A Kolbe electroscope Max Kohl A.G. Chemnitz.

A Kolbe electroscope Max Kohl A.G. Chemnitz.


A Kolbe electroscope Max Kohl A.G. Chemnitz.


ca 100 years old


Max Kohl

Country of manufacture


Categories: Scientific, Technology, Physics & Chemistry, Engineering antiques, Office Antiques, Other Technology Antiques


A Kolbe electroscope employs a single leaf- The leaf was usually aluminium, The metal components of the case were painted black in order to eliminate bothersome reflections of light. The four vertical sides of the case are glass while the top and bottom are sheet metal. The two glass sides that are not in view are covered on the inside with a metal screen to prevent static charges on the glass or nearby objects from affecting the movement of the leaf. The brass knob on the left end of the wooden base is used to level the electroscope and the connector on the right end is used to ground the case. The insulator that separates the vertical support rod from the metal top of the case appears to be quartz.

The maker’s name is printed on the top of the case: Max Kohl A.G. Chemnitz.

Height 24 cm , the price includes careful packing and registered post.



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