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Electrophorus, 1872.

Streeter, Clive

Electrophorus, 1872.
3 7 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 29cm


Electrophorus made by Elliott Brothers in 1872. Alesandro Volta (1745-1827) invented the electrophorus in 1775 as a simple and portable means of producing and storing electric charge, which was produced by friction. The electrophorus was a forerunner of the modern capacitor.

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