Papers on engineering and inventions, 1848 - 1852
Scope and Contents
Miscellaneous correspondence and papers regarding engineering and new inventions. There are pieces on the Britannia Tubular Bridge, including the lifting of the bridge by R. Stephenson; stress in iron bridges; I.K. Brunel on his Chepstow bridge; notices and awards of the Institution of Civil Engineers; the Smeafonian Society for Civil Engineers; 'Caldwell's self-fleeting windlass'; advertisements for gutta percha; a report on vulcanised India-rubber joints by T. Wicksteed; a rapid water filter; a plan of Schrele's grinding mill; a report on hydro-carbon gas; a patent lever glass ventilation and the prospectus for the patent Siliceoss Stone Company; engravings of lighthouses and an account of Keith's Reef Lighthouse by A. Gordon; descriptions of Sir G. Cayley's hot air engine and other patent hot air propulsion; a proposed breakwater for Liverpool; and a derogatory poem on C. Babbage's calculating machine. The correspondents include J. Weale, H. James, A. de Morgan, Lord Wrottesley and C.J. Hargreave.
- 1848 - 1852
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Language of Materials
Former / Other Reference
Finding aid date
- Babbage, Charles, 1791 - 1871 (mathematician)
- Brunel, Isambard Kingdom, 1806 - 1859 (civil engineer)
- Institution of Civil Engineers
- Morgan, Augustus de, 1806 - 1871 (mathematician)
- Stephenson, Nicholas, fl1674 - 1678 (servant to Jonas Moore)
- Wrottesley, John, 1798 - 1867 (2nd Baron Wrottesley, landowner and astronomer)