200@200 : July — Forward through Innovation
c. 1890
Slattery Motor
Marmaduke Marcellus Slattery was a wizard in electrical power inventing many generators and batteries. He was often seen around town on his motorized tricycle that he invented operated by "Slattery's Battery." His achievements with electrical transmission garnered him the title of "father of the theory of Alternating Current (AC)." Duke, as many called him, rivaled even Nikola Tesla in the field of electricity. This c.1890 direct current motor was designed by Slattery; perhaps it powered that famous trike! Built at the Fort Wayne Electric Works, it features exposed wiring and wood reed wrapped middle section.
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