The Charles Grafton Page’s Solenoid Electric Motor is a device that converts electrical energy into mechanical energy. Charles Page was an important patent examiner and inventor in the mid-19th century. He was a contemporary of Joseph Henry, a leading American scientist in the then-new field of electromagnetism, and the Smithsonian’s first Secretary. Page made many electromagnetic devices. His primary interest was in replacing the steam power with electricity. We leave it to the reader to determine the extent to which he succeeded, and the impact on society, as the resources accompanying this first Invention Kit are explored.
Solenoid Unit ( Electricity and Magnetism )