Specification – James Cockshutt to unknown – 1 Jan 1807

Document Type: Specification
Date: 1 Jan 1807
Correspondent: James Cockshutt
Recipient: unknown
Archive Source: NRO 2672 Box C105
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[See PDF version of this document, which incorporates the drawings, with accompanying handwritten key & measurements]
Successful roasting trials were undertaken by John Mulcaster at the various mills in 1806 at the behest of James Cockshutt. By 1808 roasting furnaces were in construction at the smelting mills. These coloured plans and accompanying key might therefore be specifications dating from 1807

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