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Paper, 'The method of making tin plates extracted from the memoires of the Academy of Sciences for the year 1725' by William Rutty

Reference number: CLP/3ii/29

Date: 12 December 1728

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Rutty explains how the making of tin-plates, or 'lattin', is not commonly practised in England, and suggests that this is either because the method is not sufficiently known, or because 'in use to make small quantities for particular purposes is much too dear to answer the artificer's expectation in making larger [quantities]'.

Subject: Industry / Engineering

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'The Method of making Tin-plates, extracted from the memoirs of the Academy of Sciences, for the Year 1725, by William Rutty, M. D. R. S. Secr.'

Read to the Royal Society on 12 December 1728

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CLP/3ii/29
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12 December 1728
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Ink on paper
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4 pages
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Manuscript

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William Rutty

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William Rutty, Paper, 'The method of making tin plates extracted from the memoires of the Academy of Sciences for the year 1725' by William Rutty, 12 December 1728, CLP/3ii/29, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_3ii_29/paper-the-method-of-making-tin-plates-extracted-from-the-memoires-of-the-academy-of-sciences-for-the-year-1725-by-william-rutty, accessed on 20 July 2024

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