model of Charles G. Page electric motor

model of Charles G. Page electric motor

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Description (Brief)
Exhibited by the B&O at the Atlanta Exposition. Marking: none. Same as catalog number 181436, except that all magnets are intact on this specimen. Staff's 1897 catalog listing refers to this as a "model made by B&O RR". A 23 November 1896 letter from Charles Selden, Superintendent of Telegraph, B&O Railroad stated in part: "The models... were gotten up under the supervision of Major J. G. Pangborn to be shown at, I think, the first New Orleans Exposition sometime between 1884 and 1886,.... I do not know where they got the model of the Page electric motor, but I think it was made up from written descriptions. They are probably as near correct as could be gotten under the circumstances."
Object Name
Electric Motor
electric motor
Other Terms
Electric Motor; Electromagnetic Devices
Date made
date made
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
overall: 5 in x 11 in x 5 in; 12.7 cm x 27.94 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
from the B&O Railroad, thru John Randolph
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Lighting a Revolution
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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