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Roman drill bit excavated in Thatcham

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This drill bit is made from iron and is known as a ‘spade’ bit due to the shape of its cutting head.  It was discovered during the excavations of the Roman Settlement in Thatcham Newtown that were undertaken throughout the 1920s and 1930s.

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Chemical Balance

A chemical balance used at St Bartholomew’s School, Newbury.

Chemical Balance