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Collection Reference Number GLC05857
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1858 
Title John Ericsson to John B. Kitchen telling him to put off construction of the "Caloric boat"
Date 4 June 1858
Author Ericsson, John (1803-1889)  
Recipient Kitchen, John B.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Written by noted Swedish inventor Ericsson. Tells him to put off construction of the "Caloric boat." Regrets having to say this because he believes the engine would be useful. Says he wants to test other large engines that are weaker before they continue on the potentially more powerful Caloric engine.
Subjects Invention  Inventor  Maritime  Science and Technology  
People Ericsson, John (1803-1889)  Kitchen, John B. (fl. 1858)  
Theme Science, Technology, Invention; Naval & Maritime
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859