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

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Funnel

AST1030.65
Astronomical and navigational instruments

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Object ID AST1030.65
Description Funnel. It comes 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. A funnel, like the weights and measures also in this collection, would probably have been used in the preparation of material to be used in an experiment.
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Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Herschel Collection
Materials glass
Measurements Overall: 35 mm; Diameter: 72 mm
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