Excerpt from Joseph Henry's Record of Experiments Book 3 (February 21, 1846)

ID: SIA2012-6712

Creator: Henry, Joseph 1797-1878

Form/Genre: Paper

Date: February 21, 1846

Citation: Rothenberg, Marc, et al, eds., The Papers of Joseph Henry, Volume 6, The Princeton Years: January 1844-December 1846 (Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1992), 377-378

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Summary

A record of an experiment demonstrated to his class by Joseph Henry, then a professor at Princeton University and later first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, February 21, 1846. In the experiment, Henry demonstrated one of his large magnets that was constructed in 1833. The magnet was able to hold 3500 pounds and Henry notes that he it is the most powerful magnet ever made at the time.

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Princeton University

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • This excerpt is from page 235 of Joseph Henry's Record of Experiments book 3 for 1842-1863, which can be found in full in SIA2012-6592 through SIA2012-6786.
  • The accompanying PDF contains SIA2012-3388 and SIA2012-3389, which are pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 6, pages 377-378.

Contained within

  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7001, Box 21, Folder: 3
  • Rothenberg, Marc, et al, eds., The Papers of Joseph Henry, Volume 6, The Princeton Years: January 1844-December 1846 (Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1992), 377-378

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

February 21, 1846

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Topic

  • Secretaries
  • Demonstrations
  • Experiments
  • Magnets
  • Teaching

Form/Genre

  • Paper
  • Document

ID Number

SIA2012-6712

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Color ; Size: 18.35w x 13.53h ; Type of Image: Book ; Medium: Paper

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