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Premoette Senior camera
Premoette Senior camera for 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch film packs. Bausch and Lomb rectilinear lens, F:5 1.2 inch US 4-128. Ball bearing shutter 25/50/100/B/T with cable release. Sliding, clicking stop focusing 100-6ft. Rotating brilliant reflecting finder No 6324.
High street and Post Office, Tadlow
A photograph entitled 'High Street and Post Office, Tadlow. Mr Stevens and Village People', taken by Edgar Tarry Adams in May 1901. The group of people stands in the village of Tadlow in Cambridgeshire.
New Reading Room on Day of Announcement of Peace in South Africa
A photograph entitled 'New Reading Room on Day of Announcement of Peace in South Africa', taken by Edgar Tarry Adams in June 1902. The photograph shows two women holding a flag. The women are preparing to celebrate the announcement of peace with South Africa after the Treaty of Vereeniging had ended the Boer War (1899-1902).
London: Tower and Tower Bridge
A photochrom postcard entitled 'London: Tower and Tower Bridge', published in 'London In Colour Photography' by The Photochrom Company Limited, London in about 1914.
London: Trafalgar Square
A photochrom postcard entitled 'London: Trafalgar Square', published in 'London In Colour Photography' by The Photochrom Company Limited, London in about 1914. The postcard shows Nelson's Column, built in 1843.
London: Kensington Gardens, The Fountains
A photochrom postcard entitled 'London: Kensington Gardens, The Fountains', published in 'London In Colour Photography' by The Photochrom Company Limited, London in about 1914.
London: The House of Lords showing the Woolsack
A photochrom postcard entitled 'London: The House of Lords Showing the Woolsack', published in 'London In Colour Photography' by The Photochrom Company Limited, London in about 1914. The postcard shows the Woolsack, the seat of the Lord Speaker in the House of Lords.
The Ways After The Launch Of HMS 'Cornwallis' At Blackwall
A photograph entitled 'The Ways After the Launch of HMS Cornwallis at Blackwall', taken by Edgar Tarry Adams in July 1901. The photograph shows the slipway used to launch the HMS 'Cornwallis' into the River Thames at Blackwall, London.
London: Petticoat Lane Sunday Morning
A photochrom postcard entitled 'London: Petticoat Lane Sunday Morning', published in 'London In Colour Photography' by The Photochrom Company Limited, London in about 1914. The postcard shows the market in Petticoat Lane.
Traffic Duty at Ludgate Circus
A photochrom postcard entitled 'Traffic Duty at Ludgate Circus', published in 'London In Colour Photography' by The Photochrom Company Limited, London in about 1914. The postcard shows a policeman directing traffic at Ludgate Circus in London.
Fruit and Flowers
A photomechanical reproduction of an autochrome photograph entitled 'Fruit and Flowers' by the Lumière brothers, published by the Polytechnic School of Photography and Typography, c. 1910.
The Yeldham Oak
A photograph entitled 'The Yeldham Oak', taken by Edgar Tarry Adams in October 1902.
Ploughing The Beach: SS 'Kohinoor' in distance
A photograph entitled 'Ploughing the Beach: SS 'Kohinoor' in distance', taken by Edgar Tarry Adams in July 1904. Adams took many photographs of people at work. He combined this observation with the ship in the distance.
London: Tower Bridge
A photochrom postcard entitled 'London: Tower Bridge', published in 'London In Colour Photography' by The Photochrom Company Limited, London in about 1914.
London: Piccadilly Circus
A photochrom postcard entitled 'London: Piccadilly Circus', published in 'London In Colour Photography' by The Photochrom Company Limited, London in about 1914. The postcard shows the busy streets of Piccadilly Circus, crowded with people, buses, motor cars and horses.
Photograph of the emission nebula, Eta Carina (24 hour exposure)
One of nineteen photographs from the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, showing a view of the emission nebula, Eta Carina. A 24 hour exposure taken with the Astrographic Telescope by Howard Grubb made for the 'Carte du Ciel' photographic sky survey.
Interlaced red, blue and yellow leather strips
Interlaced red, blue and yellow leather strips, 1914, by Alexander Crum Brown, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, 1912-1914
Interlacing sheets of different coloured varnished papier mache, in a ring shape
Interlacing sheets of different coloured varnished papier mache, in a ring shape, by Alexander Crum Brown, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, 1912-1914. Described in the Napier Tercentenary Handbook as a knotted anchor ring of interlacing sheet, gradual colours.
Model (scale 1.48) of rolled steel pithead frame
Mining & Ore Dressing
Model (scale 1.48) of rolled steel pithead frame at Burley Colliery, Coventry.
1914 - 1915
Black and white photograph entitled 'Livadia'. The photograph, taken from a boat, looks across the sea to a beach and steep, tree covered cliffs. The white Livadia Palace is just visible through the trees. Album compiled by Herbert Galloway Stewart (1866-1960).
Petite Place de Province, Huile
Oil print mounted on card, by Pierre Dubreuil, titled "Petit Place de Province"
Criminal record including a photograph of the accused
City of Chicago Police Bureau criminal photographic card, 1907. The system used on this card is based upon the system devised by Bertillon. Herman Schultz, no. 40145.
type 121 wall telephone, 1912
Type 121 wall telephone, made by the Automatic Electric Company, Chicago, United States, 1912.
Output transformer in original box, type OPM 6 (C), Ferranti Ltd, Holinwood, Manchester. Made 1915.
Urban Bioscope 35mm cine camera
Urban Bioscope camera fitted with a Zeiss Tessar lens F: 75mm f/3.5-23, No.97799. Rack and pinion focusing mount. Narrow sector shutter, perhaps not original. Through-the-film focusing. Folding optical frame finder. Film speed indicator 12-24 fps. 100 foot internal magazines. Film punch. Charles Urban Trading Company, 48 Rupert Street, Picadilly, 33 Passage de l'Opera, Paris.
40-hp open-drive limousine by Crossley Motors
40-hp open-drive limousine, made by Crossley Motors Ltd, Gorton, Manchester, c.1909 Several components are also located inside the vehicle. They key for the vehicle is in the Goods Office key cabinet.
Nightsoil cart model
Water Supply & Sanitation
Nightsoil cart model made by Manchester City Council Cleansing Department, c.1910. The model includes 7 small buckets inside the cart.
Three cannulae, France, 1909-1913
Three cannulae, used by E. Hedon in experiments on blood transfusions between dogs, including diabetic dogs, 1909- 1913
Debrie Parvo 35mm cine camera
Cine camera for 35mm film in 300 foot magazines, serial number 536. Fitted with a Taylor Hobson Cooke cinema lens F: 2 1/4 inches f/3.1-11, Series 1, in interchangeable mount. Lever adjusted helical focusing mount, with rotating scale on camera top. Iris adjustable by lever on camera side. Lens mount with hood and matte box. Hand turned. Film speed indicator on rear. Shutter adjustable from front exterior. Folding frame optical finder with sliding mask. Footage/ frame counter, clock type. Through-the-film focusing, from camera rear. J Debrie, 111 Rue St Maur, Paris.
'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.
Dip inductor magnetometer, 1913
Dip inductor magnetometer by Schulze, c. 1913
Equipment for spinning viscose rayon, 1901.
Plastics and Modern Materials
Godet of early spinning machine for viscose silk, designed by C.F. Topham Esq. in 1901, photograph no.3446, lantern slide L.G.
Bronze medal to commemorate unidentified event in
Bronze medal to commemorate unidentified event in 1914, Europe, by V. Exner, 1914
Leatherette injection kit
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Leatherette first aid serum kit, including 7 glass ampoules of drug preparations, missing syringe and cocaine ampoule. 22 mm x 122 mm x 82 mm, .08kg. Ampoules contain: Ether, spartine, ergotinine, camphorated oil, caffeine and morphine. Supplied by Marius Fraisse and Co., Paris, French, c. 1905.
Willans central-valve high speed steam engine 1901
Central-valve high speed steam engine, working model, scale 1:4, sectioned through one cylinder and crank case, Willans and Robinson Limited, Rugby, Warwickshire, England, 1901
Copper pendant, Russia, 1910
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Copper pendant engraved with a cross, worn in Russia during the cholera epidemics of 1910 as a protection against the disease, Russian, 1910
Small flint nodule used as an amulet against teething pains, England, 1913
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Small flint module, used as amulet against teething, collected in South Devon, English 1913
Protective face mask, United Kingdom, 1915
One of two protective face masks, steel, with padded edges, canvas straps, possibly British, 1915.
Thermometer from a field surgical pannier set
Thermometer in metal case from a field surgical pannier set, United Kingdom, 1905
Field surgical pannier set in case
Field surgical pannier set, complete, British, 1905 pattern101919
Mummy of a peregrine falcon, Egypt, 2000-1001 BCE
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Mummy of peregrine falcon, Egyptian, 2000-1001 BC
London Types: The Postman
A photochrom postcard entitled 'London Types: The Postman', published in 'London In Colour Photography' by The Photochrom Company Limited, London in about 1914. The postcard shows a postman wearing a navy uniform and hat with a gold cap badge.
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.
Ticka camera. C1906. Watch type pocket camera for 18mm rollfilm, 25 pictures 22 x 16mm. Simple lens fitted of fixed focus and aperture, spring actuated guillotine shutter, with time setting, lens capped with cocking shutter, automatic exposure counter, with empty film cartridge. Manufactured by Houghton's Ltd. Overall (deployed): 44 mm x 58 mmm (dia.).
Copy of a parturition chair, London, England, 1912 (?)
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Copy of 15th-16th century parturition chair
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
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.
Medical kit used by Ernest Shackleton
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Field medical kit in leather wallet, by Burroughs Wellcome and Co., English used by Sir Ernest Shackleton, 1907
Moy 35mm cine camera
Moy cine camera, No 500. Cine camera for 35mm film in internal 200 foot magazines. Taylor,Taylor & Hobson Cooke cinematograph lens f: 2 inches f/3.5-22 Serial No 79294. Helical focusing mount. Provision for external adjustment of shutter (shutter blade missing). Double sprocket and claw drive. Hand turned. Through the film focusing from rear. Folding optical frame finder. Parallax adjustment on rear sight. Rotary footage indicator, rotary frame indicator. Camera Serial No 500.