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Magnes, sive, De arte magnetica opus tripartitum

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Magnes, sive, De arte magnetica opus tripartitum

By Athanasius Kircher


The 'Magnes' is also a landmark of horology, as noted in Kircher’s wikipedia entry: “Kircher also constructed a magnetic clock, the mechanism of which he explained in his Magnes (1641). The device had originally been invented by another Jesuit, Fr.  Linus of Liege, and was descri…

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