Electromagnetic bell on mahogany base

Electromagnetic bell on mahogany base

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Description (Brief)
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.
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Object Name
Bell, Electric
electric bell
date made
ca 1860
overall: 7 in x 6 in x 6 1/2 in; 17.78 cm x 15.24 cm x 16.51 cm
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From the Smithsonian Institution
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National Museum of American History
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