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Kaleidoscope, late 19th century

This is a Kaleidoscope. It was designed by Ambridge Brothers. It is dated late 19th century. Its medium is burled wood, glass, brass. It is a part of the department.

This object was bequest of Ann Hardy. It is credited Bequest of Ann Hardy.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 33.7 × 27.9 × 21 cm (13 1/4 in. × 11 in. × 8 1/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Metal band around neck marked: "Ambridge Brothers / Trade Mark / [Coat of Arms: A, B, 2 lions] / Patenters London"

Cite this object as

Kaleidoscope, late 19th century; Designed by Ambridge Brothers ; burled wood, glass, brass; H x W x D: 33.7 × 27.9 × 21 cm (13 1/4 in. × 11 in. × 8 1/4 in.); Bequest of Ann Hardy; 2018-44-7

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