Interesting adjustable electric battery from c 1880. This type was used by Edison, to his phonograph. It was very popular with experimenters for many years because it gave off no fumes.The vessel would be half-filled with an acidic electrolyte and the metallic plates could be lowered into it to produce a voltage by the reaction of the electrolyte with the rosa. Two carbon rods and a zinc rod. Electrolyte: sulphuric acid with potassium bichromate.
Many of these cells would usually be connected in series to obtain larger voltages. Glass vessel, brass fitting on wooden top.
In good condition, gold lacquer layer little damaged due to corrosion. Total 18 to 22 (with pulled up rod) cm high. The item "Early electric wet Poggendorf grenet cell battery flaschenbatterie late 19th c" is in sale since Wednesday, April 7, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Science & Medicine (Pre-1930)\Scientific Instruments\Other Antique Science Equip".
The seller is "antiquezsoca" and is located in Budapest. This item can be shipped worldwide.