Reference numberPC/3/1/27
TitleProgramme for a Royal Society conversazione
Date11 May 1887
DescriptionBrief listing of exhibits and exhibitors at the Royal Society's annual displays at Burlington House, London, with descriptive text. Arranged by rooms and listed numerically. Rooms 1-5.

Room 1 (Officers' Room):

1. Lecture apparatus to illustrate the measurement of co-efficients of expansion by means of Newton's Rings, exhibited by Arthur William Rucker.

Room 2 (The Office):

2. Maps to illustrate the present state of the magnetic survey of the British Isles now in progress. With a set of instruments of the Kew Pattern, which have been used in the Survey, exhibited by Thomas Edward Thorpe and Arthur William Rucker.
3. Two bolometers, lent by Samuel Pierpont Langley, exhibited by Arthur William Rucker.
4. Apparatus used in a recent investigation on the relation between the thickness and surface tension of liquid films, exhibited by Arnold William Reinold and Arthur William Rucker.
5. Radio-micrometer and spinning pile, apparatus for shooting threads of glass, emerald, quartz, &c., discharge of threads, exhibited by Charles Vernon Boys.

Room 3 (Reception Room):

6. Photographs, exhibited by Vernon Heath.
7. Photographs of the 1,700 feet span cantilever bridge now in course of construction across the Firth of Forth, exhibited by Sir John Fowler and Benjamin Baker.
8. Specimens of wire and other articles made from 'Platinoid', manufactured by Frederick W. Martino, exhibited by the London Electric Wire Company.
9. Watkin patent aneroid, manufactured by Mr J. J. Hicks, exhibited by Major Henry Samuel Spiller Watkin.
Room 4 (Reading Room):
10. Sun signalling apparatus designed by Francis Galton, set of charts illustrating the hydrographical conditions of coral reefs and islands that stand in deep water, anew chart of the south circumpolar regions, with tracks of explorers, chart showing sea surface temperatures obtained off the North-west coast of Spain, June to September 1886, exhibited by William James Lloyd Wharton.
11. An improved pneumatic tide gauge of level indicator, exhibited by Captain de Wolski.
12. An instrument for the speedy volumetric determination of carbonic acid, exhibited by William Marcet.
13. Charts and diagrams illustrating the Krakatoa eruption, exhibited by the Krakatoa Committee.
14. Large direct projecting polariscope Lewis Wright form, patent projecting micro-polariscope, new form of oxy-hydrogen lime-light jet, new simple microscopic attachment for projection, exhibited by Messrs. Newton & Company.
15. Specimen charts exhibiting the conditions of the weather over the Atlantic Ocean at the four seasons of the year, exhibited by the Meteorological Council.
16. Maps of the English dialect districts with key, exhibited by Alexander John Ellis.
17. Early microscopes (Campani's, Pope Benedict's, Hooke's, Oppelt's), exhibited by Frank Crisp.
18. Instruments for measuring extensions and compressions in materials subjected to stress, exhibited by William Cawthorne Unwin.
19. Apparatus for the drawing of automatic stress-strain curves, exhibited by Alexander Blackie William Kennedy.

Room 5 (Principal Library):

20. Forty-six photographs of clouds in many parts of the world, exhibited by Ralph Abercromby.
21. Drawings of the corona by William Henry Wesley, from photographs taken during the total solar eclipse of 1886, exhibited by the Eclipse Committee.
22. Apparatus for drawing Lissajous' figures, exhibited by Mr. W. Groves.
23. Apparatus for the determination of the relations of temperature, pressure and volume of gases and liquids, with and exhibition of ether at the critical point, exhibited by William Ramsay and Sidney Young.
24. Model of a high-[speed hydraulic or steam engine for driving electric light and other purposes, exhibited by Arthur Rigg.
25. Apparatus and gold employed in the determination of the atomic weight of gold, exhibited by Thomas Edward Thorpe and Arthur Pillans Laurie.
26. Reflecting galvanometer with interchangeable coils, exhibited by Messrs. Nalder, Brothers and Company.
27. Professor Forbes' thermo-galvanometer made by Messrs. Nalder, Brothers and Company, exhibited by George Forbes.
28. Specimens of electric welding by Professor Elihu Thomson of Boston, USA, exhibited by George Forbes.
29. Some of Dr. J. Puluj's vacuum tubes made by Muller of Bonn, exhibited by Warren De La Rue and Hugo Miller.
30. Specimens illustrating the effect of great earth movements upon the pebbles contained in rock-masses, exhibited by John Wesley Judd.
31. Specimens of magnesite (carbonate of magnesia) from Euboea in Greece in the native state and also calcined to show its peculiar basaltic-like column structure after having been subjected to high temperature, exhibited by George Harley.
32. Preparations of Epiclemmydia lusitanica, a parasitical alga, exhibited by M. C. Potter.
33. Specimens and microscopis sections of carboniferous chert, filled with spicules of siliceous sponges, exhibited by George Jennings Hinde.
34. Maps and sections of the Geological Survey of the United Kingdom, exhibited by Archibald Geikie, Director General of the Geological Survey.
35. MS. Geological map of the British Isles, for the geological map of Europe, now in preparation by the International Geological Congress, exhibited by William Topley.
36. Drawing of a specimen showing the assumption of antenniform characters by the crustaceous Opthalmite, received from Alphonse Milne-Edwards, exhibited by George Bond Howse.
37. Photographs of lion cubs, 6 month sold, bred in the gardens of the Royal Zoological Society, Dublin, exhibited by Greenwood Pim.
38. Skulls, vertebrae and tail-sheath of Meiolania (Owen), (Ceratochelys, Huxley) from Lord Howe's Island and Megalania Prisca, Queensland, Australia, exhibited by Henry Woodward.
39. Dr. Carl Zeiss's apochromatic objective and eye-pieces, made of the new Abbe-Schott glass, exhibited by Mr. C. Baker
40. Microspectroscope by Hilger and preparations illustrating some point in animal chromatology, exhibited by Dr. C. A. McMunn.
41. Copper disk galvanometer, exhibited by John Ambrose Fleming.
42. Experiment to illustrate the rotation of copper spheres under the influence of a magnetic pole, exhibited by Richard C. Shettle.
43. Examples of earthquake records by Professor Ewing's seismographs, exhibited by James Alfred Ewing.
44. Set of seismographs designed by Professor Ewing, exhibited by the Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company.
45. The secohmmeter, a direct reading instrument for the absolute measurement of the co-efficients of self and mutual induction, exhibited by William Edward Ayrton and John Perrry.
46. Sketches of the planets Jupiter and Mars, exhibited by Lawrence Parsons, the 4th Earl of Rosse.
47. Telescope of new Jena glass, photographs of the Cape Observatory and instruments, photographs of southern stars, exhibited by David Gill.
48. Photographs of the solar spectrum, photographic comparison spectra of Sun and metallic elements, photographs of spectra of compounds of carbon, diagrams showing periodic variations in sun-spot spectra all from Kensington, with photographs of stellar spectra taken at Harvard College by Edward Charles Pickering, exhibited by Joseph Norman Lockyer.
49. Twelve-inch Indian Sun photographs, taken at Dehra-Dun, India, 4 March and 2 May 1886, exhibited by the Solar Physics Committee.
50. Negative of the cluster in Perseus, macromicrometer presented by Warren De La Rue to the Oxford University Observatory, negative showing the photographic genesis of star impressions, exhibited by Charles Pritchard.
51. Micro-organisms exhibited by Edgar M. Crookshank.
52. Specimens of Kreatinin from human urine and its salts, exhibited by Mr. G. S. Johnson.
53. Water cultures of the garden bean (Vicia faba) the roots of which are infested with tubercular swellings due to the parasitic action of a fungus, exhibited by Harry Marshall Ward.
54. Microscopical specimens and culture tubes of the microbe (Foot and Mouth disease, scarlet fever, septicaemia, swine plague), exhibited by Edward Emanuel Klein.
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