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Tube Leyden-jar
    • Setting:
      Room XI
    • Maker:
    • Date:
      second half 19th cent.
    • Materials:
      glass, brass, tin foil
    • Dimensions:
      total length 870 mm, diameter 17 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Tube Leyden-jar (Inv. 2742)

Tube-shaped Leyden jar consisting of a long glass bottle partly coated inside and outside with tin foil. The inner coating is connected to a brass electrode terminating in a hook and secured by a turned wooden knob coated with red varnish. This type of condenser was used enhance the discharges produced by induction machines. Provenance: Lorraine collections.