The Fiery Shower





On the plate put a number of any kind of seeds, grains of sand, or

brass dust. The conductor being strongly electrified, those light

particles will be attracted and repelled by the plate suspended from

the conductor, with amazing rapidity, so as to exhibit a perfect fiery

shower.



Another way is by a sponge that has been soaked in water. When this

sponge is first hung to the conductor, the water will drop from it

very slowly; but when it is electrified, the drops will fall very

fast, and appear like small globes of fire, illuminating the basin

into which they fall.





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