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Lodestone Known as 'The Countess of Westmorland's Magnet', Mounted by William Dugood, English, c. 1728

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Inventory Number: 47759
Object Type:
Persons: William Dugood (Maker)
Date Created:
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1942-7
Brief Description: The lodestone, with iron pole-pieces, is surrounded by an ornamental coronet of gilt and painted metal. It is suspended from leather straps and may be raised or lowered by means of a winding key. The suspension frame and the outer case are of mahogany.
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Provenance: Transferred from the University Museum, Oxford, in 1941/42. Moved to the University Museum from the Ashmolean Museum with the natural history collections in 1860. Originally presented to the Ashmolean Museum by the Countess of Westmorland in 1756.
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Material(s): Gilt and painted metal
leather and mahogany

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