Reference numberCLP/6/61
TitleLetter, 'Relateing to a pretended invention of Dr [Denis] Papin' by Thomas Savery to Dr John Harris
DescriptionA letter describing the interest the Prince of Hess [Hesse] had in Savery's method of using fire to raise water [a steam engine], and the Prince's attempt at creating a model of a similar machine. Savery attributes Papin's 1707 improvement on this machine to his involvement with the Prince of Hess.

Subject: Engineering / Thermodynamics

Read to the Royal Society on 18 May 1709.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueRBO/9/82
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5721Papin; Denis (1647 - 1713); natural philosopher and inventor1647 - 1713
NA2704Savery; Thomas (c 1650 - 1715)c 1650 - 1715
NA7540Harris; John (c 1666 - 1719)c 1666 - 1719
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