Tools from the Nation's Past: Finding and Restoring a Wind Charger

For people who want to generate their own electricity, locating an old, abandoned, but still serviceable wind charger on a remote Great Plains farm is a treasure hunt.

wind charger - restored Jacobs generator on tower
If Wincharger was the Chevrolet, here's the "Cadillac": a reliable old Jacobs.
Paul Gipe and Carl Judy