Lord Kelvin William Thomson
 

Lord Kelvin William Thomson

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In 1852, William Thomson, together with James Prescott Joule, discovered what became known as the ‘Joule-Thomson Cooling Effect’, which causes gases to undergo a fall in temperature, as they expand through a nozzle. He also invented the Thomson mirror-galvanometer, used in the first transatlantic telegraph cable, linking Ireland with Canada; and in 1870, he invented a new and improved compass, which was adopted by the British Navy in 1882.

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Lord Kelvin William Thomson Print

This beautiful print of Lord Kelvin William Thomson (1824 - 1907) comes in four sizes 12" x 16" or 16" x 20" or 20" x 24" and Poster size 24" x 36" with two different finishes, Gloss or Parchment and will be delivered to your home or business within 14 days. For a small additional charge you can have a short biography of Lord Kelvin William Thomson printed beside the portrait.

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