Reference numberMOB/025
TitleMagnet by John Canton
DescriptionArtificial iron magnet together with brass carrying sheath. Created by John Canton.
Extent2 magnets (tbc)
FormatScientific Instrument
MaterialsBrass, iron
Access statusOpen
ProvenanceExact provenance unknown, likely donated/beqeuathed to the Society by Canton
Related materialWritten about at length in 'VI. A method of making artificial magnets without the use of natural ones; communicated to the Royal Society by John Canton, M. A. & F. R. S. To which is prefixed the President's report', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 47 (1752)
URL descriptionDigital version available on The Royal Society Picture Library
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5672Canton; John (1718 - 1772); natural philosopher1718 - 1772
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