|Title||Extract of a letter, 'About a new materiall for handguns and pistolls' from unknown author to [Henry] Oldenburg|
|Date||17 September 1662|
|Description||The author describes an invention by a goldsmith called Felix Werder of a way of making handguns and pistols from a new material called orichalcum.|
Subject: Industry / Weaponry
Written by Werder in Zurich [Switzerland]. Read to the Royal Society on 8 October 1662.
|Physical description||Ink on paper|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA8001||Oldenburg; Henry (c1619 - 1677); scientific correspondent||c1619 - 1677|