Match Dwarfs World’s Smallest Electric Motor (Aug, 1939)

I think that’s just a giant match.

Match Dwarfs World’s Smallest Electric Motor
Completely dwarfed in comparison with an ordinary kitchen match, a Lilliputian electric motor constructed in Switzerland by Ferdinand Huguenin is said to be the smallest in the world. Rated at five thousandths of a watt and driven by a two-volt battery, the tiny engine employs forty-eight separate parts, including pieces of platinum and two rubies.

2 comments
  1. Stannous says: February 10, 20077:19 pm

    I’d like to see that motor next to a nanomotor.

  2. Joseph says: February 18, 20111:36 am

    For its time it was amazing.

    @Stannous: If you weren’t the inventor of anything on this scale, its better to appreciate the work of others.

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