Leyden (Leiden) Jar

Title

Leyden (Leiden) Jar

Subject

Static Electricity

Description

The Leyden jar is the earliest form of the condenser or capacitor. The jar allowed the electric charge produced by an electrostatic machine (for instance) to be accumulated and stored for future use. The first jars were made independently in 1745 by Ewald Georg von Kleist in Germany and Pieter van Musschenbroek in Leiden, about 35 km southwest of Amsterdam.

Source

Property of the W&L Physics & Engineering Department

Files

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Citation

“Leyden (Leiden) Jar,” Digital Exhibits at Washington and Lee University Library, accessed November 18, 2017, http://omeka.wlu.edu/items/show/196.