Volta's Crown of Cups

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“The metallic elements C and Z each conssted of two metals, the plate C being of copper and the plate of Z zinc. They were placed, as shown, in the glass vessels, which contained salt water and ordinary water of lye. Into each vessel, except the two end ones, the copper end of one arc and the zinc end of the next were introduced, the series, however long, ending with copper dipping into the terminal wbessel at one end and zinc into that at the other. The arrangement is almost exactly that of a modern one fluid battery.” -Hawkins, 1917


Hawkins and Staff Hawkins Electrical Guide Number One (New York: Theo. Audel and Company, 1917) 32


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