Opening of the Henley Water Works, by the Right Hon. W.H. Smith, M.P., June 17th, 1882.A large and influential party...assembled at Henley-on-Thames...on the occasion of the Public Opening of the Water Works, to inspect the working of the 'Atkins' Patent System of Softening and Purifying Water... [List of dignitaries in attendance, report of the proceedings and some speeches follows.]
Promotional ephemera relating to the Atkins Water Softening and Purifying Co: letterpress leaflet report, small 4to (page 260 x 190mm, 10¼ x 7½"); letterpress testimonial 'Certificate' from the London, Brighton, & South Coast Railway Company, sheet similar size; and ink ALS on company headed paper to George Bowen of St. Neots from W. A[tkins?] (sheet 205 x 130mm, 8 x 5"); altogether 3 items. Folds; certificate with tatty and chipped extremities.
The letter from scarce collection, details the estimated charges applied by the company to install their apparatus in the home of Geo. Bowers Esqr, St. Noets.
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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