- The electrophorus, a simple device for generating static electricity, was popularized by Alessandro Volta in 1775, and soon widely known in science texts and classes. The CENCO tag indicates that this example was made by the Central Scientific Co. in Chicago.
- Ref: Central Scientific Co. Physical and Chemical Apparatus (Chicago, 1915), p. 141.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Central Scientific Company
- place made
- United States: Illinois, Chicago
- United States: Ohio, Youngstown
- Physical Description
- metal; plastic (overall material)
- overall: 7 1/2 in x 10 3/4 in x 10 3/4 in; 19.05 cm x 27.305 cm x 27.305 cm
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- Credit Line
- Richard J. Zitto
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- Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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