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Development and Uses of the Static Electric Machine

Nature volume 100, page 332 (27 December 1917) | Download Citation



A VERY great advance was made in the earliest form of electricity generator by the late James Wimshurst in the year 1882. At that time several forms of the Holtz and Voss machines were in use, but their behaviour was most erratic, the slightest moisture in the atmosphere rendered them useless, and under most favourable conditions the output of. electricity was small indeed.

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