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Brook, Abraham (fl. 1749–1789), bookseller and natural philosopher

Robert Harrison

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/3527

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Brook, Abraham (fl. 1749–1789), bookseller and natural philosopher, of unknown parentage, was the author of Miscellaneous experiments and remarks on electricity, the air pump, and the barometer, with a description of an electrometer of a new construction (1789). Brook explained that he had been interested in electrical experiments since 1749, but hitherto had not seen a friction machine that could produce as much electrical power as the one he had constructed after his friend the ...

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