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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
Model of Romanian twin screw redette boat
Model, scale 1:48, of a twin-screw redette or torpedo-boat designed for the Romanian Government (1906), and made by Thames Iron Works, Shipbuilding and Engineering Company Limited, Blackwall, London, England, 1906.
Century Model 46 plate camera
Century Model 46 plate camera for plates 4 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches. Fitted with a C.P. Goerz, Doppel-anastigmat lens series II F:180mm f/6.8-64. Fitted with a Bausch and Lomb Unicum shutter, 1/2/5/25/50/100/B/T with pneumatic release valve. Sliding rising and cross front, rack and pinion focusing, double extension, brilliant reflecting rotating finder on baseboard, spirit level, revolving back NO 42930 lens no. 101046. Century Camera Co. With six wooden double darkslides.
Universal Special Pattern B camera
Newman & Guardia Universal Special Pattern box-form plate camera for 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch plates. Serial No SB494. Fitted with an Anastigmat lens F:285mm f/12.5-45, convertible. Newman & Guardia shutter 2/4/8/16/32/64/100. Sliding rising and cross front. Rack and pinion focusing, double extension. Two reflecting finders, with hoods and frames for alternative focal length. Two pairs of spirit levels. Bag type plate changer. Ground glass focusing screen. Newman and Guardia. Overall (deployed): 160 mm x 135 mm x 335 mm.
Field surgical pannier set in case
Field surgical pannier set, complete, British, 1905 pattern101919
The Yeldham Oak
A photograph entitled 'The Yeldham Oak', taken by Edgar Tarry Adams in October 1902.
'Fernglas 08' Galilean binoculars, in case
'Fernglas 08' Galilean binocular, numbered 92802 and 493830, by C.P. Goerz, Berlin, in original leather case.
Floorboard from the tower at Mather and Platt
Floorboard from the tower at Mather and Platt, Manchester. Insribed "Age 16 / Sydney Eccles laid this board …1902". Discovered by chance at demolition and kept as a souvenir of the works by M&P Long Service Association.
Butcher "Carbine" Camera
A "Carbine" foldable roll-film camera, made by W. Butcher & Sons Limited, with a Lukos II lens, made by ICA. Includes leather case.
Timer for gas street lamp
Timer for gas street lamp, made by the Horstmann Gear Co. Ltd, Bath, c.1900.
Horn for Edison 'Fireside' phonograph, c.1909
Spare Horn for Edison "Fireside" phonograph, c. 1909.
Black and white photograph entitled 'Gatchina'. The photograph shows, from left to right, H. I. H The Grand Duchess Olga Nicolaivna, H. I. H. The Grand Duchess Tatiana Nicolaivna and H. H. Princess Irina Alexandrovitch standing by a lake at Gatchina. Taken by Herbert Stewart in St Petersburg, Russia in May to August 1912. From a snapshot photograph album number 8, page 8, compiled by Herbert Galloway Stewart (1866-1960) of the Russian Imperial Royal Family.
Kokkos: Prince Youssoupoff is welcomed with bread and salt at the entrance to the village
Black and white photograph entitled 'Kokkos; Prince Youssoupoff is welcomed with bread and salt at the entrance to the village'. The photograph shows Prince Youssoupoff being officially welcomed to Kokkos, he is standing in front of a long line of people on a snow covered road with a motor car behind. Taken by Herbert Galloway Stewart in Crimea, Russia in 1914. From snapshot album number 10 of the Russian Imperial Royal Family, compiled by Herbert Galloway Stewart between November 1913 and July 1914; album 10, page 11.
McVitie Weston valve collection, Marconi WT Co Round valve, type T
Marconi WT Co Round valve, type T, marked TC-HC-3F, 11029, (RMW/J1 - McVitie Weston number), by Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company Limited, c. 1914.
Three-Pin Plug Socket
Three-pin plug socket by Wandsworth Electrical Company 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.
'Royal Ediswan' metal filament lamp, 105W, 32 c.p., pipped, BC. Made in England by Edison Swan Electric Company Ltd., c.1915.
Set of First World War Red Cross nurse's uniform
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Set of First World War Red Cross nurse's uniform belonging to K. Herrick, comprising dress, one plain apron, two Red Cross aprons, five caps, two pairs of removable sleeves, and envelope containing pearl buttons, English, 1914-1918
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
Surveying aneroid barometer, compensated, by Ellio
Surveying aneroid barometer, compensated, by Elliott Bros. of 101 St Martins Lane London, no.3156. In leather case marked W. Matthews, C.E. Early 20th century
Model Power Driven Coal Tippler
Mining & Ore Dressing
Model, scale 1:12, of Power Driven Coal Tippler, with three model trucks, 2 small spare parts.
German military anaesthesia kit, Germany, 1914-1918
Cotton drawstring bag containing face mask and funnel for inhaling ether as an anaesthetic, used by German Army during World War I, German, 1914-1918
'Pills & Tablets' box, London, England, 1916
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Tin box for medicine bottles, probably from WWI British Military pattern medicine or First Aid chest, by Burgoyne Burbidges & Co, 1916
Leather wallet with needles from 'Tabloid' medicine chest used for a transatlantic balloon flight in 1910
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Leather waller containing 10 straight needles and 4 curved needles from `Tabloid' medicine chest used by Walter Wellman for Transatlantic balloon flight, 1910, made by Burroughs Wellcome and Co., 1900-1910
Dental instrument set, Berlin, Germany, c. 1912-1918
Dental instrument set, German military issue, in canvas roll, contents by J. Schmehl and Jetter and Scheerer, Germany, c. 1912-1918
Box containing ampoules of Strophanthus extract, England, 1917
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
European medicines containing Strophanthus extract; 10 ampoules in box of strophanthin solution, by Burroughs Wellcome and Co., England, dated 1917
Prestwich Model 5 cine camera used by Herbert Ponting
Prestwich Model 5 cinematographic camera, used by Mr Herbert Ponting to document Robert Falcon Scott's Antarctic Expedition, 1910.
The Biokam cine camera/projector 17.5mm
Biokam 17.5mm combined camera, printer and projector, 1899. Voigtlander & Sohn shutter and lens; shutter serial no 6305; lens serial number 64018.
Training Ship, 'Arethusa', Boys Manning Ship
A photograph entitled 'Training Ship, 'Arethusa', Boys Manning Ship', taken by Edgar Tarry Adams in July 1900.
Gas mask for horses, Germany, 1914-1918
Cased gas mask for horses, German manufacture, taken at Rozieres by the 4th Army, August 1918
Marconi magnetic wireless detector
Marconi magnetic wireless detector, serial number 763, together with glass-topped cover. Early serial number dates this object to between 1903 when the Marconi Company began to make the magnetic detector and 1907 when a magnetic detector with a later serial number held by the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford is dated.
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.
Pistolet, or `Frog Pistol', devised by du Bois-Reymond, for demonstrating the stimulation of nerves in a frog's leg, by Charles Verdin, Paris, c1904
Triumph Model H Motorcycle
Triumph Model H motor cycle, 1917, with lamp, horn and pump.
'Rudge Multigear' motor bicycle
'Rudge Multigear' motorcycle, designed and built by Rudge-Whitworth Ltd, a company formed by the merger of two bicycle manufactures in 1894.
Brical British calculator
"Bri-cal" adding machine by, The British Calculators, Ltd, in case; adds from 1/2d to #500, two bone styluses
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
Ensignette No 2 camera
Ensignette No. 2 camera c1912 Collapsing camera for 2 inch wide rollfilm 1 7/8 x 3 inches. Fitted with a simple lens f/11-32. Everset shutter 20/40/60/B/T. Brilliant reflecting rotating finder. Detachable spool holder. Patent No. 28464 1907. Manufactured by Houghtons Ltd., London. Overall (deployed): 68 mm x 126 mm x 112 mm.
Angle iron to support levelling staff at bench mar
Angle iron to support levelling staff at bench mark, 1914
Naylor Marsaut miner's safety
Naylor Marsaut miner's safety lamp with double bifold burner, c. 1900
English lever reversing pinion pocket watch with dial
English lever reversing pinion pocket watch with sunk seconds dial, movement numbered 509148, signed S. Fagot, Treharris, on dial, in silver case hallmarked Chester 1900 signed TPH and numbered 496388, with winding key
Page 7 from snapshot photograph album no. 8
Page 7 from snapshot photograph album no. 8, compiled by Herbert Galloway Stewart (1866-1960) of the Russian Imperial Royal Family (Romanov). Consists of 4 photographs mounted in pre-cut apertures.. Snapshot photograph album no. 8, compiled by Herbert Galloway Stewart (1866-1960) of the Russian Imperial Royal Family, dated may to August 1912. Between 1908 and 1917, Herbert was English tutor to the sons of Grand Duke Alexander and his wife Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna, sister of Tsar Nicholas II.
Tartar Mosque, Kokkos
Black and white photograph entitled 'Tartar [sic] Mosque, Kokkos'. The photograph shows H. H. Prince Nikita Alexandrovitch and Princess Youssoupoff during a visit to a mosque, a large group of men stand to both sides. Taken by Herbert Galloway Stewart in The Crimea in April 1914. From page 6 of snapshot album number 12 of the Russian Imperial Royal Family, compiled by Herbert Galloway Stewart (1866-1960).
Oldham & Son miner's electric
Oldham & Son miner's electric hand lamp with flame lamp at rear for gas testing
A. E. & H. Robinson Gas Engine
Single-cylinder inclined gas engine, made by A. E. & H. Robinson & Co., Manchester, 1907.
Bronze John Millar Thomson medal
Coins, Medals & Tokens
Bronze Thomson medal, 1914. With representation of John Millar Thomson 1849-1933. 76mm diameter. Engraved by AG Wyon. Chemistry Prize from King's College London 1871-1914. Obverse, left-facing representation, in profile, of John Thomson in academic robes and mortar board, signed A G Wyon Sc. Reverse, shield with two classical figures supporting, signed Allan G. Wyon. Sc .