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Hauksbee generator, 18th century

Hauksbee generator, 18th century

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KING'S COLLEGE LONDON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY KING'S COLLEGE LONDON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Hauksbee generator. The glass containers were rotated by turning the handle at centre left. Static was generated by holding a hand against the sphere as it rotated, causing an electric discharge glow in the partial vacuum within the glass containers. This engraving is panel 7 from the second edition (1719) of 'Physico-Mechanical Experiments on Various Subjects' by the English scientist and Royal Society demonstrator Francis Hauksbee (1666-1713). This work was originally published in 1709, and included his work on air pumps and static electricity machines.

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