Special Exhibition Label: 'Eccentricity: Unexpected Objects and Irregular Behaviour' (10/5/2011 - 16/10/2011)
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.
- Exhibition Label: 'In Print' (11/2/2014 - 8/6/2014) - highlights of the print collection
- Steam Carriages
- Inventory No. 13206, "Print (Handbill) Advertising an Exhibition of Glass Working in Miniature, Printed by Ham, Oxford, 19th Century"
- Inventory No. 13203, "Print (Handbill) Advertising an Exhibition of Handcock's Carriage for Travelling Without Horses, Printed by Grosvenor and Hall, Oxford, 19th Century"
- Inventory No. 13204, "Print (Handbill) Advertising a Demonstration of Spence's Perpetual Motion, Printed by Baxter, Oxford, after 1820"