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Paper received by the Royal Society as a result of a statement, titled 'A Curious Fact' (see AP/10 for description). Coombe seeks to answer the problem posed by the Society, drawing on principles of atmospheric pressure and the impact of the aperture of the tube on which the cards are placed.

Subject: Physics

Reference number
AP/10/34
Earliest possible date
1833?
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
25 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Unpublished paper, 'A memoir containing a solution to a curious and interesting fact' by John Coombe, 1833?, AP/10/34, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/ap_10_34/unpublished-paper-a-memoir-containing-a-solution-to-a-curious-and-interesting-fact-by-john-coombe, accessed on 12 July 2024

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