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Railway Conveyances from Liverpool to Manchester
print. coloured 'Railway Conveyances from Liverpool & Manchester Railway 1834', by R Ackermann. A Train of Waggons with Goods Etc, A Train of Carriages with Cattle, Liverpool and Manchester Railway.
The Costume of Great Britain: Brick Maker
William Henry Pyne
Print, aquatint, coloured, Plate 19, 'Brick Maker', / W.H.Pyne. 'The Costume of Great Britain' engraved and written by W.H. Pyne, 1808. [trimmed to] 25.3 x 35.4 cm. With text sheet, 35.5 x 25cm
The School of Projects
Print: The School of Projects. / Published for the Satirist Octr. 1st 1809 by S Tipper. London. Aquatint; sheet 20x36.8cm. Plate from The Satirist v.313 [explanatory text, p313-317]. A satire on the flotation of joint stock comapnies, reflected in three visually parallel projects. To r., William Brown, chairman of lunatic companies, Hope Insurance Co, Golden Lane brewery plans etc. by statue of Hope in niche. Next with the ram is George Leybourne, who planned to breed a sheep as big as an ox. Centre, a Patent Gas receptacle issues large flames from a broken panel. Frederick Winsor holds up a triple gas burner resembling a devil's tail. Left, an arched timber bridge lit by lamps connects two globes of Earth and Moon. Two men gouge a tunnel in the Earth. The engineer Ralph Dodd had plans for a tunnel from Gravesend to Tilbury, to be gaslit by Winsor; in an uncanny anticipation of the Thames Tunnel saga, subscribers lost money. A plan for the Strand bridge approved by Parliament in 1806 became the Westminster bridge opened 1817. The year 1809 saw much speculative fever for failed projects. Winsor's plans for gas went awry; his plans received consent in the following boom year 1810. [BM11439]
Print of engraving, "Chat Moss"
print. engraving. "Chat Moss" /I. Shaw, 1831, Liverpool & Manchester Railway.
Litograph, "Westminster Bridge Deptford and Greenwich Railway. Interior view of the Arcade beneath the Viaduct"
Coloured lithograph by W.G. Colman after I.D. Paine "Westminster Bridge Deptford and Greenwich Railway. Interior view of the Arcade beneath the Viaduct" (1836). Mounted in sheet of paper. Paper size 8 5/8"x14 1/4". Overall 12"x18"
Watercolour: The coal-mine wharf near the Moira Ba
Watercolour: The coal-mine wharf near the Moira Baths, Ashby Woulds, Leicestershire. Miss Elisabeth Watson, Delt. 1837. View of pithead with winding gear, working furnace. 24.5x34cm.
Lithograph (tinted) "Crewe Station" (on L. and N.W
Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait
Lithograph (tinted) "Crewe Station" (on L. and N.W. Rly.). Artist: A.F. Tait, printer/ publisher: Bradshaw and Blacklock, Fleet St., London, 1837. Image size: 25.8cm x 38.5cm
SIR JOSEPH BANKS, BART. P.R.S.
print. engraving, stipple. SIR JOSEPH BANKS, BART. P.R.S. / Thos. Phillips, R.A.; W. Holl. London, Fisher, Son & Co 1829. 19x15cm., image 11.3x8.9cm. Plate from: National Portrait Gallery/W Jerdan. - 1830-34. From the oil by Thomas Phillips, 1815, in the Royal Society, London. Portrait, HL seated, wearing riband and star, with cushion. Banks, Sir Joseph 1743-1820, studied natural history. Phillips, Thomas 1770-1845. Holl, William 1771-1838.
portrait. engraving. James Watt (1736-1819) / by C. Picart from a drawing by W. Evans, 1809, after original by Sir William Beechey, R.A. Plate size 15"x12 1/4". Frame size 19"x15"
Bury-Ackermann print, depicting Watford viaduct
Bury-Ackermann print, depicting Watford viaduct, 1837. London and Birmingham Railway.
Farmer Giles's establishment - Christmas Day - 1800
Etching, col: Farmer Giles's establishment - Christmas Day - 1800, William Heath, published by T. McLean 1830; Pub: Jany. 10 1830 by T McLean 26 Haymarket, Sole Pub of W H Editions 1830; col. 24x35cm. Headed: Plate 1st. - First of three caricatures issued to show the descent from prosperity under "Farmer" George III - a festive scene with mistletoe, hams, slicing Christmas pudding, family jollity around the table - [to plate 3, a debtor's cell by Christmas 1829, the farmer's children in the workhouse, the effects of agricultural depression]
Bury-Ackermann print, depicting Hampstead Road Bridge
Bury-Ackermann print, depicting Hampstead Road Bridge, 1837. London and Birmingham Railway.
drawing. pencil, pen and line. 'Kibble' / Lead Mining, Alston Moor, Northumberland, early 19th century. unsigned. watermark: IPING 1805. (old number 25)
Print, coloured. The Fortress which enclosed the G
Print, coloured. The Fortress which enclosed the Grand Pavillion in the Green Park with the ascent of the balloon. Pub. Aug 24th, 1814 by Thomas Polser. 16x12 in.
Lithograph, Entrance of the Menai Bridge from the
Lithograph, Entrance of the Menai Bridge from the Anglesea Shore (182-?) 220x175mm
Travelling on the Liverpool & Manchester Railway, 1833
coloured print. "Travelling on the Liverpool & Manchester Railway 1833" A train of waggons with goods etc., A train of carriages with cattle. R Ackermann.
The costume of Great Britain - Smithfield drover
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 52, Smithfield drover.
A Steam Coach with some of the machinery going wrong
A Steam Coach with some of the machinery going wrong. London, Published by T. McLean. Caricature engraving, hand coloured; 208x302 to ruled border
Trade card: Cornelius Varley
Trade card: Cornelius Varley, 1 Charles Street, Clarendon Square. 1811. Patentee of the Graphic Telescope. Microscopes &c. Drawing, Optical, Philosophical & Chemical Instruments made to order. (Calv. 414) (C.C. 44)
Dr. Syntax in the Glasshouse
Ackermann and Company
print. coloured aquatint. 'Dr. Syntax in the Glasshouse' / by Rowlandson, published by Ackermann, 1820 12x20cm.
Small experimental camera (no lens), 1834-1836.
Tripod for large Daguerreotype camera
Tripod for large Daguerreotype camera, 1839.
Multi-leaf spring safety valve
Locomotives and Rolling Stock Components
Safety Valve, Hackworth's multi-leaf spring type, small, 1818-1838.
Single headed girder rail, with one joint chair
Single headed girder rail, with one joint chair with fastening and one ordinary chair with key, 1838.
Stone pipe made by Gloucesters
Water Supply & Sanitation
Stone pipe made by Gloucestershire Stone Pipe Co. c.1812
brass knobbed weights
Weighing & Measuring
Brass knobbed weights for 1 Arratel (pound) from the Castlereagh Collection for Lisbon (Portugal).
Keyed bugle used on London to York Royal mail coac
Keyed bugle used on London to York Royal mail coach, 1809, ( with mouthpiece).
Short sword, in scabbard, used by mail coach guard
Short sword, in scabbard, used by mail coach guard, c. 1810
Hydrostatical Balance (c. 1820-30) by Isaiah Deck
Hydrostatical Balance (c. 1820-30) by Isaiah Deck Cambridge, with brass beam and support, 2 white metal pans, glass plummet, counterpoise, 4 weights and a box of small weights in oak case.
Ovum forceps, triple bladed, by Francis Cluley, Sh
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Ovum forceps, triple bladed, by Francis Cluley, Sheffield, 1813 to 1837, steel, incomplete
“A brief description of the photogenic drawings exhibited at the meeting of the British Association at Birmingham"
Birmingham handbill, “A brief description of the photogenic drawings exhibited at the meeting of the British Association at Birmingham in August 1839" by H. F. Talbot, Esq
Vectis, Lowndes, folding type, steel and ebony, by
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Vectis, Lowndes, folding type, steel and ebony, by Reay of Liverpool, 1829-1837
Bate's standard saccharometer with wire stem; with
Bate's standard saccharometer with wire stem; with one poise and one weight, in mahogany case, c. 1823
Hydrometer (numbered 620) by J Ronchetti, Manchester, early 19th century
Commemorative Bowl, Liverpool & Manchester Railway
Liverpool & Manchester Railway
Liverpool Manchester Railway commemorative dish, 1834.
Pamphlet - "The description of Lane's improved por
Pamphlet - "The description of Lane's improved portable microscope, as made and sold by T. Harris and son" (1806)
Kaleidoscope, by Philip Carpenter, Birmingham, c.1
Kaleidoscope, by Philip Carpenter, Birmingham, c.1820, on front "P Carpenter, sole maker. Black enamel body, length when closed 6 3/4", in cylindrical case 7 1/8" long by 1 5/8" diam.
Two keyed bugles used on London to York Royal mail
Two keyed bugles used on London to York Royal mail coach, 1809, (one with no mouthpiece), one keyed bugle used on London to Gloucester Royal mail coach, 1810, (no mouthpiece)
Cast iron sleeper
Sleeper, cast iron, for approximately 17'' gauge track, convex with hollow base, double flanged web along top edge rising to form two chairs, embossed 'A DER 1848', 35'' in length.
Hydrometer, in box by S and M Dicas, c. 1805 with
Hydrometer, in box by S and M Dicas, c. 1805 with contemporary set of manuscript instructions.
Spectacles with 'new system' oval deep concave lenses
Metal spectacles with 'new system' oval deep concave lenses 'for lightness', cross-shaped bridge and single-piece side-arms, marked 'DUNSCOMBE BRISTOL', M.W. Dunscombe, Bristol, England, 1863-1818
"Alexanders Graphic Mirror" (c.1830), Wollaston-ty
"Alexanders Graphic Mirror" (c.1830), Wollaston-type (mirror instead of a prism); signed ALEX T ALEXANDER OPTICIAN TO THE KING EXETER
Brass bell, The Griffin Inn
Fixtures & Fittings from Railway Buildings
Bell, brass, embossed '1823', taken from The Griffin Inn, Oxford Street, London, otherwise known as 'The Green Man & Still'.