Reference numberJBO/1/75
Alternative reference numberJBO/1/55
TitleMinutes of an ordinary meeting of the Royal Society
Date23 April 1662
DescriptionMr Boyle brought in a glasse tube bent as shown in the margin (whose short end was sealed up) containing water in order to compress air.

Mr Winthrop brought a tin lamp, called a bladders Lamp, feeding itself ; it was ordered that a diagram of it ee made and Registered. He also produced malleable mineral lead . and a piece of a rock of granite.

Mr Rooke read his account of oil put in the long tube and ordered it be kept by, till the account was fully finished.

The Amanuensis to take care to get the long glass tube Mr Colney promised to make.

Mr Boyle gave an account of the weighing of air , and it was asked to follow his experiment.

Sir Robert Moray read his paper of proposition for trials of experiments to be made under ground in deep pits.

Dr Wilkins read a letter from Dr Power to Mr Croone concerning magnetic vertues,. It was ordered to be entered in the Letter-book.

Dr Baynes was asked to take it upon himself in his journey to enquire about such things the Society will desire him to seek after.

Mr Brereton, Mr Rooke, Mr Brokes, Mr Hill, The Lord Brouncker, Sir William Petty, Dr Bayne, Mr Ball, and Dr Pett appointed a committee to examine the synopsis of Mr Birkinshaw.

Dr Wilkins asked to bring in a piece of hanging, tinged with several colours.
Access statusOpen
URL descriptionDigital version available on The Royal Society Turning the Pages
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