Anfoe Froment Motor

This is a 1920s Anfoe Electric Motor based on a Gustav Froment design. There is a wiper which sits between the flywheel
and the frame on the side without the pulley. As it rotates the wiper connects with the little flanges that protrude from the
centre of the flywheel. This energises the electromagnet just as it starts to line up with one of the plates on the circumference
of the flywheel. As the plate is pulled towards the electromagnet the contact is broken unntil the next plate approaches.

Video here.

Here is the finished motor on a small wooden base which will accomodate the battery pack.

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