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Reference numberAP/20/14
LevelFile
TitleUnpublished 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
Date9 December 1836
DescriptionReade 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'.

Subject: Astronomy

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'.
Extent31p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1830.0275
Related records in the catalogueRR/1/193
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA3175Children; John George (1777 - 1852); chemist1777 - 1852
NA2965Reade; Joseph Bancroft (1801 - 1870)1801 - 1870
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