The zincs should be well amalgamated, and not touch the bottom of the cells.
In renewing a Leclanche battery, do the zincs have to be amalgamated?
Zincs and coppers should be thoroughly cleaned every time a cell is taken out of use.
The brake then acts, and the crank stops after making a revolution of 180°, and immersing the zincs to a maximum depth.
Yet in all these cases ...