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Lodge writes: 'The following experiments among others were made in the course of 1888, beginning in February of that year. A brief account of the early experiments, with some of the deductions from them, was given in a couple of lectures to the Society of Arts in March, 1888, on Lightning Conductors; and in the ‘Electrician’ vols. 21, 22, 23, under the same title, a number of others were published at length, viz., the series of experiments relating to "the alternative path."'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Physics / Electricity

Received 4 May 1891. Read 4 June 1891.

A version of this paper was published in volume 50 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Experiments on the discharge of Leyden jars'.

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