Burning glass Unknown
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Study of the operation of a circular burning glass, or Archimedes’ mirror, constructed with a stepped lens. The lens is shown focussing sunlight to start a fire.
Plate 15 from the book Histoire naturelle, généralle et particuliére…Nouvelle edition, by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon and C.S. Sonnini, volume 5 (Paris 1799).
- Image reference: RS-13562
- ©The Royal Society
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