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German Fokker E III Monoplane, c 1915.
German Fokker E III Monoplane with Parabelum light machine gun (fitted with engine 1923-798)
Willcox and Gibbs chain-stitch sewing machine, c 1914.
Willcox and Gibbs chain stitch sewing machine, c. 1914 model.
Mallock-Armstrong ear defenders, London, England, 1914-1918
Mallock-Armstrong ear defenders, vulcanite, in tin box, used by Royal Navy, c. 1915.
Stereo Hawkeye Model No 2 camera
Stereo Hawkeye Model No 2 camera. Stereoscopic camera for roll film 118, two 3 1/4 x 3/4 inch. Bausch & Lombe RR lenses. No 5233. A folding stereoscopic camera for 118 size rollfilm, fitted with a pair of rapid rectilinear lens in a Bausch and Lomb shutter.
Williamson 35mm cine camera
For 35mm film in internal 300' magazines. Lens missing; second lens tube fitted above standard; double gate, sperated by one frame. Additional mechanism, incomplete, operating guillotine shutters in each gate. Hand turned; footage and fps dials; critical focusing through film (cap missing). Claw intermittent and two sprockets. 'Binocular' mask.
Harmonograph by Newton, 1909.
Harmonograph, by Newton & Co., two pendulums on 3 legged wooden stand, extension with a sliding ball for upper end of one pendulum, two heavy sliding weights with screw clamps and extra smaller weights, glass writing pen
Bicycle oil lamp
Oil lamp for bicycles, ebony finish, 'Silver King' made by Joseph Lucas Ltd, 1923
Meeting d'Aviation Nice 10-25 Avril 1910
Poster. Meeting d'Aviation Nice 10-25 Avril 1910 / Charles-Léonce Brossé; Affiches Photographiques Robaudy, Cannes. Photolithograph, col.; 108x78cm. Advertisement for an early aviation meeting; an airman flies above the coastline of Nice, France, scattering flowers from his aeroplane.
BBC 'Bijou' Crystal Set Receiver Type 6
BBC Radiola 'Bijou' crystal set Type 6, 1923. Made by British Thomson-Houston Co Ltd, Rugby. Serial No R23301.
Pathe Freres Cinematograph 35mm Camera
Pathe Cinematograph. Cine camera for 35mmm film in 100 metre magazines. f/4.5-25 lens in helical focusing mount. Hand turned. Single frame and 8 frame shaft. Rotary metre counter. Reflecting side viewfinder. Two sprocket and claw drive, interchangeable felt covered or frame gate pressure plate. Wooden magazines with provision for two spares. Double spirit level. Film punch. Manufactured by Pathe Freres, 14 Rue Favant, Paris. Serial No 1187.
Kollmann-type urethral dilator
Kollman's urethral dilator, nickel plated brass, by Down Bros., London, 1901-1915
Great Eastern Locomotive, No 87
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Steam tank locomotive, Great Eastern Railway, 0-6-0T No 87, designed by J. Holden, built at Stratford in 1904, withdrawn 1959.
No 5 Cirkut camera
No. 5 Cirkut camera, manufactured by Eastman Kodak Company, Folmer and Schwing Division. Panoramic camera for 5 inch rollfilm. Convertible lens (Gundlach-Manhattan rapid rectigraph). F: 6 1/4, 11 and 14 inches - glasses missing. No. 84766. Shutter speeds 12/10/9/8/6/4/2 sec. Film transport coupled to rack work drive, powered by clockwork motor. When release, camera rotates on tripod head while film moves in synchronism past slit. Various picture lengths and angles covered by selecting different drive gears, 79,76,74, 49,48, 46, 37, 36, 34 teeth - stored in compartment on camera body. Rack and pinion focusing. Sliding rising front. Focusing screen in camera back. Pricker to mark end of picture. With geared tripod head. Instruction book filed. Overall: 250 mm x 310 mm x 280 mm, 185 mm (dia. base).
Imperial Model B typewriter, c. 1915.
Printing & Writing
Imperial typewriter, Model B serial number 22751, c. 1915. Metal frame with black finish. Plated metal components. Cylindrical platen. Curved vertical typebasket. Two curved black metal covers over type bars and over type-bar mechanism. Curved three-row QWERTY keyboard. Twenty-eight character keys with 'FIGS' and 'CAPS' keys on each side of keyboard. Keys marked with black lettering on light background. Curved metal spacebar at centre front of keyboard on pivoting frame which extends on either side of keyboard. Another unmarked key on right-hand side, near platen.
Jos-Pe colour camera Uka model (professional)
Jos-Pe tri-colour camera, Uka model (professional). For 9 x 12cm plates. Fitted with a Jos Pe Cassar lens F:18cm f/3. Shutter - 1/50sec, B/T, Serial No 161367 lens. Simultaneous focusing on all three backs. Beamsplittter behind lens. OV Nr 276. The Jos-Pe tri-color camera produced three monochromatic 9x12cm negatives on a single exposure that were made through red, green and blue filters. When they were printed together they produced a colour print.
Peter Pan 'box camera' folding gramophone, 1924.
Peter Pan 'box camera' folding gramophone, 1924.
Field medical pannier, with full contents includin
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Field medical pannier, with full contents including patient labels, dressings, boxes and bottles of labelled drugs, mixing equipment, volmetric measuring equipment, splints, enema tube, catheter, syringe, German, First World War
Horizontal Tandem Compound Engine, c. 1910
model, scale 1:12, of horizontal tandem compound condensing engine, c. 1910
Medical vibrator, 'Outfit No. 7' from the 1917 She
Medical vibrator, 'Outfit No. 7' from the 1917 Shelton physicians' catalogue. Motor head with mains plug and 12 vibratory attachments in wooden plush-lined cloth-covered carrying case. Made by Shelton Vibrator, Shelton Electric Co., Chicago, U.S.A., 1906-1917. The mains plug is made by General Electric Co.
"Dreadnought" bookmaker's bag
"Dreadnought" bookmaker's bag by the Richmond Time Recording Co., Classic Works, Howard St., Birmingham. Patented in 1925
Bank of 50 Keith Line Switches, 1920-1925
Bank of 50 Keith Line Switches recovered from a rural exchange in New Zealand, made by the Automatic Electric Company, Chicago, 1920-1925. Together with spare plunger, two spare line backs, and two pre-2000 two-motion selectors
Test type apparatus for the detection of malingerers, France, 1910-1920
Test type apparatus for the detection of malingerers, invented by Bouchart, French
Moy and Bastie 35m Patent Cinematograph Camera
Moy and Bastie Patent 35mm Cinematograph camera, 1909-1910, Patent Number 4534.
Skegness is SO Bracing
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Poster, Great Northern Railway. 'Skegness is So Bracing' by John Hassall, 1908. Jolly fisherman, with hands facing downwards, running along beach. 2070 x 1345mm.
Recklinghausen Tonometer (sphygmomanometer), Germany, 1915-1925
Recklinghausen tonometer (sphygmomanometer), in case
Model of steel paddle-wheel steamer for LCC Thames Service
Whole model, scale 1:48, representative of the fleet of steel-built paddle steamers commisionned by the London City Councils, unsigned, England, 1904-1913
Mouth or earpiece for early telephone by Alexander Graham Bell, 1906.
Mouth or earpiece for early Bell telephone instrument used at Lloyds station, patented by Alexander Graham Bell, unknown maker, British, 1906. The mouth/ear piece is not original and was added by the museum in 1906
Output transformer in original box, type OPM 6 (C), Ferranti Ltd, Holinwood, Manchester. Made 1915.
First aid kit used by German Air Force
Rectangular canvas first aid kit containing several bandages and a bottle of anti-tetanus serum, used by German Air Force during first World War, German, 1914-1918
Angle iron to support levelling staff at bench mar
Angle iron to support levelling staff at bench mark, 1914
Steam locomotive, named Super D
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Steam locomotive, London & North Western Railway, G2 class Super D, 0-8-0 No 485, designed by Beames, built at Crewe in 1921, withdrawn in 1959.
General Post Office Differential Line Detector
General Post Office differential line detector, made by the Automatic Telephone Manufacturing Co. Ltd, c. 1910. Model number: RH461. In wood case with glass fronted dial. Used to detect the presence of a current of electricity and to measure its strength.
Richard Johnson, Clapham & Mor
Richard Johnson, Clapham & Morris Ltd safety lamp, c. 1920 brass
W.E. Teale & Co. Ltd miner's s
W.E. Teale & Co. Ltd miner's safety lamp, c. 1911
Photographer's `Birdie' - Tin Whistle in shape of a songbird. Maker unknown, c1900.
The mechanical substitute for the arms, United Kingdom, 1919
A mechanical substitute for the arms, 1919.
Elderly couple with female 'spirit'
A portrait photograph of a seated elderly couple, possibly taken by William Hope in about 1920. A young woman's face appears as if floating above the sitters, draped in a cloak.
Kinora viewer for reels. Wooden base with inlaid line decoration and turned support strut. Rectangular viewing lens. One element missing but has since been replaced. This Kinora Viewer was made in Britain around 1908 and was marketed by Bond's Ltd., 138 New Bond Street, London. This is a simple folding wooden model (No. 1 combination hand or table instrument with two lenses for a single viewer). Fitted with flipbook of balloon flight, stamped no 585.
Rubber vault cap, London, England, 1915-1925
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Rubber vault cap, size 2, by Racial/BCM, London
Gordon Dobson’s original ozone spectrograph
Spectrograph designed by Gordon M. B. Dobson in 1924 and used by him at his home laboratory in Boars Hill, Oxfordshire for the measurement of atmospheric ozone. The instrument detected ultraviolet (UV) light reaching Earth’s surface from the Sun. Because ozone in the stratosphere absorbs UV wavelengths, UV intensity indicates ozone concentrations. The instrument used a chlorine and bromine vapour filter to absorb visible light. A Féry prism and optical wedge produced a spectrum on a photographic plate. The intensity of spectral lines at ozone-absorbing UV wavelengths was measured relative to a reference wavelength unaffected by ozone.
Statue of goddess Kuan Yin, goddess of mercy and maternity, China, before 1922
Wooden statue of Kuan Yin, goddess of mercy and maternity, represented as pregnant, Chinese
Model of a Rolls-Royce 'Silver Ghost' motor car
Model of Rolls Royce Silver Ghost 6 cylinder 40-50 h.p. motor car, 1907-1911.
Two thorns used for smallpox inoculation, Palestine, 1921
Public Health & Hygiene
2 thorns mounted on cardboard with photograph and information about their use by medicine men in smallpox epidemic to vaccinate patients in Dawaimeh, Palestine, 1921
Ensign Rollfilm/Plate camera
Folding camera for 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches. Fitted with Ross combinable lens F: 5 1/4 inches f/5.9-32, No. 102860. Front component F: 9 1/2 inches, f/11, rear 8 inches f/11. Compur shutter 1/2/5/10/25/50/100/200/B/T. Rack and pinion focusing, double extension. Lever rising, sliding cross front. Brilliant relfecting rotating finder with level. Back with removable panel to permit use of focusing screen and single metal plateholders. With focusing screen. HOughtons Limited.
Kinemacolor cine camera made by Moy and Bastie to Charles Urban's design
Kinemacolor camera built by Moy & Bastie in 1909 to specification of Charles Urban and G A Smith (crank handle and screws missing). Ross Xpress Patent lens 1:4.5, Serial No 85973.
Birtac cine camera/projector
"Birtac" camera projector for 17.5mm film, made by Birt Acres in 1898; complete with handle, lens, two mantle holders and spool of positive film showing "Domestic Scene". The magazines hold 20 feet of film, sufficient for about 40 seconds of filming. The intermittent motion is of the 'dog' type.
Schmidt and Haensch polarimeter, c 1900.
Polarimeter by Franz Schmidt and Haensch, Berlin S., with stand, in box, serial no. 4838, D. R. pat. 82523, c. 1900
Kinemacolor projector on table type stand. 35mm projector for 2 colour successive frame projection. Beater intermittent, two continuous sprockets, rack and pinion focusing and framing. No lens. Spool boxes. Safety shutter operated by centrifugal mechanism. Two sector shutter behind lens, filter wheel ('modern' copy) with red and green filters. Lamphouse with carbon arc. Made by The Natural Kinematograph Co. Ltd., London, 1910. Brass plate incised 'No 66'.