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Special Exhibition Label: 'Eccentricity: Unexpected Objects and Irregular Behaviour' (10/5/2011 - 16/10/2011)

Inventory nos.
13206
13203
13204

Three handbills advertising 'scientific' exhibitions in Oxford in the early 19th century.

Walter Hancock was an inventor of steam road vehicles; 'Handcock' is probably a variant spelling.

Spence's perpetual motion was a form of magnetic clock. It had been examined at the Calton Hill Observatory in Edinburgh in 1819.

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Inventory No. 13203, "Print (Handbill) Advertising an Exhibition of Handcock's Carriage for Travelling Without Horses, Printed by Grosvenor and Hall, Oxford, 19th Century"