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Reference numberRSL/1/25
LevelItem
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
FormatManuscript
Access statusOpen
Access conditionsNo photocopying
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8116Banks; Sir; Joseph (1744 - 1820); naturalist1744 - 1820
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