Reference number
  • BPL
  • 1954-1984
  • Collection
  • Memorandum and articles of association; documents relating to work and administration of the company; patent applications.
  • 3 boxes
Admin history
  • Brewing Patents Limited was established by The Brewers' Society in 1954 in order to apply for and hold patents, grant licences to members of the Society to use the patents, and to receive any licence fees. The work of the company was later expanded to include a 'Patent Watching Service' and opposition to patents that might cause problems for members of the Brewers' Society.
    In 1976 control of Brewing Patents Ltd was transferred from the Brewers' Society to the Brewing Research Foundation.
Access Conditions
  • There are no restrictions on access to these papers.
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • The Modern Records Centre also holds archives for the Country Brewers' Society (MSS.420/CB), the Brewers' Society (MSS.420/BS), the National Trade Defence Association (MSS.420/NT), Research Property Company Ltd (MSS.420/RC), Review Press Ltd (MSS.420/RP), Bedfordshire Brewers' Association (MSS.420/BB), and the Kent Brewers' Union (MSS.420/KB).
    The Oxford Brookes University Library holds the National Brewing Library.
  • Brewing industry, Great Britain