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CB 10 switchboard
CB 10 switchboard made by Peel Conner, Salford, 1912, and used in the Barrow-in-Furness telephone exchange.
Telegraph block instrument, South Eastern Railway
Signalling & Telecommunications
Telegraph block instrument; SER. Walker's rectangular wood-cased Lock and Block with double semaphore-arm block-indicators on vertical wooden post with top-mounted block-dome/striker. The instrument has a separate wooden commutator-box with bell-key/plunger, disc-indicator and trigger.
Clay tobacco pipe decorated with bust of Edward VI
Clay tobacco pipe decorated with bust of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, by Southorn of Broseley, 1900-1910
Comptometer by Felt and Tarrant Mfg. Co. Chicago,
Comptometer by Felt and Tarrant Mfg. Co. Chicago, c. 1915
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
London bronchitis amulet, white and yellow glass beads, Dalston, London, 1914
Trephine used in experiments on Neolithic trephination
Trephining instrument, cutting edge of shark's tooth with wooden handle, presumably made and used by Dr.T. Wilson Parry in experiments on neolithic trephination, England, 1918-1920
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’.
Two-pin electrical mains plug
Two-pin electrical mains plug, by Crabtree, England, 1901-1910
Sample of four-core telegraph cable connecting Vancouver Island with the mainland
Sample of four-core telegraph cable connecting Vancouver Island with the mainland, unknown maker, 1904
Biunial lantern slide projector
Biunial (two-tier) lantern slide projector with five lens tubes and two lenses, made by J. A. Furnivel, Manchester, c.1890. Originally lit by gas with special mixing valve. One projector sits on top of the other. Screw adjusters on both projectors to focus the beams together.
Two bar magneto Wood wall telephone
Two bar magneto Wood wall telephone produced by Peel Conner. Early example of the company's products and dates from circa 1904. The K66 Magneto telephone was called the 'Handcom' and was a long-distance call, magneto telephone.
No. 3A Folding Pocket Kodak camera
No. 3A Folding Pocket Kodak camera, made by the Canadian Kodak Co. Ltd, Toronto, 1905 and used by Jack Alcock.
De Forest syntoniser, 1902-1907
De Forest Syntonizer, probably made by the American DeForest Wireless Telegraph Company, Maine, United States, 1902-1907
Tube of bismuth salicylate tablets
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Glass tube of bismuth salicylate tablets with cork bung, by Burroughs Wellcome, English, ( in part 2)
Filings coherer, Lodge-Muirhead system, 1900-1910
Filings coherer, with arrangement for adjusting the compression of filings by using an external magnet to turn the head of a screw inside the tube, Lodge-Muirhead system, designed or used by Sir Oliver Lodge, England, around 1902.
Anshutz camera made by C.P. Goerz, Berlin, Germany in around 1910.
Box for transfusion needles
Wooden box marked as 'Transfusion Needles', part of blood transfusion apparatus originally thought to be designed by Geoffrey Keynes, but believed to be designed by Oswald Hope Robertson during the 1st World War and made by the General Surgical Co. Ltd., 1917-1918
Original packaging for infant feeding bottle
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Cardboard box for glass infant's feeding bottle in original carton, made by S. Maw, Son and Sons, London, 1901-1920
Wooden case for blood transfusion apparatus
Public Health & Hygiene
Wooden case for blood transfusion apparatus, originally thought to have been designed by Geoffrey Keynes, but now believed to be the design of Oswald Hope Robertson during the 1st World War and made by the General Surgical Co. Ltd., 1917-1918
Filings coherer, glass tube formed into bulbs at each end at right angles, 1899
Filings coherer, glass tube formed into bulbs at each end at right angles, designed or used by Sir Oliver Lodge, England, 1899. Paper label stuck round tube marked ’16 / Jan 3 / 1899’
Filings coherer, Lodge-Muirhead system, 1900-1910
Filings coherer with arrangement for adjusting the compression of filings by using an external magnet to turn the head of a screw inside the tube, Lodge-Muirhead system, designed or used by Sir Oliver Lodge, England, around 1902
Filings coherer, Lodge-Muirhead system, 1900-1910
Filings coherer with arrangement for adjusting the compression of filings by using an external magnet to turn the head of a screw inside the tube, Lodge-Muirhead system, England, around 1902
Trephine, in form of bow-drill shaft
Trephine, in form of bow-drill shaft, wood with worked flint blade, for trephining, probably English, 1900-1915
'Detraining in England', print, England, 1914-1918
Claude Allin Shepperson
Detraining in England, by Claude Shepperson, 1914-1918, from series 'Tending the wounded'. Crayon lithograph, 38.5x51cm, in gilt and black frame 58x68x3cm. Stretcher bearers beside the train loading the wounded into a four-berth ambulance. No. of set subtitled 'Detraining in England', numbered '19' blc, depicting stretcher bearers beside the train loading the wounded into a four-berth ambulance; image 35x46cm, sheet 38.5x51cm
Steam locomotive, number 1217, Great Eastern Railway
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Steam locomotive, Great Eastern Railway, J17 class 0-6-0 No 1217, designed by James Holden, built at Stratford in 1905, withdrawn 1962.
Sectioned model steam locomotive boiler
Model steam locomotive boiler with `Belpaire' fire box and superheater, approximately 1/8 scale, sectioned, circa1920.
Automatic tea-making machine
Automatic tea-making machine, comprising wooden base which holds the alarm clock, kettle tilter and methylated spirit stove, with flat oval-shaped copper kettle, patented by Frank Clarke of Birmingham, in 1902 (pat.15,170) and made by the Automatic Water Boiler Co., Birmingham, England, 1902-1910.
Poster for Magni & C. Vicenza, printed by G Ricordi & C Milano c1900
Poster, coloured lithograph, for Magni & C. Vicenza, printed by G Ricordi & C Milano c1900. On two sheets, image 98.5x71cm and text 52x72cm, together overlapping to150x72cm. [for long term preservation each part is conserved and edged, and framed separately]. Image of sower in field, sunburst; artist's name [I or M Beltrame?] br. Text panel advertising supplies and chemicals for agricultural purposes. Image frame, 107.5x78.5x2cm; text frame, 58.7x79.5x2cm.
Photographic Portrait of Svante August Arrhenius, Swedish chemist (1859-1927)
Portrait, photogravure, Svante August Arrhenius (1859-1927) Swedish chemist / Photographische Gesellschaft Berlin, 1910, reproduction of a photograph, c. 1910
Gas mask for horses, Germany, 1914-1918
Cased gas mask for horses, German manufacture, taken at Rozieres by the 4th Army, August 1918
Portrait, photogravure, John Tyndall / Photographi
Portrait, photogravure, John Tyndall / Photographische Gesellschaft Berlin
Model of a cargo and ferry boat used on the upper Nile
Model, scale 1:12, of a cargo and ferry boat used on the upper Nile, Egypt, 1900-1910 (Nile Cargo and Ferry Boat), by William Herbert Holloway, London, England, 1900-1910
Black and white photograph by Herbert Galloway Stewart, entitled 'Baden', September 1908. Pictured L-R: HH The Prince Feodore Alexandrovitch, HH The Prince Andrew Alexandrovitch, HH The Prince Nikita Alexandrovitch and HH The Princess Irina Alexandrovna standing outside a wooden enclosure, in baden-Baden, Germany. From a Kodak Souvenirs snapshot album compiled by Herbert Galloway Stewart, English tutor to the sons of Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich and Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia.
Prosthetic arm, London, 1903-1913
Arm made for a 16 year old girl with a congenital right below elbow amputation, (transverse terminal hemimelia). Because of limited elbow flexion a free-swinging leather cup socket was fitted. The forearm is connected to a lace-up arm corset by side steels thus providing the wearer with full flexion. There is an oval wrist and the rotary face has a 'key-fitting' for a wooden hand with articulated fingers and tenon thumb. In the palm there is a box-fitting to hold eating utensils and other devices. A small plain carrying-hook is in situ. Suspension is by means of a leather shoulder saddle and single strap designed to pass under the opposite axilla. Made by C.A. Hoefftoke, London c.1908.
Akeley cine camera
Akeley 35mm cine camera with tripod and panning head, Akeley Camera Co, No 153, 1917.
Output transformer in original box, type OPM 6 (C), Ferranti Ltd, Holinwood, Manchester. Made 1915.
Ensign Optiscope Number 6 projector
Ensign Optiscope No 6 lantern slide projector. For 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch slides. Aldis Uno projection lens F:10 inch; all metal; bellows lens extensions, with two wooden slide carriers (stamped RRD). This is a projector for 3 1/4 inch square slides. It has an Aldis Uno 10" projection lens mounted in a panel on two rods and with bellows that can be extended. The lamphouse has an ES bulb holder, secured by a wing screw underneath its base. The projector comes with two wooden slide carriers. The projector can be pivited on the base and secured by means of the chrome lever. Power is controlled with an on/off switch on the base.
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.
AK Home Cinema toy projector
AK toy cine projector for 100 foot reels of 35mm film. Serial Number K745A on flywheel. Light source missing. Single condenser lens. Maltese Cross driven intermittent sprocket, hand turnde, no shutter. Wire frame springs for tensionin film. Single projection lens, provision for small lantern slides. Elevating foot. Maybe by Johann Falk, Nurnberg (see ACR 508).
Mallock-Armstrong ear defenders, London, England, 1914-1918
Mallock-Armstrong ear defenders, vulcanite, in tin box, used by Royal Navy, c. 1915.
GBN toy magic lantern
GBN toy magic lantern. Made in Germany. Toy lantern in olive green enamelled tinplate. Single condensor lens, single objective lens. Oil lamp with glass chimney. In original cardboard, with instruction sheet. Box of original GBN slides, 12; 17x44cm, four circular pictures to each slide. Box of 12 GBN slides; 17x44cm, series 6, 4 circular pictures to each slide. Box of 12 GBN slides 17x44cm Series 4 slides, four panoramic, eight with four pictures each.
A photograph of the Rectory in Southfleet, Kent, taken by Edgar Tarry Adams in May 1899. A woman and a man, probably the rector, pose for the photograph.
Copy of clay liver used for divination, original from Babylon, 2050-1750 BCE
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Babylonian clay liver used for divination, c.2050-1750 BC, copy, 1981
Pathé Kok 28mm projector
Home projector for 28mm safety film; claw inrtermittent; single sprocket wheel; hand turned; dynamo generated current for 6 volt electric lamp; with one reel of film. Composition rewind gear broken. Patent No 28714, 1903, DRP No 230675, OP No 47796 (with list of patents). Threaded with 310x32mm filmstrip entitled 'Jellyfish'. Trademark Pathe Ccokeel 'Kok' on back, No 3010. Transfer print on base.