The direct current shunt motor is a relatively light type of motor. In the early 20th century these were used for all sorts of applications, such as driving fans, sewing machines, and small bench tools. This motor is capable of providing up to six horsepower at 1600 rpm, which is about 102 watts.


  • Title: DC shunt motor
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: 1900
  • Physical Dimensions: 32 x 17 x 15 cm (h x w x d)
  • Original Language: English
  • Type: object
  • Rights: NEMO Science Museum
  • Medium: metal

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