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

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Unknown glass slide

Astronomical and navigational instruments

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Object ID AST1030.73
Description One double square piece of glass. The contents of this slide is difficult to determine; suggestions have included emulsion experiments and unidentified vegetable matter. 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.
Date made

Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Herschel Collection
Materials glass
Measurements Overall: 2 x 76 x 76 mm
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