Thomas Davenport

Location: Williamstown
Tag(s): Innovation
Historical Category: Technology History
Video Date: 07/19/18

Visiting Williamstown, VT, the birthplace of Thomas Davenport, the inventor of the first electric motor. Davenport's electromagnetic invention, patented in 1837, was used to drive trolleys throughout the United States and all other forms of locomotion.

This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 ( and the Vermont Historical Society.

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