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Document number: 4727
Date: 13 Feb 1843
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: SARVIS John
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 19th July 2012

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
John Sarvis

Feby 13/1843

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.