Liquid air experiments, 19th century

Liquid air experiments, 19th century

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Caption: Liquid air experiments. 19th-century artwork of experiments carried out with liquid air and its components. 1: A magnet is being used to test the magnetism of liquid oxygen. 2: Steel burning in liquid oxygen. 3: Iron pan shattered after freezing in liquid air. 4: Explosion as liquid air boils into a gas. 5. Newspaper ignited after being plunged into liquid air. 6: Ignition of a sponge impregnated with liquid air. 7: Ball of frozen rubber in liquid air. 8: Ice forming around a flask of liquid air. 9: Liquid air boiling. Artwork from the 22nd volume (second period of 1898) of the French popular science weekly 'La Science Illustree'. For a series of such experiments, see C022/2421 to C022/2423.

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