'Magnetic river' demonstration, a linear electric

Made:
1968-1972 in Imperial College of Science and Technology
inventor:
Eric Roberts Laithwaite

'Magnetic river' demonstration, a linear electric motor combining levitation and propulsion, comprising two sections of track with support frames, four capacitor banks, and a vehicle, devised by Professor Eric Laithwaite and built c.1970

Details

Category:
Electricity Supply
Object Number:
2000-429
Materials:
aluminium, copper, iron, wood
Measurements:
track section, 2, each, approx: 1000 x 3000 x 500 mm
vehicle: mm
type:
linear electric motor
credit:
University of Sussex, School of Engineering.
status:
Permanent collection

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