Gaston Plante, French physicist

Gaston Plante, French physicist

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Caption: (Raymond) Gaston Plante (1834-1889) French physicist who in 1859 invented the first accumulator or electric storage battery. It was a wet cell with two lead plates immersed in sulphuric acid, the electrolyte. Engraving from Les Merveilles de la Science by Louis Figuier (Paris, c1870). Engraving.

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