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(Raymond) Gaston Plante (1834-1889) French physicist who in 1859 invented the first accumulator or electric storage battery. It was a wet cell with two lead plates immersed in sulphuric acid, the electrolyte. Engraving from 'Les Nouvelles Conquetes de la Science' by Louis Figuier (Paris, 1883).

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(Raymond) Gaston Plante (1834-1889) French physicist who in 1859 invented the first accumulator or electric storage battery.  It was a wet cell with two lead plates immersed in sulphuric acid, the electrolyte. Engraving from 'Les Nouvelles Conquetes de la Science' by Louis Figuier (Paris, 1883).