Ref NoDM1306/11/1/2/folio 310
TitleLetter from Alexander Gordon to Isambard Kingdom Brunel
DescriptionWritten from 22 Fludyer Street, Whitehall, London. The letter explains the results of Gordon's investigations on Brunel's behalf into the use of oil gas and explains that the only user he could find, an asylum in Surrey, discontinued the use of their oil gas apparatus five years previously and if Brunel wants to use oil gas on the Eastern Steam Navigation Company's ship, it will be necessary to start anew. Gordon suggests the plans that Brunel should make that would allow Gordon, if Brunel wishes him to do so, to design an apparatus for the ship. Gordon also suggests that a single retort, wash vessel and feed can be erected at Millwall to allow Gordon to experiment on the consumption of fuel and rate of distillation.
Date19 October 1855
FormatManuscript volume
Extent1 page


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