Leyden Jar Battery

Leyden Jar Battery

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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.
Object Name
Condenser, Leyden Jar
leyden jar
condenser bank
capacitor bank
date made
ca 1880
E. Leybold’s Nachfolger
overall: 15 1/2 in x 13 1/2 in x 17 in; 39.37 cm x 34.29 cm x 43.18 cm
jars (glass only): 10 1/4 in x 5 in; 26.035 cm x 12.7 cm
box: 6 in x 12 in x 12 in; 15.24 cm x 30.48 cm x 30.48 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
from Princeton University, Department of Physics, thru Frank Shoemaker
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Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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