Tesla Polyphase Motor
Two phase Alternating Current electric motor. Made of brass, wood, copper, steel, iron and ebonite. Four electromagnets are supported on a 9 1/4” circular iron core that reaches 18” at its highest point. The 4-pole rotator is hinged, allowing the motor to operate in a vertical or horizontal plane. The mahogany base measures 22 1/8 X 12”, supporting 6 brass binding posts and a pole reversing switch.
Signed “ARRIGHINI ANGELO COSTRUTTORE, MILANO.”Italian, c. 1900.