Please Sign In | Register
Google pluspinterestShare on Stumble UponShare on RedditFacebookShare on Tumblr
TITLE
Grant's Vibration Rod - Patent Registration Renewal, May 1900
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_PATENT_012_001
DATE OF IMAGE
1900
PERIOD
1900s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
6953
KEYWORDS
fiddlers
fiddles
fishing rods
patents
Grant's Vibration Rod - Patent Registration Renewal, May 1900

Alexander Grant (1856 - 1942) was a native of Battangorm, Carrbridge, which gave rise to his familiar name - 'Battan'. As a boy he was exposed to what were to become his two great passions - fiddling and fishing. He went on to excel in both areas; as an angler by inventing his own unique fishing rod known as the 'Grant Vibration Rod', and as a fiddler by leading the Highland Strathspey and Reel Society for almost forty years and by becoming an expert in fiddle making techniques. He also invented a unique disc-shaped violin known as a 'Rondello'. An example of Grant's fishing rod, fiddle and Rondello can be seen at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (IMAG).

Grant patented his 'Vibration Rod' in 1894. This letter to Grant, dated 15 May 1900, is from Messrs Johnsons, 115 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow (Offices for Patents and the Registration of Designs and Trade Marks). The letter requests payment of £8 1s 0d for renewal of the British patent No. 10385

For guidance on the use of images and other content, please see the Terms and Conditions page.
High Life Highland is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland No. SC407011 and is a registered Scottish charity No. SC042593
Powered by Capture

Grant's Vibration Rod - Patent Registration Renewal, May 1900

1900s

fiddlers; fiddles; fishing rods; patents

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Alexander Grant (hand written material)

Alexander Grant (1856 - 1942) was a native of Battangorm, Carrbridge, which gave rise to his familiar name - 'Battan'. As a boy he was exposed to what were to become his two great passions - fiddling and fishing. He went on to excel in both areas; as an angler by inventing his own unique fishing rod known as the 'Grant Vibration Rod', and as a fiddler by leading the Highland Strathspey and Reel Society for almost forty years and by becoming an expert in fiddle making techniques. He also invented a unique disc-shaped violin known as a 'Rondello'. An example of Grant's fishing rod, fiddle and Rondello can be seen at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (IMAG).<br /> <br /> Grant patented his 'Vibration Rod' in 1894. This letter to Grant, dated 15 May 1900, is from Messrs Johnsons, 115 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow (Offices for Patents and the Registration of Designs and Trade Marks). The letter requests payment of £8 1s 0d for renewal of the British patent No. 10385