Reference numberRBO/9/82
Alternative reference numberRBO.9.211
Title'Letter to the Reverend Dr John Harris FRS relating to a pretended Invention of Dr Papin FRS' by Thomas Savery
DescriptionConcerning 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'.
Extent6 sides
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueCLP/6/61
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5721Papin; Denis (1647 - 1713); natural philosopher and inventor1647 - 1713
NA2704Savery; Thomas (c 1650 - 1715)c 1650 - 1715
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