James Mackenzie/Stephen Thomas Wentworth - Letters Patent

Object Title

James Mackenzie/Stephen Thomas Wentworth - Letters Patent

James Mackenzie/Stephen Thomas Wentworth - Letters Patent

Date

1859-67

Reference

MAC 2

Level

Collection

Scope and Content

A collection of printed and manuscript material relating to James Mackenzie's and Stephen Thomas Wentworth's patent for breech-loading firearms and the Patent (or General) Breechloading Rifle Company Ltd., 1859-65,

Extent

47 documents, 3 graphics

Physical Characteristics / Technical Requirements

In a leather covered patent box, labelled 'James McKenzie & Stephen Wentworth... Tongue & Burbeck, Patent Agents, 14 Southampton Buildings, Chancery Lane, London

Access Conditions

Open access

Associations

Contents

MAC 2/1 - Specification, no. 2610, dated 17 November 1859, granted 17 May 1860 to James Mackenzie and Stephen Thomas Wentworth, gas engineers, for improvements to breechloading firearms, with folding plate
MAC 2/2 - Drawing of Mackenzie and Wentworth's patent breech-loading rifle, prepared by 'Tongue & Birbeck, Draftsmen and Patent Agents' (uncoloured)
MAC 2/3 - Drawing of Mackenzie and Wentworth's patent breech-loading rifle, prepared by 'Tongue & Birbeck, Draftsmen and Patent Agents' (coloured)
MAC 2/4 - Card from the President of the Institution of Civil Engineers, thanking Messrs. Mackenzie and Wentworth for co-operation
MAC 2/5 - Advertising sheet describing Mckenzie and Wentworth's Patent Breech-loading Rifles, made by W. Strode, 16 St. Martins-le-Grand
MAC 2/6 - Memorandum of Association of the Patent Breech-loading Rifle Company (Mackenzie and Wentworth's patent) Limited
MAC 2/7 - Four share certificates for £5 shares in the Patent Breech-loading Rifle Company Ltd. dated between July 1863 and February 1865
MAC 2/8 - Prospectus of the Patent Breech-loading Fire Arms Company Limited
MAC 2/9 - Prospectus of the Patent Breech-loading Fire Arms Company Limited [another copy]
MAC 2/10 - Prospectus of the General Breech-loading Fire Arms Company Limited
MAC 2/11 - Fifteen letters, some with envelopes, concerning the affairs of Mackenzie and Wentworth, the General Breech-loading Firearms Company, and rifle shooting and the 37 Middlesex Volunteers
MAC 2/12 - Prize card for the City of London Working Classes Industrial Exhibition, no. 868, S.T. Wentworth
MAC 2/13 - Prize card for the City of London Working Classes Industrial Exhibition, no. 868, S.T. Wentworth [another copy]
MAC 2/14 - Advertisment sheets for Wentworth's Patent Cartridge Measure
MAC 2/15 - Advertisment for Wentworth's Patent Cartridge Tester (apparently the same object) [ten copies]
MAC 2/16 - Advertisment for a rifle barrel reflector manufactured by H. Verden, 39 North Street, Petonville Road
MAC 2/17 - Advertisment for a rifle barrel reflector manufactured by H. Verden, 39 North Street, Petonville Road [another copy]
MAC 2/18 - Advertisment for a rifle barrel reflector manufactured by H. Verden, 39 North Street, Petonville Road [another copy]
MAC 2/19 - Advertisments for 'The Rifle Barrel Reflector' price 6d
MAC 2/20 - Card for 'Mackenzie & Wentworth's Patent Gun Barrel Reflector' price 1s
MAC 2/21 - Card for 'Mackenzie & Wentworth's Patent Gun Barrel Reflector' price 1s [another copy]
MAC 2/22 - Printed drawing of Edward Gwyn's specification for another type of breech action
MAC 2/23 - Printed specification of Thomas Newton's Sights for Rifles
MAC 2/24 - Trade card for R. & W. Aston, Town Hall Works, Birmingham; (house agents: G.S. Melland, 38 Lilme Street, London, E.C.) advertising Sniders Patent Breech Loader ' the only system by which Muzzle loaders can be converted without weakening the arm'