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Tomlinson writes: 'In the “Phil. Trans.” for 1673, No. 97 ['An account of four books. I. Tracts, consisting of observations about the saltness of the sea: An account of a statical hygroscope and its uses; together with an appendix about the force of the air's moisture: And a fragment about the natural and preternatural state of bodies: By the Honorable R. Boyle. To all which is premised, a sceptical dialogue about the positive or privative nature of cold: By a Member of the R. Society. London, 1673. in 8°. - II. Principia & problemata aliquot geometrica, an'], among the “Acta Medica” of Dr Bartholin, the twelfth is thus stated:— “A contrivance of making water not boyl in the midst of boyling water, by hanging a narrow-mouth’d glass, half-full of water, in the midst of an iron kettle filled with water; whereupon the ambient water may by a strong fire be made to boyl, when as the water in the glass, though it be hot, yet will not boyl at all, though some few babbles be seen at the bottom, which do all vanish before they come to the top.”'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Chemistry

Received 31 May 1884. Read 19 June 1884.

A version of this paper was published in volume 37 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Note on boiling in a vessel contained in a water bath'.

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