Wimshurst machine

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Synonyms for Wimshurst machine

electrical device that produces a high voltage by building up a charge of static electricity

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Another machine he developed satisfactorily was the cylindrical machine in 1882 and the following year the improvements he introduced to the electrostatic generator were so widely accepted, it became known as the Wimshurst machine, yet he never attempted to patent any of his modifications.
In 1885 one of the biggest Wimshurst machines was constructed, which is now at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.