5K40.81 - Antique Hand Crank Generator

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Antique Hand Crank Generator
Electric Generation
Area of Study:
Electricity & Magnetism
Antique Hand Crank Generator.

You may need another O-Ring belt for this.  Make sure the contacts/brushes are touching the armature and the all the connections are tight or correct.

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  • Thomas B. Greenslade, "Magneto-Electric Machine", AJP, Vol. 74, #9, Sept. 2006, p. 845.
  • "Saxton's Magneto-Electric Machine", Pike's Illustrated Catalogue of Scientific & Medical Instruments, 1984, p. 55 - 57.
  • E. Leybold's Nachfolger, Cologne, "6916. Electromagnetic Induction Apparatus", Catalogue of Physical Apparatus, p. 245 - 246.
  • Joseph H. Adams, "The Uni-direction Dynamo", Harper's Electricity Book for Boys, p. 230 - 238.

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