From Ballarat and District Industrial Heritage Project
|PATENT FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN THE ERECTION OF CERTAIN DESCRIPTION OF STAMPS FOR STAMPING MINERALS.|
| ‘THIS is to notify that James Hunt and James M. Opie, both of Ballaarat, in the county of Grenville, did, on the 19th day of December, deposit at the office of the Chief Secretary, in Melbourne, a specification, or instrument in writing, under their hands and seals, particularly describing and ascertaining the nature of the said invention, and in what manner the same is to be performed; and that by reason of such deposit the said invention is protected and secured to them exclusively for the term of six calendar months thence next ensuing. And I do further notify that the said James Hunt and James M. Opie have given notice, in writing, at my chambers, of their intention to proceed with their application for letters patent for the said invention, and that I have appointed Monday, the 18th day of February next, at Eleven o’clock in the forenoon, at my chambers, to hear and consider the said application and all objections thereto; and I do hereby require all persons having an interest in opposing the grant of such letters patent, to leave before that day, at my chambers in Melbourne, particulars in writing of their objections to the said application, otherwise they will be precluded from urging the same.|
Given under my hand this 15th day of January, 1861.
R. D. IRELAND,
W. U. RITCHIE,
83, Chancery lane, agent for petitioner. No. 219’ 
- ↑ Victoria Government Gazette, No. 21, 12 February 1861, page 306.
--Beth Kicinski 13:00, 3 January 2013 (EST)