Demainbray's speaking trumpet

Made:
1700-1752
maker:
unknown

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Speaking trumpet. Speaking trumpets were common in courses of experimental philosopy in the mid 18th century, as the
King's College, London| Enquiries to Science Museum, London
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Speaking trumpet. Speaking trumpets were common in courses of experimental philosopy in the mid 18th century, as the
King's College, London| Enquiries to Science Museum, London
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Speaking trumpet. Speaking trumpets were common in courses of experimental philosopy in the mid 18th century, as the
King's College, London| Enquiries to Science Museum, London
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Speaking trumpet made between 1700-53, maker and place of production unknown, but once belonged to Stephen Demainbray.

Speaking trumpet which once belonged to Stephen Demainbray and was used in his lectures on natural philosophy. Demainbray worked as superintendent at the King's observatory at Kew from 1768 and his collection of instruments and apparatus was absorbed into the King's own collection. Speaking trumpets were common in courses of experimental philosopy in the mid-eighteenth century and were advocated for use on ships or for overseeing a large workforce.

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Details

Category:
King George III
Object Number:
1927-1120
Materials:
paint and tinplate
type:
speaking trumpets
credit:
King's College, London

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