Reference numberAP/21/1
TitleUnpublished paper, 'On an improved mode of constructing magnets' by James Cunningham
Date10 June 1837
DescriptionCunningham, of the Cork Scientific and Literary Society, writes of the need to find a cheap method of making permanent magnets for the construction of magneto-electric machines. He suggests that 'common blister steel' [wrought iron, bar-iron] is well-suited to this purpose.

Subject: Magnetism

Received 14 June 1837. Read 15 June 1837. Communicated by North Ludlow Beamish.

Written by Cunningham in Cork [Ireland].

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 3 of Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society] as 'On an improved mode of constructing magnets'.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1830.0303
Related records in the catalogueMC/2/256
Fellows associated with this archive
NA658Beamish; North Ludlow (1797 - 1872)1797 - 1872
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