The number listed for each year in the table is the first number issued that year. If your number is higher, but less than the number for the next year, then your item had it's design registered during that year.
Each year the number sequence started again from 1, so to identify a patent the number and year of filing is needed. From 1916 the system was changed, the patent number (known as the serial number) was issued at the end of the process and ran contiguously starting at 100,001 and did not re-set each year.
When a patent was filed it was still given a filing or application number which did re-start from 1 each year.
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a patent application was received it was given a filing number, until the start of 1916 this number was the number by which the patent was known.
To obtain more detailed information, contact one of the following offices or visit their websites: Both offices will research designs for a fee. Here are some notes to help date any piece that bears an English registry mark.
A diamond-shaped registry mark was used between 18.
As well as showing that the design had been registered, diamond mark offered the buyer the reassurance of knowing an item was of British design.
It also assured the person registering the design a degree of protection from copying.
Under the Paris Convention of 1883 foreign patents can use the original date of filing in their own country.
These are identified with words like "date claimed under convention".
No.," followed by the number assigned to the ceramic, was used.