Leyden phial


    Leyden phial


  • A glass jar or bottle used to accumulate electricity.
    It is coated with tin foil, within and without, nearly to its top, and
    is surmounted by a brass knob which communicates with the inner
    coating, for the purpose of charging it with electricity. It is so
    named from having been invented in Leyden, Holland.


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