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Museum Of Portable Sound 20m
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Discovery Museum 19m
This vanity case dates to the late 19th century. Inside there is a mirror and some manicure tools. These small travelling cases were designed to carry various toiletries safely, including perfume bottles and combs
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AdirondackExperience Oct 22
Known for its medicinal properties, spruce gum was chewed like bubble gum. Harvested by woodsmen, hermits, and specialists called ‘gummers.’ Spruce gum was replaced as sweeter more flavorful options were marketed in the 1860s. (1956.079.0003-crop picker)
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The Cromwell Museum Oct 20
Our is this gold agate & ruby pendant with a carved central onyx cameo of Cromwell, with a later inscription on the back. This is thought to have belonged to Cromwell’s wife Elizabeth; it may be the one she was wearing in this painting.
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Skipton Town Hall Oct 26
It's time for ! This intriguing object was used to play the game knur and spell. The game was played in Yorkshire and Lancashire and was particularly popular at the start of the 20th century. Have you ever heard any stories about the game? We’d love to know!
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Sir John Soane's Museum Oct 23
Visitor Assistant Isaac has chosen our . “This is the model of a proposed statue of Britannia that John Flaxman made in 1799 to commemorate the end of the Battle of the Nile. Make sure to look for it in the crypt next time you visit us!”
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Museum Of Portable Sound Oct 23
Upon Your Arrival for one of our Online Visits, you'll meet our Chief Curator in the same room as our , Physical Objects Collection Cabinet, vitrine & highlights from our Research Library. Book a visit:
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Military Intelligence Museum 22h
Our is this armband, likely worn by French Forces of the Interior towards the end of . The Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) and the Special Operations Executive (SOE) worked closely with the French Resistance during the Second World War
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Military Intelligence Museum Oct 19
Our this week is a tiny disguised as a cigarette packet, c. 1960s. Perhaps a useful surveillance tool at a time when smoking was more common!
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Steve Slack Oct 26
When Charles Darwin skipped lectures he went 'beetling'. His beetle box in contains specimens that are now rare or have disappeared. It seems bunking off uni served Charles, and museum collections, well.
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Andrew White Oct 25
Fair warning, ‘weather’ you like it or not, here’s today’s Object of the Week. It’s a good one object
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corningmuseum Oct 21
This comes courtesy of our Teen Leadership Council. One of the Museum's most recognized pieces, Chihuly's Fern Green Tower, can be seen glowing in the night, welcoming every visitor.
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Doku NS-Zwangsarbeit Oct 22
This small aero plane, found on the site is our . Forced labourers produced things to exchange them for food, for example. If materials from the workplace were used, this could be seen as sabotage and punished with death.
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Museum on Tower Hill Oct 21
The first pair of headphones were developed in the 1880s but weren't used for jamming out to music. They were designed for telephone operators to keep their hands free. Take a look at a pair of headphones we have in our collection
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Rayleigh Town Museum Oct 21
This National Cash Register was purchased in 1934 by Hatton’s the Newsagents which was situated in Eastwood Road. It survived a parachute bomb in WW2 It was in daily use until 1971 when decimal currency was introduced into the UK See more
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Steve Slack Oct 19
Remember the differences blackboard from Derry Girls? It started life as a tv comedy prop and is now a display object Museums are repositories for objects with great stories.
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Steel Plant Museum Oct 20
Object of the week: Partners in Safety Mug, from the Lackawanna coke division. Circa 1996.
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Museum Of Portable Sound Oct 19
Our : PHYSICAL OBJECT 16 Sony YPPY Walkman YP-ER20 UK, 1996 Part of a seasonal line of designer models that failed to catch on. Features a metal protective sheath covering the tape player.
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Anaesthesia Heritage Oct 20
This , we present to you this little cleaning kit for a Cyprane Type A Fluotec vaporiser (1957). Among other things it includes Vaseline, shellac, pliers & an instruction handbook. 🪛🔧 What's in your tool kit right now? 💼
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Discovery Museum Oct 20
A wooden box tea caddy with sliding lid, probably made in the 1940s. Pumphrey's is a Newcastle business, which has been selling tea and coffee since 1853, they amalgamated with Carrick Watson in 1911
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