Magneto-electric machine

Description (Brief):

No extant maker's markings. Stationary, double, compound horseshoe magnets, revolving armature, horizontal driving wheel and commutator, walnut base. Derrick supports two coils and an iron crank. Unit may have been used by Joseph Henry. Reference: American Journal of Science, vol. 48 (1844-45) pages 392-93. (Magnets look like Sexton machine illustrated in Silliman, Physics, (1869), page 632.

Date Made: 1845

Maker: Page, Charles Grafton

See more items in: Work and Industry: Electricity

Exhibition: Lighting a Revolution

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: From the Smithsonian Institution

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: EM.181550Catalog Number: 181550Accession Number: 32407

Object Name: generatormagneto generator

Measurements: overall: 8 1/2 in x 15 in x 7 3/4 in; 21.59 cm x 38.1 cm x 19.685 cm


Record Id: nmah_1300719

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