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Model of hygienic sanitary appliance
Metal and wooden model of a structure with moving metal element. Part of a collection of small models of sanitary appliances, to be used for instruction in hygiene, in cabinet
Hertzian receiving resonator, 1890-1894
Hertzian receiving resonator, probably made by E E Robinson, England, 1890-1894. Used by Oliver Lodge.
Cell used in interruptor circuit, 1875-1890
Small cell (rectangular), probably made by David Edward Hughes, England, 1875-1890
Granular microphone in bamboo tube, 1878-1890
Granular microphone in bamboo tube, probably made by David Edward Hughes, England, 1878-1890
Hertzian oscillator, 1890-1894
Large Hertzian oscillator, unknown maker, England, 1890-1894. Used by Oliver Lodge in his lecture before the Royal Institution on 1 June 1894 on ‘The Work of Hertz and his Successors’.
Spiral spring coherer, 1890-1894
Spiral spring coherer, probably made by E E Robinson, England, 1890-1894. Used by Oliver Lodge in his lecture before the Royal Institution on 1 June 1894 on ‘The work of Hertz and his successors’
Pair of metal-rimmed spectacles
Pair of metal-rimmed spectacles with wire mesh protecters, possibly motor goggles, English(?), 1891-1920
'Openshaw' artificial wooden hand
"Openshaw" wooden carrying hand with a tenon thumb. The index and middle fingers are articulated at the metacarpo-phalangeal and proximal inter-phalangeal joints. The ring and little fingers are rigid and slightly flexed with a steel palmar reinforcement, which extends into the palm. The wrist is oval with a screw fitment for attachment to the prosthetic arm. Made by Anderson & Whitelaw c.1919.
Experimental carbon block microphone, 1878-1890
Experimental microphone having two carbon blocks contained in a glass tube and pressed together by a spring, probably made by David Edward Hughes, England, 1878-1890
Mounted set of Hagedorn's suture needles
Set of Heagedorn's suture needles, steel, mounted on a card, English, 1880-1920
Meerschaum tobacco pipe
Meerschaum pipe, bowl carved with figures of Frederick (Emperor of Germany 1888) and his Consort, 1880-1890, Austria or England.
Holy medallion used as an amulet
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Holy medallion, tin, used as amulet, English, 1900-1916
Granular microphone in glass tube, 1878-1890
Granular microphone in glass tube, probably made by David Edward Hughes, England, 1878-1890
Edison telephone, 1879
Wall telephone with Edison chalk receiver, unknown maker, probably United States, 1879.
Strowger calling dial, 1906
Calling dial from a Strowger telephone, manufactured by the Automatic Electric Company, United States, 1906.
Terrestrial globe showing cable routes, 1900-1920
Thirty-inch terrestrial globe showing telegraph cable routes, made by W. & A.K. Johnston Limited, British, 1900-1920
wooden baseboard for wall telephone no. 3, 1880-1910
Wood baseboard from wall telephone No. 3, made by Ericsson for the General Post Office, British, 1880-1910
Morse key with send-receive switch, 1900-1920
Morse key with send-receive switch, made by the General Post Office, British, 1900-1920
Copper earthing tube believed to have been used by Marconi, 1890-1897
Copper earthing tube believed to have been used by Marconi in 1896/7 in his experiments on Salisbury Plain, unknown maker, probably British, 1890-1897
Thirty-inch terrestial globe showing cable routes, 1900-1920
Thirty-inch terrestrial globe showing telegraph cable routes, made by W & A K Johnston Limited, British, 1900-1920
Table instrument with dial, 1903
Table instrument with dial, made by the Clark Automatic Telephone Company, United States, 1903. From automatic interdepartmental telephone switchboard installed at Guy's Hospital, February, 1903
wall telephone, 1880-1920
Wall telephone with mica-diaphragm transmitter and built-in bell, unknown maker, probably British, 1880-1920
Magneto-ringing Ericsson telephone, 1892-1920
Magneto-ringing Ericsson telephone, mouthpiece chipped, two base supports missing, probably made by British L M Ericsson, British, 1892-1920
Gecophone crystal detector radio set no. 1, 1923
Gecophone crystal detector radio set no. 1, complete with instruction handbook, made by the General Electric Company Limited, British, 1923. Instruction handbook not mentioned in the nominal file (4868), nor on the form 100. Polished mahogany case with a lift up lid and ebonite control panel with a tuning knob and a lever to adjust the detector. The Gecophone Crystal Set No 1 is a simple variometer turned crystal receiver and has connection points for the aerial, earth and headphones.
Colt's stretcher for narrow trenches
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Colt's stretcher for narrow trenches, first World War, British, 1915-1918
Pair of Bell telephones, 1878
Pair of Bell telephones, made by S. M. James, British, 1878
Portable fluoroscope, Europe, 1912-1922
Portable fluoroscope, by Pattersons X-ray screens, circa 1917
Brooch to avert the evil eye
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Amuletic brooch, operculum of shell in metal rim with pin, to avert Evil Eye, European, possibly Italian, 1900-1914
Section of cross-Channel telephone cable, 1897
Section of cross-Channel telephone cable, unknown maker, Europe, 1897.
Portrait of the Reverand Henry Nelthropp MA, FSA (1820 – 1901)
Portrait of the Reverand Henry Nelthropp MA, FSA, by D. A. Werschmidt
Portrait bust of Lord Kelvin, 1896
Bronze bust of Lord Kelvin by A. McFarlane Shannan, Glasgow, Scotland, 1896
Openshaw-type artifcial hand, Birmingham, England, 1916-1918
"Openshaw" carrying hand with broad leather wrist gauntlet. Spring thumb with catgut thong and small ring, for opening by pull-cord. Made by Anderson & Whitelaw, c.1914-18 war.
Jones 50-line switchboard, 1879.
50-line manual telephone switchboard, made by Jones Brothers, Cincinatti, USA, 1879
Scutcher, made by Platt Brothers & Co. Ltd, Oldham, 1889, and used at Bank Top Mill, Oldham.
Main body of endoscope (for aural, rectal or urethral use). Unknown maker. c.1875-1885 CE.
Alarm whistle for use by psychiatric warders
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Alarm whistle for use by Warders at Winson Green Mental Hospital, German Silver, by J. Hudson and Co., Birmingham 1890-1914.
Artificial arm, below-elbow prosthesis
Right below elbow prosthesis made for a lady pianist, Elizabeth Burton. Blocked leather socket connected by jointed side steels to a long leather upper arm corset with four strap and buckle fastenings. Large wing nut on inner side of elbow, to lock the joint. Shaped wooden oval wrist with detachable wooden hand. Wide spread fingers, the index, middle and ring being shorter than normal, both thumb and little finger tips are padded. This design allowed the wearer to span an octave of a piano and was made by a Mr Rowden of Abington St, Northampton, c.1903-4.
V2A Marconiphone receiver (long-range model) , 1922-1924
V2A Marconiphone receiver, long-range model, chassis manufactured by Plessey Company Limited, radio manufactured by Marconiphone Company Limited, Chelmsford, Essex, England, 1922-1924
Ring spinning frame
Ring spinning frame, made by Platt Brothers & Co. Ltd, Oldham, 1901, and used at Brooklands Mill, Leigh.
Heurtley magnifier, 1919
Heurtley magnifier, made by Muirhead and Company Limited, Beckenham, London, England, 1919. Ex Submarine Cable Exhibition, 1950.
horseshoe magnet and keep used with experimental form of magnetic detector, 1900-1910
Horseshoe magnet and keep used with the earliest experimental form of magnetic detector developed by the Marconi Company, probably made by Marconi's Wireless Telegraphy Company, Chelmsford, Essex, England, around 1902.
Chronophotographe double-use camera
Etienne Jules Marey's Chrono-photographic camera, without lens (B3030), 1890.
Dining Car number 76, London & North Western Railway
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Railway carriage, London & North Western Railway, No.76, first class dining car, sometimes used in the Royal Train.
Great Northern Railway 0-6-0ST steam locomotive, No 1247, 1899
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Steam locomotive, No 1247, 0-6-0ST, Great Northern Railway, designed by Ivatt, built by Sharp Stewart & Company in 1899, withdrawn from service in 1959. Length: 31' 3 3/4"; width: 8' 7"; weight: 51 tons.
Dr Macaura’s blood circulator
Mechanical massager, Dr. Macaura's blood circulator and box, made by British Appliances Manufacturing Co., Leeds, English, 1890-1910
Model of a drain pipe, London, England, 1896
Sewerage & Sanitation
One of three drain pipes, from twelve models for instruction in hygiene.
Lens from prototype Cox selenium-cell magnifier equipment, 1910-1920
Lens from prototype Cox selenium-cell magnifier equipment used in experiments carried out by Kenwrick Cecil Cox, made by Clement and Gilmer, Paris, France, 1910-1920