Dated 1834-1837. From Scientific apparatus, musical instruments and telegraph equipment, [1834-1875].

Cylindrical electrostatic generator originally developed by Edward Nairne (1726-1806), optician and scientific instrument maker.  Consists of a glass cylinder on wooden supports with cloth friction pads and wooden turning handle.  Also includes separate brass conductor, Leyden jar and other rods and conductors. Possibly used by Wheatstone for teaching.  [See K/PP107/5/103.]