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image SM 77/2/33

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SM 77/2/33


[29] Detail of girder and truss


Girder & Truss full size


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as above, Ramsey Abbey, 6 Inches, AA, BB, D, The Truss A to be of good dry oak ... 5 by 4 / & the End cappd with Iron as at BB / & the Girder when bolted together to / be Inch & ½ between / It is necessary that the bolt G should / be 6 Inches longer than the depth of / the Girder as it must be kept up / 6 Inches above the top when first put in / to draw the Girder Cambering

Signed and dated

  • 00/07/1804
    Copy of one sent to Cook / July 1804

Medium and dimensions

Pen, yellow and warm sepia washes, on laid paper (565 x 679)


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