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‘The Gutta Percha Staff’: between respectable and risqué satire in 1848

Jo Briggs

in Novelty fair: British visual culture between Chartism and the Great Exhibition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719089640
eISBN:
9781526109590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089640.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art History

The third and final chapter on 1848 investigates satires on the special constable: mainly middle-class volunteers who were sworn in to assist the police in keeping order on 10 April, the day of the ... More


Inventions That Shaped the Modern World

David Segal

in One Hundred Patents That Shaped the Modern World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198834311
eISBN:
9780191872426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834311.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This entry describes the development of Morse code by Samuel Morse. It gives a background to Samuel Morse’s life. Also it describes the development of the electric telegraph on land and later using ... More


Where is Your Letter?:: (August 16–December 13, 1863)

David R. Bush

in I Fear I Shall Never Leave This Island: Life in a Civil War Prison

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037448
eISBN:
9780813042305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037448.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter explains the rules for sending and receiving mail as a prisoner-of-war. Prisoners were restricted in how much mail they could write and receive. The interaction between Wesley and Kate ... More


Thermoelasticity

Burak Erman and James E. Mark

in Structures and Properties of Rubberlike Networks

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195082371
eISBN:
9780197560433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195082371.003.0011
Subject:
Chemistry, Materials Chemistry

The important postulate that intermolecular interactions are independent of extent of deformation leads directly to the conclusion that such interactions cannot contribute to an energy of elastic ... More


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