Astronomical and navigational instruments, Herschel family

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Pipette fragments

AST1030.89
Astronomical and navigational instruments

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Collection Astronomical and navigational instruments, Herschel family
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID AST1030.89
Description The remains of two pipettes. These pipettes come from a 14 drawer cabinet found in the Herschel family home in the 1950s. Collectively the contents of this and a similar cabinet seems to suggest that they were used by successive generations of the family to store specimens, material and apparatus for carrying out experiments. These pipettes would presumbably have been used to measure out (liquid) raw materials used in various chemistry experiments.
Date made

Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Herschel Collection
Materials glass
Measurements Largest: 127 x 6 mm
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