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The History of Electric Motors

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The Electric Motor - History Of Everything

American inventor Thomas Davenport constructed first electric motor, although he had many predecessors. Davenport used his motor to propel the small model car on rails. It was the first electric tram ever. Davenport used silk from his wife's wedding gown in his motor, with her permission. They latter patented the motor together.
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