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Large Cylindrical Leyden Jar, 1900

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Inventory Number: 85146
Object Type:
Accession Number: 2004-9/89
Brief Description: Large Cylindrical Leyden Jar, with teak? top and brass rod contact.


This is an example of a cylindrical Leyden jar, used by Marconi during his early experiments in the development of the tuned transmitter. A Leyden jar is a device that early experimenters used to help build and store electric energy. It was also referred to as a 'condenser' because many people thought of electricity as fluid or matter that could be condensed. Nowadays someone familiar with electrical terminology would call it a capacitor.
Primary Inscriptions: None
Provenance: Presented by the Marconi Corporation.
Collection Group: Marconi Collection
Material(s): Glass
teak?
brass.
alluminium foil
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
685 183 mm

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