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coil for the stator ready for pressing into the frame

"INNARDS" OF A HUGE GENERATOR

CD 2478010 E&MP10.032

Dynamos

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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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STATOR

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.
 


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