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Wimshurst Machine and Accessories, by King, Mendham & Co., Bristol, c.1890

Inventory Number: 11097
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Place Created: Bristol United Kingdom (England) Europe
Brief Description: Wimshurst machine by King, Mendham & Co.; consisting of two spinning glass wheels with sixteen small metal plates on each wheel, brushes, collecting combs, two layden jars and adjustable electrodes, all attached to the machine. Additional parts include an instruction booklet, pair of black wheels, two metal boxes of accessories, scissor handled tongs, gathered paper strips, and hand-held adjustable electrodes with wooden handle. All stored in fitted wooden case with hinged door and metal handle for carrying.
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Scissor handled tongs for Wimshurst Machine, by King, Mendham & Co., Bristol, c.1890

Inventory Number: 11097
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Place Created: Bristol United Kingdom (England) Europe
Brief Description: Scissor handled tongs for accessories for Wimshurst machine by King, Mendham & Co.
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Paper strips attached to metal hoops for Wimshurst Machine, by King, Mendham & Co., Bristol, c.1890

Inventory Number: 11097
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Place Created: Bristol United Kingdom (England) Europe
Brief Description: Gathered paper strips attached to metal hoop for Wimshurst machine by King, Mendham & Co.
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Adjustable electrodes for Wimshurst Machine, by King, Mendham & Co., Bristol, c.1890

Inventory Number: 11097
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Place Created: Bristol United Kingdom (England) Europe
Brief Description: Hand-held adjustable electrodes with wooden handle for Wimshurst machine by King, Mendham & Co.
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There are no associated narratives.

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Rectangular fitted wooden case for Wimshurst Machine, by King, Mendham & Co., Bristol, c.1890

Inventory Number: 11097
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Place Created: Bristol United Kingdom (England) Europe
Brief Description: Rectangular fitted wooden case for Wimshurst machine by King, Mendham & Co., with hinged door and metal handle for carrying.
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Wimshurst Machine, by King, Mendham & Co., Bristol, c.1890

Inventory Number: 11097
Object Type:
Place Created: Bristol United Kingdom (England) Europe
Brief Description: Wimshurst machine by King, Mendham & Co.; consisting of two spinning glass wheels with sixteen small metal plates on each wheel, brushes, collecting combs, two layden jars and adjustable electrodes, all attached to the machine. Also winding handle which can be attached to the machine.
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There are no associated narratives.

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Instruction booklet for Wimshurst Machine, by King, Mendham & Co., Bristol, c.1890

Inventory Number: 11097
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Place Created: Bristol United Kingdom (England) Europe
Brief Description: Instruction booklet with Wimshurst machine by King, Mendham & Co., titled ‘THE WIMSHURST ELECTRICAL INFLUENCE MACHINE’ by William Phillips Mendham. Black cover and illustrated inside with pictures of the machine and experiments that can be performed.
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Pair of lightweight metal wheels for Wimshurst Machine, by King, Mendham & Co., Bristol, c.1890

Inventory Number: 11097
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Place Created: Bristol United Kingdom (England) Europe
Brief Description: Pair of addition black painted lightweight metal? wheels for Wimshurst machine by King, Mendham & Co.
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Metal rectangular box for Wimshurst Machine, by King, Mendham & Co., Bristol, c.1890

Inventory Number: 11097
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Place Created: Bristol United Kingdom (England) Europe
Brief Description: Metal rectangular box for accessories for Wimshurst machine by King, Mendham & Co.; containing twenty-two items, including one small glass leyden jar with lid, one brown coloured cylindrical attachment with copper alloy ball on one end, one copper alloy T-bar with one larger and smaller sphere, one needle pointed implement, four chains with hooks, one circular chain, one X-shaped metal attachment with four hooks called an 'electric whirl', two silver coloured metal G-clamps, two copper alloy attachments with spheres on the ends, one black handled tool with copper alloy end and O-shaped hook, one silver coloured metal post, two copper alloy screw thread knobs and two wooden wedges.
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Metal rectangular box containing 8 items for Wimshurst Machine, by King, Mendham & Co., Bristol, c.1890

Inventory Number: 11097
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Place Created: Bristol United Kingdom (England) Europe
Brief Description: Metal rectangular box for accessories for Wimshurst machine by King, Mendham & Co.; containing eight items including one piece of white patterned silk, one piece of red patterned silk, two pieces of light green/blue cotton flannel, one piece of fur covered skin, one bell shaped accessory lined inside with fur covered skin, one black bell shaped accessory which fits inside and one copper alloy post with glass bottle-neck shaped attachment.
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