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Parts of Henley Universal Discharger and Press, by W. & S. Jones, London, c. 1830

Inventory Number: 92993
Object Type:
Place Created: London United Kingdom (England) Europe
Accession Number: 1963-22
Brief Description: Part of W. & S. Jones electrostatic cabinet, originally stored in deal partitioned box. Consisting of an oval wooden plate, with two large metal screws on either side, and a wooden handle underneath.
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Narratives

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Henley Universal Discharger and Press, by W. & S. Jones, London, c. 1830

Inventory Number: 92993
Object Type: Object
Place Created: London United Kingdom (England) Europe
Accession Number: 1963-22
Brief Description: An arrangement with sliding electrodes invented by William Henley in the 1770s in order to investigate the properties of the electric spark, including its heating effect and the fusing of wires of different metals and of various diameters.

Part of an Electrostatic Cabinet containing demonstration apparatus based on electrical experiments.
Primary Inscriptions: Unsigned and undated
Provenance: Purchased from Roger Warner, Antiques
Collection Group:

Narratives

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