|Harrison refers to an order Heathman and Company accepted, for a light 'bogie' made to a special size and fittings, to cost no more than three pounds and 10 shillings, which they promised to deliver by the previous Friday at the latest. It was neither delivered that day nor, following a telephone call to enquire of its whereabouts, was it delivered on Monday as promised. The latest assurance is that it will arive the day after tomorrow.
Harrison notes that the Royal Society will not tolerate such treatment, describing their excuse concerning the difficulty of obtaining rubber ribbon 'absurd'. Unless the bogie is delivered as promised, he will consider the order cancelled and look elsewhere.