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

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AST1030.77
Astronomical and navigational instruments

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Object ID AST1030.77
Description A glass tube with a cork at one end and broken at the other. Inside is a metal wire spring. This maybe a part of a larger piece of apparatus the rest of which is missing. This object 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.
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Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Herschel Collection
Materials cork; metal; glass
Measurements Overall: 15 x 290 x 20 mm
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