Record

Reference numberCLP/20/20/2
Alternative reference numberCLP/20/20 p1
LevelItem
TitleDrawing, Experimental apparatus by Robert Hooke
Date1/8 July 1663
DescriptionThe drawing is of a glass instrument with a bolt head, placed in a small glass vessel.

Text accompanying image reads: 'A bolt head, of the shap of A containing about 6 or seven ounces of water with a neck about 6 inches long was filld top full with water and the mouth of it inverted into a small glass body of water as B, and soe convey'd into the Receiver of the evacuating engine'

Subject: Chemistry
Extent2p
FormatDrawing
Physical descriptionInk on paper
NotesHooke used this instrument with an air pump for a series of experiments in July 1663, including a variation of the Torricellian experiment using water and the experiment on the 'uniting and mixing of air and water'.
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueCLP/20/20
CLP/20/20/1
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CodeNameDates
NA8242Hooke; Robert (1635 - 1703); natural philosopher1635 - 1703
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