Reference numberJBO/1/38
Alternative reference numberJBO/1/26
TitleMinutes of an ordinary meeting of the Royal Society
Date24 July 1661
DescriptionLast Friday the diving engine was tried at Deptford by the Amanuensis, who stayed in it 28 minutes under water

A circle was made with 'powder of Unicornes horne', and a spider set in the middle of it: but immediately it ran out , several times - repeated the spider once made some stay upon the powder.

Order'd that Dr Goddard do provide for the experiment of compression of air in the immersion in water.
Access statusOpen
URL descriptionDigital version available on The Royal Society Turning the Pages
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