Reference numberCLP/20/23/2
Alternative reference numberCLP/20/23 p1
TitleDiagram, Instruments for sounding the depth of the sea and bringing samples of water to the surface by Robert Hooke
Date30 September 1663
DescriptionFigures illustrating the paper: 'The wayes which I prefer before severall other Contrivances which I thought of, for sounding ye Depth of the Sea and fetching up water from any Depth are these.'

Figure 1 shows an instrument for sounding depths, with a sphere on top hooked onto a sphere below. Figure 2 shows an instrument for fetching water from any depth in the sea, a large bow-shaped instrument with two boxes attached to it. A small additional slip of paper showing the lower part of the instrument for Figure 2 (which appears as an oval shaped instrument hanging off the rest by a hook) has been attached to the bottom of the drawing with red sealing wax.

Subject: Oceanography
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1665.0156
Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society volume 1 issue 9 (1665).
These figures were discussed at the meeting of the Royal Society on 30 September 1663, and also entered into the Society's Register Book.
Related records in the catalogueCLP/20/23/1
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8242Hooke; Robert (1635 - 1703); natural philosopher1635 - 1703
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