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& worked by hand; it was completely successful.

I went thro’ the wool-sorting warehouse with Edwin Pease & was initiated into the art of distinguishing qualities of wool.
Sept.19th. Last night Anderson chipped off the nose of the other injection pipe, & tightened some of the glands, & this morning we have 27 in each condenser.

I wrote to Crow last night to ask him to send the drawing of the smoke-doors, some cladding? screws, and some mercury. This morning I have received a cheque on the District bank for £3. 5. 9 from R. S. & co for wages & expenses.

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Today I went with Fearnley over the low Mill, & after that we went to a brick field, to see a smoke consuming apparatus, which answered well: you might fire as hard as you liked, but no smoke could be seen, as long as the valve in the bridge was open. He kept this valve constantly open.

Sept 18 Fr[iday]. This morning we got one of the smoke preventing fire-doors put on & the fire lighted: There was no mercury in the box, but we tried the door without, it did not appear to me quite successful. It took the colour out of the smoke, & rendered it like steam, but still there was smoke

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