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Davy's Voltaic Apparatus

Humphy Davy's "Voltaic apparatus, being one of the 200 which compose the new Voltaic battery of the Royal Institution. For the construction of this battery, and of other instruments applicable to new researches, a fund of upwards of 1000l. has been raised by subscription from the members of the Royal Institution. As yet the whole combination has not been put into action; but reasoning from the effects of that part of it which has been used, some important phenomena may be expected from so great an accumulation of electrical power."


From Humphry Davy, Collected Works, vol. V, plate 4.