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Electro Magnet

From the Collection of The Ed Muirhead Physics Museum Level 2, The School of Physics, David Caro Building (192) Corner of Elgin and Swanston Streets The University of Melbourne Parkville VIC

Description
Composite object with three feet supporting two squared cylinders attached to a clamping device and metal block with four current terminals. Cylinders are covered with red leather. Metal block and clamp base appear painted.
Size
19cm x 23.5cm x 22cm
Object Registration
454
Keywords
cambridge scientific instrument company, electro magnet, electrical equipment, electrical instrumentation
Historical information
Horace Darwin, youngest surviving son of Charles Darwin, was a founding partner of the Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company in 1881 (http://www.museumoftechnology.com/cic.html).
When Made
between 1881 and 1968
Made By
Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company (Scientific Instruments)
Inscriptions & Markings
Engraved on terminal block: 'No 15548 / THE CAMBRIDGE SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENT CO LTD. CAMBRIDGE. ENGLAND'
Engraved on side of terminal block: 'To be excited from 200 volts circuit / with coils in series. Connect terminals 2 & 3.'
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM