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Plate 20, figures 1-12 showing the overall design and specific components of Jacob Perkins' machine for compressing water. Inscribed with publication and plate details. A pencil inscription at top reads 'There is also another which Mr P [Perkins] has had engraved already.' Signed in ink in bottom left, 'Drawn by W. Rutt.' Royal Society stamp verso.

Subject: Physics

Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'On the progressive compression of water by high degrees of force, with some trials of its effects on other fluids' by Jacob Perkins.

Read to the Royal Society on 15 June 1826.

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Watercolour and ink on paper
Page extent
1 page

Creator name

W Rutt

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W Rutt, Diagrams, compressing machine by W Rutt, 1826, PT/73/12/18, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 20 July 2024

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    Dates: 1802-1865

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