Salt crystals, spinning wheel

    Date
    1701
    Creator
    Unknown, Engraver
    Creator - Organisation
    The Royal Society, Publisher
    Object type
    Article identifier
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (page): 213mm
    width (page): 150mm
    Subject
    Description
    Ten figures from issue 273 of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

    Figures I-III. Microscopic studies of salt crystals in boiled rainwater. Illustrations to ‘II. A letter from Mr Antony van Leeuwenhoek, F. R. S. To Mr Chamberlaine, concerning the causes of the different tastes of waters and edge of razors’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 22, issue 273 (August 1701).

    Original letter from Leeuwenhoek containing these images can be found in Early Letters of the Royal Society, EL/L3/31.

    Figure VI-X. Various parts of a spinning wheel, including: clamps (IV, V), bench (VI), reel (VII), with hook (VIII), and handle (IX), and vessel of oil (X). Illustrations to ‘V. An abstract of a letter, wrote some time since, by Signior John Ciampini of Rome, to Father Bernard Joseph a Jesu Maria, &c. concerning the asbestus, and manner of spinning and making an incombustible cloath thereof’in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 22, issue 273 (August 1701).

    Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) Dutch microscopist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1680.
    Related fellows
    Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632 - 1723, Dutch) , Microscopist
    Associated place
    <The World>
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          > Netherlands
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.18890
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