Ref NoDM1306/11/21/7
DescriptionLetters, mostly between Bradford Leslie and the Lancefield Forge, who made the crank-shaft. Includes a long letter from Leslie to Isambard Kingdom Brunel, 'With reference to the date of completion as, from the manager down to the forger, they will not commit themselves in any way I can only give my own opinion - assuming a safe average increase to be 10cwt per diem it would be forged in about seven weeks from this date'. (With sketch)

Letters from the Thames Iron Works and from the Mersey Steel and Iron Works, both expressing willingness to forge the crank-shaft.
Date18 March 1857-8 March 1858
Extent13 items
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