Electro-Magnet

Physics

Accession Number: 2009.ph.62

Description:

A wooden base with a 24cm coil mounted to it with brass strips which attach to two wood brackets and then to the base. There are two terminals on one end of the wooden base with wires attached to them.

Alternative Name: Electromagnet, Solenoid

Primary Materials: Wood, Metal

Markings: None.

Dimensions (cm):

Height = 15.5cm, length = 28cm, width = 15.5cm

Function:

To create a magnetic field, probably for teaching demonstrations.

Condition:

Good. The wooden supports of the object are covered in a large number of shallow scratches and gouges, some of which appear to have been varnished over. Underneath the magnet, there are several roughly square shapes where the varnish is dull and patchy. The metal brackets of the object are also scratched. The metal ends and body of the magnet are slightly rusted.

Associated Instruments:

Manufacturer: Unknown

Date of Manufacture: Early 20th Cent.

Provenance:

University of Toronto Department of Physics

Historical Notes: