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Reference numberRBO/6/19
Alternative reference numberRBO.6.134
LevelItem
Title'An Account of Experiments and discourses made before the Royal Society' by Robert Hooke
Date1684
Description16 January 1683 - details about a weighing scales by which comparative weight of any two bodies can be found (figures in text)
23 January 1684 - 'A pair of Japan Scales and Weights made and adjusted in that Country' - details of a Japon Stillyard - details of Hooke's own stilyard
6 February 1684 - designed apparatus mentioned in last meeting to test the magnetical properties of steel with bodies not usually magnetic - Experiments with ice - trying to discover the hardness and strength of ice
13 February 1684 - To examine the comparative weight of ice and water
20 February 1684 - Experiments to show the 'blebbs' in ice are filled with air which has the same properties with common air
27 February 1684 - experiment to show the limits of heat and cold of water
5, 12 and 19 March - experiments to show the quenching of red hot rods of steel - magnetical experiments tried with several rods of steel without touching them
LanguageEnglish
Extent27 sides
FormatManuscript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8242Hooke; Robert (1635 - 1703); natural philosopher1635 - 1703
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