Reference numberAP/10/37
TitleUnpublished letter, regarding 'A curious fact' from R A Gillett to the Secretary of the Royal Society
Date24 August 1833
DescriptionLetter received by the Royal Society as a result of a statement, titled 'A Curious Fact' (see AP/10 for description). Gillett quotes a mention of the Society's problem published in the Christian Advocate and Journal, and recounts an experiment performed by a friend to test the problem. They found that the phenomenon is caused by air pressure in combination with the direction and friction of the breath.

Subject: Physics

Written by Gillett, Post Master in Sweden, Monroe Co [County], NY [New York, United States].
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
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