Static electric effects

Static electric effects

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Caption: Static electric effects. Chain receiving a charge from a glass globe static electric machine is attached to the waist of the man standing insulated on a block of wax. He becomes 'charged' and his hands attract pieces of paper and small objects. From Recherches sur les Causes Particulaires des Phenomenes Electriques by Abbe Nollet (Paris, 1753). Engraving.

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