Ref NoDM1306/11/1/2/folio 323-325
TitleLetter from Professor C. Piazzi Smyth to Isambard Kingdom Brunel
DescriptionWritten from 1 Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh. The letter promises that Smyth will look into getting an Edinburgh manufacturer to manufacture a trial sample for Brunel of a single reflecting circle, a spontaneous horizon point and a hand stand. The letter also gives Brunel a price for a velocity anemometer (manufactured by Milne & Co) and a direction anemometer, although Smyth considers the latter too large for use, and describes the possibility of combining the velocity and direction anemometer into one machine. Smyth explains that he doesn't quite understand Brunel's questions about the hemisphere logs but suggests that the pamphlet he sent Brunel should answer all the questions.
Date24 October 1855
FormatManuscript volume
Extent3 pages




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