Electromagnet core made by James Joule for electromagnetic engine.
Used to experiment on the shape of wire most suited to Joule's electromagnetic engine. The practical advantage of the solid magnet outweighed the wire magnet. Described in Joule's 1839 paper 'On the use of Electro-magnets made of iron Wire for the Electromagnetic Engine'
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