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image SM 77/1/43

Reference number

SM 77/1/43


[20] Sections for trusses


Five sections B.B. to E.E.


bar scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot


Robt Dunnistoun Esqr, Section B.B., Section C.C., Section D.D., Section E.E., Partition (3 times), the flat (3 times) (verso) To / John Soane Esqr / Lincolns Inn Fields / London and illegible post mark, Bentley Priory Jany 1 st 1799 / Sir / I have Inclosed the Sections of the Roof / and if you wish to make any alterations I'd be obliged to / know & Ill get the Moddell done as fast as its Possable / I am Sir Your Most Obedient / and Faithfull / Servant / John Pullinger

Medium and dimensions

Pen, yellow, red and sepia washes on thin laid paper with 5 fold marks (for posting) (503 x 404)


John Pullinger, at this time Soane's clerk of works at Bentley Priory, Stanmore, Middlesex where alterations and additions for 1st Marquess of Abercorn ran from 1788-98.


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Pullinger, the deferential draughtsman of this drawing, made it at Bently Priory, Stanmore, Middlesex where alterations and additions were carried out between 1788 and 1798 for the 1st Marquess of Abercorn. In the case of 6 Buchanan Street, Soane provided the drawings but not supervision. Presumably Pullinger had expertise in timber framing and some spare time. The making of a model of the timber structure would have been helpful to the Glasgow builder.



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