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TITLE
Patent Specification for Grant's 'Non-slipping Splice', page 2
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_PATENT_020_002
DATE OF IMAGE
1895
PERIOD
1890s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
6991
KEYWORDS
fiddlers
fiddles
fishing rods
patents
Patent Specification for Grant's 'Non-slipping Splice', page 2

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 applied for a patent on his invention - officially called 'A Non-slipping Splice for Fishing Rods, Golf Club Handles, and other like Articles' - on 29 May 1894. It was accepted on 4 May 1895. This is page two of the Patent Specification issued by Johnsons Patent Office, 115 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow. It gives a detailed description of the invention

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Patent Specification for Grant's 'Non-slipping Splice', page 2

1890s

fiddlers; fiddles; fishing rods; patents

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Alexander Grant - Grant Vibration Rod papers

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 applied for a patent on his invention - officially called 'A Non-slipping Splice for Fishing Rods, Golf Club Handles, and other like Articles' - on 29 May 1894. It was accepted on 4 May 1895. This is page two of the Patent Specification issued by Johnsons Patent Office, 115 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow. It gives a detailed description of the invention