Wimshurst Static Electric Generator

We now have a beautifully crafted, heavy duty Wimshurst Static Electric Generator. Two counter-rotating plates about 12" in diameter are supported in two rigid uprights and belt driven by a small hand crank. The plates are composed of heavy, high resistance plastic with sectors of aluminum sheets. Lyden jars ( condensers ) and the aluminum store electricity until discharged by the electrodes.
The device produces higher currents than a Van de Graaff Generator. Great for static electricity demonstrations and experiments.
The entire unit is mounted on a wooden base. 15 inch (380mm) x 9 inch (230mm) x 16.5 inch (420mm).
In testing the machine we found that you could get a nice hefty, high current spark (about 1.5" long) with only two turns of the handle.

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