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Table, 'Resistance of six-inch tubes' by [William Fairbairn?]

Reference number: PT/75/7/33

Date: 1858


Table 2 illustrating the results of Fairbairn's experiments on six-inch iron tubes, providing data on the diameter, length, thickness of plates, and pressure of collapse for each of the tubes. Not signed. The manuscript for this paper is wanting.

Subject: Physics / Engineering

Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'On the resistance of tubes to collapse' by William Fairbairn.

Received by the Royal Society on 21 April 1858. Read 20 May 1858.

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