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A George Adams Nairne-type electrostatic friction generator. 18th century

An exceptional George Adams Nairne-type electrostatic friction generator, with all its accessories, including a magnificent head with human hair, all in the original shipping box. Signed George Adams on the electrometre. Edward Nairne (Sandwich, England, 1726 - London, 1806) was an optician and manufacturer of scientific instruments. He patented a electrostatic machine with a glass cylinder, friction terminal and accumuator comb. This machine could generate both negative and positive electical current.
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A George Adams Nairne-type electrostatic


1780 - 1799




3500 euros

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