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Stereoscopic viewer

The ‘Perfectoscope’ stereoscopic viewer. These viewers were designed to show photographs with an illusion of three dimensional depth. They were hugely popular from the 1850s to early 1900s....

Spear

Blade remade from a sheep shears stamped with a Sheffield manufacturer's mark. Made in the 1850s or 1860s, indicating a shortage of locally-smelted iron....

Bracelet

Bracelet likely made of locally smelted copper in the 1850s or 1860s. This decorative piece would have been worn by someone of high status such as a lesser noble or...

Oil lamp

Oil lamps are found throughout many ancient civilisations but Roman lamps are among the most ornamental. They were decorated with scenes from everyday life, religious images and some scenes which...

Club

A popular fighting club with a concave butt, used to crush the head of an opponent. One like this is used as the mace of the Fijian House of...

Butterfly

This butterfly was collected in Honduras in 1922. It was donated to the Museum in Mr Blanchford’s collection but may have been collected by J Lienhart....

Honiton (East Devon) lace collar

Some of the most famous lace-makers in Otterton were the five unmarried Pile sisters who lived on the green. Mary, Eliza, Blanche, Harriet and Elizabeth Pile were the daughters of...