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Huge Ramsden Firction Machine, c. 1865

In 1776, an English optician, Jesse Ramsden, developed a machine capable of producing an electric discharge by friction. This electrostatic glass-top machine produces electrical power from mechanical power under high voltage (tens and hundreds of thousands of volts) and low intensity (milliamps or less).

Model manufactured by Maison E.DUCRETET, 21 rue des Ursulines in Paris.

Height 165 cm, width 59 and lenght 104 cm

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