SYMONS, George James. 21677

£35

Description

A good Autograph Letter Signed, to Conrad Cooke, about the invention of the “Brontometer”, and its possible adaptation to substitute for the manual booking of trains by Signal Boxes with “every lever and every telegraph push … connected to a pen writing on a drum just as in the brontograph, the clock printing from inked rubber wheels each hour and minute …” 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches, fine. 62 Camden Square, London, 28 May 1890. George James Symons (1838-1900), meteorologist, compiler of rainfall reports, recognised the sanitary importance of water supply. He also edited the report on the eruption of Krakatoa. Conrad W.Cooke (1843-1926), civil engineer.