Jason Clarke Antiques

Nineteenth Century Pair of Electrostatic Discharge Tongs


For sale, a nineteenth century pair of electrostatic discharge tongs.

Comprised of a glass dumbbell shaped handle with brass shaft and hinged tongs with discharge spheres at each end, these interesting and quality examples would have been used in conjunction with a Ramsden, Nairne or Wimshurst type electrostatic generating machine as a hand held method of discharging the spark created during use.

Rare to find these early examples and of such quality.

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