Origin of Leyden jar
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Historical Examples of leyden jar
The Leyden-jar should be charged when the instrument is used.
He had felt the power of a Leyden-jar discharge, and through it had nearly lost his life.The Story of Great Inventions
Elmer Ellsworth Burns
These plates are in connection with the inner coating of a Leyden-jar, and are termed the attracting plates.
The whole instrument is enclosed in a metal cage, to protect the glass Leyden-jar and the delicate needle.
Word Origin for Leyden jar
1755, phial used for accumulating and storing static electricity, from Leyden (modern Leiden), city in Holland; so called because it was first described (in 1746) by physicist Pieter van Musschenbroek of Leyden (1692-1761). The place name is said to be from Germanic *leitha- "canal."