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7 March 2007
CHARLES I. Charles. by the Grace of God, King of England ... To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting. Whereas by the Humble Petition of ... John Brown ... Our Founder for Brasse and Iron Ordnance... [London: Robert Barker and the assignes of John Bill, 1636]. 1240 x 260mm. Woodcut royal arms at head, woodcut letter portrait with portrait of James I. Framed and glazed.
A rare proclamation granting John Browne a fourteen-year patent for sole manufacture of cast-iron vessels, 'Iron Pots, Kettles, Backs of Chimneys, Salt-pans, Soap-pans, Pitch-pans, Iron-Weights, and such other like Manufactures of Cast-Iron'. The document is dated 'the nineteenth day of October, in the eleventh yeer of Our Reign'. STC 9048; ESTCS 92076 (both locating only the copies at the British Library and the University of Minnesota).
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