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Battery, known as Smee battery

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made in England

Battery, known as Smee battery
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This battery, known as a 'Smee battery' was made in England in the 19th century.

The battery consists of six cells, in which the positive plates are made of zinc and the negative plates of silver. The liquid - no longer present - was dilute sulphuric acid.

Current electricity is produced when two metals are combined with moisture. Many attempts were made during the 19th century to produce an electric battery that was compact, durable and safe.

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