28 Upper Ebury Street
Seeing you have taken out a Patent <1> for Covering Metals, permit me to ask if by your process you can cover Steel Wire with Fluid Copper in certain lengths. (say for instance a Needle about two feet long) stopping an inch short of each end, without materially injuring the temper, Eye or Point.
The favour of answer [sic] will much oblige, Sir Your Most Obt Sevt
W.H. Talbot Esqr
Laicock Abbey. Wilts
1. WHFT took a patent entitled ‘Coating or covering metals with other metals’, U.K. number 9528, 25 November 1842.