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BESSEMER, Sir Henry (1813-1898). Steelmaker. Inventor of the Bessemer process.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Secretary of the Turners Company, 2 pages 8vo, (slight remains of former mount), Denmark Hill, 'Tuesday Morning', no date [1880]. Delivering for safe-keeping a casket and scroll.
On 13 May 1880 Bessemer was presented with the freedom of the City of London in an elaborate gold casket, evidently the object to which he here refers.
'... [the scroll] is a very delicate and beautiful piece of work, and like the casket should if possible be protected from the fingers of those persons who prefer to judge of any beautiful object by the touch instead of by the eye. ...'

£110 [No: 21266]
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