Reference numberRBO/7/3a
TitleObservations of an experiment to burn gunpowder 'in vacuo' by Denis Papin
DescriptionA report on an attempt to set gunpowder alight using sunlight. Also records that he has brought the cider press so that it can be observed in action and improvements may be suggested.

Read to the Royal Society on 13 April 1687.
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Access statusOpen
Related materialJBO/8/139
Related records in the catalogueCLP/18i/50
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5721Papin; Denis (1647 - 1713); natural philosopher and inventor1647 - 1713
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