Then select the relevant characters from the drop-down boxes for each corner of the lozenge.
After that, just click the 'Search For Registration' button and a window will appear containing the result of the antique glass registration lozenge translation.
NOTE: British registered glass designs are always class III as shown at the top of each lozenge above.
If you have no registration to hand, try translating the glass registration lozenge example shown here on the right.
Often an actual glass registration lozenge has a hard to read character, so this translator includes the facility to use a 'wildcard' on any ONE of the day, month, year or parcel selections.
To use a wildcard to possiby obtain a search result for a registered design, simply select the "?
" character at the bottom of any one of the drop-down character lists.
To view examples of glass items with registration lozenges visit my: VICTORIAN GLASS GALLERY For information on the history of English design registration visit: THE UK PATENT OFFICE For additional information on English design registrations visit: THE BRITISH LIBRARY - 'Patent, Trademarks & Designs' This glass information site is non-commercial and is thus dependent on donations and sponsors to stay online.
Please remember when choosing a registration that you can only assign it to a vehicle of the same age or newer than the registration itself.
So, for example, if you selected an N reg prefix plate (1995), you'd only be able to display it on a vehicle first registered on or after that date. The golden rule is that you can't make a vehicle look younger than it is!
Even if the patent was long expired, the registration number was often stamped into the item.