Reference numberCLP/9i/21
TitlePaper, observations on slate for covering roofs of houses by Samuel Colepresse
Date4 January 1668
DescriptionPaper states that slate is a favoured material for its stateliness, permanency and cheapness. Offers methods for determining the strength and quality of slate and if it is weather-proof and suitable for use on houses, also calculations for the cost of roofing with slate.

Printed in 'Philosophical Transactions' as: 'Some considerations touching the variety of slate, together with a computation of the charges in generall, for covering houses therewith'.

Read to the Royal Society on 16 January 1668

Subject: Geology / Engineering
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1669.0033
Version printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 4, no 50 (1669), p 1009
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