Electrostatic Generator [Wimshurst Machine]

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Plate electric machine "Wimshurst". Generates electricity by influence through two counter rotating disks covered with strips of aluminium, the charge removed by copper brushes touching one disk. Has a hand-operated handle that spins the two discs. Metal four-legged base. Multiple levers. Two plastic tubes sealed with cork at each end.
Processed Material/Synthetic/Plastic
Processed Material/Metal/Copper
Processed Material/Metal/Aluminium
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Electrostatic Generator [Wimshurst Machine], 1978.258. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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