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Document number: 8185
Date: 29 Aug 1860
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: SPEDDING John James
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA60-72
Last updated: 16th February 2012

Greta Bank
August 29th 1860

My dear Sir,

Mr Edwards having examined the range at Oakfield, does not find any fault with Smith’s workmanship and does not seem able to account for the accidents which have occurred; but he does not think that the arrangement and size of the cistern & [ill. del.] pipes are as perfect as might be: he thinks that they are too small: the arrangement for heating the oven he found decidedly wrong, and imperfect: if you do not object to the inconvenience of having an alteration made, we will give directions about it: I suppose it would take a few days only. I think you would feel the advantage of having the oven altered, and when the work is in hand we may as well have the boiler altered also, though I think this latter would not go wrong again if properly managed.

Believe me Yrs very truly
J J Spedding

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