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THOMAS PAGE (1803-1877) Autograph Letter Signed
Name: THOMAS PAGE (1803-1877) Autograph Letter Signed
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  THOMAS PAGE (1803-1877) Autograph Letter Signed
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  THOMAS PAGE (1803-1877) Autograph Letter Signed
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THOMAS PAGE autograph letter Signed.

British (English) civil engineer. Designer and builder of bridges.

ALS. 2pp.  Col de Szerelmey's, 557 Oxford Street. 21st September 1869. To R.W. Marsland.

"I think you ought to know that Col. de Szerelmey has a mode of making paper waterproof so that the bales are packed and placed in a tin can and soldered - for long voyages - can be covered at a slight expense and secured better than without tin cans.  Your knowledge of Manchester firms would enable you to make a good [. . .?] introducing this."

12mo bifolium.  Approx 5 x 4 inches (13 x 10 cms).  Mounting tabs verso, else fine.

Thomas Page was one of the leading designers and constructor's of bridges.  He worked as an assistant to Isambard Kingdom Brunel on the Thames Tunnel from 1835 and was later appointed engineer for the project.  His most famous works are Westminster Bridge and the Chelsea Bridge.  Nicholas Charles de Szerelmey lodged several patents for the manufacture of paper and boards in the 1860s.

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