|Title||Unpublished paper, 'Observations and experiments on the solar rays that occasion heat; with the application of a remarkable property of these rays to the construction of the solar and oxy-hydrogen gas microscopes' by J B [Joseph Bancroft] Reade|
|Date||9 December 1836|
|Description||Reade shares a method for obtaining, by a combination of lenses, the convergence to foci of the coloured solar light rays, together with the dispersion of the energetic rays. He suggests that this method might be useful in the construction of solar and oxy-hydrogren gas microscopes due to the fact that it produces bright light without an excess of heat. Includes two figures, one showing a design for a microscope and one demonstrating the mechanism of condensing lenses. Marked on back as 'archives'.|
Read 22 December 1836. Communicated by J G [John George] Children.
Written by Reade in Peckham [London].
Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 3 of Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society] as 'Observations and experiments on the solar rays that occasion heat; with the application of a remarkable property of these rays to the construction of the solar and oxy-hydrogen gas microscopes'.
|Physical description||Ink on paper|
|Related material||DOI: 10.1098/rspl.1830.0275|
|Related records in the catalogue||RR/1/193|
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|NA3175||Children; John George (1777 - 1852); chemist||1777 - 1852|
|NA2965||Reade; Joseph Bancroft (1801 - 1870)||1801 - 1870|