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Author identified as ‘A B’ presents a plan for a perpetual motion machine consisting of a large ‘receiver’ into which air is pumped by a system of levers and pistons. The text is accompanied by two figures of the machine. Preceded by a letter from A B to the President of the Royal Society, and a letter from J G [John George] Children to A B.

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Unpublished paper and letters, 'Project for a perpetual motion' by A B, 1831, AP/16/1, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 24 July 2024

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