Reference numberCLP/3ii/9
TitlePaper, 'A letter from the Revd [Reverend] Father Felix Bernard's to the Royal Society, consider'd' by [William Jones]
DescriptionJones discusses Felix Bernard's invention of a machine consisting of two springs with intermediate wheels which produce perpetual motion, one spring constantly winding the other. Jones had not seen a model of the machine and so debates whether or not the motion of the machine could really be perpetual. He also discusses Bernard's claim that a friend of his had found the quadrature of the circle, which Jones believes to be unlikely.

Subject: Engineering / Mathematics

Read to the Royal Society on 7 May 1713.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueRBO/9/108
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7728Jones; William (1675 - 1749); mathematician1675 - 1749
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