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Image title: 
Illustration from Franklin's Experiments
Credit line: 
'Experiments and Observations on Electricity', by Benjamin Franklin, Paris, circa 1752, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
Description: 

Illustration from Benjamin Franklin's 'Experiments and Observations on Electricity,' Paris circa 1752 (AIP rare books Collection). [Excerpt from 'HISTORY OF PHYSICS,' Weart and Phillips, p. 16: Franklin's most persuasive demonstration (Fig. II) of the qualitative difference between the electrifications of the two coatings of a Leyden jar [the general subject of this page of illustrations] (Fig. VIII): his analysis of the binding of electrical atmospheres postulates and attractive force between electrical and common matter. (Fig. IX): the sentry box illustrates his design for bringing down lightning from the clouds.]

Original format: 
1 photographic print (black and white; 10 x 8 inches)
Person(s): 
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790