Reference numberMC/1/61
TitleLetter from William Lester, Eavestone, to the Secretary of the Royal Society
Date1 February 1819
DescriptionRegarding Lester's recent invention of mirrored lamps, for which he received 'His Majesty's Royal Letters Patent'. Lester applies for a premium of £1,000 set aside by Count Rumford for discoveries of this kind. Lester claims inspiration for this discovery from having been active on the West India Docks.
The letter includes a copy of a certifying letter by William Huntress, a cotton mill owner in Yorkshire, on the use of these lamps, dated 2 January 1819.
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8287Thompson; Benjamin (1753 - 1814); Count Rumford; physicist1753 - 1814
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