If there was magic that works like telekinesis in a country similar to 18th century England, would the knowledge level and things that have already been invented/discovered be enough for someone to make a tool that will work with it? Either in the 18th century or before the 18th century. The world currently is in the 18th century but it doesn't mean someone before the 18th couldn't make it. I would actually rather someone make it earlier if they could.
The magic I'm talking about is manipulation of matter using the energy one gets from eating. Only basic manipulation, things you could do physically, nothing too crazy. Stuff like moving a box or heating up some water. Nothing like changing an element into another, or creating matter. Let's say there is an organ in the brain for this purpose. Using the body to do something physically uses less energy than doing the same thing with magic.
In another question, I got my explanation of how my magic might work. How might telekinesis and pyrokinesis work if they were possible?
I'm going with the idea by a4android that people's brains have evolved to the point where they can sense part of the quantum vacuum, the virtual particles. They have also developed an organ to manipulate those particles. It works by spreading it through something like sound waves which influences the virtual particles emerging. Causes virtual photons rise in a coherent "volume" causing the Compton Effect and making the target move. The photons disappear back into the vacuum.
This world has had magic since the beginning, it just wasn't found out or usable until later (like in the Common Era). Is it possible for a smart person, with Georgian era knowledge or knowledge from earlier in the past and their way of thinking, to create a tool that makes magic easier to use? Or something that uses magic for other purposes? If so what would they create and why would they think of creating it? I assume people think of survival first then convenience then entertainment.