Matteucci Apparatus

Matteucci Apparatus

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Carlo Matteucci (1811-1868) was an Italian scientist who showed that electromagnetic induction can occur at relatively large distances and with no ferromagnetic materials. This example of a Matteucci apparatus was apparently made for classroom demonstrations. It is unsigned, and its provenance is unknown.
Ref: Carlo Matteucci, Cours spécial sur l'induction, le magnétisme de rotation (Paris, 1854).
Dionysius Lardner, Handbook of Natural Philosophy: Electricity, Magnetism, and Acoustics (London, 1856), pp. 174-175.
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Lissajous Apparatus, Electrical
Matteucci Apparatus
overall: 12 in x 7 in x 7 1/2 in; 30.48 cm x 17.78 cm x 19.05 cm
overall: 6 3/4 in x 12 in x 6 7/8 in; 17.145 cm x 30.48 cm x 17.4625 cm
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