image MS_776_518
Image number: RS.17409
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Glass vessels for experiments in freezing coloured water


30 December 1663


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height (page): 320mm
width (page): 200mm



Differently shaped glass vessels for Theodore Haak's experiments of frost separating parts of coloured water (coloured with cochineal) or mixed with other liquids. This paper was read to the Royal Society on 30 December 1663.

These images are copied from the Register Book (RBO/2i/333-36 or RBO/2ii/230-32). The original is at Cl.P/4i/9/001-02.

This volume is another copy of entries of the first two volumes of the Register Book. It was given to Sir Joseph Banks by G. S. Heales Esquire of Doctor's Common on 31 May 1814.


Experiment of frost in snow water
Transcribed by the Making Visible project

Object history

At the meeting of the Royal Society on 30 December 1663, ‘Mr. Haak’s account of his experiments of frost’s separating the parts of coloured water, was read, and ordered to be registered’ (Birch 1:362). Text and figures are printed at Birch 1:362-64.

Related Fellows

Theodore Haak (1605-1690, German), Natural philosopher

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