Electrophorus

Electrophorus

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
electrophorus
maker
Central Scientific Company
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
used
United States: Ohio, Youngstown
Physical Description
metal; plastic (overall material)
Measurements
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
2010.0235.52
catalog number
2010.0235.52
accession number
2010.0235
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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