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Background imageMagnetic Collection: RMS Olympic on maiden voyage

RMS Olympic on maiden voyage
Postcard labelled the Titanic, though it is in fact the Titanics sister ship, RMS Olympic, during her maiden voyage. The small tender, Magnetic is by her side

Background imageMagnetic Collection: An Attractive Idea for Gents Wear

An Attractive Idea for Gents Wear
Do you realise that the equinoctial gales will soon be blowing in upon us? If so, do not forget to buy one of the new patent adjustable, magnetic hat guards, for use with any style and size of hat

Background imageMagnetic Collection: Galileo Ferraris

Galileo Ferraris
GALILEO FERRARIS Italian physicist, discoverer of the rotating magnetic field. Date: 1847 - 1897

Background imageMagnetic Collection: China. Han Dynasty (206 aC-220 BC). Invention

China. Han Dynasty (206 aC-220 BC). Invention

Background imageMagnetic Collection: Puysegurs Magnetic Elm

Puysegurs Magnetic Elm
PUYSEGUR His magnetic elm at Buzancy, which he magnetised, and which magnetised his subjects in their turn

Background imageMagnetic Collection: Greenwich / Magnetic Clock

Greenwich / Magnetic Clock
A young well-dressed couple admire the magnetic clock outside Greenwich Royal Observatory. Date: 19th Century

Background imageMagnetic Collection: Sir James Clark Ross

Sir James Clark Ross
SIR JAMES CLARK ROSS Scottish explorer. Made a number of arctic expeditions, determining the position of magnetic north in 1831

Background imageMagnetic Collection: Lockheed NC-121K 145925 'Paisano Dos' & Douglas C-47H 12423

Lockheed NC-121K 145925 'Paisano Dos' & Douglas C-47H 12423
United States Navy - Lockheed NC-121K 145925 'Paisano Dos' (msn 1049A-5506, ex PO-2W Warning Star), of VXN-8 for Project Magnet with the US Naval Oceanographic Office

Background imageMagnetic Collection: Diagrams of magnets, magnetic fields, iron filings, etc

Diagrams of magnets, magnetic fields, iron filings, etc. Copperplate engraving by Wilson Lowry from Abraham Rees Cyclopedia or Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature, Longman, Hurst

Background imageMagnetic Collection: The Magnetic Hill, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

The Magnetic Hill, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
The Magnetic Hill is an example of a gravity hill, a type of optical illusion created by rising and descending terrain. It is located at the northwestern edge (in the Magnetic Hill Area)

Background imageMagnetic Collection: RMS Titanic - shipping chart of North Atlantic

RMS Titanic - shipping chart of North Atlantic for the month of April 1912, Sheet 133, Meteorological Office, London. The chart is in colour and displays wind, sea current, sea temperature

Background imageMagnetic Collection: Avro 652 Anson I N4877 - G-AMDA

Avro 652 Anson I N4877 - G-AMDA of the Skyfame museum at Staverton Airport N4877 was built at the Avro factory at Newton Heath, Manchester and was taken on charge by the Royal Air Force on Nov 17

Background imageMagnetic Collection: Hotel guest beset by salespeople in the parlour

Hotel guest beset by salespeople in the parlour of the Hotel des Quatre Nations, Paris, 18th century. The room is full of furriers, lace sellers, hatters, mercers, hairdressers, tailors

Background imageMagnetic Collection: Cartoons, Some Probable Inventions for 1924

Cartoons, Some Probable Inventions for 1924. 1924

Background imageMagnetic Collection: Diagrams of magnets, magnetic fields, magnetism

Diagrams of magnets, magnetic fields, magnetism experiments, etc. Copperplate engraving by Wilson Lowry from Abraham Rees Cyclopedia or Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature, Longman

Background imageMagnetic Collection: Dipping needle compass made by Edward Nairne, 1772

Dipping needle compass made by Edward Nairne, 1772
Dipping needle compass made by Edward Nairne for the Board of Longitude based on plans for the Reverend John Mitchell, Rector of Thornhill, 1772

Background imageMagnetic Collection: Plans and views of magnetic compasses with dipping needles

Plans and views of magnetic compasses with dipping needles
Plans and views of magnetic compasses, including the dipping needle built by Dr. John Lorimer (1732-1795), surgeon, mathematician, politician and cartographer

Background imageMagnetic Collection: Plans and views of a magnetic variation compass

Plans and views of a magnetic variation compass, early 19th century. Copperplate engraving by Wilson Lowry from Abraham Rees Cyclopedia or Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature

Background imageMagnetic Collection: Plans and views of magnetic compasses

Plans and views of magnetic compasses, including one nautical compass set on a gyroscope. Copperplate engraving by Wilson Lowry after a drawing by John Farey from Abraham Rees Cyclopedia or Universal

Background imageMagnetic Collection: Plans and views of a variety of magnetic compasses

Plans and views of a variety of magnetic compasses. Copperplate engraving by Wilson Lowry from Abraham Rees Cyclopedia or Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature, Longman, Hurst, Rees

Background imageMagnetic Collection: Variety of Telegraph machinery

Variety of Telegraph machinery including a Single needle telegraph of Cooke Date: circa 1850

Background imageMagnetic Collection: Edwardian society womens beauty treatments 1906

Edwardian society womens beauty treatments 1906
Edwardian ladies believed that it was their duty as a woman to look beautiful. Showing a variety of photographs of society women enduring treatment to help repair from seasons ravages. 1

Background imageMagnetic Collection: Farmers in France cultivating the ground after World War One were finding unexploded

Farmers in France cultivating the ground after World War One were finding unexploded projectiles. In this drawing you can see a operator with a telephone receiver (microphone)

Background imageMagnetic Collection: John Rosss arctic expedition: Ross planting the British Standard on the true

John Rosss arctic expedition: Ross planting the British Standard on the true position of the Magnetic Pole. Date: 1829 - 33

Background imageMagnetic Collection: THE MAGNETIC POLE

THE MAGNETIC POLE
Determining the MAGNETIC POLE as opposed to the geographical pole - a problem scientists were well aware of in the 17th century Date: circa 1680

Background imageMagnetic Collection: GREENWICH ROYAL OBSERVATORY

GREENWICH ROYAL OBSERVATORY A young well-dressed couple admire the magnetic clock outside Greenwich Royal Observatory. Date: 19th Century

Background imageMagnetic Collection: Magnetic evitated train by Emile Bachelet 1914

Magnetic evitated train by Emile Bachelet 1914
Diagram for a magnetic evitated trains, primarily the invention is designed for the carrying of mail at the speed of 300 miles per hour

Background imageMagnetic Collection: Siemens Electric Lift

Siemens Electric Lift
An electro-magnetic lift exhibited at Mannheim, designed by Siemens and Halske. The back rail is a set of teeth to prevent a sudden fall. Date: 19 February 1881

Background imageMagnetic Collection: British and Irish Magnetic Telegraph Companys Offices

British and Irish Magnetic Telegraph Companys Offices
The British and Irish Magnetic Telegraph Companys Offices in Threadneedle Street, London, built in 1859. The Company was formed out of a merger between The Magnetic Telegraph Company

Background imageMagnetic Collection: ICT 1900 COMPUTER

ICT 1900 COMPUTER
A man in a suit loads an Information and Communications Technology (I.T.C.) " 1900" magnetic tape computer in his " space age" minimalistic office

Background imageMagnetic Collection: A Diagram of the Magnetic Observatory at Abinger Common

A Diagram of the Magnetic Observatory at Abinger Common
Inner workings of the new magnetic observatory at Abinger Common. 1927

Background imageMagnetic Collection: Compass. 19th-20th centuries

Compass. 19th-20th centuries. Museum of History and Navigation. Riga. Latvia

Background imageMagnetic Collection: Cooke / Wheatstone Telegr

Cooke / Wheatstone Telegr
The discovery of current by Volta in 1800 and the electro- magnet in 1824, led to the invention of the magnetic telegraph. This is Cooke and Wheatstones 5-needle machine. Date: 1837

Background imageMagnetic Collection: Cracker Ball released by electromagnet to crush scrap metal

Cracker Ball released by electromagnet to crush scrap metal
Steel Cracker Ball released by electromagnet to crush scrap metal Date: circa 1920s

Background imageMagnetic Collection: Can t Help Lovin that Man! by Helen McKie

Can t Help Lovin that Man! by Helen McKie
A red-haired woman staring into the eyes of her lover - a magnetic but dangerous looking Apache man, an allegedly savage member of the Parisian underworld haunting areas such as Montmartre

Background imageMagnetic Collection: ARAGO, Fran篩s (1786 - 1853). French physicist

ARAGO, Fran篩s (1786 - 1853). French physicist, astronomer and politician. Oil

Background imageMagnetic Collection: Magnetic mine and counter moves by G. H. Davis

Magnetic mine and counter moves by G. H. Davis
A battle of wits: the magnetic mine and the counter-moves, a battle of wits: new types of mines countered by the Navy. Naval experts versus the enemy

Background imageMagnetic Collection: Locating true magnetic North Pole by G. H. Davis

Locating true magnetic North Pole by G. H. Davis
The locating of the true magnetic North Pole: an RAF discovery. Illustrating the 17, 720-mile polar expedition of the British Lancaster Aries and her crew. Date: 1945

Background imageMagnetic Collection: Magnetic mine by G. H. Davis

Magnetic mine by G. H. Davis
The German magnetic mine: the first diagrams of its working and the methods by which it is laid. Diagrams showing the delicate electrical mechanism which reacts to the weak magnetic field set up by a

Background imageMagnetic Collection: Hjorths electro-magnetic motive engine 1849

Hjorths electro-magnetic motive engine 1849
SHjorth (1801- 1870), Danish inventor Hjorths electro-magnetic motive engine. The motor was a significant development from earlier electro-magnetic engines

Background imageMagnetic Collection: Greenwich Observatory, Greenwich, London - Magnetic Clock

Greenwich Observatory, Greenwich, London - Magnetic Clock Date: circa 1910s

Background imageMagnetic Collection: Native Iron

Native Iron
Native iron is a heavy, magnetic element (Fe). Specimen from the collections of the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageMagnetic Collection: Moorheads improved graduated magnetic machines

Moorheads improved graduated magnetic machines. Man showing two women a machine designed to send a magnetic force through the body to cure illness. Date c1848

Background imageMagnetic Collection: South Magnetic Pole

South Magnetic Pole
Professor David : I hereby take possession of this area now containing the Magnetic Pole for the British Empire. Dr Mackay is on his right, Douglas Mawson on his left. Date: 1909

Background imageMagnetic Collection: Camera Film

Camera Film
Camera film with a magnetic strip. Date: 1980

Background imageMagnetic Collection: Lawn mower protector / W H Robinson

Lawn mower protector / W H Robinson
Magnetic device for protecting your mower from shrapnel on the lawn. Please note: Credit must appear as (c) Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/Mary Evans Picture Library

Background imageMagnetic Collection: A New Winter Sports Attraction

A New Winter Sports Attraction
The New Magnetic Ski-de-luxe. Fitted with patent telescopic emergency brake, this invention is ideal for uphill work. Please note: Please note

Background imageMagnetic Collection: Kept in Suspense

Kept in Suspense
The New Magnetic Quicksand Deck Chair, a simple but reliable device which enables one to sit on the most treacherous sands with perfect immunity Please note



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