1838 Pre-paid postage - Colonial Postmaster-General of New South Wales, James Raymond introduced the world's first pre-paid postal system.
New South Wales residents have long been recognised as an innovative community.
The Inventions and Inventors Database consists of over 20,000 entries covering persons and companies that registered inventions in NSW from 1855 to 1884 (source: New South Wales Parliamentary Papers) and Patents and Certificates of Provisional Protection from 1887 to 1902 (source: New South Wales Government Gazette).
The database is of particular interest to persons whose ancestor was an Engineer or is known to have ‘tinkered’ with things. It covers a wide range of inventions and contains the following details:
|o Name of person or company registering invention
o Description of invention
o Patent details.
a fee of AU$25 for each search, History Services will search the Inventions and
Inventors Database for a nominated person.
will receive a Result of Search by email in the following format which
summarises all the information held for all persons with that name.
Sample of Result of Search
|Result of Search: Mary Matilda
McKeown. Click here
to see in PDF format.
For a sample of the range of Inventions, click here.
a search be unsuccessful, you will be advised by email.
By ordering a search of the Inventions and Inventors Database you acknowledge that you have read and accepted the Terms and Conditions.
History Services NSW will consider undertaking further searches of its databases to accommodate any special research requests. Please email your request.
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