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TITLE
Letter to Grant from Messrs Johnsons, Patent Agents, 2 May 1898
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_PATENT_015_001
DATE OF IMAGE
1898
PERIOD
1890s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
6962
KEYWORDS
fiddlers
fiddles
fishing rods
patents
Letter to Grant from Messrs Johnsons, Patent Agents, 2 May 1898

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' on 29 May 1894. This letter to Grant, dated 2 May 1898, is from Messrs Johnsons, 115 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow (Offices for Patents and the Registration of Designs and Trade Marks). In the letter, the agents confirm certain actions taken by them, on behalf of Mr. Grant, regarding patent regulations and charges

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Letter to Grant from Messrs Johnsons, Patent Agents, 2 May 1898

1890s

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' on 29 May 1894. This letter to Grant, dated 2 May 1898, is from Messrs Johnsons, 115 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow (Offices for Patents and the Registration of Designs and Trade Marks). In the letter, the agents confirm certain actions taken by them, on behalf of Mr. Grant, regarding patent regulations and charges