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The Electrostatic Machines of Holtz and Wimshurst ? Part I

Arden L. Steinbach
Year: 1995
Keywords: electrostatic generators, Holtz, Holtz generator, Wimshurst, Wimshurst generator
A comparison is made between the electrostatic machines of Holtz and Wimshurst. Holtz claimed priority (1869) for a machine described by Wimshurst in 1883. Holtz? preferred not to use metallic sectors, and to use only one brush.