Astronomical and navigational instruments, Herschel family, The Herschels as experimenters

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Flame spills

Astronomical and navigational instruments

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Object ID AST1030.59
Description Copper-flame spills in a bag. These paper spills (for a copper flame) come from a 14-drawer cabinet found in the Herschel family home in the 1950s. The contents of this and a similar cabinet seem to suggest that they were used by successive generations of the family to store specimens, material and apparatus for carrying out experiments. The packaging reads: 'Copper-flame spills (with notes) by ASH /85' The accompanying notes relate to some chemistry experiments he had been trying out.
Date made

Artist/Maker Herschel, Alexander Stewart
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Herschel Collection
Materials copper; paper
Measurements Bag: 40 x 205 x 190 mm
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