Reference numberCLP/6/6/2
TitleDiagram, weighing of glass canes and cylinder of mercury by Jonathan Goddard
Date6 August 1662
DescriptionThe diagram consists of a cane shaped glass, the quicksilver being represented by shading.

Because the air incumbent upon A is equal in weight to the cylinder of quicksilver BC, therefore the quicksilver keeps at that altitude above AB. And because the whole cane and quicksilver ABCD is hanging at D and becuase the cylinder of BC is counterballanced by the air upon A; therefore at D is the weight of the whole cane, quicksilver and air.

Subject: Physics / Scientific apparatus and instruments
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialMS/776/183
Related records in the catalogueRBO/1/43
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8226Goddard; Jonathan (c1617 - 1675); physician, chemist, and anatomistc1617 - 1675
NA3503Brouncker; William (c1620 - 1684); 2nd Viscount Brouncker; mathematicianc1620 - 1684
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