Reference numberPT/75/8/5
TitleDiagrams, glass cylinders, globes, and resistance apparatus by unknown artist
DescriptionFigures 1-7 (labelled here as figures 1-6, with figures 4 and 5 both being labelled as figure 5) showing glass cylinders, glass globes, and apparatuses for testing the resistance of these glass objects. Inscribed with publication and plate details. On verso is a printed sheet of the list of candidates recommended by the Council for election to the Royal Society, dated 5 May 1859 at Burlington House [London]. Not signed. The manuscript for this paper is wanting.

Subject: Physics

Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'On the resistance of glass globes and cylinders to collapse from external pressure; and on the tensile and compressive strength of various kinds of glass' by William Fairbairn and Thomas Tate.

Received by the Royal Society on 3 May 1859. Read 12 May 1859.
Physical descriptionInk on paper, mounted on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1859.0012
DOI: 10.1098/rspl.1859.0005
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6039Fairbairn; Sir; William (1789 - 1874)1789 - 1874
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