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Gardner, H. H. (fl. 1777-1795) to Tobias Lear re: "hoisting machine"

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02794.038 Author/Creator: Gardner, H. H. (fl. 1777-1795) Place Written: Liverpool [England] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1795/07/25 Pagination: 1 p. + docket 21 x 8.4 cm

Summary of Content: Gardner, a self-described millwright, explains the capabilities of his heavy load "hoisting machine."

Full Transcript: Liverpool 25 July 1795
Gentlemen
The model is made by a scale of 2/4 In: to a foot and fixed in the same manner as as [sic] they are in this place--
the ...Curve part under the Whele [sic] that the Lever is Connected with by an Iron Rod - is a Brake used here in lowering Corn or other Goods with aney [sic] man at the handles--
the shines in the Catthead betwixt the Jigger shines are ment [sic] for the h[o]isting [sic] of heavy Goods, with a three fould [sic] takle - and a whele [sic] and pirsion [sic] fixed in front of the Jigger to fix the fall too, with that power two men Can h[o]ist [sic] and lower any [illegible] Hogsheads etc.
If aney [sic] further discription [sic] is [illegible] mention to your friend in your next letters--
we have in Generall [sic] a small floor fixed up in the Roof of the warehouse to fix the Jigger & Heavy takle in and there the Highest Room is a Complate [sic] Corn Room --
I am Gentlemen
your obed[ien]t. Serv[an]t.
Henry. Gardner
Millwright

[docket]
H. Gardner of
Liverpool
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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Science and TechnologyInventionInventorIndustry

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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