Follow-up Correspondence with Bolton Watt & Co Regarding Steam Boat Invention (1818)

This follow-up letter dated December 19, 1818, from S.J. Pauly to the prominent engineering firm Bolton Watt & Co. In this letter, Pauly references a previous communication in which he introduced his innovative design for steam boats. The letter details a demonstration of his invention to Captain Brown, Captain Hayes, and another gentleman, all of whom were highly impressed and agreed it was the best they had seen. Pauly outlines the superior advantages of his design, noting its cost efficiency, increased spatial capacity, and enhanced speed. He asserts that the new steam boats would be at least 25% cheaper to build, offer more room within and outside the vessel, and operate more swiftly with no power loss. This follow-up correspondence underscores Pauly's dedication to advancing steam boat technology and his persistent efforts to seek endorsement from leading industry figures....

 


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