The world's first superconducting electric motor, 1966

1966 in Newcastle upon Tyne

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The first superconducting electric motor, made in 1966 by NEI International Research and Development Co. Ltd. for the Ministry of Defence (Navy), a homopolar machine containing no iron and rated at 50 hp


Electricity and Magnetism
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brass bearings, copper, paint, stainless steel
overall (estimate): 1700 mm x 890 mm x 710 mm, ,
overall weight (exc. pallet): x x , , 485kg
overall weight (inc. small pallet): x x , , 515kg
electric motors
Directorate of Marine Engineering

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