Early History of the Electric Motor
When Michael Faraday in Great Britain and Joseph Henry in the United States both discovered electricity, at roughly the same time, nobody knew what to do with it because in those days nothing in the world worked on electricity.
In fact the world was a fairly sombre place until we learned to create electricity and to harness its power. Within 150 years it had completely changed our existence, from the way we live and work to the way we arrange our affairs. However in the early 1800’s electricity was still extremely experimental and the electric motor and electric generator, as we know them, had not been invented.