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To show how damp or stale air might be drawn out from a coal-pit or any sort of mine, well or subterraneous cavern by an engine designed by Dr Desaguliers

Reference number: RBO/13/2

Date: 1727

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Also how fresh air might be conveyed into a particular part of a mine through several hollows which are full of stale air
That a working model of the machine had been made to the scale of an inch to a foot - the model consists of a triple crank working three pumps which suck and force air by means of three regulators
Outlines four experiments with comments
Read to the Royal Society on 18 May 1727

Reference number
RBO/13/2
Earliest possible date
1727
Page extent
5 pages
Format
Manuscript

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To show how damp or stale air might be drawn out from a coal-pit or any sort of mine, well or subterraneous cavern by an engine designed by Dr Desaguliers, 1727, RBO/13/2, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rbo_13_2/to-show-how-damp-or-stale-air-might-be-drawn-out-from-a-coal-pit-or-any-sort-of-mine-well-or-subterraneous-cavern-by-an-engine-designed-by-dr-desaguliers, accessed on 16 July 2024

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