Ref NoDM1306/11/1/1/folio 435
TitleLetter from Isambard Kingdom Brunel to Henry Wollaston Blake
DescriptionWritten from 18 Duke Street, London. The letter requests Blake alter the arrangement of the boilers, placing them back to back rather than having central stoking, because Brunel is unable to configure the cabins and saloons around the central boiler stoking. Brunel suggests an arrangement of ventilating and lighting shafts that will not interfere with Brunel's cabin arrangements but may also serve as large coal shafts for topping up the coal bunkers after the main load has been tipped in. Brunel also asks when he can see the drawings of the engines. The page has been hand numbered and the verso (Folio 436) is blank.
Date27 March 1855
FormatManuscript volume
Extent1 page


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