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Page direct current reciprocating motor (model)

Page direct current reciprocating motor (model)

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Description (Brief)
Typed paper strip reads: "Reciprocating Motor, Page's Type, about 1840." Two sets of spool electromagnets are affixed to a wooden base. Iron armatures arranged on two balances alternately move in and out of the magnets. A geared mechanism turns a fly-wheel. Reference: American Journal of Science, vol. 35, page 264.
Currently not on view
Object Name
electric motor
Other Terms
Motor; Electromagnetic Devices
date made
ca 1840
associated person
Page, Charles Grafton
overall: 6 in x 12 in x 6 in; 15.24 cm x 30.48 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
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accession number
Credit Line
from Princeton University, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, thru Dean Howard Menand
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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