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WILLIAM EVARTS RICHARDS.
RICHARDS & CO.,

WILLIAM WALLACE WHITE.
PATENT AGENTS AND SOLICITORS,

203 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, U. S. A. 1003 F Street, WASHINGTON, D. C., U. S. A.

Ratered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1894, by RICHARDS & Co.

in the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

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GENERAL INFORMATION.

Execution of documents.-It is important that full names, the full address. (street and house number if any) and the occupation of each applicant should be clearly set forth in the preamble to the specification. In signing documents the applicants should write out all their names in full, as, for instance, John Henry Augustus Smith. When the specifications sent are not written in the English language the signatures of the inventor and witnesses for each specification required should always be sent on separate sheets of paper in the following form :

"In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand at. this .....day of...... ..18...."

(Signature of Inventor.) Witnesses : (Signature of two Witnesses.)

Where the applicant is a corporation all documents should be executed in the fol. lowing manner :

The.

.Company, By (Name of Officer who signs).

(Title of Officer.)

Seal of Corporat on.

Provisional Patents or Caveats.Provisional protection may be obtained in the following countries and for the following terms:

12 months

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British Guiana,
British Honduras,
Fiji Islands,
Great Britain,
Leeward Islands,
Natal,
New South Wales,
New Zealand,

Orange Free State, 6 months
Queensland,

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South Australia,

12 South African Republic, 6 Switzerland,

3 years Tasmania,

9 months Victoria,

9 Western Australia,

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Caceats may be filed, and are operative for the following terms, in

Argentine Republic, 1 year, and may be renewed from year to year.
Canada: 1 year.

Russia, 3 months.
Hawaii, 1

South Australia, 1 year. Confirmation of Invalid Patents.- Where the patentee is proved not to be the inventor, although he believed himself to be so, in some countries, the patent may be confirmed, or a new patent may be issued to the patentee, confirming the grant. This is at present the case in : British Guiana, British Honduras, Cape Colony, Jamaica, Lee. ward Islands, Natal, Soutb Australia, Tasmania and Victoria.

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