The Derby Horseshoe Magnet
C H B
C H B *
Magnetism, Amusement, Force
Follows on from PU1/48/21/6. Using the magnet to symbolise the attractive power of the Epsom Derby, this illustration shows two horse-racing 'magnates' sitting astride a giant upturned horseshoe magnet, itself pivoting on an enormous horsewhip. The magnetic poles are seen drawing large groups of horse-racing punters, and bags of money. The rest of the picture includes illustrations of the jockeys and their horses, and the food and drink associated with the horse-race.
© Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Project, Universities of Leeds and Sheffield, 2005 - 2020
Printed from Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical: An Electronic Index, v. 4.0, The Digital Humanities Institute <http://www.sciper.org> [accessed ]