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The Painful Birth of the DC Electric Motor - June 2012

The article "The Painful Birth of the DC Electric Motor" appeared in the June 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Summary
Defined in rudimentary terms, an electric motor is a device that uses electricity to create mechanical force. But in 1834, when our story takes place, most people would have trouble understanding the ramifications. That was the year that one of the earliest DC electric motors was invented—by a blacksmith.

Keywords
Thomas Davenport, DC motors, history

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