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Single row ball bearing journal with some thrust h
Mechanical Power Transmission
Single row ball bearing journal with some thrust handling capability, made by Skefko Ball Bearing Co., Sweden
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.
Wooden hand with all fingers fully articulated. Te
Wooden hand with all fingers fully articulated. Tenon thumb; oval wrist with 'key' fitting for attachment to prosthetic arm. Origin unknown, probably pre 1914 war.
Gatchina, on the Silver Lake
Black and white photograph entitled 'Gatchina, on the Silver Lake'. The photograph shows, from left to right, Miss Coster, H. H. Prince Rostislav Alexandrovitch, H. H. Prince Vasili Alexandrovitch and H. I. H. The Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicolaivna in a rowing boat. Taken by Herbert Stewart in St Petersburg, Russia in May to August 1912. From a snapshot photograph album number 8, page 7, compiled by Herbert Galloway Stewart (1866-1960) of the Russian Imperial Royal Family.
Steam Engine and Direct Current Generator
Steam engine and direct current generator by Browett and Lindley and Co. and Harland Engineering Co., Manchester, 1911.
Medicine kit, consisting of gold lacquered jubako, coconut cup and ivory netsuke strung together with cord, Japanese, 18th or 19th century
'Klito' No. 6 magazine camera
'Klito' No. 6 magazine camera made by Houghtons Ltd, London, c.1910
Rectangular protractor for nautical use, in boxwoo
Rectangular protractor for nautical use, in boxwood, designed by Messum in 1906 and made by Cary, Porter Ltd., London
Enamel sign, 'Nugget Boot Polish'
Fixtures & Fittings from Railway Buildings
Enamel advertising sign, 'Nugget Boot Polish', black lettering on yellow, c1910, framed for South Yard events.
Two-bar electric fire made by Premier Electric Heaters Ltd, Birmingham, c.1912
Bottomley & Baird Limited Kelvin
1913 - 1947
1913-1947, scientific instrument maker, Glasgow, Scotland & London, England
Newman and Guardia Sibyl Camera
Newman and Guardia Sibyl camera, a folding camera for 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch plates. Fitted with a Taylor, Taylor and Hobson Cooke lens Series III F: 4.4 inches, f/6.5-45. No. 18706. Between lens shutter 2/4/8/16/32/64/100. Cocking lever marked 0 and +. Sliding rising front. Lever focusing with two extension positions marked 1 and 2. Optical frame finder on front panel only. Ground glass focusing screen.
Earle's Cement Works, Hull
Engraving: Earle's Cement Works, Hull, 1901, Waterlow and Sons, London. 229 x 18cm
'First Aid' cigarette cards
One of set of 50 cigarette cards, 'First Aid' issued by W.D. & M.O. Wills, Bristol and London ( 1913), with the Imperial Tobacco Co. Photolithographs, col., ; text description on reverse.
model ger t19 locomotive
Model steam locomotive, 1:16 scale, Great Eastern Railway, rebuilt T19 class 4-4-0 express locomotive No 777, 1905.
Diagram of Short D Slide Valve (balanced)
Jones, T and TG
Diagram of 'Short D Slide Valve (balanced)', one of a boxed set of 8 engine slide valve models, printed on card, designed by T and TG Jones. With /1 letter press instruction booklet 'Notes on slide valve models' [4th edition, John Heywood Ltd, Manchester 1905].
Cannon Street Station
Pictorial Collection (Railway)
Painting, oil on canvas, Cannon Street Station, by Algernon Talmage, depicting interior platform scene, 1908. Framed and glazed.
Midland Railway poster, the Most Interesting Route to Scotland
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Poster, Midland Railway, The Most Interesting Route To Scotland, anon, c1907. With a map of the United Kingdom with depiction of a train and a bird holding a sign in its beak reading 'Cock of the north'.
First Aid, 50 Finger Bandage
One of set of 50 cigarette cards, 'First Aid, 50, Finger bandage' issued by W.D. & H.O. Wills, Bristol and London, with the Imperial Tobacco Co., 1913, chromoithograph, text description on reverse.
Model of 1904 Swindon locomotive test plant
1:16 scale model of 1904 Swindon locomotive test plant, built by J Capel.
Edgcumbe and Company Limited Everett
1905 - 1968
active 1900-1960s, manufacturer of electrical measuring equipment, Hendon, England
Comet, 1910 I. (Daylight) V.M. Slipher, Lowell Obs
Comet, 1910 I. (Daylight) V.M. Slipher, Lowell Observatory, January 1910, 27, R.A., 21h 24m. decl,-1[o] 8'
Film Poster - 'Pimple Has A Try'
Film Poster - 'Pimple Has A Try' (possibly 'Pimple as a Cinema Artist'). Film produced by Folly Films.
F.N. 3 h.p. 4-cylinder motor cycle, 1905
F.N. 3 h.p. 4-cylinder motor cycle, 1905
Vesta case match holder, by R B S, silver hallmark
Vesta case match holder, by R B S, silver hallmarked for Chester, 1906.
Maker's plate of Pollit & Wigz
Maker's plate of Pollit & Wigzell Ltd, Sowerby Bridge, 1913.
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.
Mechanical and pneumatic gramophone soundbox, 1908
Combined mechanical and pneumatic soundbox for gramophone, 1908.
Experimental diaphragm soundbox
Experimental square plate diaphragm soundbox.
decorative moulding from TSS Hantonia
Decorative moulding, London & South Western Railway, length of flat decorative wooden moulding stripped from the TSS "Hantonia", built 1911 by Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd., Govan, route Southampton to Le Havre, broken up 1952.
Black and white photograph by Herbert Galloway Stewart, entitled 'Antibes', october 1908. Pictured L-R: HH The Princess Irina Alexandrovna and HH The Prince Andrew Alexandrovitch with two unidentified women in Antibes, Cote d'Azur, France. 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.
Voltalite cycle dynamo (no lamps), c. 1914
Voltalite cycle dynamo (no lamps), c. 1914
The Manor House, Shipton Bellinger, Hants; The Entrance
Black and white photograph entitled 'The Manor House, Shipton Bellinger, Hants; The Entrance'. The photograph shows Mrs Formby, on the left, and Mrs. Bridgewater standing beneath an ivy covered archway with the young child Richard Formby. Taken by Herbert Galloway Stewart at Shipton Bellinger, Hampshire, in December 1914. From page 22 of snapshot album number 13 of the Russian Imperial Royal Family, compiled by Herbert Galloway Stewart (1866-1960).
Optical square for use with telemeter, British, 1904-1911
Optical square for use with Steward-type telemeter, No. 67, in case, by J. H. Steward, 406 Strand, London, England, 1904-1911.
View of the river from the grounds
Black and white photograph entitled 'View of the river from the grounds'. The photograph shows, from left to right, H. H. Prince Nikita Alexandrovitch, H. H. Prince Demetri Alexandrovitch, H. H. Prince Rostislav Alexandrovitch and H. H. Prince Vasili Alexandrovitch standing in the grounds of Yelagin Palace with the Neva River behind. Taken by Herbert Galloway Stewart in St. Petersburg, then known as Petrograd, in August 1914. From page 8 of snapshot album number 13 of the Russian Imperial Royal Family, compiled by Herbert Galloway Stewart (1866-1960).
Telegraphone for recording on disc, 1903.
Poulsen Telegraphone, for magnetic recording on disc, 1903.
Diffraction grating area 5 cm by 4.5 cm on 8 cm by
Diffraction grating area 5 cm by 4.5 cm on 8 cm by 7.5 cm (approx) block of speculum metal, mounted in a blackened brass cell with slide-off glass cover and levelling feet, made by (or for) Lord Blythswood [Archibald Campbell Campbell], with "Blythswood, May 26, 1905, 24953 lines cut, H.[?]S.A." scratched on speculum surface
The Same; A wayside station
Black and white photograph entitled 'The Same; A wayside station', a view of a train station, looking down the tracks, with a train on the right. Taken by Herbert Galloway Stewart in Sweden whilst traveling to England in December 1914. From page 17 of snapshot album number 13 of the Russian Imperial Royal Family, compiled by Herbert Galloway Stewart (1866-1960).
7.5 H.P. motor car
Wolseley 7.5 H.P. motor car, 1902-3. This car is a good example of an early car of British design owing little to Continental influence. It has a twin-cylinder horzontal engine, transmitting power through a cone friction clutch and Renold's chain to a shaft on the change-speed gearbox, and side chains transmit the power from a countershaft on the gearbox to the rear wheels.
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.
Sepia photograph, the title of which is too faded to decipher, showing H. H. Princess Irina Alexandrovna and Sir Ivor Heron Maxwell on skies. Taken by Herbert Galloway Stewart in The Crimea, in December 1909. From page 20 of snapshot album number 4 of the Russian Imperial Royal Family, compiled by Herbert Galloway Stewart (1860-1966).
Untitled black and white photograph showing a mountainous view with tree covered, rocky hilltop to the left of the image. Taken by Herbert Galloway Stewart at Orileeny Zalyot (?) in The Crimea in July 1914. From page 16 of snapshot album number 12 of the Russian Imperial Royal Family, compiled by Herbert Galloway Stewart (1866-1960).
Page 24 from Snapshot photograph album no. 6
May - November 1910
Page 24 from snapshot photograph album no. 6 of the Russian Imperial Royal Family, compiled by Herbert Galloway Stewart. (1866-1960). Consists of four photographs mounted through pre-cut apertures and includes the names of the people and places pictured. Herbert Galloway Stewart was 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.
Worksplate, Peckett & Sons
Locomotives and Rolling Stock Components
Locomotive Worksplate, Peckett & Sons, Bristol No. 1282, 1912, brass, oval, 0-6-0ST inside cylinder No. 15, Swansea Harbour Railway Trust, Great Western Railway No. 1085, renumbered 1146 in 1949, withdrawn January 1951.
November 1913 to July 1914
Untitled black and white photograph showing, from left to right, H. H. Prince Feodor Alexandrovitch, H. H. Prince Nikita Alexandrovitch and the ship's Captain standing on the deck of the Almaz-Zareen, all have their backs to the camera. Taken by Herbert Galloway Stewart in Crimea, Russia, between November 1913 and July 1914. From a snapshot photograph album of the Russian Imperial Royal Family compiled by Herbert Galloway Stewart between November 1913 and July 1914; album number 10, page 20.