F.W. Funckler Electro-magnetic Machine.

F.W. Funckler Electro-magnetic Machine.

Stock Number: 00 400619 B S



49 x 27 x 50 cm.



Country of manufacture


Categories: Scientific, Technology, Physics & Chemistry, Engineering antiques


An Elector-magnetic machine by F.W Funckler, Haarlem, C 1870. Mahany cased supports an iron frame holding 4 horseshoe magnets. The pokes rest on soft iron that has a tunnel within which rotates a armature. This is driven by turning the large wheel at one ned, the power being taken off at the other end. Measurements 49 x 27 x 50 cm.

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Van Leest Antiques

Van Leest Antiques, based in Utrecht in the Netherlands, specialises in antique scientific and medical instruments. Their collection covers mainly scientific and medical antique instruments: barometers, globes and planataria, nautical instruments, anatomical models, and pharmacy items. Toon Van Leest travels regularly in Europe and visits trade fairs, auctions, and antique dealers to collect stock and to find pieces to fulfil his clients' unusual requests.

As well as being an avid antique collector and dealer, Toon Van Leest is also a dentist. He believes that antiques are a stable investment, not reliant on trends or fashion, and have truly lasting value. Above all, he says, antiques are timeless and never lose their beauty.