Reference numberCLP/3i/63
TitleDrawing, engine called 'Machina metero-poetica' by unknown artist
DescriptionThis drawing and description of an (al)chemical engine called a 'machina metero-poetica', sent to the Royal Society by the governor of the Pleissenburg in Leipzig [Saxony, Germany], a mathematician who was especially interested in the making of optical instruments. The engine was discussed in the Royal Society meeting on 24 May 1677, 'but not thought satisfactory'.

Subject: Chemistry / Machinery

Read to the Royal Society on 24 May 1677.
Physical descriptionInk and red chalk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialJBO/5/191
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