Toy Electric Motor and Lineshaft

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Description (Brief)
This toy electric motor or generator was made by an unknown maker around 1908. There is a commutator and flywheel at the base that attaches to line shaft with three pulleys at the top. An engine could be attached to the drive shaft of the toy, rotating the center wheel in a magnetic field, producing an electric current.
Currently not on view
date made
overall: 8 in x 6 5/8 in x 4 5/8 in; 20.32 cm x 16.8275 cm x 11.7475 cm
flywheel - from catalog card: 3 in; x 7.62 cm
overall - from catalog card: 8 in x 6 3/4 in x 4 1/2 in; 20.32 cm x 17.145 cm x 11.43 cm
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Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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