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Solenoid Associated with Edward Hebern

Solenoid Associated with Edward Hebern

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Description
The American inventor Edward Hebern (1869-1952) designed a series of machines for encrypting messages. The Smithsonian collections include a few of these as part of accession 1991.0190. Like many inventors, Hebern accumulated a variety of spare parts. These are some of them, part of museum transaction 1991.3033.
This solenoid has wire covered with white cloth wound around a (plastic?) core.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
solenoid
maker
Edward Hebern
Measurements
overall: 5.8 cm x 21.6 cm x 4.8 cm; 2 9/32 in x 8 1/2 in x 1 7/8 in
ID Number
1991.3033.069
catalog number
1991.3033.069
nonaccession number
1991.3033
Credit Line
Gift of T. Scripps Downing
subject
Mathematics
Codes and Ciphers
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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