|Alternative reference number||RBO.9.211|
|Title||'Letter to the Reverend Dr John Harris FRS relating to a pretended Invention of Dr Papin FRS' by Thomas Savery|
|Description||Concerning machine to raise water by fire - discussing Papin's improvements (see RBO/9/83)|
Figure; ink and inkwash on paper. Size 99x84mm
Sketch of a machine for raising water by steam, included in this manuscript copy account. Savery describes a model sent to him by the Prince of Hesse-Kassel and his explanation of why it did not work. These improvements, he claims, were then appropriated by Denis Papin (1647-c.1712) the Prince's operator.
Read to the Royal Society on 18 May 1709, but not published in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'.
|Related records in the catalogue||CLP/6/61|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA5721||Papin; Denis (1647 - 1713); natural philosopher and inventor||1647 - 1713 |
|NA2704||Savery; Thomas (c 1650 - 1715)||c 1650 - 1715|