Leyden Jar Battery

Description (Brief):

Set of 4 Leyden Jars in a wooden box. Each has a wooden cap with a brass rod passing through the cap. A small chain runs from the rod to the bottom of each jar. A brass rod connects the four jars together. The jars sit on a common metal plate which is connected to a brass rod running through the side of the box. A brass tag on the side of the box is marked: "E. Leybold's Nachfolger Cologne, Germany." Princeton #H43.

Date Made: ca 1880

Maker: E. Leybold’s Nachfolger

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Exhibition: The Electric Dr. Franklin

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: from Princeton University, Department of Physics, thru Frank Shoemaker

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: EM.330583Catalog Number: 330583Accession Number: 299612

Object Name: Condenser, Leyden Jarleyden jarcondenser bankcapacitor bank

Measurements: overall: 15 1/2 in x 13 1/2 in x 17 in; 39.37 cm x 34.29 cm x 43.18 cmjars (glass only): 10 1/4 in x 5 in; 26.035 cm x 12.7 cmbox: 6 in x 12 in x 12 in; 15.24 cm x 30.48 cm x 30.48 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-bfc3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_713331

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