Shive Wave Machine - Tapered Transformer
Useful for obtaining a reasonably good impedance match between the two large segments of the Shive machine.
Two large segments of Shive Wave Machine with tapered transformer.
Connect the tapered transformer between the two large wave machine segments. Inserting this reduces the impedance mismatch and allows the wave to pass from one medium into the other with minimal reflection.
Thomas B. Greenslade, Jr., 19th Century Wave Machines, TPT 18, 510-517, (1980).