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coil for the stator ready for pressing into the frame


CD 2478010 E&MP10.032


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This coil for the stator, or stationary part, of a large generator is ready for pressing into the stator frame in the East Pittsburgh Works of the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company.

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Move a wire through a magnetic field and it will create an electric current.

So found Faraday and Henry in experiments a century ago and ever since man has create [sic] electricity by this method.

Modern generators thus require, as generators always have, two parts; one moving (the rotor) and another stationary (the stator).

It is the function of the latter to create the magnetic field in which can move the wires of the rotor.

Original Caption by Science Service

National Museum of American History


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