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Image number: RS.18750
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Salts and water fountain

Date

1685

Creator

Unknown, Engraver

Creator - Organisation

The Royal Society, Publisher

Object type

Article identifier

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (page): 150mm
width (page): 213mm

Subject

Description

Eighteen figures from issue 173 of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

Figures 1-17. Microscopic views of various salts dissolved in water, including: St Benedict’s thistle salts (1); Wormwood salts (2); Alum salts (3); Potassium nitrate salts (4); Copper sulphate salts (5); Potassium carbonate salts (6); Potash salts (7, 9, 11); Salts of camphor (8); Calcium oxide salts (12-13); Glasswort salts (14-15), and; Salammoniac salts (15-17).

Illustrations to ‘An abstract of a letter from Mr. Leewenheock, to the R. S. Dated Jan. 23rd, 1685; concerning the various figures of the salts contained in several substances’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 15, issue 173 (22 July 1685).

Figure 18. Water fountain, as designed by Denis Papin. Illustration to ‘A new way of raising water’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 15, issue 173 (22 July 1685). Original illustration can be found in Classical Papers of the Royal Society CLP/6/37, in Register Book of the Royal Society RBO/6/72 and copied into Register Book Copy RBC/6, p.192.

Related Fellows

Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723, Dutch), Microscopist
Denis Papin (b.1647, French), Natural Philosopher

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