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Page reciprocating motor, patent #10480

Page reciprocating motor, patent #10480

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Work and Industry: Electricity
date made
1853
ID Number
EM.252672
catalog number
252672
accession number
49064
Description (Brief)
Patent model of Charles Page's 1853 electro-locomotive. US Patent 10480, Electromagnetic Engine, issued 31 January 1854 to Charles G. Page. No extant maker's markings. Four solenoids of heavy wires are set horizontally, with a sliding framework carrying the armature to and fro from the coils. A lever mechanism operates a small flywheel. Double-axis reciprocating engine. Patent Claims: The use of horizontal "axial" bars in combination with electromagnets and armatures, and the use of square wires in construction of helices. Reference: W. James King, Development of Electrical Technology in the 19th Century, page 270.
Location
Currently not on view
maker
Page, Charles Grafton
Measurements
overall: 5 1/4 in x 11 in x 4 3/4 in; 13.335 cm x 27.94 cm x 12.065 cm
Location
National Museum of American History
Object Name
Motor
electric motor
Object Type
Patent Model
Other Terms
Motor; Magnetic Devices; Electromagnetic Devices; Electromagnetic Devices
Record ID
nmah_705564