Barlow's wheel, March 1822. Original sketch

Barlow, Peter

 
Barlow's wheel, March 1822. Original sketch
4 0 c m
 
32cm
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

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Barlow's wheel, March 1822. Original sketch accompanying a letter from the English mathematician and physicist Peter Barlow (1776- 1862) to Michael Faraday (1791-1867). This device, considered to be one of the first models of an electric motor supplied by continuous current, was projected and built by Barlow in 1822.

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