4 leyden jar battery
A battery of four leyden jars. The leyden jar is a device that ‘stores’ static electricity between two electrodes on the inside and outside of a jar. Measurements 22 x 22 x 37 cm
Estimate ? (150-250)
The ‘leidse fles’, a capacitor (or condenser) was invented in leiden (leyden) by the dutch scientist pieter van musschenbroek (1692-1761) in 1746. The leyden jar was used to conduct many early experiments in electricity, and its discovery was of fundamental importance in the study of electricity. The german physicist daniel gralath (1708-1767) was the first to combine several jars in parallel into a ”battery” to increase the total possible stored charge.