The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening tours by J.C. Loudon 1831-1842
Chapter: From London to Sheffield in the Spring of 1839

Milford and Belper

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Milford and Belper, a few miles from Derby, ae two of the scenes of the extensive manufacturing operations of the Messrs. Strutt; and here we saw some contrivances, which we think, if more known, would be extensively used. Among these, the most important is, the system of warming and ventilating invented by the late Mr. William Strutt, and first used in these works, and described in Sylvester's Philosophy of Domestic Economy, 4to, Lond. 1821, and now in general use throughout Britain for large buildings; but there are various others, some of which we shall attempt to describe.