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The French Press, The British Royal Family, & HRH Prince George of Cambridge

24 September 2013

Did you know...

Arms for legs

The Plesiosaur mounted on the wall of the Lonsdale Room on the first floor has the front and rear limbs interchanged!

Curatorial Curiosities

6-shot percussion pepperbox revolver Clough & Son of Bath

Early six-shooter:This six shot percussion pepperbox revolver was made by Clough & Son of Bath (who were based on Southgate Street), c.1850. It has a fluted barrel block with six numbered chambers, each stamped with London proof marks. The rounded frame, chequered walnut 1-piece grip, and blueing (passivation) of the steel, are all testament to the fine craftsmanship of this piece.