The Leyden Jar – 1745 | BenRogers

Home-made Leyden jar (don’t try this at home)
I have reached the key object in my “History of Electricity in 10 Objects”: the Leyden jar. Philosophically, the Layden jar has promoted more electrical thinking than any other object. It was at the heart of the biggest enquiry into the nature of electricity. It has also been the most fun to research and write.

So far, I have made working models of all of the devices in my list. I have done the same with a Leyden jar, but the results were disappointing. I made a particularly small jar and charged it with my temperamental Lego Guericke device….

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