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Paper, 'On the action of oils on the motions of camphor on the surface of water' by Charles Tomlinson

Reference number: PP/16/24

Date: 1890

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Tomlinson writes: 'In Lord Rayleigh’s paper on the above subject, read before the Royal Society on the 27th March last [see PP/15/25], and reported in ‘Nature’ of the 8th May, it is stated that a film of olive oil, in two or three cases, “was incompetent to stop the camphor motions upon a surface including only a few square inches.” I have often noticed this fact as a consequence of the use of chemically-clean materials.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Physics

Received 26 May 1890. Read 19 June 1890.

A version of this paper was published in volume 48 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the action of oils on the motions of camphor on the surface of water'.

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PP/16/24
Earliest possible date
1890
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Ink and graphite pencil on paper
Page extent
2 pages
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Manuscript

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Charles Tomlinson

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Charles Tomlinson, Paper, 'On the action of oils on the motions of camphor on the surface of water' by Charles Tomlinson, 1890, PP/16/24, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pp_16_24/paper-on-the-action-of-oils-on-the-motions-of-camphor-on-the-surface-of-water-by-charles-tomlinson, accessed on 25 June 2024

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