Electromagnet

Made:
1840 in England
maker:
James Prescott Joule

Electromagnet made by James Joule for experiments on lifting power, c. 1840.

One of a number of electromagnets constructed to investigate how much work could be extracted, Experiments carried out at Salford brewery.

Long cylindrical piece of iron divided in two longitudinally; one half wound with cotton-covered copper wire, other half wound only in centre. Both halves have eyelet drews along their length.

Details

Category:
Scientific Instruments & Research
Object Number:
Y1969.5.20
Materials:
copper (metal), iron and wood (unidentified)
type:
electromagnet
taxonomy:
credit:
Gift of University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology