Frame for making parchment

    Date
    14 December 1663
    Creator
    Unknown, Artist
    Object type
    Archive reference number
    Manuscript page number
    p191
    Material
    Dimensions
    height (page): 354mm
    width (page): 238mm
    Subject
    Content object
    Description
    A figure of a frame to stretch a parchment. John Beale described the process of making parchment, which was read to the meeting of the Royal Society on 25 May 1664 and was ordered to be registered (RBO/3/035-039).

    This manuscript is a copy of Register Book no. 2 (RBO/2i) and some letters to the Royal Society, all from between 1662 and 1664.

    The original image is at Cl.P/3i/18/007. Other copies can be found at RBO/3/037 and RBC/2/165.
    Object history
    At the meeting of the Royal Society on 25 May 1664, ‘Mr. Beal’s account of the art of making parchment was read, and ordered to be registered’ (Birch 1:428).
    Related fellows
    John Beale (1608 - 1687, British) , Clergyman
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.16637
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