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Certificate of renewal of Marconi patent 12039/1896

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MS. Eng. c. 7963, fol. 106
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Renewal certificate for significant Marconi patent 12039/1896, the first for wireless communication equipment, renewed on 2 Jun 1906.


  • Creation: 15 May 1906


1 leaf

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  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 7963, fol. 106].

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MS. Eng. c. 7963, fol. 106

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15374


Certificate of renewal of Marconi patent 12039/1896.

Biographical / Historical

Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Company Ltd. was formed in 1897 as the Wireless Telegraph and Signal Company Ltd., its name changing in 1900. It was originally created to enable Guglielmo Marconi to develop and exploit his innovative work on wireless telegraphy. It was taken over by the English Electric Company Ltd. in 1946, but continued in existence as a separate subsidiary, renamed the Marconi Company Ltd. in 1963. It also retained a substantially separate identity following the merger of English Electric with the General Electric Company in 1968, as GEC-Marconi Electronics Ltd. In 1998 it was recognised as Marconi Electronic Systems Ltd. and was merged with/sold to British Aerospace the following year, becoming BAE Systems.

Custodial History

The certificate was previously in the possession of Mary Romaine's mother.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Mary Romaine, 5 May 2015.

Related Materials

Further papers of and relating to Marconi, not forming part of this collection, can be found in:

The Marconi Archives (shelfmarks: MSS. Marconi 1-4027; MSS. Photogr. a. 18-37; b. 60-136; c. 234-456; d. 43-157; e. 33-50).

Certificate of renewal of Marconi patent 12039/1896
Finding aid prepared by Gemma Kennish Persello
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