The Leclanche Cell: Notes from the Oesper Collections, No. 24, January/February 2014

The Leclanché cell as depicted in Benjamin’s 1893 treatise on the voltaic cell.
The Leclanché cell as depicted in Benjamin’s 1893 treatise on the voltaic cell.

 

The 24th issue of Museum Notes highlights the Leclanché voltaic cell in both its original wet-cell form and modern dry-cell form. This cell is the basis of most of our current everyday batteries from the D-cells used in traditional flashlights to the smaller AAA-cells used in many of our everyday electronic devices.

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