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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
Straight spectacles with bifocal perfection lenses
Straight spectacles, bifocal perfection lenses, steel wire, English, c. 1890
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
Nasal speculum, Roth-type, metal, nickel-plated, possibly English, second half 19th century
Wood-working brace drill, with button-operated latch chuck, 1875-1885
Hand and Machine Tools
Wood-working brace drill, with button-operated latch chuck, unsigned, England, 1875-1885. This is an early example of the brace which replaced the bow drill because it is easier to manipulate than the bow and there is no idle return movement. The speed of rotation is slower but the turning force (moment) is greater and a different form of bit (drill piece) taking a heavier cut was used. This is fitted with a button type of chuck used from the latter half of the 18th Century. However, the style features in 20th Century tool catalogues.
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.
Telescoped sample of twin-core shore end cable used at Bushehr in the Persian Gulf Cable, 1863
Telescoped sample of twin-core shore end used at Bushehr (Bushire) in the laying of the Persian Gulf Cable, made by W T Henley's Telegraph Works Company Limited, North Woolwich, London, England, 1863
Short sample of shore end Persian Gulf Cable, 1863
Short sample of shore end Persian Gulf Cable, made by W T Henley's Telegraph Works Company Limited, North Woolwich, London, England, 1863
Telephone transmitter with induction coil, made by David Moseley & Sons, Manchester, c.1885.
Granular carbon-type telephone transmitter
Granular carbon type telephone transmitter, made by David Moseley & Sons, Manchester, c.1890.
Coherer with coarse brass turnings, 1894
Coherer, coarse brass turnings in long glass tube bent at end, designed or used by Sir Oliver Lodge, England, 1894-1904. Paper label stuck round tube marked in handwriting ‘June 23 1894’.
Unopened packet of Diarrhoea draughts
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Unopened paper packet, secured with twine, containing 3 glass bottles of No.1 Diarrhoea Draught (Confection of Opium). 150 mm x 90 mm x 30 mm. Made by Godfrey and Cooke, English, c. 1850.
Duchenne's late C19 magneto electric therapy machi
Duchenne's late C19 magneto electric therapy machine, cased, expensively manufactured by Deleuil of Paris, French, 1860-1900
Bronze ticket medal for admission and commemoratio
Bronze ticket medal for admission and commemoration of the exposition et congres d' Hygiene et de Sauvetage, Brussels, by C. Weiner, Belgium, 1876, issued to J. W. Wood
Gower-Bell wall telephone
Gower-Bell wall telephone with transmitter made by David Moseley & Sons, Manchester, c.1880.
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
Basin from a pan closet
Basin from a pan closet, by Wood, decorated underglaze blue "panoramic" scenes. Staffordshire, c.1860-c.1870.
4-wheeled hand crane
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Railway crane, Great Northern Railway, 4-wheeled hand crane, No 112, (LNER 942052), 1850.
Magneto HMT wall telephone
Magneto HMT wall telephone, made by L. M. Ericsson and Co. of Stockholm in Sweden in around 1890.
Bust of James Watt in Parian Ware made by Josiah W
Bust of James Watt in Parian Ware made by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons from original by E.W. Wyon, 1859, 15" high
Water from the River Jordan
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Bottle of water from the river Jordan, collected in 1881 by George Armstrong
Pocket-sized obstetrical forceps
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Forceps, obstetrical, pocket-sized, Chassagny, steel and brass, chromium plated and gilt, by Collin of Paris, from Charriere, Collin and Gentile collection, 1864 to 1900
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
Spare handle for medical intruments
Anatomy & Pathology
Handle for instruments, part of post-mortem set by S. Maw and Son, English, 1860-1870
Head rest from post-mortem set
Anatomy & Pathology
Bipod head rest, part of post-mortem set by S. Maw and Son, English, 1860-1870
Blow pipes, part of post-mortem set
Anatomy & Pathology
Two blow pipes, part of post-mortem set by S. Maw and Son, English, 1860-1870
Presentation scissors, SS Vienna
Miscellanea & Curiosities
Presentation scissors, with ornate sheath, silver gilt, used for the launch of Great Eastern Railway Twin-Screw Steamship Vienna, Hull, 18 July 1894, presented to Lady Seager Hunt. TSS Vienna was built by Earle's Co. Ltd, Hull, renamed TSS Roulers in 1920 and scrapped 1930.
Suture needles, part of post mortem set
Anatomy & Pathology
Three curved and three straight suture needles, part of post-mortem set by S. Maw and Son, English, 1860-1870
Ottawa & Gatineau Valley Railway commemorative salver
Miscellanea & Curiosities
Commemorative salver, electroplated nickel silver, Ottawa & Gatineau Valley Railway, engraved ‘Presented to Mr and Mrs John Rowley from Mr Rowley’s fellow employees on the O and G.V.RY as a token of the high esteem in which he is held. By those who have been engaged with him in the building of the Road, November 14th 1893’, made by Simpson, Hall, Miller & Company, quadruple plate, 619mm x 414mm x 44mm.
Spagnoletti intermediate signalling instrument
Signalling & Telecommunications
Spagnoletti intermediate signalling instrument, c. 1885.
22 volt ringing generator
22 volt ringing generator made by the Lancashire Dynamo & Motor Co. Ltd in 1896.
telephone cable marker
Victorian underground telephone cable marker, made in around 1870.
Pamphlet, 'Rontgen Rays Demonstration' (photographs by G.H.Gabb)
Pamphlet printed by The Carmelian Club Ltd, announcing 'The Rontgen Rays Demonstration, June 7th, 1896' associated with x-ray photographs taken by George Hugh Gabb, 15 February 1896.
Filings coherer, glass tube formed into T-shape at one end and bent round into U-shape at other end with bulb, 1899
Filings coherer, glass tube formed into T-shape at one end and bent round into U-shape at other end with bulb, designed or used by Sir Oliver Lodge, England, 1899. Paper label stuck round tube marked in handwriting ’17 / Jan 3 / 1899’.
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’.
Foot x-ray photograph taken by George Hugh Gabb
Foot x-ray photograph taken by George Hugh Gabb, 15 February 1896.
Hand x-ray photograph taken by George Hugh Gabb
Hand x-ray photograph taken by George Hugh Gabb, 15 February 1896.
Wooden case for cupping set
Wooden case for cupping set, 1878, by Arnold of London
Scarificator from cupping set
Scarificator, brass, part of cupping set made by Arnold of London, 1878
Wick, part of cupping set
Wick, tow, for brass lamp, part of cupping set by Arnold and Sons.
Spectacle frame part of Lennox Browne's laryngoscope
Lennox Browne's laryngoscope, comprising 1 spectacle frame, 1 reflector, 3 laryngeal mirrors with handle, by Krohne and Sesemann of London, late 19th century in leather case
Anglo-German telegraph cable
A section of the Anglo-German telegraph cable, mounted on stand, laid in August 1891.
Box magazine camera
'Universal Special B' box magazine camera made by Newman and Guardia, London in around 1900. Quality camera of the late 19th, early 20th century. Made in various models the Special Pattern B was the most famous of the 'Universals'. Historically important, this is the same make and model that Herbert Ponting chose to take with him on Captain Scott's expedition to the South Pole in 1912.
Bell transmitter with membrane diaphragm, 1875-1877
Early type of Bell transmitter with membrane diaphragm, invented by Alexander Graham Bell, made by Charles Williams Jr,, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 1875-1914. This is an exact replica of Bell's first telephone made in June 1875 and was made by the same maker, Charles Williams Jr. of Boston, whose name is stamped on the baseboard.