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Snuff box, silver gilt, presented to F. Thompson b
Snuff box, silver gilt, presented to F. Thompson by Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 1838
Token, copper, 34mm diameter. Dublin penny, 1813.
Coins, Medals & Tokens
Token, copper, 34mm diameter. Dublin penny, 1813. (D Dublin 11). Issued by James Hilles, iron merchant. Ireland. obverse, interior of rolling mill
Token, copper, 33mm diameter. Lye forge penny, 181
Coins, Medals & Tokens
Token, copper, 33mm diameter. Lye forge penny, 1811. (D Worcs 9). Issued by owners J Forrest & Co. obverse, bust of King George III - Nail and trace manufactory
Pessary, France, 1825-1835
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Pessary, ivory, French, c. 1830
Chaldron wagon, Stockton & Darlington Railway
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Chaldron wagon, Stockton & Darlington Railway, tare weight 1-18-3, two wheels marked 'Darlington Wagon & Engineering Co.' and one wheel 'Blaydon'.
Crab with contrate gear, in rectangular iron box frame
Lifting & Mechanical Handling
Crab with contrate (crown and pinion) gear, in rectangular iron box frame. A crab is a small winch for lifting heavy loads. This one is from the warehouses of the East India Company at Cutler Street, near St Katharines Dock, London, and was made c.1810. The iron framing is significant, being an early example of the use of the material in machine framing (the Portsmouth block-making machinery from a similar date was the pioneer in this particular field).
Ibbetson's Geometric Chuck, 1835
Hand and Machine Tools
Geometric chuck and parts, handmade by John Holt Ibbetson, 1835
Standard Half Bushel Measure
Weighing & Measuring
Standard half bushel measure, made by Thomas Williams, for the Manor of Manchester.
Kaleidoscope by William Harris & Co., London, 1825
Kaleidoscope, made by William Harris & Co., London, marked 'W. Harris and Co. 50 Holborn, London' active at this address 1816-1839. Floral design (paper?), varnished, gilded brass fittings and tube, 9" long, max diam. 2", lacks case, c.1825.
Two foot geodetic theodolite, 1826-1828
Two-foot geodetic theodolite with cast iron base and mahogany stand, by Troughton & Simms, London, England, 1826-28. Fitted with three bubble levels and eight reading microscopes. First used in 1828 for checking the Lough Foyle base. With separate parts.
Newcastle upon Tyne penny token, 1811.
Coins, Medals & Tokens
Token, copper, 33mm diameter. Newcastle upon Tyne penny, 1811. Obverse, Geordie brig (collier ship) and coal staithe. Issuer, Bewicke Main Colliery, 1811, 1d. Obverse Ship lying to at a coal staithe, BEWICKE MAIN COLLIERY * 1811 *. Reverse: Legend in centre and round edge ONE PENNY PAYABLE AT NEWCASTLE ON TYNE AND LONDON. Note: Bewicke Main colliery was located at Birtley near Kibblesworth, Durham. Diagonally milled edge. Davis Northumberland 16, Withers 885. Diameter 33 mm.
Charles Green Aeronaut
Coins, Medals & Tokens
Medal commemorating balloon flight of Charles Green, aeronaut, from London to Weilburg, 1836. Bronze; 41mm diameter. Obverse, legend: Charles Green aeronaut.; relief portrait profile head to left, classical style; artist signed below base, W. J. Taylor. Reverse, legend: From London November 7. 1836 in company with Rob[er]t Hollond M.P. & M[onck]. Mason Esqr. To Weilburg Germany in 18 hours.; scene, balloon in distance above town of Weilburg.
Engraving showing 'The Ball which killed Lord Nelson', England, 1805
Engraving showing the ball which killed Lord Nelson in 1805
First Steam Fire Engine Constructed in England AD 1830
Watercolour drawing (scale 1:12) of first steam fire engine constructed in England, 1830, by Braithwaite and Ericsson
'Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1828)', print, Austria, 1810
Print : Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1828) by F Lenthe after J Grassi, [c.1810]. Mezzotint; trimmed to platemark, 44x29cm. Portrait, nearly TQL to R, arms folded, in contemplation looking towards and beside table with phrenological objects [bird? skulls, outline drawing of skull] and bust of Haydn [head and neck]
'The Scavenger's Lament', caricature, print, London, England, 1829
Etching, col. The Scavenger's lamentation, or the dreadful consequences of sweeping streets by machinery. A. Sharpshooter, published by S. Gans 1829. 26x36cm
Label for 'Concentrated Disinfecting Solution of Chloride of Soda', London, England, 1822-1829
Trade card. Label for a bottle. block engraving (blue and brown )with letterpress. Concentrated Disinfecting Solution of Chloride of Soda. Beaufoy & Co., South Lambeth, London. according to the formula of M. Labarraque of Paris. For preserving meat, removing offensive smells. neutralizing Pestilential Exhalations. and destroying contagion. Directions for use. printed by Whiting, Beaufort House, Strand, [London] n.d. [c1820] 15.8 x 26.8 cm (Calv. 4)
'The Itinerant Apothecary', print by George Spratt, London, England, 1830
George E Madeley
Print. Personifications, scenes showing people [men, women] constructed of artefacts embodying their character. G. Spratt. Pub. C. Tilt, 1830, printed G.E. Madeley, Wellington Street, Strand, [London]: THE ITINERANT APOTHECARY / G. Spratt del. ; Printed by G. E. Madeley, 3 Wellington Stt Strand. Tilt, Fleet Street, nd. . lithograph, handcol; trimmed to 27x22cm upon sheet 30.5x23.5cm. Man fashioned from ceramic jars, pestle and mortar hat, bottles, lozenge and pill tins for feet.
'Taking Physick' print
hand coloured caricature engraving "Taking Physick"/after Gillray (?Dublin issue of 1801) 25.5x19cm. to border
'Theatre of Anatomy, Cambridge', print, London, England, 1815
Joseph Constantine Stadler
Aquatint, coloured, the Theatre of Anatomy, Cambridge. By J.C. Stadler after A. Pugin. 34x27cm.
Portrait of Sir William Herschel, astronomer, 1814
Colnaghi and Company
Engraving; stipple. Portrait of Dr. William Herschel (1738-1822), astronomer, Engraving by James Godby of a drawing made by Fr. Rehberg in 1814. Platemark 31x22.6cm, image 24.2x19.7cm [Cut within platemark to 30x24cm, removing imprint]. Dedicated to Sir Joseph Banks. - With detailed citation of Herschel. - Portrait of William Herschel, HL to R before sky with crescent moon and stars; "The background represents part of the Constellation of Gemini, with a telescopic aspect of the Georgium Sidus, as it was discovered by Dr. Herschell at Bath, ...1781"
Mr. Sadler's ascent from Merton Fields, Oxford
Print, plain, from "Aerostation". Mr. Sadler's ascent from Merton Fields, Oxford July 7th, 1810. Pub. by Bartlett Newman, Oxford, 1816. 8 1/2x11 1/4 in.
Engraving: Ryde, Isle of Wight, [pier]18x26cm. ove
Engraving: Ryde, Isle of Wight, [pier]18x26cm. overall. (BTC 4490/57)
Sankey-Viaduct. image: size 5 1/2"x4". Overall: 11
Sankey-Viaduct. image: size 5 1/2"x4". Overall: 11"x9 1/2".
Print, plain. Portrait. Muzio Muzzi. Inventore dell' Aeronave Retteremiga, Bologna, 1838. C. Bettini, Fecit. 10 1/4x15 1/4 in.
Marc Isambard Brunel
Portrait, mezzotint: Marc Isambard Brunel (1769-1849), by Charles Turner after James Northcote 1815; Mark Isambard Brunel Esqr F.R.S. Author of the Block Machinery in His Majesty's Dock Yard at Portsmouth, and of other eminent works belonging to the British Government. Published March 30, 1815, by C. Turner, 50 Warren St., Fitzroy Square. 61.5x51cm., platemark 50.3x35.4cm., image 43.3x35.4cm. After the oil by Northcote, 1812-13, now in the National Portrait Gallery London. Portrait, nearly FL seated to R, looking front; hands resting on plans of block machinery; also on table, books, dividers and model of block machinery.
Astronomical playing cards
J and G Pickett
Astronomia. Set of 52 cards in original slip case with instruction booklet; Steel engravings showing major and minor planets in your suites. Designed and published by F.G. Moon, London 1829; steel engravings by J & G Pickett. With instruction booklet, Explanation of the Celestial Cards (Second Edition, London 1831)
The Costume of Great Britain: Pottery
William Henry Pyne
Print, aquatint, coloured, Plate 1 'Pottery' / W.H.Pyne. 'The Costume of Great Britain' engraved and written by W.H. Pyne, 1808
Augustin Jean Fresnel (Physicien)
print. engraving, stipple. AUGUSTIN JEAN FRESNEL (Physicien), ... Dessine d'apres Nature en 1825, et Grave par Ambroise Tardieu [Paris 1824] platemark 20.2x13.6cm., image 10.3x7.8cm. oval. Plate from: Iconographie universelle / A. Tardieu. Portrait Fresnel A. J. Augustin Jean 1788-1827 HS to R, in oval; with brief biographical caption. Tardieu Ambroise 1788-1841
print. engraving, stipple. LINNEE. / Ambriose [sic] Tardieu direxit [Paris 1824] 22x15cm., image 10.6x8.6cm. oval. Plate from: Iconographie universelle / A. Tardieu. - Paris, 1823-1824 - Portrait, Linne, Carl von [Linnaeus], botanist, 1707-1778HL to L, looking front, in oval. Tardieu, Ambroise 1788-1841.
Mezzotint of George Stephenson, H.P. Briggs del.,
Henry Perronet Briggs
Mezzotint of George Stephenson, H.P. Briggs del., C. Turner sc.
An appropriate text!
Hand Coloured Engraving. An appropriate text! [caricature on Green's balloon ascent].
The Horses, going to the Dogs
Print. The Horses, going to the Dogs / Designed, Etched and Published by George Cruikshank. November 1st 1829. - Etching; c30xc45cm. A satire on the invention of the horseless steam carriage; scene depicting 4 horses commenting [in the style of gentlemen at a London club] as one carriage passes, and other mini-lampoons in corner cartouches
Engraved headpiece of a Sun Fire Insurance Certifi
Engraved headpiece of a Sun Fire Insurance Certificate, 1835.
print. engraving. "Northumbrian" locomotive engine
print. engraving. "Northumbrian" locomotive engine, 1830. Liverpool and Manchester Railway.
Pictorial Collection (Railway)
Wash drawing, Euston Station. Doric arch less advanced than 1 feet of columns only, Oct. 1837, by John Cooke Bourne. Depicts the construction of Euston Station on the London and Birmingham Railway. In the foreground, laying on the ground, are the tops of the Doric columns of the arch erected at the entrance to the station. Beyond is the partially completed arch, covered in scaffolding, and on either side are lodges, built in the classical style, and also surrounded with scaffolding.
Coaches &c, Employed on the railway
print. aquatint, handcoloured. Coaches. 1831. Liverpool & Manchester Railway.
Jacob Perkins Esqr
Print. Lithograph, Jacob Perkins Esqr. Drawn on Stone by Richard Lane from a Picture by Chester Harding. Pubd. by J Miller, American Library London November 1825. Printed by C. Hullmandel. Portrait, standing nearly TQL to R resting left arm on table by top hat, studio backdrop seascape beyond. Image 20.7 x 16.3cm on sheet 30 x 24cm laid on sheet 45.5 x 36.5cm. From the Baker Perkins archive
Tring Cutting. June 17th 1837
Charles Joseph Hullmandel
print. lithograph (buff and black). 'Pumps for draining the Kilsby Tunnel' / by John Cooke Bourne, 1839, Plate XXIX from "Drawings of the London and Birmingham Railway" published London: JC Bourne,... Ackermann & Co,... C Tilt. on sheet 38x55cm
print. lithograph (buff and black). 'Blisworth cutting [showing train]' / by John Cooke Bourne, 1839, Plate XXV from "Drawings of the London and Birmingham Railway" published London: JC Bourne,... Ackermann & Co,... C Tilt. on sheet 38x55cm
Print, steel engraving. 'Manchester' / Engraved by T. Higham after G. Pickering. Published by Fisher, Son & Co., London 1834, proof copy, overall: 25x32.5cm; to platemark: 22.2x29cm. Smoky skyline; woman milking cow; boys fishing; shepherd with dogs and sheep grazing;
Print. The Conchologist / G. Spratt del. ; Printed by G. E. Madeley ; Pubd by C. Tilt, Fleet Street. - [London, c1831]. Lithograph, handcol. ; 27x21cm. Personification print, a woman fashioned from shells of marine life found in the ocean or at the sea shore
The costume of Great Britain - Slaughter-man
William Henry Pyne
Aquatint, hand coloured (with text) from 'The costume of Great Britain' by W.H. Pyne. Pub. by W. Miller, 1808. Numbered as Plate 17, Slaughter-man.
The Thames Tunnel. Coloured aquatint Published 8 N
The Thames Tunnel. Coloured aquatint Published 8 Nov. 1830, by R.H. Laurie, no.53 Fleet St, London. 260x416mm image. 306x452mm plate mark. Plate numbered 176
Trade card: J[osh] Long
Trade card: J[osh] Long, 20 Little Tower Street, London. 1830. Manufacturer of Sikes's Hydrometer &c. Illustrated advertisement for hydrometers, saccharometers and guaging rules. Printed on both sides. (Calv. 241) (C.C. 140)
Aquatint, coloured, from 'The Costume of Great Bri
Aquatint, coloured, from 'The Costume of Great Britain' by W.H. Pyne. pub. William Miller, 1805: Plate 54, Royal Mail [coach].
Coloured aquatint: "View of the Suspension Bridge
Coloured aquatint: "View of the Suspension Bridge erected over the Menai Strait in North Wales - Looking towards Beaumaris". Engraved by R G Revee after G Arnold ARA. Published by W A Provis, London, 1828. 360x551mm, engraved area, margins partially trimmed. Originally published as a plate to W A Privis, A Historical and descriptive account of the Suspension Bridge over the Menai Strait ... (London 1828)
New Principles or The March of Invention
Aquatint-coloured `New Principles or The March of Invention' 24x36cm.
Shipping off the Dutch Coast
Painting.[Shipping off the Dutch Coast] / William Clarkson Stanfield, R.A., nd. [c. 1830]. Oil on canvas, 94.5 x 135.5 cm. Signed br. Seascape with frigate, Dutch yacht, fishing boat and landing stage, with pots and fishermen in foreground.