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Cylindrical condenser, 1761.

Cylindrical condenser, 1761.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm


This condenser was used for demonstrations carried out in air at greater than atmospheric presure. The body of the cylinder is made of bras; the two ends are of bras with plano-convex windows of glas. This instrument was made by George Adams, instrument maker to the king.

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