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Image number: RS.18890
Credit: ©The Royal Society

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

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