Replica of William Sturgeon's rotary electromagnetic engine

Made:
1832 in unknown place
maker:
William Sturgeon
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Reproduction of first rotary electromagnetic engine (1832), made by Sturgeon
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Reproduction of first rotary electromagnetic engine (1832), made by Sturgeon
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reproduction of first rotary electromagnetic engine (1832), made by Sturgeon
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reproduction of first rotary electromagnetic engine (1832), made by Sturgeon
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reproduction of first rotary electromagnetic engine (1832), made by Sturgeon
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Reproduction of first rotary electromagnetic engine (1832), made by Sturgeon
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Wooden replica of the first rotary electromagnetic engine. Original made made by William Sturgeon around 1832

William Sturgeon made the first electromagnet in 1824. In 1832 he designed the first electric motor to carry out useful work, using it to turn a meat-roasting spit.

Details

Category:
Electricity Supply
Object Number:
1931-536
Materials:
metal (unknown) and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall: 490 mm x 555 mm x 555 mm, 24 kg
type:
rotary electromagnetic engine