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Letter from Thomas Ruxton to Captain Thomas Hurd, 1817-07-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 196-198

Scope and Contents

In which Ruxton describes two instruments he had designed (but not yet made): an instrument for measuring the force and direction of any current, and a new chronometer. Ruxton mentions that his name was not unknown as he had previously patented 'the Inviolable Perfect Lock'. The letter also contains a copy of Thomas Hurd's reply, stating that the Board could give no opinion on the merit of his invention without practical trials.


  • Creation: 1817-07-30


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3 folio(s) (3 ff.) : Paper

Language of Materials



Ruxton, Thomas

Original geographic information

Dublin [origination]

Original geographic information

London [destination]

Finding aid date

2011-11-29 16:53:55+00:00

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