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Magnetism Collection

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

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

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Mr Bernacchi at work

Mr Bernacchi at work
Mr Bernacchi, a member of the British 1901-4 polar expedition, at work with an electrometer

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Electricity Oersted

Electricity Oersted
The Danish scientist Christian Oersted observes the link between electricty and magnetism, enabling him to develop electro-magnetism leading to modern machines

Background imageMagnetism 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 imageMagnetism 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 imageMagnetism 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 imageMagnetism 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 imageMagnetism 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 imageMagnetism 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 imageMagnetism Collection: ARTIFICIAL MAGNETS

ARTIFICIAL MAGNETS
The Method of making Artifical MAGNETS - as you see, its very easy when you know how. Date: 1755

Background imageMagnetism Collection: ARCHITAS / MAGNETISM / C17

ARCHITAS / MAGNETISM / C17
Magnetism demonstrated by the dove of Architas. The dove flies in a circle, not because of the wind, but through the influence of magnetism. Date: 17th century

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Magnet with comic verse on a Christmas and New Year card

Magnet with comic verse on a Christmas and New Year card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageMagnetism Collection: PUYSEGUR

PUYSEGUR
AMAND-MARIE-JACQUES DE CHASTENET, marquis de PUYSEGUR French pioneer of animal magnetism /hypnotism Date: 1751 - 1825

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Magnetoelectric Machine by E. M. Clarke. 19th century. Color

Magnetoelectric Machine by E. M. Clarke. 19th century. Color
Magnetoelectric Machine by E. M. Clarke. 19th century. Induction machine that amplifies induction currents. These devices are called electrovoltaicos induction apparatus. Colored engraving

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Tiberius Cavallo

Tiberius Cavallo
TIBERIUS CAVALLO Italian scientist in England, noted for his work on electricity and magnetism, and for his superb instruments. Fellow of the Royal Society. Date: 1749 - 1809

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Mark Ridley

Mark Ridley
MARK RIDLEY medical, found favour at the Russian court as doctor to Tsar Boris Godunov, returned to England, wrote scholarly books on magnetism and such Date: 1560 - 1624

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Simeon - Denis Poisson

Simeon - Denis Poisson (1781 - 1840) French mathematician. Worked on electrostatics, planetary orbits, magnetism and gravitational attraction

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Hervier Cures

Hervier Cures
Pere HERVIER magnetises a hysteric in church Date: 1784

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Animal Magnetism / Faria

Animal Magnetism / Faria
L abbe FARIA demonstrates that the feats of the mesmerisers can be achieved just as readily by simple suggestion Date: 1825

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Hells Cures

Hells Cures
Maximilien HELL effects cures using magnets, at Vienna Date: circa 1772

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Hypnotising a Horse

Hypnotising a Horse
MAGNETISING A HORSE At Lyon, Orelut and his colleagues claim to have successfully hypnotised (magnetised) a horse Date: 9 August 1784

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Deslon & Franklin

Deslon & Franklin
DESLON fails to magnetise Franklin in demonstration before the official commission, Paris Date: 1784

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Entertainers near Orleans cathedral, circa 1815

Entertainers near Orleans cathedral, circa 1815.. Handcolored copperplate engraving by M. S. from Benjamin Rotchs Manners and Customs of the French, London, Sotheran, 1893

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

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

Background imageMagnetism 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 imageMagnetism 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 imageMagnetism Collection: Early use of the magnet

Early use of the magnet 1935

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Mr. August Belmonts Potomac Hamilton up and Masher Bergen u

Mr. August Belmonts Potomac Hamilton up and Masher Bergen up: by St. Blaise, dam Susquehanna by Lexington by the ill used. dam Magnetism by Kingfisher. Date c1891

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Portrait of Mesmer

Portrait of Mesmer
Portrait of Franz Anton Mesmer, who discovered animal magnetism or mesmerism Date: 1784

Background imageMagnetism 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 imageMagnetism Collection: Magnetism / Navigation

Magnetism / Navigation
Magnetism used by the Chinese for navigation purposes. A statuette mounted on the front of a chariot points south at all times

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Electro-Magnet / Cig Card

Electro-Magnet / Cig Card
Electro-magnet capable of lifting 46 tons

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Electricity / Magnetism

Electricity / Magnetism
Magnetism demonstrated

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Joseph Henry / Century

Joseph Henry / Century
JOSEPH HENRY American physicist associated with electro-magnetism - the henry unit of induction is named for him; director of the Smithsonian, Washington

Background imageMagnetism Collection: AMPERE (1775 - 1836)

AMPERE (1775 - 1836)
ANDRE-MARIE AMPERE French scientist, notable for his work in magnetism and electricity. The unit ampere as a measurement of current bears his name

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Gassner Cures

Gassner Cures
GASSNER cures his subject Emilie by exorcism at Ellwagen, Germany

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Magnetic Operator

Magnetic Operator
The Operator putting his Patient into a Crisis

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Animal Magnetism Satire

Animal Magnetism Satire
The Magic Finger - an animal magnetiser portrayed as a donkey, with a lady patient

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Animal Magnetism

Animal Magnetism
Satire on the gullibility of the public - a monkey mesmerises the audience while his assistant picks their pockets

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Report on Mesmer

Report on Mesmer
Report of French Royal Commission on Animal Magnetism

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Michael Faraday, scientist, with glass bar

Michael Faraday, scientist, with glass bar
Michael Faraday (1791-1867), scientist, shown holding a glass bar of the type he used to show that magnetism can affect light

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Michael Faraday, scientist, giving a lecture

Michael Faraday, scientist, giving a lecture
Michael Faraday (1791-1867), scientist, lecturing at the Royal Institution, London, on his discoveries in magnetism and light

Background imageMagnetism Collection: Magnetism cure

Magnetism cure
a magnetiseur cures his patient of a nervous ailment



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