Reference numberRSL/1/25
TitleLetter from William Macintosh, London, to Sir Joseph Banks
Date26 October 1782
DescriptionHe submits to the Royal Society, a model of a machine to raise "any reasonable quantity of water to any necessary height by a less power than any that has yet been discovered and upon a more simple and cheap construction"; the machine was shown by a man in poor circumstances when the writer was in Paris last winter; he recommended the inventor to send a model to England where the ingenuity of an alien would meet with encouragement and reward;as the inventor did nothing, Macintosh thought himself justified in having the model made and improving upon it.
Extent2 sides
Access statusOpen
Access conditionsNo photocopying
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8116Banks; Sir; Joseph (1744 - 1820); naturalist1744 - 1820
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