Wilde electro-magnetic machine, patent #59,738

Wilde electro-magnetic machine, patent #59,738

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Description (Brief)
Model for US Patent 59738, "Magneto," issued 13 November 1866 to Henry Wilde, figures 3 and 4. Claim: A method for constructing magnet cylinders for magneto-electric and electro-magnetic machines by making them of segment iron concaves with intervening strips of non-electric (insulating) material. A magneto (catalog 252636) is used to energize the field coils of this machine. Turning a D.C. output current. A commutator with spring brushes is provided on one side of the armature shaft.
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Object Name
electrical generator
Other Terms
Generator; Motors and Generators
Date made
Wilde, Henry
overall: 8 3/4 in x 10 in x 6 3/4 in; 22.225 cm x 25.4 cm x 17.145 cm
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Work and Industry: Electricity
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National Museum of American History
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