5K40.11 - Antique "Walking Beam" Motor

Code Number:
5K40.11
Demo Title:
Antique "Walking Beam" Motor
Equipment:
Antique "Waking Beam" Motor.
Procedure:

Attach a 6 volt battery to the contact leads.  You will have to spin the flywheel to start the motor.

References:
  • Thomas B. Greenslade Jr., "Devices to Display Electromagnetic Rotation", TPT, Vol. 34, #7, Oct. 1996, p. 412.
  • Michael G. Littman and Lucas E. Stern, "A New Understanding of the First Electromagnetic Machine: Joseph Henry’s Vibrating Motor", AJP, Vol. 79, #2, Feb. 2011, p. 172.
  • Thomas B. Greenslade Jr., "Rotating Helices", AJP, Vol. 76, #9, Sept. 2008, p. 815.
  • Thomas B. Greenslade Jr., "Double Axial Engine", AJP, Vol. 76, #3, Mar. 2008, p. 264.
  • Thomas B. Greenslade, "Set of Apparatus for Magnetism and Galvanism.: #18 Electric Engine", AJP, Vol. 70, #9, Sept. 2002, p. 934.
  • "Magnetic Beam Engine", Pike's Illustrated Catalogue of Scientific & Medical Instruments, 1984, p. 381 - 382.
  • "Magnetic Beam Engine", Pike's Illustrated Catalogue of Scientific & Medical Instruments, 1984, p. 31 - 32.
  • E. Leybold's Nachfolger, Cologne, "6482. Apparatus to Show Application of Electricity as a Motive Force", Catalogue of Physical Apparatus, p. 216 - 217.

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