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PEARSALL, Thomas, blacksmith
Wrought iron roofs, and other inventions of wrought iron-work for divers purposes in buildings. By the King's letters patent.
Bristol [1812].
[4] p. : illus. ; 23.9 cm. (4°)

Drop-head title. Advertisement dated February 24th 1812, issued by Thomas Pearsall & Co. of Willsbridge, near Bristol. Pages [2] & [4] blank. With engraved illustration of iron roof-trusses reprinted from The Repertory of Arts and Manufactures, 2nd series, vol. XX, pl. VII. 'The weight of an Iron Roof on the plan of the Patentee will be found less by nearly one half, than that of a Roof of equal span and strength made of Timber, and at the same time more durable.' Examples could be seen near Calne 'at H. Maundrell's, Esq. Heddington' and 'J. Merewether's, Esq. Blackland'; also at the Iron Warehouse of Messrs. Reynolds and Co. on the Quay in Bath; at a riding school adjoining the stables of Mangeon's Hotel at Clifton, Bristol; and at the iron works of the patentee in Willsbridge, and of Messrs. Winwood & Co. in Bristol.

Copy Notes Incribed in ink at the foot of p. [1] In London at / Mansfield & Son / Little James Street / Bedford Row. Formerly folded and sealed as a letter, addressed to Soane Esqr. Endorsed (not by Soane) Mr Craig / Liverpool. Bound last in a collection of pamphlets.

Binding C19th half dark green roan, blind double-ruled borders, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-rule spine direct-lettered in gilt 'Barry's Letter &c'. Bound by Edwin Hutchinson, 13 January 1831 for 6s. (Archive 7/15/8). Later numbered '48' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 2985


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