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Extract of a letter, 'About a new materiall for handguns and pistolls' from unknown author to [Henry] Oldenburg

Reference number: CLP/3i/7

Date: 17 September 1662

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The author describes an invention by a goldsmith called Felix Werder of a way of making handguns and pistols from a new material called orichalcum.

Subject: Industry / Weaponry

Written by Werder in Zurich [Switzerland]. Read to the Royal Society on 8 October 1662.

Reference number
CLP/3i/7
Earliest possible date
17 September 1662
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
3 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Extract of a letter, 'About a new materiall for handguns and pistolls' from unknown author to [Henry] Oldenburg, 17 September 1662, CLP/3i/7, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_3i_7/extract-of-a-letter-about-a-new-materiall-for-handguns-and-pistolls-from-unknown-author-to-henry-oldenburg, accessed on 21 July 2024

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