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about 1934 - C.E. Skinner with the world's smallest synchronous electric motor

TINIEST OF ELECTRIC MOTORS

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Electric Motors

about 1934

What is believed to be the world's smallest synchronous electric motor is shown by C.E. Skinner, assistant director of engineering for the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company.

About the size of a hickory nut, it runs on ordinary house current. Its rating is approximately one-half cricket power. This motor is used in delicate devices which require a constant speed with very little power  


Original Caption by Science Service
Westinghouse



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