Late 19th century Winter type Electrostatic machine

Late 19th century Winter type Electrostatic machine

600 euro

Categories: Scientific, Physics & Chemistry


Late 19th century Winter type Electrostatic machine


Electrostatic generator, or electrostatic machine, is a  mechanical device that produces static electricity, or electricity at high voltage and low continuous current. In case of the ‘winter’ type a glass disk is rubbed and it charges. Metallic combs transfer the charges to a insulated conductor.


In good original condition.


 I cannot tried if it still work or not.

Size : base 31x15cm;

     high: 40 cm;

diam. disk: 25cm.


Carl Winter :

Scientific-instrument maker active in Vienna toward the mid-nineteenth century. His friction electrostatic machine wit was very popular in the 1850s and 1860s. 

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IT Eppursimuove


Eppursimuove is located in the northwest of Italy. I deal with antique scientific instruments and their history. This passion has turned into a profession that leads me every day in search of ancient instruments that helped us to observe, measure, explore and know the sky and the earth. They still amaze and make us wonder, as they did for their original makers and users. For this reason they must be preserved and collected. Please feel free contact me if you need more information on listed items. Thanks.
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