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Anti-Magnetic Shield

Pictured: Illustration Demonstrating the Magnetic Field of a Magnetized Watch, “Magnetism in Watches” by Charles K. Giles, Western Electrician, June 30, 1888 As non-magnetic watches and anti-magnetic shields gained popularity with a growing concern over electromagnetism, each became subject to attacks from interests supporting the...
Pictured: “Ajax Insulators” Advertisement, The Jewelers’ Circular, August 3, 1898. As electricity was being adopted across the globe in the 1880s, the watch industry was met with the challenge of magnetism from electromagnetic fields.  When the delicate hairspring, balance, and steel parts of the watch...
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