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1940s SEL Three Pole Motor No.3 1262 4 Volts 1.5 amp

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1940s SEL Three Pole Motor No.3 1262 4 Volts 1.5 amp

This is a quite rare British 1940s SEL Three Way Motor No.3 1262 4 Volts 1.5 amp.

A great find for all collectors of vintage tech. In good condition with slight loss of paint and surface blemishes.

Approximate measurements:

  • Base Width: 8.8 cm
  • Base Length:- 10.1 cm (4")
  • Height: 6 cm

This small 4 Volt electric motor was made by Signalling Equipment Limited (SEL): catalogue number 1262. The motor has two red curved magnetic pole-plates, a three-arm set of coils, and an electromagnet between the plates. The base is made from black Bakelite.

A useful dynamo motor e.g. for Model Steam Engines including; Meccano/Mamod/Wilesco. It dates to the 1930s/40s.



  • Die Cast Metal arm and body with chrome non-ferrous (Nickel) fixtures
  • Radius cornered base
  • Black and Red Paint 
  • Manufacturer SEL (Trade name for J. L. Randall of Potters Bar, Middlesex)
  • Marked on the Top with
    • SEL (Signalling Equipment Limited) Logo 
    • Motor No.3/1262
    • 4 volts 1.5 amp

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