Motorcycle magneto

Made:
1919-1920 in Coventry

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M.L. magneto, type P.L.R., No. C11450

The magneto machine, which is generally based on the Simms-Bosch machine, embodies improvements patented by the lenders and Mr. E. A. Watson between 1916 and 1917.

The magneto has a rotating armature which carries the primary and secondary windings and a condenser of specially rigid construction. The magnet is smaller than usual, and it is made of cobalt steel, and is fitted with laminated pole-pieces which enable the magnetic flux to change direction rapidly and give a good spark at high engine speeds.

Details

Category:
Road Transport
Object Number:
1920-79
type:
motor cycle components
credit:
Smiths Industries plc; S. Smith & Sons (M.A.) Ltd.