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Poster advertising lectures on phrenology, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, 1851
Lectures on phrenology, physiology, etc. April 3-10 1851. On yellow paper, 58x23cm. In frame, 64x28.5x2cm.
Caricature showing a publican's dilemma during a cholera epidemic, Europe, c. 1854
Print. lithograph, some col, caricaturing precautions in a cholera epidemic [c1840-1865]. 1. 'Fearing the spread of the cholera' (gin drinkers beware, publican's dilemma), image 10x7cm edged to 12x9cm. Framed with /2 and /3, 52x21x2cm
Cumulostratus forming; fine weather Cirri above
[Cloud modifications] / E Kenyon [Kennion] with Luke Howard. - n.d. [March 1849]. - one of 4 drawings: pen, watercolour, with white; 28x19cm or smaller; [Plate 1] Cumulostratus forming; fine weather cirri above. - Original studies of clouds "from nature" by Luke Howard, with landscapes by "Mr Kenyon". These were lithographed by EM Williams and printed by M&N Hanhart as illustrations for the 3rd edition of Howard's Essay on the Modifications of Clouds, 1865. The explanations of plates prefacing this edition are by "LH, March 1849" who gave "a number of sketches" to Kenyon. Clouds and landscapes of drawings 1 and 3 are closely related to engravings in Rees' Cyclopedia, dated (Science Museum copy) 1810 and 1820, after work by "E. Kennion" or E. Kennyon" ie, Edward Kennion (1744-1809). It is not known whether these watercolours were executed by 1809, by Edward Kennion using cloud sketches made by Luke Howard (1772-1864) during his most active time of cloud sketching and observation; or, whether Howard refers to Kennion's son Charles John (1789-1853), also an accomplished landscape artist, who may have worked with these sketches in 1849 or 180-. The watercolours are not dated, and more than one finished study may have been made by Howard from his sketchbooks, at any time 180- to 1849. nos. 1 and 4 together in frame 51x37.5x2.5cm.
Bust of George Stephenson, English railway engineer, 1859
"Parian Ware" bust, 15" high, of George Stephenson
Poster for Magni & C. Vicenza, printed by G Ricordi & C Milano c1900
Poster, coloured lithograph, for Magni & C. Vicenza, printed by G Ricordi & C Milano c1900. On two sheets, image 98.5x71cm and text 52x72cm, together overlapping to150x72cm. [for long term preservation each part is conserved and edged, and framed separately]. Image of sower in field, sunburst; artist's name [I or M Beltrame?] br. Text panel advertising supplies and chemicals for agricultural purposes. Image frame, 107.5x78.5x2cm; text frame, 58.7x79.5x2cm.
'The British Nave' at the Great Exhibition of 1851
Print. Chromolithograph, 'The British Nave', Plate 3 (Proof) of a set of four large prints commemorating the Opening of the Great Exhibition of 1851, [after paintings by Joseph Nash]. Printed and published by Dickinson Brothers, New Bond Street. . Image 54.5x75cm on card 71x88cm. Signed Joseph Nash in ink on lower left edge of image. View of the Western or British Nave looking East, with long panorama of structure and layout of main avenue. In centre above horse's head is dioptric revolving lighthouse reflector mechanism by Chance Brothers & Co; then Seeley fountain; large Ross telescope; Coalbrookdale Dome. Large case on foreground left with model of Liverpool docks, beside cotton and beneath Philosophical and electric displays. Banners hang from balconies with arms of cities of Britain: York is nearest on right. Queen Victoria with Prince Albert and family are being escorted through on tour; guests and visitors stand watching and waiting. In frame, 84x100x2cm
The Great Exhibition Polka 1851
Lithograph, colour: The Great Exhibition Polka 1851, for the pianoforte, composed and dedicated to HRH Prince Albert by Frank B Tussaud. Printed by Stannard & Dixon, issued by Duff & Hodgson, London . Sheet music cover with picture of Crystal Palace exterior and visitors. 34.5x24cm.
Kastner's Pyrophone, 1873-1876
Pyrophone, patented and made by Frédéric Kastner, France, 1873
Singer 'New Family' sewing machine, 1865-1883.
The Singer 'New Family' lockstitch sewing machine, made between 1865 and 1883.
Bersey electric taxi cab
Bersey electric cab, designed by Walter Bersey (General Manager of the London Electrical Cab Company), 1897.
Moldacot pocket sewing machine, 1887.
Moldacot patent lockstitch sewing machine with accessories in tin case, by the Moldacot Pocket Sewing Machine Company, London, England, 1886-1887.
Operation punch cards for Analytical Engine
Computing & Data Processing
Operation punch cards for Analytical Engine, nos. 22 - 29
Adjustable handcuffs, Towers patent, English or American, c. 1883
Model (scale 1:4) of pair of "Janney" couplings; model (scale 1:8) old pattern couplings
Model (scale 1:4) of pair of "Janney" couplings; model (scale 1:8) old pattern couplings, invented by Eli Janney, USA, 1873.
Engraving: Watt's first experiment of steam
Engraving: Watt's first experiment of steam. By James Scott after R.W. Buss, published by Lloyd Brothers, 1849. overall: 49.5x55cm.
model sykes lock and block signalling system
Demonstration model of Sykes lock and block system, 1875, with glazed shade.
Design for a mirror back in ivoride
Drawing, design for a mirror back / unsigned, n.d. [187-]. Pen and ink, 22.5x7cm. [Daniel Spill Ivoride Works]. Pattern of vine and grapes, centre quatrefoil framework tracery surrounding heraldic shield and chevrons. Verso has pencil outline and start of design. [product size 1?]. In frame with others, 56.5x54x2cm
model steam locomotive
Model steam locomotive, 1/16 scale, North Eastern Railway 2-4-0 'Tennant' No.1463, c.1890.
View of the Britannia Tubular Bridge
Lithograph, coloured. View of the Britannia Tubular Bridge (opened 1850) over the Menai Strait, with the road Suspension Bridge of 1826 in background. [c1850]. Overall: trimmed to 27x46cm. Shipping below bridge includes paddlesteamer. In frame 42x60.5x2cm
York apprentices model train - North Eastern Railway
Model steam train, 1/8 scale, comprising model steam locomotive, North Eastern Railway 2-2-2 No.9, Jenny Lind type, wood; model railway carriage, North Eastern Railway 4-wheeled 2nd class, and North Eastern Railway 4-wheeled `birdcage' parcel brake van, reputedly made at the Railway Carriage Shops at York and is said to have been carried in procession round the City by railwaymen to celebrate the inauguration of a nine-hour working day which came into force in 1872.
Engraving of Theory of pulleys (Theorie elementaire des Poulies)
Engraving, coloured. [Theory of pulleys] = Theorie elementaire des Poulies.. Noeuds employes dans la Marine et dans l'Industrie. Grave sur acier par Langevin; Impe par Fosset... Maison Basset..., Paris. [1850-1860?]. Book plate [two page spread] illustrating 50 assorted knots, 37 pulleys and 20 other assemblages, with key diagrams. Sheet 55x71.5cm. In frame 72.5x86x3cm
South-East View of Sheffield
Chromolithograph. South East View of Sheffield. Lithographed by T. Picken after W. Ibbitt, printed by Day & Son, [London]. Published April 7th 1855 by W. Ibbitt, 152 Broad Lane, Sheffield. Image 38x68.5cm on sheet 50x77cm. signed in stone brc W Ibbitt/55. Industrial cityscape with smoking chimneys, canal staithes and barges, workmen on break, women washday, mine heads, civic pride. In frame 66x90x2cm
Model ground signal, North London Railway
Model ground signal, scale 1:16, North London Railway Ground Signal, 1888.
Drawing, design for a mirror back / unsigned, n.d.
Drawing, design for a mirror back / unsigned, n.d. [187-]. Pencil with monochrome wash, with white, 25x11cm on paper 28.5x20cm. Pictorial scene of rock waterfall on handle; Venus in shell. Pencilled inscription to right of handle 'rough sketch of size No. 3 mirror back'. Verso pencil outline. Pin holes at each corner. [Daniel Spill Ivoride Works]. In frame with others, 56.5x54x2cm
Cesare Urtis & Co - Forniture Electriche
poster, Cesare Urtis & Co. Turine - Forniture Electriche, by Adolfo Hohenstein, printed by Luigi Simondetti,Torino [Turin] c1900. Night scene, a city illuminated by woman holding electrical apparatus, cascade of wires and lightbulbs. Lithograph, col. 74x 52cm. In frame 80x58.5x2cm
Drawing, design for a mirror back / unsigned, n.d.
Drawing, design for a mirror back / unsigned, n.d. [187-]. Pencil, 24x8.6cm on paper 28x13.5cm. 'No. 2' pencilled on right. Pattern of a winged maiden, hair flowing, arms outstretched, sunburst above, rose garland border etc. [Daniel Spill Ivoride Works]. In frame with others, 56.5x54x2cm
Distinguished Men of Science
Walker: - Distinguished Men of Science of Great Britain 1807-8. [Proof, with fascimile signatures on paper not as separate strip] in maple frame. Designed by Gilbert and drawn by F. Skill and W. Walker. Engraved by W. Walker and G. Zobel. London, 1862.
Portrait of patient with Herpes Zoster
Portrait of child patient with Herpes Zoster, only the face and top of the shoulders are represented, intricate lace collar and bow. This plate (VIII) is an original portrait commissioned by the New Sydenham Society to artist E. Burgess as part of the Society's Atlas of skin diseases. More information on the portraits included in the Atlas can be found in 'A Descriptive Catalogue of the New Sydenham Society's Atlas of Portraits of Diseases of the Skin' by Jonathan Hutchinson.
Lithograph of Daniel Spills Ivorideworks by Daniel Greenaway, 1875
Lithograph, one of two copies, col., Daniel Spills Ivoride Works, by Daniel Greenaway, n.d. [1875-?]. Aerial view of Works site bounding from [122-124] High Street Office and Mackintosh Lane up to Homerton Station, North London Railway; terraced housing, factory activities. 31x51.5cm on sheet 39x56cm. In frame 52x72x2cm
Lithograph, Chronological pictures of English Hist
Lithograph, Chronological pictures of English History, designed and drawn by John Gilbert: covering 1760 to 1811 in the reign of George III. Featuring inter alia, James Watt seated beside engine apparatus [185-]
Engraving: Watt's first experiment
Engraving: Watt's first experiment. Marcus Stone ARA pinxt; Herbert Bourne sculpt; published by Appleton & Co, New York . An example of the genre of unashamed romanticism in depicting Watt's 'invention of steam'. overall: 27.5x37.5cm
Silver model of the Eleanor Cross at Charing Cross Station
Model statue, silver, of the Eleanor Cross in the forecourt of Charing Cross Station, made by Robert Phillips, London, 1867-8, presented to the Board of the South Eastern Railway Co by Sir David L Solomons, April 1917. Overall: 890 mm x 190 mm x 190 mm.
Portrait bust of Henry Maudslay
Francis Legatt Chantrey
Plaster cast of original marble bust, by Sir F. Chantrey, of Henry Maudslay (1771-1831)
Saint's sewing machine, 1874.
Saint's chain stitch sewing machine made from drawings contained in a patent granted to Thomas Saint in 1790, by Newton Wilson and Co., 1874.
Replica of Edison's first phonograph, 1877.
Replica of Edison's original phonograph, 1877
The Illuminations at the International Inventions Exhibition
Print. The Illuminations at the International Inventions Exhibition, [..] / Riddle & Couchman, Lith., London, S.E.; from the "Illustrated London News", August 8th, 1885. Lithograph, col.; image 32.2x47cm on sheet [trimmed to] 40.5x59cm. View at night, visitors in top hats and ribboned hats enjoying a fireworks display [on south side of the Royal Albert Hall behind Joseph Durham's 1874 statue of Albert]
Illustrated Programme of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Procession
Programme for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee procession, 22 June 1897. "Illustrated Programme of the Royal Jubilee Procession. Authorised by HRH The Prince of Wales K.G. Published in aid of the Prince of Wales Hospital Fund for London to which the entire profits will be devoted". Publishing Office, 190 Strand, London. "To commemorate the 60th Year of the Queen's Reign". 63 printed pages, plus 3 black, plus front and back cover.
Principal varieties of mankind', 3 May 1850.
Geographical Diagram. The Principal Varieties of Mankind. Published by James Reynolds 174 Strand, London. 3 May 1850. Drawn and engraved by John Emslie.
Photograph of the Great Nebula in Orion, 1883
One of eleven photographs, taken by Andrew Ainslie Common of the Orion Nebula (M42) using a 36-inch reflecting telescope with a silver-on-glass mirror in the garden at his home in Ealing, London. Taken with an exposure of 60 minutes on February 26th 1883.
Fowke's Bellows camera
Camera with fittings etc, formerly the property of Captain Fowke Royal Engineers. Two ivory plaques: 'Capt Fowke's Camera, T. Ottewill & Co. London', 'Henry Cole Esq, In memory of Capt Fowke. R.E. 4th Dec 1868'.
Aveling blood transfusion set
Public Health & Hygiene
Aveling blood transfusion set in case with instructions, 1872? Instructions may not be contemporary with case. [Purple staining on the floor of case, one dividing block in the case is loose.]
The first Wheeler and Wilson sewing machine, 1866.
Wheeler and Wilson lock stitch sewing machine, type No.1. The first machine with rotary hook and four motion feed patented by Allen B. Wilson 1851 and 1854, and made in 1866.
Album of cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns
Album of cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns, made and assembled by Anna Atkins and Anne Dixon for presentation to `CSA' (unknown), 1853
Model which represents the paddle steamers "Queen Victoria" and the ''Prince of Wales''
Whole model, scale 1:48, representing the paddle steamer "Queen Victoria" (1887) and it's sister the 'Prince of Wales' with two steel plaques, possibly built by the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 1886-1927
Woman in classical costume
A photograph of a woman wearing classical-style robes, taken by James Arthur, c. 1900. The woman carries lilies and wears a hat with a swan mounted on the top.
Letter from Queen Victoria mentioning chloroform use in childbirth
[Letter] 1859 Dec 21, Windsor Castle/[Queen Victoria. Written in third person, she is "very glad to hear Minnie is going on so well & had the inestimable blessing of chloroform w. no one can ever be sufficiently grateful for". She praises the doctor of whom she has heard many good reports. (Queen Victoria pioneered the use of chloroform in childbirth; it was adminstered to her during her eight confinements and she wrote enthusiastically about it in her journal)]
Parsons' steam turbine generator, 1884.
Parsons' original Steam Turbine generator, with spare guide ring and fan, by Clarke, Chapman, Parsons & Co.,1884
Mattei's electro-homeopathic treatments, Bologna, Italy, 1871-1885
Mattei's electro-homeopathic cures (quack), with 4 labelled glass bottles and 16 phials, c1870