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Image caption[Faraday's mutual induction coil]
Creator (Inventor) Faraday, Michael , 1791 - 1867
Image Type Photograph of item
Image Date [19--]
Size 19 x 14.7 cm.
Call number Smith P/C423.24A S
Notes Coil developed by Faraday ca. 1831 to demonstrate electromagnetic induction. Apparatus consists of two coils of copper wire wound on a soft iron ring. Faraday's coil was a predecessor of the transformer. Original: Faraday Museum, Royal Institution, Great Britain. P/C423.24b S (not scanned) is a postcard showing the same image.
Apparatus in the image (See Glossary)
Apparatus Name Function Material
Electromagnet Electricity  Metal: Iron