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Great Western Railway Weston Mill Viaduct
Photographic Collections (Railway)
Mounted photograph, Great Western Railway Weston Mill Viaduct, 1903, by Heath, photographer, Plymouth. Image: 510 mm x 622 mm; overall: 670 mm x 825 mm.
Oil engine, made by Crossley B
Oil engine, made by Crossley Brothers Ltd, Manchester c.1900.
Mauveine acetate dye in microcrystalline form in a cork-stoppered glass bottle
Mauveine acetate dye in microcrystalline form in a cork-stoppered glass bottle labelled: 'Original Mauveine Prepared by Sir William Perkin in 1856', actually prepared by Sir William Henry Perkin, England, 1906. The label is ambiguous. It could mean that the sample was prepared by the same method as the original dye in 1856. As crystalline mauveine acetate, it could not have been prepared before 1862 and chemical analysis suggests that it is identical to the contents of a similar bottle at Columbia University, New York, and hence probably prepared for the mauve anniversary celebrations in 1906.
Part of sledge odometer, British Antarctic Expedition, 1900-1910
Main part of snow sledge odometer, patented, No.25318, by S. Smith & Son Ltd., 9 Strand, London, England 1900-1910. Used with the British 'Terra Nova' Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913.
Large Sliding Microtome by the Cambridge Scientifi
Large Sliding Microtome by the Cambridge Scientific Instrument Co. Ltd. (No.9918)
Mounted notice containing Lynton & Barnstaple byelaws
Fixtures & Fittings from Railway Buildings
Notice, Lynton & Barnstaple Byelaws, printed on linen-backed paper, mounted in heavy wooden frame, 720mm x 1070mm, 1898.
Nobel Medal, Prize for Physics
Coins, Medals & Tokens
Medal, the Nobel Prize for Physics, awarded to Joseph John Thomson, 1906. Gold; 66mm diameter, 5mm ht, in red leather gilt trim case 13.5x13.5x2.2cm. Weight 205.97g. obverse: relief profile of Alfred Nobel, designed and signed by Erik Lindberg 1902. reverse: muses of nature and science, plaque to J.J. Thomson MCMVI . The prize was awarded by the Nobel Institute, Stockholm "in recognition of the great merits of his theoretical and experimental investigations on the conduction of electricity by gases"
Glass photographic plate showing an x-ray image of
Glass photographic plate showing an x-ray image of a human hand, 1896-1899.
2 cylinder motor car with hot tube ignition
Daimler, 2 cylinder motor car with hot tube ignition, built by the Motor Manufacturing Company, 1897-1899. The Daimler engine patents, which were of fundamental importance in the early development of the motor car, were exploited in England, not only by the Daimler Motor Co. Ltd. but also, under licence, by the Motor Manufacturing Company. This motor car was produced by this firm and closely follows Daimler practice of that time. It has a two-cylinder engine with chain drive from a counter-shaft to sprocket on wheels on both sides of the rear axle. A cone-type clutch is used. The gears give three speeds forward and three speeds in reverse. The cooling radiator is under the body at the rear and the wheels are fitted with pneumatic tyres.
Sanderson Folding Bellows Camera
Sanderson folding bellows camera. Interchangeable front lens panel. Fitted with a a Bausch & Lomb Rapid Symemetrical F.8. 9" f.1 lens mounted in a Bausch & Lomb 'Unicum' pneumatic shutter speeds 1-1/100 sec B. & T. Houghton 1904-1905.
Ticka Pocket Watch Camera
'Ticka' watch camera outfit. Overall: 28 mm x 58 mm (dia.). Nickel-plated sub-minature camera. Two-speed time and instantaneous shutter, achromatic lens.
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.
Ideal Codigraph enciphering machine, invented by C
Ideal Codigraph enciphering machine, invented by Charles Durand, Ste Adresse, near Le Havre, France and made by Baveux Freres, St Nicolas d'Aliermont Seine Inferieure, France, c.1910.
Kodak No 4 Folding Pocket Camera Model A
Kodak No 4 folding pocket camera for roll film, Model A, 1908.
No 3 folding pocket Kodak model A
Folding camera for 118 rollfilm 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches. Rapid rectilinear lens, sliding plate with three apertures, built in rotary shutter, separate releases for T & I. Rotating brilliant reflecting finder with hood, sliding focusing. NO 24523. Eastman Kodak 1900-1903
One of two instruction booklet
One of two instruction booklets for a textile calculator made by Fowler and Co. of Manchester.
Empty poison bottle, made by James Woolley, Sons & Co. Ltd, Manchester.
Beyer, Peacock & Co. Ltd Foundry Sign
Beyer, Peacock & Co. Ltd foundry sign, Manchester, c.1910.
Cover from, Gestetner No.3 duplicating machine
Printing & Writing
Cover from, Gestetner No.3 duplicating machine, 1903
Electric fire using heat lamps, 1910
copper bowl reflector fire to take carbon filament bulbs, c. 1910.
Sir W H Bailey & Co. Ltd paten
Sir W H Bailey & Co. Ltd patent engine revolution indicator, c. 1900
Barnard's Co-ordinate spiral slide rule, Serial No
Barnard's Co-ordinate spiral slide rule, Serial No. 27/09, in box, with instruction leaflet, dated 1909, Great Turnstile, London
Image of Marie Curie with her daughters Eve and Irene
Tear sheet with print of Marie Curie and her two daughters, Eve and Irene, in 1908.
Roller-blind shutter with original box made by Thornton-Pickard Limited.
Kodak Folding Camera
Eastman Kodak Folding Pocket roll film camera.
Circular Aneroid Barometer
Scientific Instruments & Research
Circular aneroid barometer, made by Joseph Casartelli & Son Ltd, Manchester.
L. Gardner Hot Air Engine
Robinson hot air engine, made by L. Gardner & Sons Ltd, Manchester, c.1900.
Kent's Patent Rotary hand-powered knife cleaning m
Kent's Patent Rotary hand-powered knife cleaning machine, sectioned on one side to show internal brushes and rubber-backed leather strips, with 4 knife slots, patent numbers 10225 in 1844 and 13920 in 1852 by George Kent Limited, London, 1910
"Karrusel" deck watch by R. Thorneloe of Coventry.
"Karrusel" deck watch by R. Thorneloe of Coventry. Case hall-marked Chester 1897. In fitted wooden box
X-ray photography of a woman's hand, Manchester, England, 1896
X-ray photograph [arthritic bones in a woman's hand] / by Prof. Arthur Schuster c.1896 at Manchester University
Poster, Great Western Railway, See Your Own Country First
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Poster, Great Western Railway, See Your Own Country First - There is a great similarity between Cornwall and Italy in shape, climate and natural beauties.
Manchester Ship Canal, Trafford Road Swing Bridge
Photograph (postcard), Manchester Ship Canal, Trafford Road Swing Bridge, (190-) by C Downs, Old Trafford, Manchester.
First Aviation Meeting in England, Doncaster
Alf Cooke Limited
Poster. First Aviation Meeting in England. Doncaster, 15th to 23rd October 1909. / Alf Cooke, Ltd. Leeds & London. Photolithographic process; 100x61.5cm. In dominant green and red colouring, an advertisement for this first air meeting with 'Cody, Delagrange, Farman, Sommer, Leblon, Molon, Prevot, De La Vaux & other aviators engaged' depicts a monoplane, two biplanes behind, passing over Doncaster racecourse and stands
Military balloon during the Boer War
Drawing depicting the use of a military balloon during the Boer War / F. W. Burton, nd. [c1899-1900]. Monochrome wash on pasteboard; image 36x52cm, board 38.5x54.5cm. Signed by artist, bl. Numbered in ink on verso, 973. Artist was Sir Frederick William Burton (1816-1900) who contributed illustrations to the Illustrated LondonNews. This is the original for reproduction. Cavalry are in the field escorting the observation balloon, riding hard (dead horse, bl)
Photographic Portrait of William Perkin (1838 - 1907)
Maull and Fox
Portrait: Photo of Sir W.H. Perkin
model taff vale railway coal wagon
Model railway wagon, 1:12 scale, Taff Vale Railway, 7 ton coal wagon, No. 4507, 1895, designed for traffic between the collieries and coal tips at Cardiff.
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Rules. Rules & Regulations to be observed by the workmen employed in the Locomotive Department. Great Northern Railway. 1900.
1905 - 1963
1905-1963, artist; illustrator; painter; photographer; poster artist, British
Charles F Thackray Limited
1902 - 1990
active 1902-1990, surgical and medical equipment maker, Leeds, England
Linotype and Machinery Limited
active 1903, manufacturer of typecasting and press machines, England
Enamel fire buckets sign, Midland Railway
Enamel sign, Midland Railway, These buckets must be kept full of clean water and used only in case of fire, Jan 1909. White blue and red.
Pneumatic dispatch tube switch
Pneumatic despatch switch for an intermediate station