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Nobili's large membrane cell
    • Setting:
      Room XVI
    • Inventor:
      Leopoldo Nobili
    • Maker:
    • Date:
      ca. 1830
    • Materials:
      iron, wood
    • Dimensions:
      length 390 mm, width 79 mm, height 65 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Nobili's large membrane cell (Inv. 1238)

Wooden vessel comprising 12 compartments originally divided by thin metal sheets or animal membranes. The compartments are held together by means of a large iron clamp. Leopoldo Nobili used this type of apparatus to study electrochemical phenomena relating to batteries. Provenance: Lorraine collections.