Literary Gossip; Reportage; Abstract
Accum 1803, Leslie 1804
Chemistry | Heat, Light, Physics | Climatology
Friedrich C Accum, John Leslie, Henry C Englefield, John F W Herschel
States that a gentleman in Birmingham has 'invented a new barometer [...] which, by certain combinations of wheel-machinery, points out the most minute variation in the gravity of the atmosphere' (532). Reports that 'Sir H.C. Englefield has made some accurate experiments [...] in consequence of Herschel's interesting discovery of the separation of solar heat and light by the prism, and which appears to be a complete confirmation of the truth and accuracy of Dr. Herschel's assertions on that subject' (532).
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