Decanting of the 'spirit of wine' by an electrical spark', 1748.

Flipart, J

Decanting of the 'spirit of wine' by an electrical spark', 1748.
2 6 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 18cm

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Engraving by J Flipart, titled; 'Inflammation de l'espirit-de-vin par une etincelle electrique', taken from the 'Experiments and Observations of Watson' (1748). Sir William Watson (1715-1787) was one of the earliest experimenters with electricity, and was the first to investigate the pasage of electricity through a rarefied gas.

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