Queen Victoria 1843 Royal Patent Document Signed Signed "Victoria Reg" as Queen of England, three pages, 7.75" x 12.25". Court of St. James's, August 15, 1843. Countersigned: "Jas Graham" as Home Secretary. In part: "Whereas William Malins of Greenwich in the County of Kent Gentleman and Andrew Smith of Mill Wall Poplar Engineer have by their Petition humbly represented unto Us that they have invented 'An Improvement in the manufacture of Wire Ropes and in the manufacture of Ships Blocks and dead Eyes' That they are the first and true Inventors thereof..." "Dead eyes" are rounded wood blocks that are encircled by ropes or iron bands and pierced with holes to receive the lanyard. The 24-year-old Queen had acceded to the throne when her uncle, King William IV, died in 1837. Graham was Home Secretary from 1841-1846. Folds, vertical fold touches the "a" in Victoria. Lightly creased. Some separations at blank horizontal folds up to 1.5" in length. Mid vertical fold shows 3" separation in blank area. Slightly soiled, slightly nicked edges. Overall, in fine condition. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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