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Nobili's models of magnetic field around an electrified wire
    • Setting:
      Room XIII
    • Inventor:
      Leopoldo Nobili
    • Maker:
      unknown
    • Date:
      ca. 1830
    • Materials:
      wood
    • Dimensions:
      length 142 mm, diameter 26mm
    • Inventory:
      1179
    • Nobili's models of magnetic field around an electrified wire (Inv. 1179)

Four models of increasing complexity, made by Leopoldo Nobili (restored), visualizing Ampère's electrodynamic theory. They consist of wooden rods, painted black with arrows painted red showing the direction of the magnetic field and the lines of force. Provenance: Lorraine collections.