In comparison with our own noble Patent Office in Washington, the building set apart for the transaction of this business in London is a mere crib. Our cotemporary, the London Engineer, has been down on this cramped up establishment for some length of time, and Las advocated the erection of a new structure, one that shall more fully illustrate the genius of the British people. In its last issue it announces the probability that something may now be done towards accomplishing this object. The new Lord Chancellor, late Sir Frederic Thesiger, who has had a good deal of practice under the Patent law, is uow conferring with the Commissioners of Patents in regard to a site for a building.
This article was originally published with the title "New Patent Office in London" in Scientific American 13, 33, 260 (April 1858)