An Awful Demonstration
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Lecturing, Education, Magnetism, Gender, Accidents
Shows a densely crowded room used for 'Old Bunger's scientific conversazione'. The lecturer's attempt to demonstrate the 'power of a large magnet' is ruined by the attractive force between the magnet and the iron frames of the crinoline dresses worn by several ladies. Accordingly, the women are dragged to the lecture bench and fall over each other.
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