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Hans Christian ØrstedReading Nature's Mind$
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Dan Ch. Christensen

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199669264

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669264.001.0001

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| 1831–9 | 1831–9 Technology and Industry

| 1831–9 | 1831–9 Technology and Industry

(p.496) (p.497) 48 | 1831–9 Technology and Industry
Hans Christian Ørsted

Dan C. Christensen

Oxford University Press

A Scottish Professor Johnston visits Ørsted. So far his nearest associates had not been his own disciples, but now he recruits them from his pupils at the Polytechnic Institute. Scharling becomes his son-in-law. The manoeuvre to amalgamate the Military High School with the Polytechnic Institute is outlined. The rivalry between Zeise and Scharling is settled. The government commissions Ørsted to undertake a project of artesian well boring to procure drinking water for Copenhagen. The project is costly and unsuccessful. Ørsted's electromagnetic telegraph is demonstrated at the Polytechnic Institute. The industrial exhibitions of 1834 and 1836 are organized, and the Polytechnic Institute is conspicuous by its absence. The Industrial Association is founded without the participation of Ørsted, whose contribution to technological progress remains shallow.

Keywords:   Professor Johnston, Scharling and Zeise, artesian well boring, electromagnetic telegraph, industrial exhibitions, the Industrial Association

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