Siemens magneto electric machine

Description (Brief):

"Siemens Magneto" written on the inside of the (disjoint) cover. A magneto that uses four horseshoe magnets mounted inside a walnut box with a handle on the side. Brass handles are provided with the magneto. Terminals are on the top of the case. 5h-40 on collection tag but the 0 is crossed thru in favor of a 1. "595" or "593" is painted inside the box. Reference: Groenendijk Catalog, page 20, item 5h-41.

Date Made: ca 1857

Location: Currently not on view

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: EM.315595Catalog Number: 315595Accession Number: 216300Collector/Donor Number: 5h-40 or 41?

Object Name: Magnetomagneto generator

Measurements: overall: 8 in x 8 1/4 in x 6 in; 20.32 cm x 20.955 cm x 15.24 cm


Record Id: nmah_1271230

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