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Section of Rooms XII and XIII
 Electrodynamics and Electromagnetism

In the 19th century, to the numerous devices used to perform spectacular experiments in electrostatics, were added portable kits of instruments to illustrate the phenomena of electrodynamics and electromagnetism discovered after the invention of the electric battery (1800).

Objects
Apparatus demonstrating electrodynamic attraction and repulsion

Apparatus demonstrating electrodynamic attraction and repulsion

Inv. 375
Tecnomasio Italiano, Milan, ca. 1865

Apparatus demonstrating pointed and ball lightning conductors

Apparatus demonstrating pointed and ball lightning conductors

Inv. 2693
Maker unknown, late 18th cent.

Demonstration model of Oersted's experiment

Demonstration model of Oersted's experiment

Inv. 1201
Carlo Dell'Acqua, Milan, ca. 1850

Device for boring glass

Device for boring glass

Inv. 3764
Maker unknown, 19th cent.

Faraday's net

Faraday's net

Inv. 387
Maker unknown, first half 19th cent.

Luminous discharge tube

Luminous discharge tube

Inv. 852
Maker unknown, English?, late 18th cent.

Magnetic cabinet

Magnetic cabinet

Inv. 3753
George Adams junior, London, ca. 1780

Nobili's electromagnetic kit

Nobili's electromagnetic kit

Inv. 1553
Maker unknown, ca. 1833

Nobili's flat coil

Nobili's flat coil

Inv. 465
Maker unknown, ca. 1830

Nobili's model of Ampère's theory of magnetism

Nobili's model of Ampère's theory of magnetism

Inv. 3760
Maker unknown, ca. 1830

Nobili's models of Ampère's theory of magnetism

Nobili's models of Ampère's theory of magnetism

Inv. 3759
Maker unknown, ca. 1830

Nobili's rotating electromagnetic coil

Nobili's rotating electromagnetic coil

Inv. 377
Maker unknown, ca. 1830

Plate electrical machine

Plate electrical machine

Inv. 2705
Maker unknown, English?, second half 18th cent.

Puffer for Lichtenberg figures

Puffer for Lichtenberg figures

Inv. 1257
Maker unknown, late 18th cent.