CHANCE, Sir James Timmins. 13232



Autograph Letter Signed, to Conrad W.Cooke, agreeing to give an introduction to a mechanical engineer, discussing railway work. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, fine. Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield, 27 October 1874. James Timmins Chance (1814-1902), manufacturer of glass, lighthouse engineer (with Faraday), improved dioptric apparatus, author of On Optical Apparatus Used In Lighthouses (1867). “With railway work has disappeared all interest & influence in furthering any particular invention that might be valuable in the working of Lines.”