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
Battery
Other Terms
Battery; Electrochemical Devices
date made
ca 1805
ca. 1805
Measurements
overall: 22 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in; 57.15 cm x 13.97 cm
ID Number
EM.326129
catalog number
326129
accession number
257245
Credit Line
from Mount St. Mary's College, thru Professor John W. Richards
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Exhibition
The Electric Dr. Franklin
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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