Reference numberCLP/9ii/17
TitlePaper, 'A magnetical experiment' by William Palmer
Date25 February 1723
DescriptionDetails of a magnetic experiment by Palmer, a mechanic near York. Palmer discusses working at Gilling Castle when Lord Fairfax was attempting to drill into the ground for coals. The workmen broke their drilling rods and brought them to Palmer, who discovered that they had become magnetised as a result of the rock through which they had bored.

Subject: Magnetism

Communicated by J [John] Desaguliers. Read to the Royal Society on 28 February 1723.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueRBO/11/79
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8419Desaguliers; John Theophilus (1683 - 1744); natural philosopher1683 - 1744
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