Wimshurst Machine

# 5A50.10


The Wimshurst machine works with induction and doesn't depend on friction to make an electrostatic charge unlike the Van de Graff generator. Quadrants of negative and positive charge are created across the plates by induction between the front and rear plates. As the plates rotate these positive and negative charges are conducted away through the metal sectors by the collecting combs.

When the Leyden jars are connected to the Wimshust machine, the sparks are much more intense and less frequent than they are when the Leyden jar is not connected.
Location 40G