Tiberius Cavallo, F.R.S.European Magazine.
Published J. Sewell, Cornhill .
Stipple with large margins. 175 x 115mm (7 x 4½").
Tiberius Cavallo (1749-1809), Neopolitan physicist and natural philosopher working in London from 1771. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1779, and gave annual Bakerian Lectures from 1780 to 1792. He is credited with the invention of 'Cavallo's Multiplier', an early electrostatic influence machine which could amplify a small electric charge to a level where it was detectable by the insensitive electroscopes of the day.
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