Electromechanical machine, 18th century

Electromechanical machine, 18th century

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Credit: KING'S COLLEGE LONDON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Electromechanical machine. 18th-century diagram of an electrical machine with glass panes in discs (right), seen from the side (left). A handle is used to turn the discs. Early applications of electrical machines included demonstrations to amuse and entertain the public. Diagram from 'Versuche, Unterhaltungen und Belustigunyen aus der naturlichen Magie' (Experiments, Entertainments and Amusements of Natural Magic, 1791) by German instrument maker Johann Conrad Gutle (1747-1827).

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