Tennis Court Marker Brecknell Willis & Company Limited Original Patent Lithograph 1932
On this original linen-backed lithograph from 1932 (includes original specification sheet), Arnold Morley Willis, a British subject, and Brecknell, Willis & Company Limited patented improvements in or relating to markers for tennis courts and for other surfaces. In 1928 Brecknell, Willis and Co., of Bristol and Chard, was formed and Mr. Willis became Chairman and Managing Director. This Company was one of the pioneers of electric traction systems and was associated with the construction of electric tramway and trolleybus systems in all parts of the world. Mr. Willis travelled widely, advising undertakings on their electrical installations. He held world patent rights for many tramcar, trolleybus and other appliances, including the Brecknell-Willis trolley base, which is used in all parts of the world on electric traction systems, and at the same time he helped to develop the use of electric traction and power in many industrial and manufacturing works in this country. His keen engineering instinct also led him to the manufacture of many improved forms of industrial appliances, and his influence in this field will be felt for many years to come.
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In the 1800's and early 1900's, inventors would submit a detailed drawing of the invention and/or improvements to the patent and trademark office. Once received and if approved, the Patent office would then send a letter of confirmation to the inventor and begin to take that drawing and etch it into stone in order to create and print this linen-backed lithograph. These documents are the original hard copies that were created by the patent office's artists, and act as patent examiner reference material. With that being said, these are 100% original and are the only physical copies in existence.
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