Permag electric horseshoe motor (Trix)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index

Permag electric horseshoe motor (Trix)

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Arch Two , Area 6
Metal Construction Sets (display)

A distinctive Trix "Permag" Electric Motor with punched side-plate surfaces, part of the Trix Construction Set range.

The motor gives a good visual explanation of how an electric motor works, with a three-coil rotor suspended between the poles of a very obvious red and silver horseshoe magnet.

"Trix Motors", 1938
The Trix "Horseshoe" electric motor, still going strong in the 1964 Trix catalogue

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