Ref NoNAS
TitleJames Nasmyth
Datec1840-1884
DescriptionItems, mainly drawings, produced by Nasmyth, Gaskell and Company, James Nasmyth and Company, Patricroft Ironworks and Nasmyth Wilson and Company. Some items were created by James Nasmyth, others by Robert Wilson; however many of the drawings were created by company draughtsman. The collection also includes some patent material, and business letters. In addition there are some non-engineering etchings by Nasmyth, whose father was an artist and whom was a keen ameteur artist.

The company went through several name changes:
Founded 1836 Nasmyth Gaskell and Company
1850 changes to James Nasmyth and Company
1857 changes to Patricroft Ironworks
1867 changes to Nasmyth Wilson and Company

The collection is arranged by record type/function:
NAS/1: Engineering drawings (Company)
NAS/2: Legal papers (patents)
NAS/3: Letters (mainly Company)
NAS/4: Personal drawings (by James Nasmyth)
Extent2 vol(s); 82 items
LevelCollection
DimensionsVarious
Access StatusAssisted
Persons
CodePerson/Organisation NameDates
NA117Nasmyth; James (1808-1890); Engineer and inventor1808-1890
NA773Wilson; Robert (1803-1882); Mechanical engineer1803-1882
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