Gramme dynamo, 1870s

Gramme dynamo, 1870s

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Caption: Gramme dynamo. Historical illustration of the improved dynamo design produced in 1871 by Belgian engineer Zenobe Gramme (1826-1901). Dynamos are devices used to convert rotary motion into electrical power. This is achieved by rotating magnets around wires, and generates direct electrical currents. Artwork from 'Electricite' (1911) by Max de Nansouty, part of the 'Les merveilles de la science' series of 1867-1891 by Louis Figuier.

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