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The Duke of Portland

Plan and Section of Rail and Chair used on Kilmarnock and Troon Railway

Period:
19th Century
Description:

This plan was sent to the Duke of Portland. His address is inscribed on the back of the plan alongside a Kilmarnock postal stamp dated March 1840.

 

In the bottom right corner there are some explanatory notes:

 

Explanation

 

No 1  An end view of the rail , which is of maleable iron and is 15 ft in length weighing 32 pounds per yard.

2  A crop section of the chair of cast iron weight 12lb.

3  An end view of the key of wrought iron.

4  The nails of wrought iron for binding the chair to the block.

5  A horizontal view of the chair.

6  A full length view of the key.

 

Scale full size

Materials/Media:
paper
Dimensions:
620 x 456mm
Source:
The Dick Institute
Digital Number:
EAMP005n
Creation Date:
1st March 1840
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council