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Details of experiment with a foot-long iron bar to show that the bar has a different direction or polarity as at either end as it is turned to and from the Earth which corroborates findings by Edmund Halley

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Details of a magnetical experiment by Thomas Henshaw, RBO/6/4, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 15 July 2024

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