+- The Early History of Thermoelectric Generators

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An alert reader pointed out this web page with an historical perspective on thermoelectric generators, including some marvelous drawings of thermopiles going back to the 1860s. Take a minute to look at their page.

Also, Katsushi Fukada (Komatsu, Japan) brings to our attention a 1905 Japanese patent on a thermoelectric generator using a Zinc-Antimony-Bismuth composition. He has provided a PDF file of the original patent and notes in English which can be found at:

http://www.dself.dsl.pipex.com/MUSEUM/POWER/thermoelectric/thermoelectric.htm

An alert reader pointed out this web page with an historical perspective on thermoelectric generators, including some marvelous drawings of thermopiles going back to the 1860s. Take a minute to look at their page.

Also, Katsushi Fukada (Komatsu, Japan) brings to our attention a 1905 Japanese patent on a thermoelectric generator using a Zinc-Antimony-Bismuth composition. He has provided a PDF file of the original patent and notes in English which can be found at:

1905 Japanese Thermoelectric Patent

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