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Griffin Faraday "Homopolar" Generator, Late 19th/Early 20th Century

Item Details

A circa 1900 antique Faraday “Homopolar” hand cranked low voltage direct current generator. This unit generates current by rotating a conductive disc with copper contact plates and brushes through a static magnetic field produced within the brass housings at either end of the unit. The piece features English Walnut construction in a dark finish and is marked Griffin of Garrick St., London to the central post.

Brand: Griffin
Marks: Label, Maker’s Mark
Period: Late 19th/ Early 20th Century
Working Condition: Not tested
  • Please note, this is an item that may be especially difficult to move and/or transport. Unless the shipping option is selected, the winner is responsible for bringing appropriate assistance, vehicle, proper materials, and any necessary tools to pickup.

Terms & Conditions


- wheel spins, power generation not tested, missing copper brushes.


32.0" W x 20.0" H x 15.0" D

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