Reference numberCLP/6/37
TitlePaper, regarding Denis Papin's experiment with forcing air out of a glass by Mr R A
DescriptionIncludes a sketch of Denis Papin's new contrivance of a fountain shown to the Royal Society in June 1685. The image was printed in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 15, no. 173 (1685) to advertise the invention as a 'riddle' for others to guess its design, which was a way to claim priority.

This appears to be Robert Moray's attempt to work out its design, but with a plea to have it suppressed if it did not work. Perhaps this is the reason why Moray's name is crossed out in ink in the accompanying text.

Subject: Physics
Physical descriptionPencil on paper
Ink on paper
Digital imagesView item on Science in the Making
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1685.0052
Related records in the catalogueRBO/6/72
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5721Papin; Denis (1647 - 1713); natural philosopher and inventor1647 - 1713
NA8261Moray; Sir; Robert (1608 - 1673); army officer and politician1608 - 1673
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