Description of the universal saloon of arts [No. 21 Lower Sackville Street Dublin] comprising nine pieces of machinery.
Broadside advertising a universal saloon of arts (taking place presumably at 'No. 21 Lower Sackville Street Dublin', as indicated, written in manuscript hand at top of sheet) that includes nine pieces of machinery amongst other items such as samples of carved ivory, 'foreign birds', a 'tarantula spider' and a 'pair of large snow shoes from Hudson's Bay' [northeastern Canada] on display. One of these is a mechanical star (an image of which is present at top of sheet). "The mechanical star, an astonishing piece of clock work and music, has twenty four revolutions in thirty inches cricumference, set with three thousand precious stones, in an spiral and circular manner, which for variety of motion, and brillancy of appearance, has not its equal in the three kingdoms".
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Dublin : Carricks Printers, Bachelor's Walk [n.d., ca. 1810].
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera.
Embossed National Library of Ireland stamp present on item.
Physical description: 1 sheet ; 32 x 23 cm.
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