Maison bénevolo wintertype electrostatic machine, Lyon C. 1910
An electrostatic machine made by maison Bénévolo optique in Lyon, France, C. 1910. As soon as someone turns the handle, the glass plate also starts to rotate, which generates electricity. A system that looks pretty much the same as a Wimshurst machine, but the big difference between these systems is that a Wimshurst machine creates sparks and this device stores all the energy in batteries. Measurements: 51 x 44 x 24 cm.