Michael Faraday's chemical chest, 19th century.
2 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Michael Faraday's chemical chest, 19th century.

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Description

The chest has two keys and contains Faraday's letters and chemical specimen bottles. Michael Faraday (1791-1867) discovered the principles of the electric motor and dynamo. Faraday's great life work was the series 'Experimental Researches on Electricity' published over 40 years in 'Philosophical Transactions', in which he described his many discoveries including electromagnetic induction (1831), the laws of electrolysis (1833) and the rotation of polarised light by magnetism (1845).
 

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