Reference numberJBO/1/65
Alternative reference numberJBO/1/49
TitleMinutes of an ordinary meeting of the Royal Society
Date12 February 1662
Description ' Mr Hill asked to procure (from his brother) Kerkerius 'his secret way to Musick'.

The Amanuensis to provide a leaden pipe of 33 foot long and a glass pipe as long as can be had.

Dr Goddard asked to bring in an account of his Experiment of a glass filled with cold water, and then put into other water in a skillet or other thing and heated etc.

Mr Wren proposed black lead to as a means to preserve the spivots of the wheels of watches or clocks from grating or wearing out, before oyling both.

Mr Palmer proposed bell mettles to be better than others, because of its hardnesse for the pivots of wheeles to run in.

Mr Wren proposed to try a watch in Mr Boyles's Engine.

Sir William Petty, Dr Needham, Dr Wilkins, Dr Goddard, Dr Ent, and Dr Whistler a Committee to Examine Mr Graunt's 'Bookes of Observations on the bills of Mortallity'.

Mr Proby Subscribed his name.

Mr Winthrop promised to being in an account of strange tides next day.

Sir Robert Moray brought in, and had read, a paper concerning inquiries of the cause of the fulmination of Gold, written by Dr Charleton. '
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