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The Terminus (Penzance Station)
Pictorial Collection (Railway)
Painting, oil on canvas, The Terminus (Penzance Station) by Stanhope Alexander Forbes, 1925. Painting shows a busy station platform from a high view point. This includes carriages, passengers and posters. The sea wall, houses and fields can be seen beyond the platform. Framed and glazed.
Glass feeding bottle, London, England, 1901-1918
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Glass infant's feeding bottle in original carton, made by S. Maw, Son and Sons, London, 1901-1920
Atomizer, De Vilbiss, in leatherette box, by De Vi
Atomizer, De Vilbiss, in leatherette box, by De Vilbiss Manufacturing Co. of Toledo, U.S. A., 1910 to 1930, relic of Dr. Law
Parallel rule in bakelite signed `Lund's Rule, Pat. Nov. 2.20'
Parallel rule in bakelite signed `Lund's Rule, Pat. Nov. 2.20' and `Bliss'. Sold by Bliss & Co. of New York, c. 1925
Glass bottle labelled to contain sulphonal
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Bottle, labelled "Tabloid' brand Sulphonal'. The bottle is black in colour, opaque, and square in shape. 'Sulphonal' written in white lettering beneath the neck of the bottle. Sealed with a round stopper. Burroughs Wellcome and Company Limited, English, c. 1910.
Ceramic Shipley-type plate, England, 1915-1920
Shipley plate for one-armed men, supplied by T. Goode and Co., made by Booth, English, 1915-1920
Ericsson telephone handset, 1920s.
Hand combination telephone sectioned
Optometer with 38 lenses, Europe, 1901-1930
Optometer on pillar stand with 38 lenses
Snellen's test type, United Kingdom, 1901-1930
Snellen's test type for distance, card, British, early 20th century
Khaki canvas bag with shoulder strap, Europe, 1914-1918
Small khaki canvas bag with shoulder strap, belonged to Lt. Col. T.R. Elliott of Royal Army Medical Corps., probably used during 1st World War, 1914-1918
Short wave tuner Mark III, 1917-1918
Short wave tuner Mark III, c. 1917. The Short-Wave Tuner Mark III covered the 100–700m band (429 kHz–3MHz). Either a Perikon or carborundum crystal was used for the detector. The carborundum crystal required two 3-volt dry-cell batteries and the usual potentiometer adjusted for optimum sensitivity. There was also a buzzer for calibrating and testing the tuner. The aerial was125ft long laid close to the ground as a single inverted L.
Earthenware drug jar, Middle East, before 1932
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Earthenware drug jar, glazed, Islamic
Chest pencil, England, 1914-1920
Chest pencil for armless men, English, 1914-1920
One pair Brandes Superior headphones
One pair Brandes Superior headphones, with BBC mark; c. 1923
McVitie Weston valve collection, BSA Standard valve, type P425
BSA Standard valve, type P425, top electrode brace marked 956A, (RMW/D87 - McVitie Weston number), by BSA Radio Limited, 1926.
Worksplate, Great Northern Railway
Locomotives and Rolling Stock Components
Locomotive Worksplate, Great Northern Railway, "Great Northern Railway Co. No. 1455, makers 1914, Doncaster", brass, oval, GNR 0-6-0 Class J22 No. 595, London & North Eastern Railway Class J6 3595 from August 1926, 4244 from December 1946, British Railways 64244 from December 1948, withdrawn May 1958.
Campbell mutual inductometer, C.4, c.1908
Electricity and Magnetism
Campbell mutual inductometer, C.4, c.1908
Dental handpiece, straight, no.8., nickel plated b
Dental handpiece, straight, no.8., nickel plated brass, by C. Ash and Sons, England, 1901-1930
Forward spark plug type F for motor vehicles, 1916
Forward spark plug type F for motor vehicles, 1916-1928
The Crimea; Ai-Todor
The second of two black and white photographs entitled 'The Crimea; Ai-Todor'. The photograph shows, from left to right, H. H. Constantine Constantinovitch and H. H. Prince Feodor Alexandrovitch sitting in the back of an open-topped motor car at Ai-Todor. An un-named man is walking towards the car from the right side of the photograph. From page 8 of snapshot album number 21 compiled by Herbert Galloway Stewart, English tutor to the sons of Grand Duke Alexander and his wife Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna, sister of Tsar Nicholas II, between 1908 and 1917.
London & North Western Railway chair for BS95 rail
London & North Western Railway chair for BS95 rail, 1905. Chair dated 1908, mounted on sleeper end with brass plate giving details of rails, chairs and fastenings.
Scientific Instruments & Research
Suspended beam scale by Preadision, and weights.
Pneumatic dispatch tube switch
Pneumatic despatch switch for an intermediate station
Portion of watch including verge escapement, bough
Portion of watch including verge escapement, bought from J.C. Stevens, Convent Garden, London, United Kingdom, 1900-1912
Pendulum Countersink Machine
Printing & Writing
Electrically-driven pendulum countersink spindle, Plant No.958, made by Lanston Monotype Corporation, Salford, Redhill, Surrey, 1924. Used in the production system for Monotype matrices, for de-burring of retaining rod holes in matrices, with 0.2 x 0.4-inch and 0.4 x 0.4-inch matrix galleys and the galley anvil. Mounted on bench with machine Nos.503, 289, 290 and 355.
Half-block working model of M. S. "Fullagar"
half-block working model, scale 1:24, of M.S. "Fullagar" (1920).
Bronze medal commemorating George Stephenson
Liverpool & Manchester Railway
Bronze medal commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of George Stephenson, 1931.
0.4" Stamping Machine
Printing & Writing
Bliss type matrix OB punch and stamp press, Plant No.1168, made by the Lanston Monotype Corporation, Salford, Redhill, Surrey, England, 1930. Part of the equipment used in the production system for Monotype matrices.
Experimental diaphragm soundbox
Experimental square plate diaphragm soundbox.
Stepping / Flanging Mill
Printing & Writing
Vertical milling machine, Plant No.703, made by Lanston Monotype Corporation, Salford, Redhill, Surrey, England, 1917. Part of the equipment used in the production system for Monotype matrices
Printing & Writing
Matrix change-over fixture, Plant No.290, made by Lanston Monotype Corporation, Salford, Redhill, Surrey, 1908. Part of the equipment used in the production system for Monotype matrices. Mounted on bench with machine Nos.503, 289, 958 & 355.
On the Balcony
Black and white photograph entitled 'On the Balcony'. The photograph shows H. I. H. The Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna and H. H. Prince Rostislav Alexandrovitch sitting either side of a small table with Prince Orbeliani leaning on the back of Prince Rostislav's chair. They are all watching H. H. Princess Irina Felixovna Yusupova who is standing near Prince Rostislav. Taken by Herbert Galloway Stewart at Ai-Todor in The Crimea, in June 1916. From page 16 of snapshot album number 18 of the Russian Imperial Royal Family, compiled by Herbert Galloway Stewart (1866-1960).
John Edward Nichols memorial plaque
Fixtures & Fittings from Railway Buildings
Memorial plaque, carved oak, to commemorate John Edward Nichols (d.1911). Founder of the Railway Convalescent Homes.
crystal set coil for Cosmos crystal receiver, 1920-1930
One crystal set coil with box for Cosmos crystal receiver, long wave band, made by the Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Company, Trafford, Manchester, England, 1920-1930
Glass x-ray plate taken at Shepherd’s Bush Military Orthopaedic Hospital
One glass x-ray plate (of two), in cardboard box, showing the lower leg bones of a patient under the treatment of pioneering orthopaedic surgeon, Sir Robert Jones, almost certainly taken at The Shepherd's Bush Military Orthopaedic Hospital, April 1919.
Black and white photograph entitled 'Ai-Todor'. The photograph shows H. H. Prince Nikita Alexandrovitch standing next to Princess Irina’s Baby who is sat in a baby-carriage. Taken by Herbert Galloway Stewart in the grounds of Ai-Todor Palace, The Crimea, in May 1916. From page 1 of snapshot album number 20 of the Russian Imperial Royal Family, compiled by Herbert Galloway Stewart (1866-1960).
Performance Tests of Intelligence, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1928
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Drever and Collins Performance Test of Intelligence: A Series of Non-linguistic Tests for Deaf and Normal Children; devised by James Drever and Mary Collins in 1928 and consisting of Kohs Block Design, Knox Cube Test, Domino Test, Picture Completion Test etc., and used on the University of Aberdeen Experimental Education EdB course, 1949-1950; made in Edinburgh by Andrew H. Baird, c.1928.
Medal given as a prize for pathology at the Medical College for Women, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1905
Medal, silvered, Medical College for Women, Edinburgh, to S. Jean Meiklejohn, for Pathology, 1905, made by Kirkwood and Son, Edinburgh
Surveyor's level, German, 1926-1929
Surveying Level Model No. IV, Serial No.No. 17328, by Carl Zeiss Jena, Germany (supplied by Carl Zeiss (London) Ltd.), 1926-1929.
Whole model of H.M. first class battleship 'Lord Nelson'
Whole model, scale 1:48, of twin-screw H.M. first class battleship 'Lord Nelson' (built 1906-1908) in glazed mahogany case, with six legged mahogany table (see note). Made by Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Co., Jarrow, South Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom, 1906-1910.
Mackenzie's ink polygraph, by S. Shaw, England, 1905-1915
Mackenzie's ink polygraph, with instructions, cased, by S. Shaw, English c.1910
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.
Film Poster - 'Pimple Has A Try'
Film Poster - 'Pimple Has A Try' (possibly 'Pimple as a Cinema Artist'). Film produced by Folly Films.
Band of the Royal Fusiliers 21st Batt. Public Schools and Universities Batt.
Black and white photograph entitled 'Band of the Royal Fusiliers 21st Batt. Public Schools and Universities Batt.' The photograph shows men form the Royal Fusiliers 21st Public School and Universities Battalions on parade during training at Ashford, Surrey. Album compiled by Herbert Galloway Stewart (1866-1960).
No1 Brownie camera Model B
Box camera for 117 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches. Fitted with a meniscus lens of fixed aperture and focus. Rotary shutter T/I. Sighting lines on camera top. Accessory clip on reflecting viewfinder. Eastman Kodak. 1908-1915.
The Crimea, At Alupka
Black and white photograph entitled 'The Crimea, At Alupka'. Taken from the bottom of Vorontsov Palace steps the photograph shows a view of one of the 'sleeping lions' with the Black Sea in the background. Taken by Herbert Galloway Stewart in The Crimea, in August 1915. From page 12 of snapshot album number 16 of the Russian Imperial Royal Family, compiled by Herbert Galloway Stewart (1866-1960).
Black and white photograph entitled 'At Alupka'. The photograph shows H. H. Prince Nikita Alexandrovitch and H. H. Princess Irina Alexandrovitch sitting on a wall in Vorontsov Palace grounds with an un-named woman between them. H. H. Prince Rostislav Alexandrovitch is standing next to the Princess looking over the wall towards the Black Sea. Prince Youssoupoff, on the left, and Prince Orbeliani both stand facing the group with their backs to the camera. Taken by Herbert Galloway Stewart in The Crimea, in August 1915. From page 12 of snapshot album number 16 of the Russian Imperial Royal Family, compiled by Herbert Galloway Stewart (1866-1960).