We beg to call your attention to our Patent Copper Wire Cord,which is now extensively used for Window Sash Line, Hothouses, Lightening Conductors, Picture Cord, Clock Cord, Tent Ropes, Clothes Lines, and many other purposes... Also to our Patent Wire Strand.... R.S. Newall & Co. Office 130 Strand, London, October, 1849.
Broadsheet advertisement, promotional four-page leaflet (forth page blank), letterpress with coat of arms. Page 245 x 205mm, 9¾ x 8". Tatty extremities; folds.
A scarce and interesting piece of industrial ephemera, consisting largely of a series of 'Testimonials' from satisfied customers. Engineer Robert Stirling Newall (1812 - 1889) invented wire-ropes in 1840. His company developed the machinery and techniques for laying underwater telegraph cables beneath the oceans. A keen astronomer, Newall was also responsible for a series of drawings of the Sun made between 1848 and 1852.
Provenance: from a scrap album compiled c.1840 - 1880 by Alfred Towgood of Riverside, a paper mill owner at St. Neots, Huntingdon. He was also a Lieutenant in the Duke of Manchester's Light Horse.
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