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Priestley, Joseph (1733 - 1804)
Image information
Image captionJoseph Priestley, L.L.D. F.R.S.
Publisher Walker, Edwards and Reynolds
Image Type Print (Engraving)
Image Date 1782
Size 12 x 20 cm.
Call number Smith P/P933.4 S
Notes A miscellany of equipment appears below Priestley's portrait, including books, a compass, an artist's palette, and an electric generator (the machine with the large wheel and crank). Priestley conducted many experiments with various types of generators, which he called "Electrical Machines," and which he described in detail in his book "The History and Present State of Electricity." 5 copies.
Apparatus in the image (See Glossary)
Apparatus Name Function
Electric generator (dynamo) Electricity