William Sturgeon's Electromagnet

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Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Science Museum, London
published on 20 March 2023
William Sturgeon's Electromagnet Download Full Size Image

A replica of the electromagnet invented by the Canadian engineer William Sturgeon (1783-1850). Sturgeon first devised the electromagnet in 1825; this version was invented around 1832. It was used to create a magnetic force that could provide lift and then drive a motor making it useful for all sorts of electrical machines.

Science Museum, London.

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London, S. M. (2023, March 20). William Sturgeon's Electromagnet. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17207/william-sturgeons-electromagnet/

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