Electric Whirl and Chime combination

Title

Electric Whirl and Chime combination

Subject

Static Electricity

Description

This is a demonstration device showing two aspects of electric charge. When the conducting sphere atop the vertical stand is charged (e.g. by using a Leyden jar) the horizontal pinwheel device at the top begins to spin as charge is leaked from its pointed ends into the air. Also, a small conducting ball suspended by a thread begins to move alternately from contact with one of the bells to the other, picking up charge from one, and discharging it onto the other.

Source

Property of the W&L Physics & Engineering Department

Files

http://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/2253/archive/files/7ac029b328684d334d49c305a6abd848.JPG

Citation

“Electric Whirl and Chime combination,” Digital Exhibits at Washington and Lee University Library, accessed November 18, 2017, http://omeka.wlu.edu/items/show/195.