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A Favorite Abode of Science:

Santa Clara College and the Pursuit of Scientific Knowledge, 1851-1900

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Grenet Battery
Grenet Battery, c. 1888
Grenet Batteries were single-element battery sources with flasks varying in size, from 1/3 liter to 3 liters. These batteries, when filled with an acid solution and placed in series, were a common source of electrical current prior to the development of the dry-cell battery ( The Grenet Battery can be seen in early photographs of the College's Physical Cabinet.

Item#: RB.45
Photograph courtesy of Charles Barry, SCU
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