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

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Crucible lids

Astronomical and navigational instruments

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Object ID AST1030.90
Description Three large and two small crucible lids. They would presumbably have been used in the heating process of certain experiments. These lids come 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 china clay
Measurements Large: 4 x 37 mm; Small: 10 x 30 mm
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