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Bar Magnet, English, Mid-18th Century

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Inventory Number: 48147
Object Type:
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: The magnet consists of one flat bar bagnet with soft iron pole pieces, mounted in silver secured by two round-headed brass screws, and with a large silver suspension ring in the style of a lodestone. Keeper has a large central hole for a hook. In black fishskin covered wooden case with green velvet lining.
Primary Inscriptions: Unsigned. Pole pieces marked "N" {orth} and "S" {south} engraved on top of silver casing.
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans
Collection Group:
Material(s): Fe alloy
Copper alloy
textile (velvet)
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
65 7 30 mm


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