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    Image number: RS.8469
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    Potato masher

    ca. 1888
    Baron Rutherford of Nelson Ernest Rutherford (1871 - 1937, New Zealander) , Physicist
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    length: 350mm
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    Wooden potato masher made by Ernest Rutherford.

    Baron Rutherford of Nelson, Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937) New Zealand-born British physicist was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1903 and served as its President between 1925-1930. Rutherford grew up in rural New Zealand. He is believed to have made this masher for his grandmother while visiting her in rural New Zealand.
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