Replica of James Joule's Electromagnet

Made:
Unknown place

Replica of an electromagnet used by James Joule, the original of which was used in 1843 to demonstrate the heating effect of an electric current. Horizontal glass cylinder wound with cotton fabric. Armature of metal strip bound together and wound with cotton-covered copper wire.

Details

Category:
Scientific Instruments & Research
Object Number:
Y1969.5.8
Materials:
copper (metal), cotton (textile), glass and wood (unidentified)
type:
electromagnet
taxonomy:
credit:
Gift of University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology