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

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Unknown glass slide

AST1030.68
Astronomical and navigational instruments

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Object ID AST1030.68
Description This glass slide 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. The content of this slide is difficult to ascertain; suggestions have included emulsion experiments and unidentified vegetable matter.
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Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Herschel Collection
Materials glass
Measurements Overall: 5 x 140 x 140 mm
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