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Subject: Physics

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'An account of some experiments made with an air-pump on Mr. Smeaton's principle; together with some experiments with a common air-pump'

Read 12 June 1777

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Edward Nairne

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Edward Nairne, Paper, 'Experiments with Smeaton's air pump' by Edward Nairne, 1777, L&P/6/250, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 28 May 2024

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