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E. Nash letter, 1836.

Author/Creator:
Nash, E.
Publication:
1836.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
1 item (1 bifolium)
Subjects:
Technology.
Patents -- Great Britain.
Candlemaking.
Great Britain -- History -- 1800-1837.
Form/Genre:
Manuscripts, English -- 19th century.
Manuscripts, European.
Biography/History:
Tallow melter and candle maker, according to the letter; received a patent in 1853 jointly with J. Nash for a method of manufacture of wicks.
Summary:
Letter dated 23 July 1836 to the directors of the British Cotton Manufacture Company offering information about a method for producing wicks from cotton, which according to the inventor give better light than wicks of "foreign Turkey yarn," in return for financial compensation, at a level to be determined based on the comprehensiveness of the patent to be sought by the company. The bifolium of the letter was folded for mailing and has an address and sealing wax on what was the exterior.
Local notes:
Lawrence J. Schoenberg & Barbara Brizdle Manuscript Initiative.
Penn Provenance:
Formerly owned by Hans Peter Kraus, as part of ms. 836.
Formerly owned by John D. Stanitz (Cleveland, Ohio), as part of Ms. 11.
Acquired by Lawrence J. Schoenberg with other Stanitz manuscripts, Sept. 1997.
Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2012.
Gift of Barbara Brizdle Schoenberg, 2016.
Cited as:
UPenn LJS 180.
Contributor:
Kraus, Hans Peter, 1907-1988, former owner.
Stanitz, John D., former owner.
Schoenberg, Lawrence J., former owner.
British Cotton Manufacture Company, recipient.
Contained In:
Industrial History Letters and Documents. Item 4
OCLC:
798129785
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