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PEACOCK, James (1738?--1814)
Description of Mr Peacock's filtering-machine.
London: printed by C. and W. Galabin, [1806?].
3, [1] p. ; 32.0 cm. (2°)

This is probably the advertisement that Peacock enclosed in a letter to Soane on 13 July 1806, in which he wrote 'I have been indeed ... most incessantly engaged in perfecting my scheme for the filtration of soft water; at length I believe I have fully accomplished it. The former plan has been attended with several inconveniences which I did not forsee; these I have completely obviated, ... ' (Bolton, Portrait, pp. 96--7).

Copy Notes Bound (2) in a collection of pamphlets, before an advertisement for a modified version of the same machine probably issued in 1809 (q.v.).

Binding Later C19th marbled-paper boards, maroon grained binder's cloth spine, direct-lettered in gilt 'Pamphlets'. Numbered '64' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 2981


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