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Ref NoDM1306/11/1/2/folio 423-425
TitleLetter from Isambard Kingdom Brunel to John Scott Russell with a Memorandum of Some of the matters in arrear or requiring now to be attended to
DescriptionWritten from 18 Duke Street, Westminster, London. The letter lists various matters that Brunel wants Russell to attend to including things still to do and snags that need to be corrected. The matters to be dealt with include the 10 foot bulkhead, the webs of the bulkhead in the screw engine room and stiffening the centres of the bulkheads to receive the masts. Brunel also mentions that he has identified the place to situate the fore and aft capstans and that the strength of the ironwork surrounding these areas should be considered. Brunel complains that the rate of the placing the decking is too slow and requests the ironwork in this area be cleaned and painted white. Brunel also discusses the webs between the outer and inner skins and the progress on the screw propeller and the paddle beams and boxes. Brunel also requests several drawings that he needs, asks Russell for any comments that he wants to make regarding Brunel's plans for the launching and reminds Russell that Brunel wants the steam pipes to be jacketed and able to be externally heated by high pressure steam from the auxiliary engine boilers and also mentions his wish to fit a governor onto the engines.
Date20 November 1855
FormatManuscript volume
Extent3 pages
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