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Plate electrical machine
    • Setting:
      Room X
    • Maker:
    • Date:
      second half 18th cent.
    • Materials:
      wood, brass, glass
    • Dimensions:
      total height 675 mm, base 335x450 mm, glass disk diameter 450 mm, thickness 10 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Plate electrical machine (Inv. 3766)

Frictional electrical machine with disk. The massive uprights and general appearance are characteristic of certain Italian machines, such as the type used by Luigi Galvani in his famous experiments on frogs. The separate prime conductor is missing. Provenance: Lorraine collections.