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Envelope for rubber catheter
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Original envelope for rubber catheter from 'Tabloid" medicine chest, style 260, supplied to 1938 Everest Expedition, prepared by Burroughs Wellcome and Co. (The Wellcome Foundation Ltd.), London 1937-1938
Maxim's 'Pipe of Peace', 1909-1910
One of two boxed sets of Maxim's inhaler, Sir Hiram Maxims "Pipe of Peace", with drug prepared by John Morgan Richards and Sons Ltd., London, 1909-1910
Model of an intercepting trap drain, London, England, 1896
Sewerage & Sanitation
One of two intercepting traps, from twelve models for instruction in hygiene.
Quarter-plate `Cameo' camera used to take 'second phase' of Cottingley Fairies photographs, 1918-1920
Quarter-plate `Cameo' camera manufactured by W Butcher & Sons, London, 1915-1920, used to make a `second phase' of `Cottingley fairies' photographs between 1918 and 1920. Lukos II symmetrical lens back, made by Wollensak Optical Co. of USA.
'Midg' Camera Used to Make the First Two `Cottingley fairies' Photographs in 1917
Quarter-plate `Midg' camera manufactured by W Butcher & Sons, London, 1902-1920, used by Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths to make the first two `Cottingley fairies' photographs in 1917.
Kymograph, on table, by C.F. Palmer and Co., London, 1925-1935, used by Sir Henry Dale, 1930-1940
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'
Pneumothorax apparatus for injecting gas into the thoracic cavity in order to collapse the lung. This was a widely used treatment for TB before the discovery of effective antibiotics. Collapsing the lung allowed it to heal more easily. Made by Genito-Urinary Ltd., London, early 20th century
Rexophone crystal set with two pairs of Telefunken headphones (out of three), 1923-1930
Rexophone crystal set manufactured by Morch Borthers Limited, London, 1924-1930. Complete with 3 pairs of headphones manufactuered by Telefunken, Germany, 1923-1930. The radio set used tapped inductance tuning and came in a mahogany cabinet with lid, a ‘Xylonite’ control panel available in different colours with imitation marble control knobs and nickel-plated fittings. Gold-plated fittings were supplied for an extra 5/-. It came with terminals for two pairs of headphones and had operating instructions inside the lid. The detector was twin-enclosed cats whiskers / galena detectors with a selector switch on the panel.
Twelve 'Tabloid' sanitary towels, London, England, 1910-1940
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Twelve "Tabloid" pleated compressed sanitary towels with attachment, size number 3, by Burroughs Wellcome and Co., 1910-1940
Chronometer escapement in domed glazed case by William T. Heyes
Chronometer escapement mounted as an exhibition model and housed in a domed glazed case. Made by William T. Hayes.
Drinker-type iron lung respirator, London, England, 1930-1939
Drinker iron lung respirator, by Siebe Gorman and Co. Ltd., London, 1930s
Set of 12 trial lenses and a pair of trial frames, Europe, 1880-1920
Set of 12 trial lenses and pair of trial frames in purple leather covered case, made in England(?), 1880-1920
Model sink and drainage system
Wooden and metal model of sink and drainage system. Brown, grey, white and black. Sticker marked 58. Part of a collection of small models of sanitary appliances, to be used for instruction in hygiene, in cabinet
Popular Wireless no. 1 vol. 1, 1922
'Popular Wireless' magazine, no. I vol. 1, 3rd June 1922, published by Amalgamated Press Limited, England, 1922
Protective goggles used during UV light therapy
A pair of protective goggles with green tinted lenses used during light therapy at the Lord Mayor Treloar Orthopaedic Hospital, Alton, Hampshire, England, 1930-1950
Wooden case for throat swab
Wooden case for swab. Label printed with the following text: 'Kent County Council. Diphtheria Diagnosis Outfit. The content of the enclosed tube have been sterilised'. Supplied by Kent County Council, early 20th century, for diphtheria diagnosis
Cover for Stock exchange printing telegraph, 1907
Cover, wood with glazed panels, serial number 81, for transmitter unit of Stock Exchange printing telegraph, made by the Exchange Telegraph Company, England, 1907
Transmitter unit for Stock exchange printing telegraph, 1907
Transmitter unit, serial number 81, for Stock Exchange printing telegraph, made by the Exchange Telegraph Company, England, 1907
Flat steel-spring (or watch-spring) coherer, 1894
Flat steel-spring (or watch-spring) coherer, unknown maker, England, 1894. Used by Oliver Lodge in his lecture before the Royal Institution on 1 June 1894 on ‘The work of Hertz and his successors’
Bottle of penicillin lozenges, England, 1949
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
1x50 bottle of penicillin lozenges, calcium salt (benzylpenicillin sodium?), by Burroughs Wellcome, 1949
Molecular model of penicillin by Dorothy M Crowfoot Hodgkin, England, 1945
Penicillin; molecular model by Dorothy Hodgkin, ca. 1945.
Model toilet cross section
Yellow metal model of a cross section of a toilet. Cream on the inside. Sticker marked 55. Part of a collection of small models of sanitary appliances, to be used for instruction in hygiene, in cabinet
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Amulet, tin and copper(?), shamrock, probably 1918
Wooden prosthetic hand with rigid fingers
Wooden hand with rigid fingers and semi-opposed tenon thumb. Certalmid wrist section. Made by Steeper, c.1920.
Portrait of Thomas Vickery (1882 – 1945)
Portrait of Thomas Vickery (1882 – 1945) by unknown artist, possibly Vickery himself, 1936.
Therapeutic Exercise Chair, Wiesbaden, Germany, 1901-1905
Exercise chair for patients with poliomyelitis, made by Rossel, Schwarz and Co., Wiesbaden, Germany, 1901 to 1905
wall telephone no. 3, 1880-1910
Wall telephone No. 3, made by Ericsson for the General Post Office, British, 1880-1910
Specimen of television cable, 1936
Specimen of twin-wire balanced lead-covered television cable with conductors kinked at intervals, made by Siemens Brothers & Co Ltd, Woolwich, London, SE18, British, 1936.
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
Double coherer (experimental), 1895-1906
Double coherer (experimental), unknown maker, British, 1895-1906. Used by Captain Henry Jackson
Demonstration radio receiver
Demonstration broadcast receiver, unsigned, United Kingdom, 1926
McKay artificial left arm
A McKay all-metal arm for a left above elbow amputation, designed for heavy work. Duralumin socket and forearm, connected by jointed side steels. The elbow joint operates around a metal arc with holes for six locking positions. The lock may be released and kept free by means of a crude gate-hinged device which fits onto a projecting pin on the side steel. The wrist rotary has a snap fitting mechanism, for easy removal of the hand, or any other terminal device. The eyelet holes, in the front of the socket and forearm, are for elastic laces which act as an elbow 'pick-up' and as a clothing protector. This prosthesis is fitted with an all-rubber hand and heavy-duty harness appendages. Made by McKay on 28 April 1920. N.B. The name on the arm label refers to James Morrison who had a financial interest in the McKay business. (Weight: 2.25 lbs 1.25 kg)
Protective face mask, United Kingdom, 1917-1918
Protective mask, leather and chain mail, worn by tank crews, probably British, 1917-1918
enamelled notice regarding stone throwing, 1910-1936
Enamelled notice "Persons throwing stones at the telegraph will be prosecuted", unknown maker for the General Post Office, British, 1910-1936
'Radio at a glance' chart, 1925-1935
Rotating chart, "Radio at a glance", unknown maker, British, 1925-1935
Experimental television receiver used by JL Baird in demonstration, made 1925-1926
Television receiving apparatus, made by John Logie Baird, British, made 1925-1926. Used by Baird in the demonstration given by him to members of the Royal Institution and others at Baird’s laboratories at 22 Frith Street, Soho, on 26 January 1926. It consists of a disc, perforated with 30 holes in a spiral, which is arranged to rotate at the same time as a picture scanning disk at the transmitting end. The signals from the transmitter vary in intensity and were sent to the neon lamp in the receiver, where they were made to modulate the light from the neon lamp.
Artificial left arm, United Kingdom, 1914-1916
Arm for a long left below elbow stump. Soft leather socket with 'U-shaped' jointed side steels incorporating a sliding elbow lock, sited on the outer side and fitted to an adjustable leather upper arm 'corset' with wide front aperture. The terminal device has a spline fitting allowing it to be locked or to rotate freely. This is a double hook incorporating a circular hole above, probably for agricultural use. Probably made by Anderson & Whitelaw c.1914-1916.
Marconi AXBT Microphone & matching desk stand
Marconi AXBT microphone Type A, manufactured by Marconi, c. 1944. BBC ribbon microphone with stand.
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
A-52 Murphy Radio Receiver, 1938-1939
A52 Murphy Radio Receiver, made by Murphy Radio Limited, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, introduced 1938
two-valve radio receiver made on the ECME machine, 1947-1948
2 - valve radio receiver made on the ECME machine, made by Sargrove Electronics Ltd, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England, 1947-1948
Ampoule of anti gas-gangrene serum
Public Health & Hygiene
Single glass ampoule, one of four, of gas-gangrene serum, by Laboratoire due Val de Grace, French, 1934
Radio tuning coil No. 750, 1922-1923
Burndept plug-in inductance coil No. 750, made by Burndept Limited, Blackheath, London, England, 1922-1923.
filings coherer, small glass tube with bulb at one end and cap of red sealing wax at other end, 1898
Filings coherer, small glass tube with bulb at one end and cap of red sealing wax at other end, designed or used by Sir Oliver Lodge, England 1898
paper tensile tester
Pocket-sized paper tensile tester made in Germany and supplied by H.Bertram and Co., London.
Penguin book, 'The Napolean of Notting Hill', by G
Penguin book, 'The Napolean of Notting Hill', by G. K. Chesterton (first published 1904). First Penguin, this edition 1946. Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, Middlesex. Made and printed in Great Britain for Penguin Books Limited by Wyman and Sons Ltd., London, Fakenham and Reading.
Burroughs hand operated adding and listing machine
Burroughs hand operated adding and listing machine, with keyboard for sterling currency, serial no. 1-349838.