Reference numberCLP/3i/57a
TitleTranslation, regarding glass drops by Signor [Geminiano] Montanari
DescriptionTranslation from Italian of a paper by Montanari in which he describes the design and manufcature of a new type of glass drops called Prince Rupert drops. Includes a drawing of a glass drop.

This paper was delivered by Henry Oldenburg to [Thomas?] Henshaw in February 1671 for translation. This was done by the end of March. After the reading of the paper, fifty copies of it were ordered to be printed by Mr Martyn, the society’s printer, so it could be distributed amongst the members of the Society.

On 20 April 1671 Oldenburg recieved the second part of the paper and stopped the printing of the first part as a result. As the Royal Society did not at this time have a normal publication series the report was recorded in the Register Book and first published by Christopher Merret as an appendix to his translation of Neri’s 'Art of Glass'.'

Subject: Trade / Glassmaking

Read to the Royal Society on 6 April 1671.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialJBO/4/186
Related records in the catalogueRBO/1/14
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8001Oldenburg; Henry (c1619 - 1677); scientific correspondentc1619 - 1677
NA8237Henshaw; Thomas (1618 - 1700); alchemist and writer1618 - 1700
NA8074Merrett; Christopher (? 1614 - 1695); physician and writer on natural philosophy? 1614 - 1695
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