Pilsen Joel dynamo, about 1875

Made:
1870-1880 in Europe
Pilsen Joel Dynamo

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Pilsen Joel Dynamo
Science Museum Group Collection
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Arc lighting dynamo, by Pilsen Joel, about 1875.

This dynamo was formerly employed for the lighting of Bethnal Green Museum. It is of a modified Gramme ring pattern; the active portion of the armature winding is radial, the magnetic field being arranged to pass horizontally through the armature.

Details

Category:
Electricity Supply
Object Number:
1920-351
Materials:
brass coils, copper, metal or cast iron, paint and picean wax (possibly)
Measurements:
overall (estimate): 1030 mm x 1500 mm x 660 mm, ,
type:
generator
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
H.M. Office of Works