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Photo: Courtesy Newport Historical Society, R.I., inv. no. 56.3; photo by Rhode Island Furniture Archive
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Electrical machine


Object number

RIF5974

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

68 28 40 1/2 in. (172.72 71.12 102.87 cm)

Date

1780–1800

Current location

Newport Historical Society

Geography

Made in Tiverton, Rhode Island
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Medium

Oak (wheel, cross braces, uprights, and base); maple (crank for wheel, diagonal struts at base, finials, handles for screws, supports for glass ball, and upright that horizontal screw goes through); pine (block supported by screws); ash (spokes of wheel)

Marks

None

Provenance

Dr. William Whitridge (1747–1831), Tiverton, Rhode Island; by descent in his family; given to the Newport Historical Society, Rhode Island, 1956

Associated names

Dr. William Whitridge