Reference numberRBO/6/134
Alternative reference numberRBO.6.345
TitleRevision of the experiment to fire gunpowder 'in vacuo' by Denis Papin
DescriptionBelieved that the mercurial gauge was inaccurate - redoing the experiment by making the Torricellian experiment on a pneumatic engine with the gauge in the same receiver - to determine whether the air in the receiver comes from striking the gunpowder
Read to the Royal Society on 26 January 1687
Extent2 sides
Access statusOpen
Related materialJBO/8/126
Related records in the catalogueCLP/18i/41
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5721Papin; Denis (1647 - 1713); natural philosopher and inventor1647 - 1713
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