Friday, 23 September 2016

Faraday's Other Stunning Invention; Not Related To Electricity

Image courtesy: Robert Magina
RUBBER BALLOONS!! Yes, Michael Faraday made the first rubber balloon. Previously, balloons were made of pig bladders and animal intestines. In 1824, Michael Faraday experimented with natural rubber, also called Indian rubber or caoutchouc. He published his experiments with rubber in a 19th Century British scientific periodical called 'Quartely Journal of Science';of which he was an editor. 
L. Brake; Marysa. Demoor (2009)D 

Dictionary of Nineteenth-century Journalism in Great Britain and Ireland. Retrieved: 23-09-16

-Knight and Lacey, (1824)
Mechanics' Magazine and Journal of Science, Arts, and Manufactures, Volume 2. Retrieved: 23-09-16

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