Cylinder electrostatic machine with Leyden jar, about 1790

Made:
1790-1795 in London
maker:
George Adams

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Cylinder electrostatic machine for medical use, made by G. Adams, Fleet Street, London, 1792, with T-shaped prime conductor, discharging (Lane) electrometer for prime conductor, glass-legged stool, Leyden jar, discharger with glass handle, large and small brass clamps, small double Leyden jar, and miscellaneous other parts including broken remnants. It was owned and used by Dr George Fletcher, M.D., who practiced for 42 years at Chesterfield, and was given to the Museum by his youngest and last surviving child, Mrs. Mary Anne Nodder, in 1889.

Details

Category:
Electricity and Magnetism
Materials:
brass, glass and metal
Measurements:
displayed dimensions: 500 x 770 x 680 mm
Identifier:
1889-29
type:
friction electrostatic machines
credit:
Mrs M. A. Nodder.

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