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Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Oval dynamometer with central scale with indicator, used by Paul Broca, a pioneering craniologist, made by Mathieu, Paris, French, 1940-1880
Figure group: 'The Toothdrawer', Berlin, 1870-1880
Figure group 'The Toothdrawer', spelter, by R. Pereda, cast by Werch Glinniche, Berlin, 1870-1880
Wine glass used by Joseph Lister as a culture glass
Wine glass used by Lister as a culture glass, with glass display dome or dust cover (with fake plaster)
Single-needle telegraph by W. F. Cooke, 1840-1860
Single-needle telegraph, invented by W. F. Cooke, unknown maker, England, 1840-1860
wooden base for submarine cable laid across the River Medina, 1878
Wooden base for submarine telegraph cable laid across the River Medina, Isle of Wight, 1878, recovered 1977. Believed used in A.G. Bell's telephone experiment between Cowes and Osborne House.
Plaque for cot, Great Ormond Street Hospital
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Cot plaque from Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, The Girl's Realm Cot 1900-1904, London, England, 1900; plaque commemorates the sponsorship of the cot by the magazine 'The Girl's Realm'
Four ivory charity collection tallies
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Four ivory charity collection tallies, c.1863-1880
Laennec-type monaural stethoscope, France, 1851-1900
Laennec monaural stethoscope, owned by Dr. P. F. Gachet (1828-1909), French, 19th century
Morse tape on which signals were recorded by means of a coherer, 1900
Morse paper tape, unknown maker, probably British, 1900. Used to record signals received by means of a coherer in 1900 at a distance of 135 miles by Captain Henry Jackson
Keyboard for transmitting telegraphic messages, 1845-1851
Keyboard for transmitting telegraphic messages, probably made by John Watkins Brett, London, England, 1845-1851
Model of an intercepting trap drain, London, England, 1896
Sewerage & Sanitation
One of two intercepting traps, from twelve models for instruction in hygiene.
Experimental microphones with carbon pencils and cups, 1878-1890
Three experimental microphones consisting of carbon pencils resting in carbon cups, probably made by David Edward Hughes, England, 1878-1890.
Experimental microphone using steel needles and gas carbon, 1878-1890
One experimental microphone consisting of steel needles suspended in contact with blocks of gas carbon, probably made by David Edward Hughes, England, 1878-1890
Thomson (Lord Kelvin) double curb transmitter, 1858
Thomson's double curb transmitter, probably made by William Thomson (Baron Kelvin), British, 1858
Knife blades, part of post-mortem set
Anatomy & Pathology
Two knife blades, part of post-mortem set by S. Maw and Son, English, 1860-1870
Poured wax doll,with head turned to one side; inse
Materials Science Gallery
Poured wax doll,with head turned to one side; inset,large vivid blue glass eyes with inserted lashes, well shaped lips, eyebrows and long brown curled wig, on a fabric body with wax lower limbs, in a white lace trimmed gown.
Richardson's galvanic amulet against diseases
Richardson's galvanic amulet against diseases, copper, brass, steel, zinc and nickel(?), possibly USA, 1881-1900. PAT in US Feb 3 1880. R.D in Canda Feb 3 1881
Wheatstone printing telegraph, 1841
Wheatstone original printing telegraph, designed by Charles Wheatstone, unknown maker, England, 1841.
Scarificator from cupping set
Scarificator, brass, part of cupping set made by Arnold of London, 1878
Railway bridge section, portion of rivetted girder from Britannia Bridge
Railway bridge section, portion of rivetted girder from Britannia Bridge, Menai Straits, with painted inscription LAST RIVET / MARCH 5 1850 / R.STEPHENSON.
Half-plate folding-tailboard camera, made by W. I. Chadwick, Manchester, c. 1860 and with lens made by J. B. Dancer, who sold the camera.
Three boxes of 'Manchester' rapid dry gelatine plates made by J. T. Chapman Ltd of Manchester in around 1888.
Horse-drawn Cockshoot carriage, 1900
Horse drawn Liverpool gig, made by Joseph Cockshoot & Co. Ltd, Manchester, c.1900.
Headlamp part of a laryngoscopic set used by Mott
Headlamp part of a laryngoscopic set, plated metal and plastic, in leather case, owned by Sir Frederick Mott, made by Heinrich Reiner, Vienna, 1875-1885
Set of 8 brass handled, inspector's Imperial standard testing weights
Weighing & Measuring
Set of 8 brass handled, inspector's Imperial standard testing weights (7lb to 1oz & 4 to 1 dr) by W & T Avery Limited, Birmingham, dated 1890 in wooden carrying case. Used by the London County Council and later the London Borough of Southwark.
Meerschaum tobacco pipe in the form of a sailor's head
Meerschaum tobacco pipe, bowl in form of a sailor's head, amber mouthpiece, English or French, 1850-1900
Cut glass perfume bottle with ball-top stopper
Small cut glass perfume bottle with ball-top stopper, neck broken, decorated with diamond pattern, oval shaped in cross section, part of Chalmers collection, English, 1860 to 1900
Short sample of twin-core shore end used at Bushire in the Persian Gulf Cable, 1863
Short sample of twin-core shore end used at Bushehr in the laying of the Persian Gulf Cable, made by W T Henley's Telegraph Works Company Limited, North Woolwich, London, England, 1863
sample of submarine telegraph cable, 1866
Sample of submarine telegraph cable 25cm long, stated by donor to be from Norddeich-Norderney section of Norddeich-Lowestoft (Reuter), core made by Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company, cable manufactured by W T Henley's Telegraph Works Company Limited, Greenwich, London, England, 1866
One of four original Swan and Raven models used by
One of four original Swan and Raven models used by William froude on River Dart in 1867 measuring 6 foot in length.
Anatomical model of a horse, c. 1850-1880.
Anatomical model of horse, half scale, annotated parts, by Dr. Auzoux, France, 1850-1880
Cherrywood tobacco pipe, crudely executed, cylindr
Cherrywood tobacco pipe, crudely executed, cylindrical bowl with flat bottom cut at acute angle, probably made in France, 1850-1900
Glass bottle, part of cupping set
Glass bottle, stoppered, part of cupping set made by Arnold of London, 1878
Filings coherer, glass tube bent at 45-degree angle at one end to form side-pocket, 1898
Filings coherer, glass tube bent at 45-degree angle at one end to form side-pocket, designed or used by Sir Oliver Lodge, England, 1898. Paper label stuck round tube marked in handwriting ’15 / Dec 23 / 1898’.
Pair of bowel scissors
Anatomy & Pathology
Bowel scissors, part of post-mortem set by S. Maw and Son, English, 1860-1870
Magneto wall telephone
Magneto wall telephone by Charles Wiliams, Boston, USA, c.1880
Model of Robert Duncan's screw propeller, with stern frame and rudder, as fitted to the Egyptian government yacht 'Sareea
Model scale, 1:12, of Robert Duncan's screw propeller, with stern frame and rudder, as fitted to the Egyptian government steam yacht 'Sareea', by Ross and Duncan, Govan, Scottish, 1886-1887
Tables of lifetimes, annuities, and premiums
Book, "English life table : tables of lifetimes, annuities, and premiums ", by William Farr, M.D., F.R.S., D.C.L., 1864 (605 pp)
Dandy cart and horse
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Dandy Cart and Horse, mid 19th century dandy cart, with (model) horse riding in it.
Scientific Instruments & Research
Spectroscope, made by J. B. Dancer, Manchester, c.1870.
Tobacco pipe in the form of horned human head
Wooden tobacco pipe novelty bowl carved in the form of a grotesque human head with horns, tusks and protruding tongue, horn reservoir and stem, Austrian or German, 1851-1900
Spectacle frame part of Lennox Browne's laryngoscope set
Lennox Browne's laryngoscope with mirrors, by Brady and Martin, Newcastle-on-Tyne, 1879-1900
Klein's electric hairbrush, late 1890s, in leather-cloth case with velvet lining