Reference numberCLP/18i/94
TitlePaper, 'An account of some experiments touching the electricity and light produced on the attrition of several bodies' by Francis Hauksbee
DescriptionHauksbee writes: 'According to the commands of the Society, I have made the following experiments. I caus´d a piece of wood to be turn´d into the form of a short cylinder, it being about four inches diameter, and three in length. This being fixt on an axis, I melted in a ladle about a pound and half of the best sealing-wax I could procure, and when it was fluid. I plung´d the wooden cylinder into it, where I kept it moving round till it had go a coat of it about half an inch thick on its surface.'

Subject: Physics

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'An account of some experiments, touching the electricity and light producible on the attrition of several bodies'.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1708.0014
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8345Hauksbee; Francis (c 1660 - 1713)c 1660 - 1713
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