Weeden No. 101 Electric Motor

Description (Brief):

The Weeden no. 101 electric generator was produced by the Weeden Manufacturing Company of New Bedford, Massachusetts from 1912 until 1918. The toy is an electromagnetic generator, producing a direct electric current through the rotation of a wire coil in a magnetic field. The center axel of the generator could be connected to the flywheel of a Weeden steam engine, rotating the center coil, turning mechanical power into electricity.

Description (Brief)

The Weeden Manufacturing Company was founded in New Bedford, Massachusetts by William M. Weeden in the early 1880s, originally producing a variety of tinplate household items. In 1884 it introduced the Weeden No. 1 Steam engine as “a new and great premium for boys” who were subscribers to the Youth’s Companion magazine. Weeden made over a hundred different models of toy steam engines until the company ceased operations in 1952.

Date Made: ca 1900

Location: Currently not on view

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Related Publication: Maass, Eleanor A.. Greville Bathe's "Theatre of Machines": The Evolution of a Scholar and His Collection

Credit Line: Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MC.329036Catalog Number: 329036Accession Number: 278175

Object Name: toy, electric motor

Measurements: overall - from catalog card: 4 in x 6 in x 4 in; 10.16 cm x 15.24 cm x 10.16 cmflywheel - from catalog card: 2 5/8 in; x 6.6675 cmoverall: 4 in x 4 1/2 in x 6 in; 10.16 cm x 11.43 cm x 15.24 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-84b1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_847171

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