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Hare, Robert, 1781-1858



  • Existence: 1781 - 1858

Robert Hare (January 17, 1781 – May 15, 1858) was an early American chemist. Hare was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 17, 1781. He developed and experimented with the oxy-hydrogen blowpipe, with Edward Daniel Clarke of Oxford, shortly after 1800. By the 1820s, Hare had developed the "galvanic deflagrator", a type of voltaic battery having large plates used for producing rapid and powerful combustion. In 1853, Hare conducted experiments with mediums. A year later Hare had converted to Spiritualism and wrote several books that made him very famous in the United States as a Spiritualist.

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Robert Hare letter

Mss 827229
Identifier: Mss 827229
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