In between kaleidoscopes I managed to find enough time to construct this invaluable device. It clearly indicates the fluctuation of levels of phlogiston in the aether. always something to keep an eye on.
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I made a pair of identical small Wimshurst Machines as Christmas gifts.
The discs are 150 mm in diameter the overall dimensions are aproximately 12″ long, 7″ wide and 12″ high.
The discs are acrylic, as you can see the disc sectors are copper sheet, almost everything else is either brass or hardwood, which seemed appropriate.
I had to make just about everything myself, I turned the tops of the leyden jars and the leyden jar holders on a small lathe attachment for a drill which I recently acquired. It does a fine job.
All the brass work was soldered or drilled and tapped as necessary.
Better photographs and hopefully a video will follow in the near future.
Here’s a few more photo’s, when my man with a camera gets back from swanning around the Welsh country side We might get a set of high quality photographs put together.
I recently came across a an old volume of “Amateur Work Magazine Volume 1″ in which there’s a 4 part explanation complete with illustrations of how Mr E. II. Williamson, Jr. built his own Wimshurst influence machine in 1902 or there about. You can get it here