Reference numberCLP/18i/81
TitlePaper, 'An account of the experiment made December the 20th 1704 at a meeting of the Royal Society December at Gresham College about firing gunpowder in vacuo Boyliano with a candent iron' by Francis Hauksbee
DescriptionHauksbee writes: 'The candent iron being included in a recipient proper for that purpose, and the air withdrawn (which was in about two minutes of time) the mercury then in the gage standing at 29 inches ½, a quantity of gunpowder was made immediately to descend upon the red hot Iron, which continu’d upon the surface of it some small time before it went off, and then was observ'd not to fire all at once; and the last of the quantity that did so, seem’d to give the greatest flash: upon which, the mercurial gage was taken notice of to descend something more than an Inch, it rising again 3/10 of the same.'

Subject: Physics

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'An experiment made at a meeting of the R. Society Decemb. 20. 1704. of firing gun-powder on a red hot Iron in Vacuo Boyliano'
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1704.0051
Related records in the catalogueCLP/18i/83
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8345Hauksbee; Francis (c 1660 - 1713)c 1660 - 1713
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