Ref NoDM1306/11/1/2/folio 136-137
TitleLetter from John Cathcart Hutchinson to Isambard Kingdom Brunel
DescriptionWritten from 5 Laurence Lountney Place, London. The letter introduces Hutchison's ideas for improving the safety both of Brunel's large steamer and for sea-going vessels in general by fixing a large wheel-shaped piece of iron or timber at the stern and the side of the bows to quickly halt the ship in the event of head-on collision or running aground which Hutchison believes would be much more effective than the current situation, which involves cutting away sails and trusting the rudder.
Date27 June 1855
FormatManuscript volume
Extent2 pages



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