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ANTI DRY-ROT COMPANY
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Anti-Dry-Rot Company. Kyan's Patent. 10,000 shares, -- £25 each.
[London]:, printed by J. and C. Adlard, Bartholomew Close,, [1836?].
4 p. ; 33.9 cm. (2°)

Proposals for the formation of a company 'under a licence from the patentees' and share issue, including quotation of testimonials and parliamentary evidence, names of Trustees, Directors, etc, and 'Secretary, (pro tem.) Charles Terry, Esq.'. The 'Propositions of the Company' are dated 'London, 9th December 1835'. The address of the 'Office' is given as '2, Lime Street Square, Leadenhall Street'. Kyan's patent was issued under the title Preserving certain vegetable substances from decay (cited as patent no. 6253, 31 March 1832) and was followed by further patents in September 1832 (no. 6309) and 1836 (no. 7001). 'Kyanization' is the process of preserving wood against decay by treating it with a corrosive sublimate.

Binding Folded paper.

Reference Number 5894

Additional Names Public Local & Personal Acts. 1836. 6 & 7 Will.IV.26; Kyan, John Howard (1774--1850); Great Britain. Admiralty. Committee to Investigate Mr. Kyan's Patent for the Prevention of Dry Rot in Timber; Terry, Charles; Kyan's Patent process for prevention of dry rot in timber

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