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Cluster Of Six Small Glass Tubes, c. 1902

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Inventory Number: 80963
Object Type:
Accession Number: 2004-9/528
Brief Description: Cluster Of Six Small Glass Tubes, made between 1899 and 1905. Possibly coherers - if so, then very unusual style of coherers. In the form of a cluster of six orange-tinted small glass tubes strapped together with green elastic wires. With iron fillings in interior, and steel wires exiting some tube ends. Previously catalogued with two Bone Coherer Support Rods (Inv. Num.s 87538 & 72278), Pillbox With Spare Parts (Inv. Num. 50538), Brass-Tipped Bone Stylus (Inv. Num. 82611), and Assorted Letters Relating To Early Coherers (Inv. Num. 51910).
Provenance: Presented by the Marconi Corporation.
Collection Group: Marconi Collection
Material(s): Glass
elastic
steel
assorted metals.
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
20 10 mm

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