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Pipette

AST1030.96
Astronomical and navigational instruments

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Collection Astronomical and navigational instruments
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID AST1030.96
Description Broken glass pipette. This pipette comes 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. This pipette 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 Overall: 155 mm x 10 mm
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