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Model dumping wagon
Model railway wagon, either-side dumping wagon 1920-1928, scale 1:8, made by James & Fredk. Howard Ltd., Bedford.
Chromolithograph: Amalgamated Society of Engineers Machinist
Chromolithograph: Amalgamated Society of Engineers Machinists ... by Blades, [188-?] certificate dated 1904
'Rapid' marmalade cutter
'Rapid' marmalade cutter with instruction leaflet, made by Follows & Bate Ltd, Manchester, c. 1932.
Model of Behr high speed monorail
Model of Behr high speed electrical monorail car with piece of track and collection of small spares, constructed by the Model Manufacturing Co., 1904.
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
Zeiss Ikon Foldable Camera
A Zeiss Ikon foldable plate camera, with "Compur" shutter made by F. Deckel; accompanied by six plate holders and a case.
Portrait, photogravure, John Tyndall / Photographi
Portrait, photogravure, John Tyndall / Photographische Gesellschaft Berlin
View from the Top Verandah
November 1913 to July 1914
Black and white photograph entitled 'View from the Top Verandah'. The photograph shows a view looking down on to the town and palace grounds at Kokkos. Taken by Herbert Galloway Stewart in Crimea, Russia in 1914. From a snapshot photograph album number 10, page 11. Compiled by Herbert Galloway Stewart (1866-1960) of the Russian Imperial Royal Family.
Artificial left leg, Germany, 1914-1918
Left above knee leg made of fibre with detachable metal socket. Wooden tenon and mortice knee. Universal ankle joint by means of 4 springs. Wooden foot with toe joint. German, made circa 1915 during the First World War (Weight: 6.25 lbs 2.8 kg).
Kollmann-type urethral dilator
Kollman's urethral dilator, nickel plated brass, by Down Bros., London, 1901-1915
Cinema audience pictured using the Ilford infra-red process
A photograph entitled 'Cinema audience pictured using the Ilford infra-red process', taken in 1932 by James Jarché for the Daily Herald.
Mallock-Armstrong ear defenders, London, England, 1914-1918
Mallock-Armstrong ear defenders, vulcanite, in tin box, used by Royal Navy, c. 1915.
Intelligence test, Chicago, United States, 1915-1925
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
A wooden form board with ten depressions, each to be filled with a single piece, by C. H. Stoelting Co., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., c. 1920. See note. (BPS Inv. No. 0150.)
Williamson 35mm cine camera
For 35mm film in internal 300' magazines. Lens missing; second lens tube fitted above standard; double gate, sperated by one frame. Additional mechanism, incomplete, operating guillotine shutters in each gate. Hand turned; footage and fps dials; critical focusing through film (cap missing). Claw intermittent and two sprockets. 'Binocular' mask.
British Drug Houses Limited
1904 - 1973
1904-1973, supplier of wholesale chemicals & drugs, England, British
Peter Pan 'box camera' folding gramophone, 1924.
Peter Pan 'box camera' folding gramophone, 1924.
Twin lens reflex camera for 117 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inch. Taking lens is a Zeiss Tessar F:7.5cm f/4.5-32 No 1099367.Viewing lens, Heidoscope anastigmat F:7.5cm f/3.1 No53244. Compur shutter 1/2/5/10/25/50/100/300/B/T. Rack and pinion focusing, to 3 feet. Full sized ground glass focusing screen with spirit level, magnifier in hood. Mirror in hood for eye level use. No 53720 with lens cap. Franke and Heidecke.
Insignia of the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve, London, England, 1916
Insignia of Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve, awarded to Elizabeth Batten, Senior Sister at the Royal Free Hospital, silver, 1916
Portable electrocardiograph machine, Cambridge, England, 1928
Portable electrocardiograph machine, with film holder case, No. C109509, by the Cambridge Instrument Co. Ltd., 1928
Replica of Ayurvedic surgical instrument representing a curlew
'curlew'-shaped forceps, steel, Indian
'Rathbone' dental unit, London, England, 1932
"Rathbone" dental unit, by the Dental Manufacturing Co., London, 1932
Bell & Howell Filmo Projector
Bell & Howell Filmo Projector, c. 1926. Cine projector for 16mm film, 400' spool capacity. Fitted with a Graf optical co lens F: 2 inches (Pat. 6.26) in helical screw mount. Two continuous sprockets, claw intermittent. Gate and snubber rollers opened by single lever. FRaming control on claw mechanism. Double condensers, removable. 110v, 200w prefocus lamp. Electric motor drive, forward/ reverse switch. Hand rewind. Inching knob. No.35812. Manufactured by Bell & Howell Co., Chicago.
Steam locomotive, named Super D
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Steam locomotive, London & North Western Railway, G2 class Super D, 0-8-0 No 485, designed by Beames, built at Crewe in 1921, withdrawn in 1959.
'Caerphilly Castle' Steam locomotive
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Steam locomotive and tender, Great Western Railway 4-6-0 No 4073 "Caerphilly Castle".
Bath chair, United Kingdom, 1901-1920
Wickerwork bath chair, with metal frame, English, early 20th century
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.
Bottle of Salvarsan treatment for syphilis, London, England, 1909-1914
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Bottle of Salvarsan manufactured by Burroughs Wellcome & Company with dummy packaging labelled 'Kharsivan', London, England, 1909-1914
Agfa box camera
Agfa Box Camera for 120 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 3 1/4", made by Agfa in Germany around 1930.
Debrie Sept 35mm cine camera
Debrie Sept cine camera for 35mm film in 10' loading chargers. Fitted with a Paris 'Huet' lens F: 5cm f/ 3.5-32, Serial No 1825, Detachable clockwork motor, rounded case, 'normal' and 'rapid' speed. With provision for single exposure T/I. Brilliant reflex finder. Front lens slides out to form optical frame finder. Helical focusing mount. Intermittent front sprocket drive. Light trapped slits for use as printer/ projector. Frame counter. Serial No E 00423. Andre Debrie. French Patent 2 June 1919. In lined case with four spare chargers.
Leica I camera
35mm camera for 24 x 36mm. No. 31840. Fitted with a Leitz Elmar lens F:50mm f/3.5-18. Lever operated helical screw focusing. Fabric focal plane 20/30/40/60/100/200/500/T cocked by wind on knob. With direct vision optical finder. With accessory shoe. E Leitz, 1930. Overall: 65 mm x 130 mm x 55 mm.
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.
London & North Eastern Railway 4-6-2 Locomotive No 4472 "Flying Scotsman"
Pictorial Collection (Railway)
Print, London and North Eastern Railway 4-6-2 Locomotive No 4472 Flying Scotsman, about 1924. Coloured lithograph depicting a front left threequarters view of the locomotive, in the livery it carried at the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley in 1924.
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.
Pathe Freres Cinematograph 35mm Camera
Pathe Cinematograph. Cine camera for 35mmm film in 100 metre magazines. f/4.5-25 lens in helical focusing mount. Hand turned. Single frame and 8 frame shaft. Rotary metre counter. Reflecting side viewfinder. Two sprocket and claw drive, interchangeable felt covered or frame gate pressure plate. Wooden magazines with provision for two spares. Double spirit level. Film punch. Manufactured by Pathe Freres, 14 Rue Favant, Paris. Serial No 1187.
"Uno" gas coffee roaster, by the Uno Company, Lond
"Uno" gas coffee roaster, by the Uno Company, London, c.1920
Singer double-thread chainstitch glove sewing machine
Singer double-thread chainstitch glove sewing machine, c. 1917.
No 5 Cirkut camera
No. 5 Cirkut camera, manufactured by Eastman Kodak Company, Folmer and Schwing Division. Panoramic camera for 5 inch rollfilm. Convertible lens (Gundlach-Manhattan rapid rectigraph). F: 6 1/4, 11 and 14 inches - glasses missing. No. 84766. Shutter speeds 12/10/9/8/6/4/2 sec. Film transport coupled to rack work drive, powered by clockwork motor. When release, camera rotates on tripod head while film moves in synchronism past slit. Various picture lengths and angles covered by selecting different drive gears, 79,76,74, 49,48, 46, 37, 36, 34 teeth - stored in compartment on camera body. Rack and pinion focusing. Sliding rising front. Focusing screen in camera back. Pricker to mark end of picture. With geared tripod head. Instruction book filed. Overall: 250 mm x 310 mm x 280 mm, 185 mm (dia. base).
Replica of a donkey engine used by Joseph Lister, c. 1927
Replica of donkey engine used by Lister
Replica of Saxon 'Sinking Bowl' Water Clock, 1931
1931; 750-850 CE
Replica of bronze Saxon 'sinking bowl' water clock, Science Museum, South Kensington, London, 1931. Original made 750-850CE. Placed on the surface of water, it measures a unit of time (in this case approximately 1 hour) through a hole in the bottom which slowly allows water into it.
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.
Evans Medical Limited
1925 - 1998
active 1925-1998, manufacturer of pharmaceutical and medical supplies, Liverpool
Poster, Great Western Railway, See Your Own Country First
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Poster, Great Western Railway, See Your Own Country First - There is a great similarity between Cornwall and Italy in shape, climate and natural beauties.
Round (or elephant) boot for a Syme's amputation,
Round (or elephant) boot for a Syme's amputation, designed in 1922 for amputee miners working at the coal face. Made by Blatchford in 1925. Weight: 2 lbs, 0.9 kg.
Priestley Smith perimeter, with spare parts and ac
Priestley Smith perimeter, with spare parts and accessories, wood and steel, probably British, early 20th century, Curry and Paxton marked on accessories
Cigarette tin and card
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Tin sent by Princess Mary to all soldiers serving overseas, contains a packet of 20 cigarettes and a Christmas card with an image of Princess Mary, Christmas 1914
Bowl of Briar tobacco pipe, "Masta" patent, 1902-1904
Briar tobacco pipe, "Masta" patent, assayed Birmingham, English 1902-1904
'Magic' marmalade cutter
'Magic' marmalade cutter, made by Follows & Bate Ltd, Manchester, c. 1904.
Replica of Ayurvedic surgical instrument representing lion’s mouth
'lion'-shaped forceps, steel, Indian
‘Barker Universal’ electric massage apparatus, United States, 1913-1914
"Barker Universal" electric massage apparatus, hand held, cast aluminium body, 5 interchangeable heads, in leatherette case, supplied by James Barker, London, made in United States, 1913-1914. (Owner was donor's mother. Donor remembers her using it before 1914.)