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Clarke's magneto-electric machine, 19th century.

Clarke's magneto-electric machine, 19th century.
3 5 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 27cm


In principle, this machine is the same as the machine invented by J Saxton, the only significant difference being in the composition of the magnet itself. E M Clarke's machine in this form requires a source of electric current to energize the electromagnet. Clarke invented the machine in 1835, and J Newman manufactured it bewteen 1836 and 1837.

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