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Hand-operated dynamo electric torch by Dynapoche L
Hand-operated dynamo electric torch by Dynapoche LR. Nickel plated. Made in France, c.1925.
Scientific Instruments & Research
Siebert brass microscope, used by Dr Kathleen Drew-Baker for her research on nori seaweed, 1922-57.
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Poster, London & North Eastern Railwy, 'Norwich - Tourist Tickets and Period Excursions by LNER', by Fred Taylor, 1932. Image of boats on a river with a church in the background. Format: double royal. Dimensions: 40 x 25 inches, 1016 x 635mm.
Weston Photronic Exposure Meter Model 650
Weston photronic exposure meter Model 650. Photoelectric exposure meter, calibrated 0-1,000 emulsion speed numbers 17250. Rotary calculator: f1.5-32, 100 secs - 1/1200 seconds. NO 4471742. Weston Electric Instrument Co.
Woman sitting under a hairdryer
A photograph of a woman sitting under a hairdryer at a Hairdressing Exhibition at Olympia, London, taken by Tomlin for the Daily Herald newspaper on 20 September, 1932.
'A Cause of Military Inefficiency', booklet on STIs, England, 1914-1918
Booklet, "A cause of Military Inefficiency", on venereal disease, issued to First World War troops
Hollerith key punch, model 20, 1909-1932
Computing & Data Processing
Hollerith key punch, model 20, made by the British Tabulating Machine Company Limited, Letchworth, Hertfordshire, England, 1909-1932
Kine Exakta camera
Single lens reflex camera for 35mm film, 24 x 36mm. Fitted with a Zeiss Tessar lens F: 5cm f/2.8 Nr.2239513 (coated in 1956). Fabric focal plane shutter 12, 11, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1/2/10/25/50/100/150/250/500/1000/B/T. Delayed action on all speeds below 6 secs. REflex focusing. Folding hood with magnifier and frame sports finder. Built in film knife. Original flash sockets replaced by 2 coaxial sockets (1956) for long peak bulbs and electronic flash. No.540540. Ihagee.
The 'Tell Bell' educational game, English, c.1930.
The 'Tell Bell' educational game, made by Knapp Electrical Inc, a division of P. R. Mallory & Co. Inc.. An educational toy requiring the player to answer multiply choice questions involving mathematics. Answers are selected with template cards and three sliders which activates a bell if correct.
Two boys fighting
A photograph entitled 'Two boys fighting', taken around 1935 by Leo O'Brien for the Daily Herald.
Amy Johnson in her plane 'Jason'
A photograph of Amy Johnson (1903-1941) in her plane 'Jason', taken around 1930 by an unknown photographer for the Daily Herald.
No 2A Folding Rainbow Hawk-Eye Model B camera
No. 2A Folding Rainbow Hawkeye model B camera, no. 678468, 1931-32. Rollfilm 2 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch. Achromatic lens, iris diaphragm apertures 1-4. No 1 Kodex shutter, 25/50/B/T with cable release, sliding focusing with pip stops, rotating brilliant reflecting finder. Green bellows, body and baseboard. Overall (deployed): 200 mm x 92 mm x 160 mm.
Oertling chemical balance, model 52 FM, serial No.
Oertling chemical balance, model 52 FM, serial No. 27289, made 1939.
Brass Admiralty-pattern frame sextant.
Black-lacquered brass sextant, Admiralty-pattern frame type, with polished brass limb and wooden handle in square wooden case, by Henry Hughes & Son Ltd., 59 Fenchurch St., London, England, 1930. Consists of inlaid silver 127° scale (-5° to 150°) with 1° divisions, drum micrometer (1’) two sets of filter shades (4, all green) and reading magnifier with reflector on a swivel arm (65mm). Fitted with threaded telescope bracket with collimation correction for 148 mm star telescope (inverted image) and 63mm star finder telescope (erect image). Instrument marked 14995 with broad anchor symbol and accompanied with examination certificate dated January 1st 1931 in case with brass plate marked R. Rickman.
Chainomatic balance by Griffin and Tatlock, 250g c
Chainomatic balance by Griffin and Tatlock, 250g capacity, with box of weights, poor condition, probably 1930's, no serial number. Freestanding on a Bakelite base in a glazed mahogany case, black painted beam and brass column.
North Eastern Railway steam breakdown crane
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Crane, North Eastern Railway, Craven 25 ton steam breakdown crane, No. CME 13 (LNER No. 901638, BR No. 331153), ordered 14th June 1906 from Craven Brothers of Manchester, order number C.8817, delivered in 1907, originally allocated to Gateshead but spent most of its life at Middlesbrough Shed, moved from there in 1958 after its closure and spent time at Thornaby, Wakefield and Shirebrook until being withdrawn in 1971.
Mirrlees, Bickerton & Day Diesel Engine
Three-cylinder air-blast vertical diesel-injection engine, no.46724/27, made by Mirrlees, Bickerton & Day Ltd, Stockport, 1927.
Sewing machine made by Bradbury and Co. Ltd, Oldham c.1915 and instruction booklet
Sewing machine made by Bradbury and Co. Ltd, Oldham c.1915 and instruction booklet.
The Psychological Corporation
active 1921-1947, publisher of psychological assessments, American
Model of a hospital promoting the King Edward's Hospital Fund
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Miniature hospital, scale 1:16, made for publicity for King Edward's Hospital Fund for London, 1932
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
Melted Farnsworth Image Dissector Television Camera Tube
Image dissector tube by Philo T Farnsworth, used by Baird, rescued from the remains of the Crystal Palace in London following the fire on 30 November 1936 (melted).
Photographic Collections (Railway)
Photographs, a collection of approximately 805 silver gelatin glass negatives, 10 x 8 to 20 x 16 ins from Eastleigh Locomotive Works, featuring locomotives, carriages, wagons and electric motor units of the Southern Railway and London & South Western Railway and locomotives of the London Brighton & South Coast Railway. c 1910 - 1935.
Hydraulic dental chair, Philadelphia, United States, 1925-1935
"Diamond 2" dental chair, foot pump, by the S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Co., Philadelphia, USA, 1925-1935
Little boy carrying a lamb
A photograph of a little boy carrying a newborn lamb, taken by James Jarche (1891-1965) for the Daily Herald newspaper on 19 February, 1932. Wrapped against the cold, this little boy holds the lamb in his arms. Stacks of hay form a backdrop.
Advertisement for Kinemacolor
An advertisement for Kinemacolor by the Natural Color Kinematograph Company Limited, printed by the Dangerfield Printing Company in London, c. 1911. The advertisement boasts that Kinemacolor is 'The only system of Animated Pictures in the Actual Colors of Nature'.
'Gynaeplaque' model, United States, 1925-1935
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Gynaeplaque model, black leather carry case with sponge model that opens to show a section through the vagina of female internal organs, used to help teach medical professionals how to insert a cervical cap, U.S., c.1930s.
Surgical instrument set
German field surgical set, complete, steel instruments, plated, in steel case, by Jetter and Scheerer of Tuttlingen, marked "Hauptbessteck," 1939
Pathé Kok 28mm projector
Home projector for 28mm safety film; claw inrtermittent; single sprocket wheel; hand turned; dynamo generated current for 6 volt electric lamp; with one reel of film. Composition rewind gear broken. Patent No 28714, 1903, DRP No 230675, OP No 47796 (with list of patents). Threaded with 310x32mm filmstrip entitled 'Jellyfish'. Trademark Pathe Ccokeel 'Kok' on back, No 3010. Transfer print on base.
Coronet Midget camera
Coronet midget camera. Manufactured by Coronet Camera Company, Birmingham. Dark brown Bakelite. For 16mm rollfilm 18 x 13" pictures. Simple lens fitted with fixed focus and aperture, instantaneous shutter with accidental exposure prevention, and optical vision finder.
Meccano differential analyser, 1947
Main part of a working model of a differential analyser constructed from the construction toy, Meccano, made by Professor Douglas Hartree and Arthur Porter at University of Manchester, England, 1934. Reconstructed by Prof. Douglas Hartree at University of Cambridge, England, 1947
Mrs Despard, the suffragette
A photograph of Charlotte Despard (1844-1939), speaking at an anti-fascist rally in Trafalgar Square, London, taken in June 1933 by James Jarché for the Daily Herald.
A photograph of a chorus girl taken in November 1933 by James Jarché for the Daily Herald. The photograph shows the girl in her dressing room getting ready for a performance.
Aiglon miniature camera
Aiglon miniature camera. Eight pictures on unperf. 16mm roll film 12 x 14mm. Chromium plated all metal construction F:25mm f10. T/I shutter. Frame finder. With packet of two films. Price 48 Francs.
A stonemason working on a detail of the Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool
A photograph of a stonemason working on a detail of the Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool, taken in January 1934 by White for the Daily Herald.
soho reflex camera, tropical model
Soho reflex camera, Tropical model manufactured by Kershaw, sold by the London Camera Exchange, No. 2 Poultry, Cheapside, London, EC2, c. 1923. Single lens reflex for 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch plates in teak with bronzed brass. Cooke series II anastigmat lens fitted, F:&, f/4.5-32. No 56155 made by Taylor Taylor Hobson, ltd. Kershaw patent (22698-04) focal plane shutter 18/23/30/70/ 140/280/700/T. Sliding rising and cross front, rack and pinion focusing, ground glass reflex focusing screen. In fitted case with separate ground glass screen, three book form wooden dark slides, and wooden film pack adaptor. Overall (deployed): 320 mm x 195 mm x 215 mm.
Mather and Platt fire pump system sprinkler head
Mather and Platt fire pump system sprinkler head
Little Imp gas radiator fire, about 1920
'Little Imp' gas radiator fire, 1920-1925.
Move-O-Graphs Ltd, 60 Doughty Street, London WC. 3 portraits 41x63mm in card mount 110x140mm. Pictures made with line screens, so that when card 'buttons' on the back are pressed alternately. Alternate expressions are shown, giving the effect of animation.
Reliance Animatograph Patent Projector
Reliance 1906 Model Animatograph Patent Projector with projection arc lamp, 1906. Lens housing with acid-etched decoration. R W Paul, 68 High Holborn, London.
Kima model microscope and accessories by W. Watson
Kima model microscope and accessories by W. Watson and Sons Ltd., in case, serial no.63794, c.1937
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.
Edison 'Concert' phonograph
Edison 'Concert' phonograph, with wax cylinders, by Thomas A. Edison Inc., American, 1913
Society for Visual Education Inc.
1919 - 1995
1919-1995, multimedia publisher, educational film makers, Chicago
Guernsey, The Sunshine Island
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Poster, Great Western Railway / Southern Railway, 'Guernsey, The Sunshine Island' by Edmond Vaughan, 1935. Coloured lithograph depicting a couple on a cliff looking down on a sandy beach and the sea below. Text below advertises GWR and Southern Railway ferry services from Weymouth and Southampton to the Channel Islands. Printed in Great Britain (No. 174). Format: double royal. Dimensions: 40 x 25 inches, 1016 x 635mm.
Menu card for luncheon at the South Western Hotel, Southampton, given jointly by the Southern Railway and White Star Line on the occasion of dry docking the RMS 'Majestic', the world's largest liner in the world's largest dock - The King George V Graving Dock - at Southampton. [Scanned - covers and inside. iBase ref. nos. DS091574 to DS091577.]
The up and down lines
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Poster, 'The up and down lines' by The Railway Mission. Coloured lithograph depicting railway scenes accompanied by Biblical references, illustrating righteous and wicked behaviours, and their consequences. These include a train crashing off the end of a broken viaduct. Accompanying text reads "The Up and Down Lines, The Railway Mission, 1 Adam Street, Strand, WC". Text in bottom margins reads "Hazell, Watson & Viney Ld, Lith., London E.C" and "Designed and entered at Stationers Hall by W. C. Miles". Paper backed.