Demainbray's wire cage

Made:
1700-1752

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Brass cage, with wooden knob and hook, submersible model. Science and Splendour: Treasures from the court of King
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Brass cage, with wooden knob and hook, submersible model. Science and Splendour: Treasures from the court of King
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Brass cage, with wooden knob and hook. pre 1753.
King's College, London, Science
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Brass cage, with wooden knob and hook. pre 1753.
King's College, London, Science
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Brass cage, with wooden knob and hook. pre 1753.
King's College, London, Science
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Brass cage, with wooden knob and hook. pre 1753.
King's College, London, Science
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Brass cage, with wooden knob and hook. pre 1753.
King's College, London, Science
© 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.

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Details

Category:
King George III
Object Number:
1927-1301
Materials:
brass, paper (fibre product) and pine
type:
demonstration equipment
taxonomy:
  • components
  • components
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
King's College, London

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