Reference numberCLP/18i/99
TitlePaper, 'An account of experiment made May the 15th 1706 before the Royal Society at Gresham College touching the proportion of the weight of air to the weight of a like bulk of water, without knowing the quantity of either' by Francis Hauksbee
DescriptionHauksbee writes: 'I took a Bottle somewhat of an Oval form, (which I had purposely caus’d to be made so, that it might with more ease Librate in Water.) It held more than three Gallons, (but how much we have no occasion to know.) Into this Bottle I put as much Lead as would sink it under the surface of the Water, and was, when weigh’d in that Element, Ballanc’d by a small Weight in the Scale on the other end of the Beam.'

Subject: Physics

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'An account of an experiment made before the Royal Society, touching the proportion of the weight of air, to the weight of a like bulk of water, without knowing the quantity of either'
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1706.0007
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8345Hauksbee; Francis (c 1660 - 1713)c 1660 - 1713
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