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SPECIFICATIONS OF RECENT ENGLISH PATENTS.

93 and boiling water poured upon it, the mouth order to go by two distinct flues or passages of the coffee pot is fitted with a strainer, and to the chimneys; in each of which flues or the vessel reversed. The hot heater is then passages part of the ore, (regulus or imperdropped into the tube, which causing the fect metal,) which is to be operated upon rapid generation of steam, forcibly expels may be placed, so as to receive a heating through the strainer or filtering material, the action from the divided currents of flame, clear decoction of coffee, which is received heated smoke, air, and gas, passing through in a suitable vessel for serving.

cach of the said passages respectively; so The claim is to the mode of constructing that two flues or passages, both having ore apparatus to act as a filter, being inverted, in them, are heated by the same fire, and and aided by the application of heat.

with an economy of fuel. The improved reJohn WHITE Welch, OF Austin verberatory furnace may have two distinct FBIARS, MERCHANT, for an improved re vertical chimneys; or the said two vertical terberatory furnace to be used in the smelt. chimneys may be brought together into one ing of copper ore, or other ores which are vertical stack or chimney, by means of suitor may be smelted in reverberatory furnaces. able flues or passages extending from the (A communication.) Rolls Chapel Office, lowest part of the two vertical chimneys, to Jangary 21, 1842.

lead into the lower part of the said one This furnace has two chimneys or flues, stack or chimney, if that mode is preferred. leading away in opposite directions from the WILLIAM WARD ANDREWS, OF Wol. circular basin or body of the furnace to two VERHAMPTON, IRONMONGER, for an im. upright chimney-stacks, by means of which proved coffee-pot. Enrolment Office, Janu. the requisite draft is obtained. A rapid

ary 21, 1842. current of flame, heated smoke, gas, and air, Within the body of the coffee-pot is placed proceeds from the fire in a fire-place situated a perforated box furnished with a movable on one side of the furnace, over a low wall, top, which is held on by a clutch and ring; called the fire-bridge, into the body of the within this perforated box, and connected furnace, at the upper part thereof, and, with it, is a perforated pyramid or cone, the striking against the arched dome, is deflected base of which communicates with a wateror reverberated downwards upon the ores, passage at the bottom of the coffee-pot; at or other matters lying on the floor of the the back of the coffee-pot, close to the furnace, and being divided into two currents, handle, there is a forcing-pump fitted with a passes away to the chimneys. The heated solid piston or plunger, and near the top of gases, &c., are deflected down upon any the pump-barrel there is a lip and cover, for ores, &c., which may be placed in the pas pouring in boiling water. The piston being sages, which slope downwards towards the raised to the top of its working-barrel, boilbody of the furnace. The ores are fed into ing-hot water is poured into the lip, which these passages from hoppers placed above, flowing down the pump-barrel, passes along and as they become roasted or calcined, are the water-passage, up through the perforated pushed down into the main body of the fur. cone, into the perforated box in which the nace, by means of iron rabbles introduced ground coffee had been previously deposited, through suitable openings made for that and thence into the body of the coffee-pot. purpose.

The piston is then forced down, which drives Furnaces thus constructed are said to be the small quantity of water contained in the applicable to the calcining or melting of pump-barrel through the coffee-box into the copper or other ores, previously prepared body of the pot, whence it can be drawn off and mixed in the usual manner.

by a spout of the usual construction. The claim is to the improved reverberat The patentee claims “the improved coffeeory furnace before described; the novelty pot, as described, whereby I am enabled to and the chief distinction between such im. force the boiling-hot water, of which the proved furnace and those in common use being, coffee is to be made, by means of a solid piston that the current of flame, heated smoke, gas, and force-pump, through the coffee, while and air, which proceeds, in the usual man the coffee is contained in a fixed closed and ner of ordinary reverberatory furnaces, from perforated box.” the fire-place, and over the fire-bridge into Neither the mode of using, nor the adthe body of the furnace, (instead of proceed vantages supposed to be obtained by this ing onward away from that body by one flue improvement, (?) are by any means clearly or passage to the chimney, as is the case in set forth in the specification. Whether the ordinary furnaces,) in the improved reverbe pumping action is to be continued for any ratory furnace divided into two separate length of time, or whether the magic in currents, which pass away laterally from the fluence of one small quantity of water forced body of the furnace in opposite directions, in through the coffee by manual pressure, while

another quantity has accomplished the same as nobody before him ever made; for, journey by gravity alone, is the wonder-work whereas other people usually make their ing agent, the patentee sayeth not. One thing coffee from the berry so called, Mr. A. tells only is clear, that the patentee is to make us he makes his “ of boiling-bot water." such coffee by his cunningly contrived pot,

COPYRIGHT OF DESIGNS—CASE OF INFRINGEMENT. At the Petty Sessions at Dudley, on Mon recent statute for securing to proprietors of day last, Mr. Jeffrey Finch, fender-maker, designs for articles of manufacture the copyof that place, was convicted in a mitigated right of such designs ; and it is hoped it will penalty and costs, for selling fenders where operate as a caution, and prevent future inon the registered design of Mr. James Yates, fringements.--Aris's Birmingham Gazette, of Effingham Works, Rotherham, had been Jan. 17, 1842. used. This proceeding took place under the

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LIST OF DESIGNS REGISTERED BETWEEN DECEMBER 21st, AND JANUARY 29th, 1842. Date of Number

Time for which Registra- on the Registered Proprietors' Names. Subject of Design.

protection tion. Register.

is granted. 1841. Dec. 22 985 William Marr ......

Lock

3

years. 23 986,7 H. Longdon and Son............ Fender

3
988 James Barlow
Steamer.....

3
989 H. Davies ........
Elliptograph

3
24 990 George Wadsworth............... Spur-box ............................................... 3
991

Edward Perry ...................... Vase ...................................................
992 W. C. Stamp....
Bath

3
993 The Falkirk Iron Company

3
994 H. H. Russell...........
Slate fastenings for roofs

3
995 Insole and Jones.................. Harness backband tug

3
996
John Jones
Compass watch

3
29 997 Plowman and Quarterman Threshing machine
998 William Plowinan
.... Reading table

1
30 999
James Eagles .....................
Brush....................................................

3
1000,1 Thomas Hopkins....
Carpet

1
1002 Kidston and Company Jug ......................................................... 1
1003 Ditto
Bowl

1
1004 Ditto
Jug .......................................................

1
Jan. 3
1005 Ditto

Plate ...................................................... 1 1005 W. W. Nicholson.....

Stove

......................................... 3 4 1007 Thomas H. Ryland

Screw plate.

3 1008 Ditto

Fastenings for trowsers............................
1009 Edward Ferry

........ Coal or coke-box.................................. 3
7 1010 William Hancock, jun......... Nail ornament...................................*****
10 1011,2 Wood well, Gundell and Co. ... Carpet.

1
1013 Lewis and Co.....
Parallel motion for pump work

3
11 1014,18 James Boswell..... .......... Stained paper ...........

1
1019,20 Ralph Wilson
Button

3
12 1021 Miller and Bankier............... Lamp post.......................................... 3
1022,35 William Evans ........................ Stained paper ........................................

1
1036,39
H. I. and J. Dixon ................. Carpet

1
14
1040
Lea and Co. ..............

1
1041 Joseph Fenn.........................
Coach wrench ..........................................

3
17 1042 H.Longden and Sons............ Stove .....................................................
1013 Mrs. Sarah Cooke
Plate-warmer

3
18 1044 James Yates.......................... Stove .................

3
1045 Ditto ...
Fender ....

3
1046 Thomas Glover....

Ploughshare ........................................ 3 1047 William Sibson Alderton ...... Pen holder

1 1048 John Beckett

Metallic plate ...................................... 3 1019,61 H. N. Turner and Co. ......... Stained paper ............................... ***

1
21 1062,3 Southwells and Co.................. Carpet .

1
1064 Joseph Hoy
Railway signal hand lamp

3
24 1065 James Verily

Clog fastening

3
1066 Lea and Co.
Carpet..

1
1067 Fleming and Neill ....... Cooking apparatus ............................. ... 3
26 1068 Mapplebeck and Lowe ........... Coal vase ..............

3
1069 T. Finnemore
Pen.........

3
1070 William Polyblank
Improved lamp

3

3

Ditto .......

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LIST OF ENGLISH PATENTS GRANTED BETWEEN THE 21st OF DECEMBER, 1841, AND

THE 27TH OF JANUARY, 1842. John Watson, of Chorley, Lancaster, Gentleman, James Cole, of Youi's-place, Old Kent-road, brush for improvements in the construction of filters used manufacturer, for certain improvements in the conin the manufacture of sugar. Dec. 23; six months. struction of brushes. January 15; six months.

William Baillien, of Gloucester-street, Queen's Cornelius Ward, of Great Titchfield-street, musquare, Bloomsbury, musician, for improvements sical instrument maker, for improvements in flutes. in apparatus to expand the human chest. Dec. 23; January 18; six months. six months

William Tindall, of Cornhill, ship-owner, for a William Robinson Kettle, of Waterloo-street, new and improved method of extracting or manuBirmingham, Accountant; Benjamin Wakefield, of fact ng from a certain vegetable substance certain Ryland-street North, Birmingham, civil engineer; materials applicable to the purposes of affording and William Crosher, of Cumberland-street, Bir light, and other uses. January 19; six months. mingham, screw manufacturer, for an improved Antoine Mertens, of the London Coffee house, bolt for building and other purposes. Dec 24; six publisher, for improvements in covering surfaces months.

with wood. (Being a communication.) January Montagu Macdonough, of St. Albans-place, Mid 22 ; six months. dlesex, gentleman, for improvements in spindles, William Baker, of Grosvenor-street, Grosvenor. flyers, and bobbins, for spinning, twisting, and square, surgeon, for certain improvements in the reeling all sorts of fibrous or textile substances; and manufacture of boots and shoes. January 27; six in the application or adaptation of either or all of months. them to machinery for the same purposes. (Being John James Baggaly, of Sheffield, seal engraver, a communication.) Jan. 6; six months.

for certain improvements in making metallic dies Edward Hall, of Dartford, civil engineer, for an and plates for stamping, pressing, or embossing. improved steam-boiler. Jan. 11; six months. January 27; six months.

Samuel Hearne Le Petit, of St. Pancras-place, Andrew Kurtz, of Liverpool, manufacturing cheMiddlesex, for improvements in the manufacture mist, for certain improvements in the manufacture and supply of gas. (Being a communication.) Jan. of artificial fuel. January 27; six months. 11; six months.

Francis Marston, of Aston, Salop, esquire, for James Chesterman, of Sheffield, mechanist, and improvements in apparatus for making calculaJohn Bottom, of Sheffield, aforesaid, mechanist, tions. January 27; six months. for certain improvements in tapes for measuring, Samuel Mason, of Northampton, merchant, for and in the boxes for containing the same. Jan. 11; improvements in clogs, part of which improvements six months.

is applicable to shoes and boots. January 27; six Charles Wye Williams, of Liverpool, gentleman, months. for certain improvements in the construction of Gottlieb Boccius, of the New-road, Shepherd'sfurnaces, and effecting combustion of the inflam bush, gentleman, for certain improvements in gas, mable gases from coal. Jan. 11; six months.

and on the methods in use, or burners for the comJohn Tresahar Jeffree, of Black wall, engineer, bustion of gas. January 27; six months. for certain improvements in lifting and forcing wa William and John Galloway, and Joseph Hally, ter, and other fluids, parts of which improvements of Manchester, engineers, for certain improvements are applicable to steam engines. Jan. 11; six in machinery for cutting, punching, and compressmonths.

ing metals. January 27; six months. Richard Dover Chatterton, of Derby, gentleman, Pierre Journet, of Dean-street, Soho, engineer, for certain improvements in propelling. Jan. Il; for improvements in steam-engines. (Being a comsix months.

munication.) January 27; six months. James Tons, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, gentle Henry Benjamim of Saint Mary-at-Hill, fishman for improvements in smelting copper ores. factor, and Henry Grafton, of Chancery-lane, phiJan. 13; six months.

losophical instrument-maker and machinist, for Julius Bordier, of Austin Friars, merchant, for improvements in preserving animal and vegetable certain improvements in preparing skins and hides, matters. January 27; six months. and in converting them into leather. Jan. 13; six months,

Caleb Bedells, of Leicester, manufacturer, and Joseph Bedells, of the same place, for improvements in the manufacture of elastic fabrics, and LIST OF PATENTS GRANTED FOR SCOTLAND articles of elastic fabrics. Jan. 13; six months.

BETWEEN THE 28TH OF DECEMBER 1841 Joseph Barnes, of Church, near Accrington, Lancashire, manufacturing chemist, for certain im

AND THE 22ND OF JANUARY, 1842. provements in the working of steam engines. Jan. John Juckes, of Lev Kent, gentleman, for 13; six months.

improvements in furuares or fire-places. Sealed Henry Waterton, of Winsford Lodge, Chester, December 23. Esq., for improvements in the manufacture of salt. Montagu Mac Donough, of Saint Alban's Place, Jan. 13: six months.

Middlesex, gentleman, for improvements in spindle John Jeremiah Rubery, of Birmingham, umbrella flyers and bobbins for spinning, roving, twisting, and parasol furniture manufacturer, for improve and reeling all sorts of fibrous or textile substances, ments in the manufacture of a certain part of um. and in the application or adaptation of either or all brella and parasol furniture. Jan. 13; six months. of them to machinery for the same purposes. (Being

Moses Poole, of Lincoln's-inn, gentleman, for im a communication.) Sealed January 4. provements in the construction of locks. (Being a Thomas Joseph Ditehburn, of Orchard-house, communication.) January 15 ; six months.

Black wall, Middlesex, ship-builder, for certain imJohn Thackeray, of Nottingham, lace thread ma provements in ship-building, some or all of which nufacturer, for improvements in the process of

pre are applicable to steam-boats, and boats and vessels paring and gassing thread or yarn. January 15; of all descriptions. January 6. six months.

Moses Poole, of Lincoln's Inn, Middlesex, genThomas Lambert, of Regent's-park, musical in tleman, for improvements in preparing matters to strument maker, for improvements in the action of be consumed in obtaining light, and in the construccabinet pianofortes. January 15; six months. tion of burners for burning the same. (Being a

Edward Palmer, of Newgate-street, philosophical communication from abroad.) January 7. instrument maker, for improvements in producing William Petrie, of Croyrion, Surrey, gentleman, printing and embossing surfaces. January 15; six for a mode of obtaining a moving power by means months.

of voltaic electricity, applicable to engines, and

other cases where a moving power is required. Ja public buildings. We would more particularly all! nuary 7.

lude at present to the British Museum and National; Jaines Taylor, junior, smith and engineer, Tur Gallery, the literally invaluable contents of which ner's-court, Glasgow, for a self-acting machine for are in hourly danger of destruction from the comdriving piles and stakes, and for other such pur bustible nature of the floors and linings of the walls, poses, to be wrought by steam or other power. “Ja and the tinder-ish state in which they are kept by nuary 10.

the hot air and water flues running under or alongJohn George Bodmer, of Manchester, Lancaster, side of the wood-work. Since Mr. Martin's fireengineer, for certain improvements in the construc proof composition has been brought forward, there tion of screwing stocks, taps and dies, and certain is no excuse whatever for exposing these, or any other tools, or apparatus, or machinery, for cutting other of our public institutions, to the dangerof conand working in metals. January 13.

hagration. The composition alluded to is the sande William Petrie, of Croydon, Surrey, gentleman, which Mr. Cubitt, the eminent builder, has enfor improvements in obtaining mechanical power. ployed at his extensive factory at Thames Bank, in January 13.

place of wood, for almost every purpose to which Alphonse Rene Le Mire de Normandy, of Red the latter is applicable in buildings. It has been Cross-square, London, doctor of medicine, for cer also used for floorings, to a considerable extent, in tain improvements in the manufacture of soap. the new houses which Mr. Cubitt is engaged on in January 13.

Belgrave-square and its neighbourhood. — ED. Henry Hough Watson, of Bolton le Moors, Lan M. M. caster, consulting chemist, for certain improve Mostyn Foundry Marine Steam-engines. – On ments in dressing, stiffening and finishing cotton, Thursday last a new steamer, called the Taliesin, and other fibrous substances, and textile, and other was launched at the building-yard of Messrs. Eston fabrics, part, or parts of which improvements are Brothers, at Mostyn, Flintshire. She is entirely applicable to the manufacture of paper, and also to owned by Messrs. Eyton; is intended to piy on the some other processes, or operations connected with Liverpool and Mostyn station; and has been moprinting calicoes, and other goods. January 18. delled so as to combine capability of stowage with

John Lee, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, manufac speed. A pair of 45.horse steam-engines, for the turing chemist, for improvements in the manufac Taliesin, are now in the course of erection at the ture of chlorine. January 19.

Mostyp Foundry. These engines have been recently John Thomas Carr, of the town and county of invented by Messrs. Eyton, being on an entirely new Newcastle-upon-Tyne, for improvements in steam principle, combining extraordinary lightness with engines. (Being a communication.) January 19. power and economy of space. The two engines

Robert Stirling Newall, of Gateshead, Durham, weigh about 12 tons, have no beams, and only ocwire rope manufacturer, for improvements in the cupy about four feet, longitudinally, of the vessel's manufacture of flat bands, and in machinery for the hold. They have another advantage in long conmanufacture of wire ropes. January 20.

nccting-rods, and the smallest, possible amount of friction. These engines are equally applicable to

steamers of the lightest as of the heaviest class, LIST OF PATENTS FOR IRELAND GRANTED

from a river boat drawing one foot of water to the

first-class war steamer.- Liverpool Albion. IN DECEMBER, 1841.

[We presume that the weight here assigned to J. C. Daniell, for improvements in the manufac the engines is cxclusive of the boilers; but even ture of manure, or composition to be used on land with that qualification, it is surprisingly-indeed, as manure.

we may almost say incredibly--small. We shall be R. Logan, for improvements in obtaining and glad to receive some farther account of these enpreparing the fibres and other products of the cocoa gines.-En. M. M.] nut and its husk.

Elcctro-Magnetic Railway Controller.-A private Captain J. N. Taylor, for a certain method, or exhibition of Messrs. Wright and Bain's Patent Eleccertain methods, of abating or lessening the shock tro-Magnetic Railway Train Controller took place on or force of the waves of the ocean, lakes, or rivers, Thursday evening last, at the Royal Polytechnic and of reducing them to the comparatively harm Institution, Regent-street. The object of this inless state, known by the term of "Broken-water," vention is to prevent those dreadful accidents which and thereby preventing the injury done to, and in 80 often occur under the present system of working creasing the durability of breakwaters, moleheads, railways. These improvements were illustrated by &c., and also of adding to the security and defence working models, which clearly showed that, in the of harbours, roadsteads, anchorages, and other event of any obstruction on the line, disarrangeplaces exposed to the violent action of the waves. ment of switches, or leaving open of cross-road gates,

R. Hole, for improvements in machinery or ap &c., timely warning would be given to the engineer; paratus for the production of rotary motion for ob and, in the event of his not regarding it, a loud taining mechanical power, which said improve signal would then be given, and the train stopped ments are also applicable for raising and impelling without his aid, before it reached the point of danger. tluids.

Intending Patentees may be supplied
NOTES AND NOTICES.

gratis with Instructions, containing every
Fire-proof Cement.--Mr. Martin, of Blackfriars. particular necessary for their safe guidance, by
road, has invented a fire-proof cement, which has application (post-paid) to Messrs. J. C. Ro-
beeu already used at the Earl of Sefton's residence, bertson and Co., 166, Flect-street, by whom is
in Belgrave-square, at Stafford-house, &c., and
which, we are informed, is intended to be used by

kept the only COMPLETE REGISTRY of PaMr. Barry, the architect, at the new Houses of Par TENTS EXTANT, (from 1617 to the present liament.-Court Journal.

time). Patents, both British and Foreign, soMr. Barry has done himself a great deal of credit by his decision on this subject, and we shall be glad

licited. Specifications prepared or revised, to find his example followed by other surveyors of

and all other Patent business transacted.

LONDON: Edited, Printed, and Published by J. C. Robertson, at the Mechanics' Magazine Office,

No. 166, Fleet-street.---Sold by W. and A. Galignani, Rue Vivienne, Paris;

Machiu and Co., Dublin; and W. C. Campbell and Co., Hamburgh.

Mechanics' Magazine, MUSEUM, REGISTER, JOURNAL, AND GAZETTE.

No. 965.]

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1842.
Edited, Printed and Pablished by J. C. Robertson, No. 166, Fleet-street.

[Price 3d.

WRIGHT AND BAIN'S ELECTRO-MAGNETIC RAILWAY CONTROLLER.

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