Electromagnetic bell on mahogany base

Electromagnetic bell on mahogany base

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Electro-magnetic Bell, on mahogany base. A 1909 list records this with other Joseph Henry apparatus. Two coiled electromagnets are mounted side-by-side horizontally on the base. An armature mounted between two adjustable posts includes the bell striker. The bell is mounted on a wooden saddle that spans the middle of the magnets. Two binding posts are opposite the armature to provide electrical connections. The wires are inlaid under the base.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Bell, Electric
electric bell
date made
ca 1860
Measurements
overall: 7 in x 6 in x 6 1/2 in; 17.78 cm x 15.24 cm x 16.51 cm
ID Number
EM.181552
catalog number
181552
accession number
32407
Credit Line
From the Smithsonian Institution
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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