Voltaic pile

Voltaic pile

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Description (Brief)
Voltaic Pile, wooden base and cap with three glass uprights containing alternating discs of zinc and nickel. Felt pads are interleaved between the discs.
Object Name
Other Terms
Battery; Electrochemical Devices
date made
ca 1805
ca. 1805
overall: 22 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in; 57.15 cm x 13.97 cm
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Credit Line
from Mount St. Mary's College, thru Professor John W. Richards
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Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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