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Reference numberPP/14/21/2
Previous numbersPP/46/22
LevelItem
TitleDiagrams, geometrical diagrams by C V [Charles Vernon] Boys
Date1889
DescriptionTwo pages of geometrical diagrams, labelled figures 1-5. The figures relate to Boys' plans for an instrument that could measure the force of gravity between masses as part of the Cavendish experiment, with a focus on a beam upon which two attracting masses or suspended balls would sit.

Subject: Physics / Scientific apparatus and instruments

Prints of these diagrams were published in volume 46 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society alongside the paper 'On the Cavendish experiment'.
Extent2p
FormatDiagram
Physical descriptionInk and coloured pencil on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1889.0032
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8138Boys; Sir; Charles Vernon (1855 - 1944)1855 - 1944
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