Electrical apparatus (electrostatic machine), 1742-1747
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Walnut, glass (reproduction), iron, and leather; H. 59 in. (149.8 cm), W. 28 in. (71.1 cm), D. 24 in. (61.0 cm)
Library Company of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Franklin owned this apparatus for generating static electricity, and used it in his experiments and demonstrations. After his death it was given to the Library Company of Philadelphia by his grandson.
Included in BF300 Exhibit.
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