Long Room, Gallery of Practical Science, Adelaide Street, Strand.
Etching, rare. sheet 195 x 225mm (7¾ x 8¾"). Glued to backing sheet; some foxing ; lower right corner missing; tear lower left.
The 'National Gallery of Practical Science, Blending Instruction with Amusement', which contained some 250 machines, devices and models such as a pocket thermometer, a gas mask, an oxyhydrogen microscope, a steam gun and, later, demonstrations of daguerreotypes, electricity and magnetism. The gallery was situated in the Lowther Arcade, a glass-domed arcade near the Strand in London's West End. The gallery closed in the 1840s, and the site went through various incarnations before the Lowther Arcade was demolished in 1904 to make way for Coutts' Bank.
[Ref: 34865] £140.00