A look at how magnets work.
No title - attraction magnets.
Probably filmed at Pathe studios, London.
M/S of a girl dressed as a French maid playing with a large magnet, a 'professor' takes it away from her. M/S as he talks, he looks to be explaining how it works, the maid brings in a tray and the magnet picks up the iron filings on it. C/U of the filings. C/U of a straight bar magnet. M/S of magnet on pivot. Various shots of patterns made with iron filings when a magnet is placed underneath the paper they are on, showing how they can attract and repel.
M/S of man dressed as old shepherd who discovered the magnet. M/S of his stick. M/S of natural magnet lodestone. Various shots of galvanometer diagram showing how it all works. Various shots of motor cars and aeroplanes made possible by the magnet.