image Rutherford masher
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Ernest Rutherford's potato masher

Date

ca. 1888

Object type

Material

Dimensions

length: 350mm

Description

Wooden potato masher made by physicist Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937).

Rutherford grew up in rural New Zealand. He made this potato masher for his grandmother whilst visiting her on his school holidays.

Associated place

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