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ID number:  BIRRC-H0002
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  University Heritage Collection
Artist / Maker:  Unknown
Title / Object name:  Magnifying glass
Object type:  Magnifying Glass
Materials:  Metal, glass and mother of pearl
Measurements:  28x 13x 2

Large magnifying glass with a mother of pearl covered handle and a brass-effect frame around the lens. Small chip on handle.

Notes:  This large magnifying glass belonged to the Lodge Estate.

Sir Oliver Lodge (1851-1940) was a pioneering Physicist during the late 19th and early 20th century and made important advances in the development of wireless and electromagnetic devices. He was recognised as an accomplished public lecturer and a pioneer in the study of electromagnetism and radio telegraphy. He studied Physics at the University of London and became Professor of Physics at Liverpool University. In 1900 Joseph Chamberlain invited Lodge to become the first principal of the University of Birmingham.

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