NICE VOLTA PISTOL- ELECTROSTATIC GAS GUN – GERMANY 1890-1910

NICE VOLTA PISTOL- ELECTROSTATIC GAS GUN – GERMANY 1890-1910

Stock Number: 1

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Dimensions

lenght 25 cm

Circa

1890-1920

Country of manufacture

Germany

Categories: Scientific, Early Technology, Physics & Chemistry

Description

With his “gas pistol” Alessandro Volta realizes in the second half of 1700 an instrument that represents two of his important discoveries: the flammable natural gas, and its ignition by means of a spark gap and a spark provided by an electrophorus or a leyda bottle. this effect is still used today in the power supply and ignition of internal combustion engines.

Over time this instrument has assumed a form of real “gun” used for educational purposes. The model I present here was made in Germany at the end of the 19th century or at the beginning of the 1900s.

It is made of nickel-plated brass, a wooden handle and is still in good condition, complete with its cork stopper and an instruction sheet in German.

the length is 25 cm

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