Nice Antique Queen Wimshurst Electrostatic Generator NR

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  • Sold Date: Jul 11, 2011
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Nice Antique Queen Wimshurst Electrostatic Generator NR Description

Here is a nice unusual antique Wimshurst style electrostatic generator. This one has a brass tag for James W. Queen & Co. Philadelphia on it as can be seen in the photos. This one is unusual because it has both friction and influence. The piece measures 39" high, 26" long, 25" wide overall, with a 20" dia. large wheel. The wheels and posts are fiber, walnut base with brass discharge. This is a large piece and will be shipped in multiple boxes. We are going to try to disassemble the piece, and since the screws are rusted, you will need new ones to reassemble. One mercury glass ball is missing as can be seen in the photos. It appears to be in good condition overall. It will need a good cleaning. Due to the size of this piece, we will not be able to ship outside the US. This is a nice piece, fresh to the market and it is now selling to you with NO RESERVE!!!

Please see our other auctions as we are currently liquidating many antique and unusual scientific teaching items from a local College.

Provenance: Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, Pa. Founded 1846.


PA buyers will be responsible for sales tax on this item (6.00%) If we do not receive payment for this item within 7 days of auction end, we reserve the right to relist


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This is a Carre Machine, not a Wimshurst as stated in the auction. It does use both friction and induction.

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