Victorian static electricity generator and Leyden Jar circa 1860. Fine polished mahogany frame and base with lacquered brass fittings, the glass disc with two adjustable friction blocks and black silk collecting sheaths. The lacquered brass U shaped prime conductor mounted on a glass rod insulator. An intriguing philosophical instrument, a rich mans / boys toy, for both serious scientific endeavor and after dinner entertainment. Good tight rotary motion, the threaded handle ensures direction of rotation, a little tinkering and youll be shocking your impressed friends.
Rectangular plinth 8,3/4 x 16,3/4 or 221mm x 426mm. Maximum width including handle 31,1/2 or 800mm. Diameter of glass disc 18 or 405mm. The item "Friction Machine Static Electricity Electrostatic Plate Generator Ramsden Type" is in sale since Friday, June 12, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Science/Medicine\Scientific Instruments". The seller is "old_devil" and is located in Barry. This item can be shipped worldwide.