'Thunder pump' magneto-electric device, 1856

Made:
1856 in London

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"Thunder pump" magneto-electric device, W T Henley's Telegraph Works Company Limited, London, 1856. This
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"Thunder pump" magneto-electric device, W T Henley's Telegraph Works Company Limited, London, 1856. This
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

"Thunder pump" magneto-electric device, W T Henley's Telegraph Works Company Limited, London, 1856. This
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

'Thunder pump' magneto-electric device, made by W T Henley's Telegraph Works Company Limited, London, England, 1856.

This design of magneto-electric machine was used by the Electric Telegraph Company. Pumping the handle created a strong alternating current, which rang a call bell at the far end.

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Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
1876-1375
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), silk, steel (metal), wood (unidentified)
type:
magneto
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • generator
credit:
From Reid Brothers
status:
Loan

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