Reference numberCLP/6/64
TitlePaper, 'A description of an engine to raise water by the help of quicksilver, invented by the late Mr Joshua Haskins; and made practicable and usefull' by J T [John Theophilus] Desaguliers
Date19 April 1722
DescriptionPaper describes the use of quicksilver rather than leather to prevent water or air from spilling out of hydraulic engines that utilise pumps.

Subject: Engineering / Hydrostatics

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'A description of an engine to raise water by the help of quicksilver, invented by the late Mr. Joshua Haskins, and improv'd by J. T. Desaguliers, LL. D. R. S. S'.

Read to the Royal Society on 19 April 1722.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1722.0003
Printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 32 (1722), p 5
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8419Desaguliers; John Theophilus (1683 - 1744); natural philosopher1683 - 1744
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