Demainbray's wire cage

Made:
1700-1752
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Brass cage, with wooden knob and hook, submersible model
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Brass cage, with wooden knob and hook, submersible model
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Brass wire cage with wooden terminal and hook, maker unknown, before 1753. Once belonged to Stephen Demainbray.

This brass wire cage is one of a pair and was used with the model diving bell to contain live specimens by Stephen Demainbray in his lectures on natural philosophy.

Details

Category:
King George III
Object Number:
1927-1301
Materials:
brass, pine and paper (fibre product)
Measurements:
overall: 195 mm x 95 mm diameter, 0.09 kg
type:
cages and demonstration equipment
credit:
King's College, London