Toy Electric Motor

Description (Brief)
This electric motor is possibly a Weeden No. 117 motor that was manufactured by the Weeden Manufacturing Company of New Bedford, Massachusetts from around 1916 until 1918. The motor turns the drive wheel, which could be attached to a line shaft with pulleys to power a variety of machine shop toy accessories.
Currently not on view
Object Name
toy, electric motor
date made
flywheel - from catalog card: 2 in; x 5.08 cm
overall - from catalog card: 3 1/2 in x 4 in x 4 in; 8.89 cm x 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm
overall: 3 1/2 in x 4 in x 4 in; 8.89 cm x 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Family & Social Life
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe
maker referenced
Maass, Eleanor A.. Greville Bathe's "Theatre of Machines": The Evolution of a Scholar and His Collection

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