Antique electrostatic device

Gav
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Hi, I have had this Newton & co electrostatic disk generator for a few years now that was found in a barn conversion my company done. I need some help with finding out more info on it and a rough valuation.

I've done loads of google searches but not really found anything worth while.







Any help on a value or any links to this sort of stuff will be greatly appreciated.
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Fascinating.

I suggest putting in on eBay with a very high reserve price, then see what transpires.
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It looks like it might be a variation on a Winter Influence Machine (or Winter Static Machine) circa 1890.



You should be able to find more information by looking up that type of machine, including auction prices and museums.
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It's an influence machine of Holtz's design - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_Holtz

from the 1870s, pre-dating the more efficient Wimshurst generator. I don't imagine any were made after the 1880s.









eta: I agree entirely with Wandrin but we cross-posted.
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Thank you very much
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I would buy one of those just to say "i own one of those".

Its weird and wonderful.
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