Excerpt from Joseph Henry's Record of Experiments Book 3 (May 8, 1843)

ID: SIA2012-6647

Creator: Henry, Joseph 1797-1878

Form/Genre: Paper

Date: January 19, 1844

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

Record of experiments of Joseph Henry, then a professor at Princeton University and later first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, January 19, 1844. In the record, Henry describes tests he conducted to determine the lifting power of a large magnet he had constructed in 1833. The magnet was able to lift 3500 pounds.

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Princeton University

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Notes

  • This excerpt is from pages 106-107 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 SIA2012-3405 and SIA2012-3406, which are pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 6, pages 7-8.

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

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Date

January 19, 1844

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Topic

  • Secretaries
  • Experiments
  • Magnets

Form/Genre

  • Paper
  • Document

ID Number

SIA2012-6647

Physical description

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

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