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Making Friends With Franklin

David Wiley

David Wiley, a Presbyterian minister, holds a Leyden jar; a device for storing the static electricity generated by the machine behind him. Franklin used a Leyden jar to capture the electricity from the key in the kite experiment.

David Wiley, by Charles Peale Polk, circa 1800. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.

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