Joseph Henry Electromagnet Equipment - First Electromagnetic Motor

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Henry, Joseph 1797-1878


Joseph Henry was an American scientist who served as the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. He discovered the electromagnetic phenomenon of self-inductance (SI).

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 27C, Image No. SIA_000095_B27C_036

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520



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  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Electromagnets



Local number

SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B27C_036]

Physical description

Cabinet photographs; 4.25 x 6.5;

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