Rain gauge and water microscope

    Date
    1696
    Creator
    Unknown, Engraver
    Creator - Organisation
    The Royal Society, Publisher
    Object type
    Article identifier
    Material
    Technique
    Subject
    Earth Sciences
       > Meteorology
    Physics
       > Optics
          > Microscopy
    Content object
    Description
    Two figures to issue 223 of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

    Fig. 1 Design of a rain gauge used to at Gresham College, London, between 12 August 1695 and 12 August 1696.

    Illustration to An account of the quantities of rain fallen in one year in Gresham Colledge, Lond. Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.19, issue 223 (Nov-Dec 1696) p.357. The original drawing by Henry Hunt can be found in the Classified Papers of the Royal Society, CLP/5/1.

    Fig. 2 Design of a brass microscope using water to create a double convex lens.

    Illustration from A letter from Mr. Stephen Gray, giving a further account of his water microscope, published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.19, issue 223 (Nov-Dec 1696) pp.353-356.

    Stephen Gray (ca.1666-1736) British astronomer, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1733.

    Related fellows
    Stephen Gray (1666 - 1736, British) , Astronomer
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    ┬ęThe Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.19057
    Powered by CollectionsIndex+/CollectionsOnline