Ref NoDM1306/11/1/1/folio 102-103
TitleLetter from Joshua Field to Isambard Kingdom Brunel
DescriptionWritten from Lambeth. The letter answers Brunel's various questions about the best size and design for large steam ship engines and the various specifications and designs of engines that Fields' firm have built for various ships. The letter raises the deleterious effect of a powerful steam engine, working constantly and in tropical climates, on the crew and the need to have an energetic engineer and strong boiler and engine crew.
Date22 July 1852
FormatManuscript volume
Extent2 pages



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