Westinghouse alternating current fan motor

Westinghouse alternating current fan motor

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Description (Brief)
One Tesla fan motor. Nameplate reads "Westinghouse Elec.&M'f'g Co. / Pittsburgh, PA. / Pat. Tesla Jan 27'[18]91 / Hassler Feb.12'[18]89 / Other patents applied for Style No. 2624 / Volts 50 Altern. 7200." An early 2-phase alternating current induction motor with voltage input terminals on frame. Frame affixed to pedestal mounting. Removable rotor assembly. Reference: The Westinghouse Engineer, January 1950, page 72
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
motor
induction motor
electric fan
electric appliance
Other Terms
Fan; Motors and Generators
date made
ca 1892
ca. 1892
maker
Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co.
Measurements
overall: 11 1/4 in x 11 in x 8 in; 28.575 cm x 27.94 cm x 20.32 cm
ID Number
EM.319275
catalog number
319275.01
accession number
235101
Credit Line
from Brown University, Div. of Engineering thru George M. Smith
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National Museum of American History
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