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Globe Electrostatic Machine, by Nairne, London, c. 1780

Inventory Number: 83045
Object Type:
Persons: Edward Nairne
Date Created: c.1780
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1924-27
Brief Description: Glass globe set on vertical spindle moved by gearwork turned by a hand-crank with a wooden handle. Globe rubs against leather disc attached with a silk flap to brass support on vertical stand. In original fitted case with accessories.
Primary Inscriptions: "Nairne / London"
Provenance: Lent by Oriel College.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Glass and wood