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Woolsthorpe Manor, Lincolnshire (Accredited Museum)
The seventeenth century chest is an example of one that may have been used by Newton when he returned home. It is displayed open in the Manor to show its intricate lock mechanism. See if you can spot its secret when you visit.
A 17th century iron chest with cross banding and fixed with iron nails. A single petal shaped key hole and escutchings. A twisted handle on either side of chest.