Make your own fuel cell

A FUEL cell kit which produces electricity by chemical reaction is now being produced by Allis-Chalmers Mfg. Co., Milwaukee, Wis. The kit assembles in five minutes and operates on a mixture of sodium hydroxide (lye), hydrogen peroxide (bleach) and methyl alcohol. This solution produces enough current to run a small electric motor. The cell has an efficiency of 60 to 80 per cent, about twice that of gasoline engines.

Price: $9.75 – Robert Hertzberg

COMPONENTS include mounting base, motor, prop, leads, fuel cell (housing, plates).

KIT produces enough electricity to operate a 1 ½ -v motor 15 minutes on one fueling.

SILVER and platinum plates serve as catalysts for fuel cell’s chemical solution.

ELECTRICITY is created by electron flow between metal plates emersed in solution.

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