Wimhurst machine

Made:
1910-1920 in Manchester
Electrostatic generator, known as a Wimhurst machine, made by William Satchell in Manchester, c.1920, invented by James

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Electrostatic generator, known as a Wimhurst machine, made by William Satchell in Manchester, c.1920, invented by James
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Electrostatic generator, known as a Wimshurst machine, made by William Satchell in Manchester, c.1920, invented by James Whimshurst 1880 - 1883, produces a high voltage by building up a charge of static electricity, used to demonstrate electrostatic sparks and properties of electricity.

Details

Category:
Electricity and Magnetism
Object Number:
Y1971.45.1
Materials:
copper (metal) and wood (unidentified)
type:
electrostatic machine
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • generator
credit:
Gift of Mrs Satchwell