Reference numberCLP/18i/128
TitlePaper, 'Experiments concerning the effects of air past thro red hot mettals' by Francis Hauksbee
DescriptionHauksbee observes the effects of air passed through red hot metals. He writes: 'In order to find what Effect such Medium, as air passed thro' red hot Mettals, might have on the Lives of Animals, I contrived the following Method. I took a large Receiver open at top, in Diameter about 4 inches, which was covered with a Brass Plate and wet Leather, as usual in Glasses of such a make. To this Plate at top (which had a Screw with a small Perforation) belonged a Cock, and from that Cock proceeded a small hollow Wire, about 3 feet in length: That End of this hollow Wire, which was remote from the Receiver, was put into a hollow Piece of Cast Brass, pretty thick in substance, but the Hole was not quite through: And the Hole being larger than the small hollow Wire, it was wedg’d into the same with Pieces of Steel Wire, till the Cast Brass was fill'd as full as it could contain. In this manner it was put into a Charcoal Fire, and there it lay till it was throughly red hot. The Receiver being then exhausted of its Air, the Cock on the upper part of it was turn'd, which gave liberty for that Air only, which of necessity must pass thro’ the red hot Mettals, to succeed.'

Subject: Physics

Read to the Royal Society on 7 June 1711

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'Experiments concerning the Effects of air pass’d through red hot mettals, &c'
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1710.0014
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8345Hauksbee; Francis (c 1660 - 1713)c 1660 - 1713
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