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Reference numberCLP/20/94
LevelItem
TitlePaper, Concerning M. [Jean de] Hautefeuille's work by Robert Hooke
Date31 May 1699
DescriptionDiscusses the book presented to the Royal Society by Dr [Martin] Lister, entitled 'Recuil des ouvrages de M. De Hautefeuille, contenant ... inventions nouvelles dans la physique et dans les mechaniques'. Notes what is contained within the collection, including explanations of the effects of the speaking trumpet, the process of spring watches, a perpetuall pendulum, and a new sort of balance, and a way of raising water by gunpowder, the art of breathing underwater, a new telescope, a new way of shortening the length of a telescope, etc.

Subject: Engineering, Optics, Mechanics, Physics, Astronomy
Extent2p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8242Hooke; Robert (1635 - 1703); natural philosopher1635 - 1703
NA5683Hautefeuille; Jean de (1647 - 1724); clergyman and inventor1647 - 1724
NA8382Lister; Martin (1639 - 1712); physician and naturalist1639 - 1712
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