Page magneto with counter

Description (Brief):

An electric motor with counter and magnetic brake. Page magneto motor, with counter attached. Horseshoe magnet, painted red, placed horizontally with a two-coil electromagnet set to rotate at the poles. The magnet is 10 1/2" long and 4 1/2" wide. A copper disk, 5 1/2" in diameter is mounted on the base, and apparently is to be driven by the motor. This may be some form of Arago's disc, adjustable on its base. No manufacturer's name is apparent on the specimen. The counter determines armature revolutions. Reference: Davis Manual of Magnetism (Boston, 1869) page 212 for magnet & armature construction. The counter mechanism appears modern.

Date Made: ca 1869

Maker: Page, Charles Grafton

Location: Currently not on view

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: from the Smithsonian Institution

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: EM.315173Catalog Number: 315173Accession Number: 219145

Object Name: Motorelectric motorOther Terms: Motor; Electromagnetic Devices

Measurements: overall: 7 3/4 in x 8 in x 12 3/4 in; 19.685 cm x 20.32 cm x 32.385 cm


Record Id: nmah_705141

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