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William Watson's electrical machine

William Watson's electrical machine

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UNIVERSAL HISTORY ARCHIVE / UIG / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY UNIVERSAL HISTORY ARCHIVE / UIG / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

William Watson's (1715-1787) glass-globe electrical machine generating a charge which is passed through the man standing on an insulating block of resin. A spark was created as the man's fingers were touched by an uninsulated person. Copperplate engraving 1797.

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