Monday, 2 July 2012

The Young Man's Book of Amusement, pages 1 - 9

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This wonderful book was published in 1854 and within its 384 pages are Gems of Victorian Science. It`s unpromising, mildly suggestive title belies a veritable cornucopia of experiments. A vast selection of interesting (& some highly ill-advised) experiments & pastimes from the 19th Century are presented within chapters on - 
magnetism,  chemistry,  optics,  electricity,  galvanism,  pneumatics,  hydrostatics & hydraulics,  acoustics,  magic-lantern,  cards,  magic figures,  misc. experiments  &  fire-works

The full book is presented here, scanned from my own copy. Images Copyright © 2002 Roger Curry.

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Unrelated to this post, below is an example of
eclectic science esoterica 
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Anode rays

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WARNING - Many subjects outlined within this site are extremely dangerous and are provided here for information only. Please don`t experiment with high voltages or chemicals unless you are fully conversant with safe laboratory practices. No liability will be accepted for death, injury or damage arising from experimentation using any information or materials supplied.