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BTH: Electric Motors

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Plaque on the Winding Gear on the Victory Shaft at Geevor Mine.
Electric Winding Equipment at Geevor Mine.
Winding gear for the Victory Shaft at Geevor Mine.
February 1935.
March 1936.
April 1936.
July 1936.
February 1937. Fractional H.P. motors.
September 1937.
DC Generator. Exhibit at Queensland Maritime Museum.
DC Generator. (Detail). Exhibit at Queensland Maritime Museum.
1943. Fabroil.
1943. Electric motors with control gear.
May 1944.
February 1956.
April 1956.
March 1957.
BTH Induction Motor for electric chainsaw.

Note: This is a sub-section of BTH

1920 February. Catalogue of DC motors up to 200 h.p.[1]

1920 September. Exhibited at the Machine Tool and Engineering Exhibition at Olympia with motors for machine tool driving. [2]

1926 Received an order for six electric motor-driven centrifugal blowers, which would be the largest so far manufactured in this country. They would be used on two motor ships which John Brown and Co were constructing.[3]

1932 Produced a very large synchronous motor for the Tata Iron and Steel Co of India. Rated at 7500 HP at 94 rpm, with a peak load capability of nearly 19,000 HP. It was designed, constructed, tested and made ready for shipment in just 9 weeks.

1945 Advert for electric motors with control gear for industrial use. Fabroil silent pinions. [4]

1946 Large motors were being produced at Rugby; 'industrial motors' in Birmingham; FHP motors in Coventry and Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Continued in AEI: Electric Motors and AEI: Motor and Control Gear

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer of 27th Feb 1920 p208
  2. The Engineer of 3rd September 1920 p233
  3. The Engineer 1926/07/23
  4. Mechanical World Year Book 1945. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p45 & p63