Horseshoe-shaped electromagnet used by James Joule

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Horseshoe-shaped electromagnet used by James Joule, c.1840. This electromagnet was used by the scientist James Joule for experiments about energy. Joule was a Salford resident and the son of a brewer. He was taught by the famous scientist John Dalton. Joule's experiments in 1845 led him to an new understanding of energy conversion.

Details

Category:
Scientific Instruments & Research
Object Number:
Y1969.5.24
Materials:
cotton (textile) and steel (metal)
type:
electromagnet
credit:
Gift of University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology