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Document number: 2326
Date: 17 Sep 1842
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 29th April 2012

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

yours &c
J Haseley

33 Constitution Hill

H F Talbot Esqr
Laycock Abbey


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.