Faraday’s nieces were lucky to live with an uncle who
valued their education, rare for girls at that time. Here Michael Kitchen endearingly captures the delight Faraday takes in demonstrating to his young, in-house audience
the generation of electricity from a battery.

Faraday's Dream: Michael Kitchen: demonstrating battery 1

Faraday's Dream: Michael Kitchen: demonstrating battery 2Faraday's Dream: Michael Kitchen: demonstrating battery 3

And later he unveils to them his groundbreaking electric motor based on electromagnetic rotation:

Faraday's Dream: Michael Kitchen: demonstrating motor 1Faraday's Dream: Michael Kitchen: demonstrating motor 2
Faraday's Dream: Michael Kitchen: demonstrating motor 3Faraday's Dream: Michael Kitchen: demonstrating motor 4
Faraday's Dream: Michael Kitchen: demonstrating motor 5Faraday's Dream: Michael Kitchen: demonstrating motor 6
Faraday's Dream: Michael Kitchen: demonstrating motor 7Faraday's Dream: Michael Kitchen: demonstrating motor 8
Faraday's Dream: Michael Kitchen: demonstrating motor 9Faraday's Dream: Michael Kitchen: demonstrating motor 10

The open dish of mercury, though. Yikes. Faraday’s regular exposure to mercury while conducting experiments could be why he suffered from headaches and memory loss later in life.

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