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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No. 1781, Sunday, May 16, 1830.

[Patent, Steam Carriages]

The sale of Mr. Gurney's Patent for propelling Carriages by Steam, was sold on Friday, by Mr. George Robins: an unfortunate misunderstanding with his co-proprietor caused this unexpected event. The portion which was announced in one-sixth part, which produced one thousand pounds. Sir Charles Dance was the purchaser. The Auction Mart was crowded, and the auctioneer kept his audience in very good humour by his remarks on the public convenience resulting from this ingenious invention; he instanced as one of its advantages, that it traveled from Bath up the steep hill at Marlborough more quickly than the mail.