A rare Alessandro Volta’s Eudiometer, 1800’s

A rare Alessandro Volta’s Eudiometer, 1800’s


A rare Alessandro Volta’s Eudiometer, 1800's

Categories: Scientific, Physics & Chemistry


A rare Alessandro Volta’s Eudiometer, 1800’s, from an old Italian school.

In perfect condition, height 46 cm

In 1777, Volta built an improved eudiometer better than any other in existence till then. Though the eudiometer was invented by Italian chemist Marsilio Landriani, it was truly pioneered by Volta. Volta used the device to test the amount of oxygen in air to determine how good it was for breathing, to analyze the flammability of gases and to demonstrate the chemical effects of electricity. His version of eudiometer was superior to others because it used hydrogen as the gas reacting with oxygen, giving a clean, reliable reaction.

Ask the Dealer

Item enquiry

To enquire about this item, complete the form bellow to send a message to the Dealer

Enter Email
Confirm Email

Dealer information

IT The Nautilus

The Nautilus

Established in 2005 in Italy, Nautilus tries to be a modern wunderkammer, where antique science and natural history meet, inspiring wonder. I mainly love antique scientific and medical instruments, but my interest extends to unusual or rare technologies and natural history.
Please feel free to contact me by an email (allemoli@libero.it) if you need more information on my listed items. Thanks for your attention and enjoy ! www.thenautilus.it.