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Electrophorous cover

L.E.S.81. (old departmental catalogue number in aluminium paint). E35 (0ld departmental catlogue number in black cellire. N.P.243 (written on a preprinted Hunterian Museum label: removed). MANU Unsigned. 19th century DES after VOLTA,Alessandro,Giuseppe,Anastasio,Count. 1775 Como, Italy. This rather large eight and a half inch copper cover was used to collect, store and transfer static electric cha…