Chemical composition of water, weight analysis - Vintage Nostalgia
Chemical composition of water, weight analysis

The first decomposition of water into hydrogen and oxygen, by electrolysis, was done in 1800 by English chemist William Nicholson. In 1805, Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac and Alexander von Humboldt showed that water is composed of two parts hydrogen and one … Continued

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Three assorted art-nouveau borders - Vintage Nostalgia
Three assorted art-nouveau borders

Three beautiful vintage art deco borders with people printing papers, scientists experimenting, all framed by hyperdecorated flourishes encasing foliage, minerals, telegraphs

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Three assorted vintage art-nouveau borders - Vintage Nostalgia
Three assorted vintage art-nouveau borders

Three beautiful vintage art deco borders with an old ocean liner, gun on turret, urban view with tramways, all framed by hyperdecorated flourishes encasing eagles, lamps and ropes.

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The telegraph and its ancestors - Vintage Nostalgia
The telegraph and its ancestors

Telegraph history and “modern” achievements

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Transportation: public service, an electric German tramway - Vintage Nostalgia
Transportation: public service, an electric German tramway

Print from the late 1800s depicting an electric German tramway

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Electric tramway - Vintage Nostalgia
Electric tramway

Print from the late 1800s depicting a surprisingly modern-looking electric tramway

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Electric arc lamp - Vintage Nostalgia
Electric arc lamp

Electric arc lamp with inductive regulator

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Battery – Daniell cell –  section and working asset - Vintage Nostalgia
Battery – Daniell cell – section and working asset

Middle ‘800 battery: an electric cell that produces electricity from a chemical reaction. The first battery was invented by Alessandro Volta in 1800 and then improved by Daniell in 1836

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Morse telegraph - Vintage Nostalgia
Morse telegraph

Illustration from middle ‘800, Morse telegraph: receiving station

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Projection microscope - Vintage Nostalgia
Projection microscope

Illustration from middle ‘800: the “photoelectrique” in the original should not be misunderstood: in those times it meant just ‘based on electrically generated light’. The ‘real’ photoelectric effect was still below the horizon.

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Electromagnetic generator - Vintage Nostalgia
Electromagnetic generator

Illustration from middle ‘800: a not better specified electro-magnetic generator used to produce an electric arc.

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Vintage engraving, electric pump - Vintage Nostalgia
Vintage engraving, electric pump

Vintage engraving middle ‘800, one of the first pump for fluids moved by electromagnetism.

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