Svante Arrhenius (1859-1927) writes to Georg Bredig (1868-1944) to update him on his personal and professional life. Arrhenius discusses his discontent with fellow chemist Walther Nernst (1864-1941) . This letter…
Text and woodcut diagram from page 35 of the 1853 volume The Electro Magnetic Telegraph detailing the primary components of an electro-chemical telegraph, including the indicator (a) and communicator portions (b),…
- 1870 – 1900
Illustration depicting a voltaic pile, the first electric battery invented by Alessandro Volta in 1800.
Modern reproduction of the first electric battery invented by Alessandro Volta in 1800. Base and top are wooden. Between the base and top rests a stack or pile of 46 copper-zinc cells. Electrodes used to tranfer the…
Portrait of American chemist Edward Goodrich Acheson (1856-1931), inventor of the Acheson process to synthesize graphite and silicon carbide and later a manufacturer of carborundum and graphite.
Edward Goodrich Acheson…
A large, tapered, oval-shaped, clear glass bulb with a point on the top; has a brass bottom with threads on the end; attached to the inside of the bottom is a long glass tube with two terminals on either side and a long…