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Leyden Jar with Wimshurst machine
# 5C30.10
Description: A Leyden Jar is coated on the inside and out with a conducting material. The conductors are isolated from each other. Electrical connections are made to the from each surface to an individual arm on the Wimshurst machine by contact bars. When the Leyden jars are connected to the Wimshust machine, the sparks are much more intense and less frequent than they are when the Leyden jar is not connected.

Purchased/Built: purchased

Setup Time: 1 hour

Quant. in Demo Room: 1

Source: Central Scientific

Demo References
The Video Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations Disc 18-18 The Topler-Holtz produces weak sparks without the Leyden jars and strong less frequent sparks with the jars connected.
Freier and Anderson Eb-8 Sparks from a Wimshurst are no longer but are much more intense when a Leyden jar is connected.

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