Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 10:08:15 +0100

Author: Urs Lauterburg

Subject: Re: wimshurst generator


Dear Eric,

I recently wrote an article about the procedure I went through when
completely renovating our ancient wimshurst machine last summer. The
article should appear in the next PIRA newsletter and I am not sure if it
made it on time, because I submitted the text kind of late to Jerry Hester.

I am sure he knows more about the present status.

Kind regards


Urs Lauterburg
Physics Edutainer
University of Bern

>We have a old and rapidly decaying Wimshurst generator here at WWC.
>I'm debating either a complete rebuild, a commercial replacement
>(unlikely) or some quality time in the machine shop this summer.
>Anyone here have mechanical drawings for one? Construction tips?
>| Dr. Eric Ayars |
>| Assistant Professor of Physics, Walla Walla College (509) 527-2476 |
>| |