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The voltaic pile sent to Michael Faraday, 1800.

 
The voltaic pile sent to Michael Faraday, 1800.
4 0 c m
 
32cm
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

Description

Copy of the voltaic pile sent to Michael Faraday (1791-1867) at the Royal Institution, London, in 1800. Alesandro Volta (1745-1827) invented the first electric cells. Each cell comprised units of three discs - copper, zinc and paste board saturated with a salt solution. When piled up they formed the first battery.

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10262468

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