Reference numberCLP/20/19/2
Alternative reference numberCLP/20/19 p1
TitleDiagram, Experimental apparatus by Robert Hooke
Date3 June 1663
DescriptionDiagram showing experimental apparatus of a bolt-head filled with water and inverted into a small glass vessel containing enough water to cover the bottom of the stem, illustrating paper entitled 'Of exhausting Air out of water'. This was used by Robert Hooke in an experiment using an air pump.

Accompanying text reads: ''There was taken a bolt-head holding about 4 ounces of water this was filld topfull with water and the mouth of the small long stem was inverted into a small glass vessell containing water enough to cover about an inch of the stem. Then both of them in the posture here exprest in the figure were shut up into a small long Receiver'.

Subject: Chemistry, Physics
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueCLP/20/19/1
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8242Hooke; Robert (1635 - 1703); natural philosopher1635 - 1703
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