Kaleidoscope by William Harris & Co., London, 1825

Made:
1816-1839 in London
maker:
W Harris and Company

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Kaleidoscope, made by William Harris & Co., London, marked 'W. Harris and Co. 50 Holborn, London' active at this address 1816-1839. Floral design (paper?), varnished, gilded brass fittings and tube, 9" long, max diam. 2", lacks case, c.1825.

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1911-271
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, gold plated (gilded), metal, paper, steel and varnish
type:
kaleidoscope
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • toy - recreational artefact
  • optical toy
credit:
Court, Thomas Henry