Reference numberCLP/18i/139
TitlePaper, 'An account of two experiments touching the asscent of water in wood ashes ramm'd into a glasse tube, one in common air, the other in vacuo' by Francis Hauksbee
DescriptionHauksbee shares observations on the ascent of water in ashes of wood in a glass tube. He fills a 32 inch glass tube with the ashes, tying a linen cloth to one end 'to prevent the ashes from falling out'. He uses a 'rammer' to compact the ashes into the tube until the tube is full before placing the linen-covered end of the tube in water and observing the movement of water into the tube.

Subject: Physics
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8345Hauksbee; Francis (c 1660 - 1713)c 1660 - 1713
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