Reference numberJBO/1/120
Alternative reference numberJBO/1/145
TitleMinutes of an ordinary meeting of the Royal Society
Date4 March 1663
Description ' A List of Experiments concerning the resistance of Air to Bodies moved through it, was brought in by Mr Hook, and he appointed Curator thereof, and to begin with a Pendulum Sealed up in glasse.

The Brewing of Beere of Barley bread, and of wheaten bread and of other kinds of grain, as buckwheat, Oates etc. Mixt together, was recommended again to Mr Winthrop.

Sir Wm ttes' Letter, concerning the trimming of the Irish Black boat for swiftnesse, was read by Mr Graunt, who was desired to give in an extract of it against next day.
Dr Wallis brought in his Account of the Experiment, wherein a weight is raised by the blowing of a Bladder, demonstrating it by the principles of staticks, applied to the particular case; He had the Thanks of the Company, and his paper was ordered to be entred.

Mr Aubrey presented the Company with the Scheme of a Cart with Legs, in stead of wheels, devised by Mr Freancis Potter: it was referred to Mr Hook, to consider of it, and to bring in a Report, against next meeting.

Mr Francis Potter was proposed as Candidate to the Society.

Dr Croon made mention of a Tryall of passing Water through the stomach of a man, which he said, to succeed as well, as it had done through a Bladder. He was desired to joyne these two Experiments together.

The same, brought in a paper concerning Syder, the reading whereof was deferred till next day. '
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