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Novel experiments in warfare - hut destroyed by a shell, 1844. Creator: Unknown Featured Print

Novel experiments in warfare - hut destroyed by a shell, 1844. Creator: Unknown

Novel experiments in warfare - hut destroyed by a shell, 1844. Display of explosives in the grounds of Mulgrave House, Fulham [in west London]. A shell '...was suspended from a pole, and at a given signal was made to descend upon a substantially-constructed wooden hut, which it instantly shattered to pieces, the planks, rafters, &c. flying to immense height...The object was to show that the inventor has complete control over this destructive missile, and it appears that his control consists in the application of a percussion-cap of a peculiar kind; for Lord Ranelagh, one of the visitors, applied an ordinary cap, which exploded the first time without igniting the shell. On the inventor's cap being applied on the second occasion, the shell fell into a deep hole prepared for the purpose to prevent danger, and exploded with terrific force'. From "Illustrated London News", 1844, Vol V.

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Professor Faraday lecturing at the Royal Institute...1856, (1901). Creator: Unknown Featured Print

Professor Faraday lecturing at the Royal Institute...1856, (1901). Creator: Unknown

Professor Faraday lecturing at the Royal Institute before the Prince Consort and the Prince of Wales, 1856, (1901). Michael Faraday (1791-1867) giving a lecture attended by Prince Albert and his son, Prince Albert Edward (future King Edward VII). Faraday was one of the greatest scientists of the 19th century. His most significant contribution was "Experimental Researches on Electricity" which was published over 40 years, where he described his discoveries, including the laws of electromagnetic induction (1831) and the laws of electrolysis (1833). He also discovered the principles of the electric motor and dynamo. Faraday founded the famous Friday evening discourse and children's Christmas lectures at the Royal Institution in London, both of which are still given today. From "The Illustrated London News Record of the Glorious Reign of Queen Victoria 1837-1901: The Life and Accession of King Edward VII. and the Life of Queen Alexandra". [London, 1901]

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Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist, demonstrating his electric pile (battery), c1800 (c1870) Featured Print

Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist, demonstrating his electric pile (battery), c1800 (c1870)

Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist, demonstrating his electric pile (battery), c1800 (c1870). Volta's (1745-1827) voltaic pile, an early form of battery, was the first source of current electricity. It consisted of two different metals, separated by chemicals in order to enable a flow of electricity. In 1775, he invented the electrophorus, a precursor of the induction machine, and in 1777 he invented an inflammable air electric pistol. The unit of electromotive force volt is named after him. From Les Merveilles de la Science by Louis Figuier. (Paris, c1870). (Colorised black and white print)

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