Reference numberAP/5/25
TitleUnpublished letters and paper, regarding the ramming of fuses for bombs by John Macdonald
DescriptionPaper by Macdonald regarding his design for a machine to streamline the ramming of fuses for bombs. The paper includes a plate illustrating the design. It is preceded by a covering letter from Will [William] Roy to Mr [Joseph] Planta. The original covering letter from John Macdonald to Thomas Palmer follows the manuscript.

Subject: Engineering / Military
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueAP/5/25/1
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6264Roy; William (1726 - 1790)1726 - 1790
NA3036Macdonald; John (1759 - 1831)1759 - 1831
NA7198Planta; Joseph (1744 - 1827)1744 - 1827
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