A fine Wimshurst influence machine on a wooden stand by Legros, late 19th century

A fine Wimshurst influence machine on a wooden stand by Legros, late 19th century

800 euros

Dimensions

49x61 cm

Circa

late 19th century

Country of manufacture

France

Categories: Physics & Chemistry, Engineering antiques

Description

A very nice Wimshurst influence machine, or an electrostatic generator, by Legros in Paris, mounted on a blackened wooden stand with its two original ebonite discs with tin stripes, its original glass tubes and it two brass electrical excitators.

The crank is in mahogany

A especially nice example.

 

Size : 49×61 cm

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FR Le Zograscope

Established by Alexandre Piffault in 2014 and based in Paris, Le Zograscope specializes in antique and rare books in Science, Medicine and Technology, and rare antique instruments in the same fields. We have especially a strong interest in early and continental microscopy, early and special mathematical/drawing instruments, medical and surgical instrument, and rare technology.

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