Ref NoDM1306/11/1/1/folio 176-177
TitleLetter from Isambard Kingdom Brunel to Captain Claxton
DescriptionWritten from 18 Duke Street, London. The letter requests Captain Claxton take a trip on a particular ship and carefully observe its performance, especially concerning the amount of time where the paddle wheel is out of water or completely submerged and how the ship and paddle sit in the water so that this information can be used to estimate the performance of the Eastern Steam Navigation Company's ship. The letter includes two small sketches on Folio 176 illustrating some of Brunel's points.
Date7 December 1853
FormatManuscript volume
Extent2 pages



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