which
said
Invention was duly enrolled in Chancery
:
And
whereas
by certain other Letters Patent under the said Great Seal
of
the
said
United Kingdoin, bearing Date at
Westminster
on or about the
Twenty-first Day
of
January
in the Tliird Year
of
the Reign
of
Her
said present Majesty, Her said Majesty did grant unto the said
Chrles
lV/ientstone
anti
William Fothergill Cooke,
their Executors, Adminis-
trators, and Assigns, the sole Privilege
of
making, iising, exercising,
and vendiiig
a
certain Invention therein intituled
Improvements
in
giving
Signals and sounding Alarums at distant Places by means
of‘
electric Currents,” within
England, Wales,
and
Berwick-upon-
Tweed
aforesaid, and in the Islands
of
Jersey, Guel*nsqy, Alderney,
Sark,
and
Mnn,
and also in all Her said Majesty’s Colonies and
l’lantations abroad, during the Term
of
Fourteen Years thence next
ensuing,
a
Specification
of
which said Invention was also cluly enrolled
in
Cfiancery
:
And
whereas by certain other Letters Patent under
the
said Great
Sed
of
the said United Kingdom, bearing Date at
Westiiziizster
on or about the Seventh Day of
Jdg
in
the Fifth Year
of‘
thc lteign
of‘
Her
said
present Majesty, Her said Majesty did
grant unto the said
Cliclrles Wheatstone,
his Executors, Aclminis-
trators, and Assigns, the sole Privilege of making, using, exercising,
and vending a certain Invention therein intituled
‘(
Improvements
in
protlucing, regulating, and applying electric Currents,” within
Ei~gland,
11
‘ules,
and
Berwick-upon-Tweed,
for the Term
of
Four-
teen Years thence next ensuing,
a
Specification
of
whicli said
Invention was drily enrolled
in
Chancery
:
And
whereas by certain
other Letters Patent under the said Great
Seal
of
the said United
Iiingdom, bearing Date at
Westminster
on or aboiit the Eight11 Day
of
Septcinber
in the Sixth Year
of
the Reign of Her said present
Majesty, Her said Majesty did grant unto the said
William
Fothergill
Cooke,
his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, the
sole l’rivilege
of
making, using, exercising, and vending
n
certain
Invention therein intituled
Improvements in Apparatus for trans-
mitting Electricity between distant l’laces, which Improvements can
be applied, amongst other Purposes, to Apparatus for
giving
Signills
and
sounding Alaruins at distant Places by means
of
electric Cur-
rents,”
within
fingland, Wnles,
and
BerzcicJc-upon-
Tcceed
aforesaid,
for
the Term of Fourteen Years thence next ensuing,
a
Specification
of
which said Invention was duly enrolled in Chancery: And
whereas by certain other Letters Patent under
the
said Great Seal
cif
the said United Kingdom, bearing Date at
Westniinster
on or
iiboiit the Sixth
Day
of
Jfay
in
the Eighth Year
of
the Reign of Her
slid present Majesty, Her said Majesty did grant unto the said
Charles
Wheatstone
and
Willinin Fotltergill Cooke,
their Executors, Adminis-
trators, and Assigns, the sole Privilege
of
making, using, exercising,
and vending
a
certain other Invention, intituled
‘‘
Iinproveinents
in
Electric Telegraphs, and in Apparatus relating thereto, Part
of
which
Improvements are applicable to other Purposes,” within
Englnnd,
Wdes,
and
Bewick-upon-
Tweed,
and
in
the Islands
of
Jersey,
Guernsey,

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