Philosophical toy "Harlequin"

Philosophical toy "Harlequin"

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Description (Brief)
No extant maker's markings. "570" (under base), 5h-4 (paper sticker). Field provided by a pair of electromagnets mounted on a wooden base, with axis vertical. Armature is the iron bar of a swing on which a ceramic clown-doll stands. A small screw is set near the top of the left-hand upright, purpose unknown. A binding post is set on top of each upright. Reference: Groenendijk Catalog, page 20, unit 5h-4.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Demonstration Apparatus
Other Terms
Demonstration Apparatus; Electromagnetic Devices
Date made
c1852
date made
ca 1852
Measurements
overall: 9 in x 4 1/8 in x 7 1/2 in; 22.86 cm x 10.4775 cm x 19.05 cm
ID Number
EM.315530
catalog number
315530
collector/donor number
5h-4
accession number
216300
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