Ref NoDM1306/11/1/2/folio 387-388
TitleLetter from John Scott Russell to Isambard Kingdom Brunel
DescriptionWritten from 37 Great George Street, Westminster, London. The letter sends Brunel a copy of an estimate of cost prices for erecting a travelling crane over the big ship and gives the details of the length the crane will travel and the amount that it can lift. The letter explains why Russell proposes to erect the crane and asks Brunel to let him know how best to split the cost between Russell, Watt & Co and the Eastern Steam Navigation Company since the crane will be doing work for all three companies, otherwise, Russell will only use it for his own company's share of the work. Below the signature is an Estimate of the cost of Constructing and erecting a 60 ton Travelling Crane over the Big Ship to travel Longitudinally 400 feet and to Lift on Either Side.
Date8 November 1855
FormatManuscript volume
Extent2 pages



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