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Endless Amusement A Collection of Nearly 400 Entertaining Experiments   By:

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ENDLESS AMUSEMENT:

A COLLECTION OF NEARLY 400 ENTERTAINING EXPERIMENTS

IN VARIOUS BRANCHES OF SCIENCE;

INCLUDING

ACOUSTICS, ELECTRICITY, MAGNETISM, ARITHMETIC, HYDRAULICS, MECHANICS, CHEMISTRY, HYDROSTATICS, OPTICS;

WONDERS OF THE AIR PUMP;

ALL THE POPULAR TRICKS AND CHANGES OF THE CARDS, &c., &c.

TO WHICH IS ADDED, A COMPLETE SYSTEM OF PYROTECHNY;

OR, THE ART OF MAKING FIRE WORKS.

THE WHOLE SO CLEARLY EXPLAINED AS TO BE WITHIN THE REACH OF THE MOST LIMITED CAPACITY.

With Illustrations.

FROM THE SEVENTH LONDON EDITION.

PHILADELPHIA: LEA AND BLANCHARD. 1847.

CONTENTS.

Page Aces, the convertible 117 Æolipiles 60 Aigrettes 185 Air pump 77 bottles broken by 77 glass broken by 77 hand fixed by 77 water boiled by 78 bubbles, vegetable 78 electrified 98 Alarum 147 Alphabet, changes of, in square Yards 59 Apparition, armed 126 Atmosphere, to show the Pressure of 137 Aurora Borealis, electric 91

Bacchus, animated 81 Ball, electrified 97 electric 99 Balloon, artificial 81 electric 96 Cases in Fire works 184 Balloons, Paper, to construct 42 in Fire works, to load with Stars, Serpents, &c. 184 Balls, dancing 93 Barley, the Awn of, an Hydrometer 157 Bell, magic 79 Bladder, exploded 80 cemented 81 Blue, to change to White 35 Bodies, two inodorous, become pungent by Mixture 145 Body, combustible, to ignite by reflection 57 Bottle, magic 48 enchanted 59 Bronzing, the Art of 133 Bubble, exploding 13 Bubbles, aërial 78 Burning glasses, account of two 32 Busts, talking 61 Butterflies, to take Impressions of on Paper 134

Cameleon Spirit 23 Camera Obscura, to construct 16 Camphor, electrified 100 Candle lighted by electricity 84 Bombs 84 Card, divining 107 numerical 108 hit upon by guess 109 found by the Point of a Sword 109 changed by Word of Command 109 in the Ring 112 in the Mirror 113 in the Opera glass 113 discovered by the throw of a Die 115 under the Handkerchief 117 to tell that a person has touched 117 in the Pocket book 118 in the Egg 118 discovered by the Touch or Smell 119 Cards, magnetic 71 Amusements with 101 Points on three, to name, &c... Continue reading book >>




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