Charles Denton Abel
Charles Denton Abel was born in London in 1831, the grandson of August Christian Andreas Abel, who was court miniature painter to the Grand Duke of Mecklenburgh Schwerin. and the younger brother of the chemist and explosives expert, Sir Frederick Abel, Chairman and Albert Medallist of the Society of Arts.
In 1856 he entered into partnership with Mr Charles Cowper, a patent agent, in England. Following Mr Cowper's death in 1860 he continued his work as a patent attorney and later entered into partnership with John Imray, to form Abel & Imray in 1871 with offices in the Holborn area of London, a firm which still operates under that name today.
He was elected a member of the Royal Society of Arts in 1886 and awarded the Society’s Gold Medal for his paper on ‘The Patent Laws’ in 1904.
He died in 1906
- Abel & Imray "1871-1971" centenary brochure