Sepr 17 /42
Perceiving from the public papers that you have patented a method for coating metals with Gold Silver &c <1> I am disirous of knowing if you have made any arangements for working the same in Birmingham
If not I shall be happy to treat with you [text missing?]<2> for that purpose) an answer at your earliest convenience will Oblidge as a Mr Woolridge <3> is at the preasent [sic] time offering to license Persons to work under His Patent
33 Constitution Hill
H F Talbot Esqr
1. In 1841 and 1842, WHFT took two patents referring to the coating of metals. The first (U.K. number 9,167, December 1841), for coating and colouring metals, and the second (U.K. number 9,528, November 1842), for gilding and silvering metals.
2. Text obscured by seal.
3. John Stephen Woolrich, who took a patent for ‘Coating with metal the surface of articles formed of metal or metallic alloys’, U.K. No. 9431, August 1842.