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Historical

Images of our history are available for you to use.

All images are JPEG format. To request other formats, please e-mail communications@ipo.gov.uk stating the format and any other requirements.

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Historical patent office images can be downloaded from this table. Read across a row to find the title of the image, a link to a high resolution version and a link to a low resolution version
Title High resolution Low resolution
Patent Examiner Group
Circa 1900
24-Bit RGB 300dpi (250Kb) 24-Bit RGB 72dpi (62Kb)
Photostatters at work
Circa 1948
24-Bit RGB 300dpi (320Kb) 24-Bit RGB 72dpi (77Kb)
The public examine published patent specifications
Circa 1968
24-Bit RGB 300dpi (257Kb) 24-Bit RGB 72dpi (66Kb)