Illustration depicting an electric stamp, a device used to deface stamps with a heated platinum wire in the form of a design or initial. The device is powered by electricity, using the hand of its user to complete the circuit upon use. The illustration is included in the accompanying text to depict an application of electromagnetism.
This plate is found in the publication, Wonders of Electricity and the Elements, an educational volume covering a variety of topics related to electricity and the chemical elements in two parts. The first half of the volume is devoted to electrical and magnetic discoveries and modern electric machines, including the telegraph, while the second half explores the elements through the categories of metals, bases, salts, and acids. The volume is profusely illustrated throughout, including many illustrations depicting a range of scientific experiments and electrical machinery. An extensive listing of other Ward, Lock & Co. publications completes the volume.
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“The Electric Stamp.” Wonders of Electricity and the Elements, Being a Popular Account of Modern Electrical and Magnetic Discoveries, Magnetism and Electric Machines, the Electric Telegraph and the Electric Light, and the Metal Bases, Salt, and Acids. London, England: Lock Ward, 1870–1900. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/7q3mq98.
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