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The history of induction motors in America

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2 Author(s)
Alger, Philip L. ; 1758 Wendell Avenue, Schnectady, NY ; Arnold, R.E.

This paper briefly reviews the history of the induction motor from its invention by Nicola Tesla in 1888 through the various stages of its development-the invention of the cast aluminum squirrelcage winding, improvements in magnetic steel and insulation, and the progressive reduction of the dimensions for a given horsepower rating, so that today a 100-hp motor has the same mounting dimensions as the 7.5-hp motor of 1897.

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Proceedings of the IEEE  (Volume:64 ,  Issue: 9 )