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Translation, 'A description of a new kind of candle-stick' by Christian Huygens

Reference number: CLP/3i/10

Date: 02 September 1663

Description

English translation of a paper by Huygens, originally written in French. Huygens describes a design for a new candlestick that allows the user to incline the light provided by the candle to enhance lighting in various situations.

Subject: Industry

Translated by the Secretary [Henry Oldenburg]. Read to the Royal Society on 2 September 1663.

Reference number
CLP/3i/10
Earliest possible date
02 September 1663
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
3 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Henry Oldenburg

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Henry Oldenburg, Translation, 'A description of a new kind of candle-stick' by Christian Huygens, 02 September 1663, CLP/3i/10, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_3i_10/translation-a-description-of-a-new-kind-of-candle-stick-by-christian-huygens, accessed on 25 July 2024

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