Electrostatic demonstration device

Description (Brief):

A flat wooden base with a hole for a (missing) stand, two wooden cups, each cup having a brass mercury cup. Unit is incomplete. May have been made by James Marsh of Woolwich (1794–1846). No extant U. of Va. mark. (Unit at upper right in image.)

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: from the University of Virginia, Department of Physics

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: EM.323369.08Catalog Number: 323369.08Accession Number: 251562Collector/Donor Number: H-48

Object Name: demonstration apparatus

Measurements: overall: 1 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in x 3 1/8 in; 3.81 cm x 13.97 cm x 7.9375 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-849f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1416580

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