The Firearms Technology Museum

Tranter Patents

The following British Patents and Registered Designs were taken out by William Tranter

 

1849, October 13th, Registered Design No. 2054 Design for a lever catch for pistol locks.
Substituted one spring for the three action springs normally employed in a bar hammer self cocking pepperbox lock mechanism. There is no evidence that he ever produced pepperbox pistols using this principle.

 

1853, January 28th,  Patent No. 212. Certain improvements in firearms.
Expired January 28th 1867.
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1853, December 16th, Patent No. 2921 Firearms, bullets and waddings to be used therewith.
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1854, June 16th, Patent No. ??

 

1856, August 16th, Patent No. 1913. Firearms.
Expired August 16th 1870.
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1862, July 19th, Patent No. 2067. Firearms.
Voidance July 19th 1865.
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1863, July 27th, Patent No.1862. Breech loading and other revolving firearms.
Voidance July 27th 1866
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.1865, July 20th, Patent No. 1889. Improvements in firearms and in cartridges for the same.
Expired July 20th 1879.
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1866, August 17th, Patent No. 2113. Firearms.
Expired August 17th 1880. 
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1867, August 1st, Patent No. 2228. Firearms.
Voidance August 1st 1870.
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1868, January 28th, Patent No. 285 Firearms and cartridges.

1868, November 28th, Patent No. 3622. Improvements in breech loading firearms and in lubricating bullets for the same.
Voidance December 10th 1875.

1869, December 9th, Patent No. 3557. Improvements to B/P No. 3622 of 1868.
Voidance December 15th 1876.

1871, September 23rd, Patent No. 2509. Improvements to B/P No. 3622 of 1868.
Voidance October 2nd 1874.

1875, September 10th, Patent No. 3171. Guns and pistols.
Voidance September 22nd 1882.

1879, July 14th, Patent No. 2855. Firearms and ordnance.
Voidance October 22nd 1886.

1881, January 22nd, Patent No. 303. Machine guns.

1881, July 1st, Patent No. 2871. Breech loading small arms.
Provisional protection only.

1881, December 9th, Patent No. 5395. Breech loading small arms.
Provisional protection only.

1882, April 19th, Patent No. 1881 Breech loading small arms.

1884, April 25th, Patent No. 6787 Breech loading small arms.

1884, July 26th, Patent No. 10628. with C Dixon. Targets for gun practice or trap shooting.

1885, April 27th, Patent No. 5164. Ordnance and cartridges.

1885, October 21st, Patent No. 12590. Revolvers pistols and rifles.

1886, October 30th, Patent No. 13950. Cannon and ordnance.

1886, November 30th, Patent No. 15612. Making cannon and other arms.

1887, February 28th, Patent No. 3049. Small arms.