Solenoid with Yoke and Plunger Associated with Edward Hebern

Solenoid with Yoke and Plunger 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 steel plastic-covered coil attachs to cloth-covered wires. A mark reads: WESTERN ELECTROMECHANICAL CO. (/) MANUFACTURING ENGINEERS (/) 300 Broadway OAKLAND [...].
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
solenoid with yoke and plunger
maker
Edward Hebern
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6.5 cm x 5.6 cm x 4.6 cm; 2 9/16 in x 2 7/32 in x 1 13/16 in
ID Number
1991.3033.070
catalog number
1991.3033.070
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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