Leyden jar made from a glass bottle and filled with gold leaf, Galvani collection

Made:
1780-1798

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Leyden jar probably made from a glass wine bottle and filled with gold leaf, Galvani collection. Galvani would have
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Leyden jar probably made from a glass wine bottle and filled with gold leaf, Galvani collection. Galvani would have
Science Museum Group Collection
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Leyden jar probably made from a glass wine bottle and filled with gold leaf, Galvani collection. Galvani would have
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Leyden jar probably made from a glass wine bottle and filled with gold leaf, Galvani collection. Galvani would have
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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Leyden jar made from a glass bottle and filled with gold leaf, Galvani collection

Leyden jars were used to store electricity. They are named after the city of Leiden (in the Netherlands), the home of the man usually credited with their invention, Petrus van Musschenbroek (1692-1761). This jar is believed to have belonged to Luigi Galvani.

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Category:
Electricity and Magnetism
Object Number:
1990-239
credit:
Wellcome Trust

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