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British Patent Office Seal
A.D. 1704 . . . . . . . Nº372.
Forming Glass into Conical Figures and Lamps.
COLE'S PATENT.
 
    ANNE, by the grace of God, &c., to all to whome these presents shall come, greeting.
    WHEREAS our trusty and welbeloved RICHARD COLE, Gentleman, hath by his humble petic̃on represented vnto vs that he hath, by his long study and application, and at his great expense and charge, discovered "A NEW AND EXTRAORDINARY WAY OR INVENTION OF FORMING GLASSES IN CONICAL FIGURES AND LAMPS, PECULIAR TO HIMSELFE, THAT WILL TO ADMIRAC̃ON INCREASE, DISPERSE, AND CAST LIGHT EQUALLY AND CERTAINLY, AT ALL CONVENIENT DISTANCES, NEVER BEFORE VSED OR KNOWNE, AND NO WAYES SUBIECT TO THE GLARING AND INCERTAINTY OF THE LIGHTS NOW CHIEFLY VSED, AND THAT THE SAID INVENC̃ON WILL VERY MUCH TEND TO THE PUBLICK GOOD OF ALL OUR SUBIECTS IN THE TIME OF NIGHT, TO BE VSED NOT ONLY IN STREETS AND OTHER PUBLICK AND PRIVATE PLACES, BUT ALSO IN MINES AND QUARRIES VNDER GROUND AND IN SHIPS AT SEA, WITHOUT THE LEAST DANGER OF ANY ACCIDENT BY FIRE TO HAPPEN THEREBY;" and therefore hath humbly besought vs to grant him our Letters Patents for the sole vse and benefitt of the said Invenc̃on for the terme of fourteen years.
    KNOW YEE, THEREFORE, that wee, being minded and willing that the said Richard Cole may reape and receive some reasonable recompence and compensation for such his great paines and expences in and about the p'misses, and to encourage inventors of such arts as may be of publick vse and benefitt, wee, of our especially grace, certaine knowledge, and meer moc̃on, have given and granted, and by these presents, for vs, our heires and