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Creed teleprinter No. 3X, 1927-1942
Creed teleprinter No. 3X, Serial No. 5416, by Creed and Company Limited, Croydon, Surrey, England, 1927-1942
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Steam locomotive and tender, London & North Eastern Railway, 4-6-2 No 4472 "Flying Scotsman", Class A3 Pacific, designed by Nigel Gresley, built at Doncaster in 1923.
Primax moving iron loudspeaker, 1924-1927
Primax loud speaker (sectioned), made by the Sterling Telephone and Electric Company Limited, Dagenham, London, England, 1924-1927
Replica of Liverpool & Manchester Railway 3rd class open-topped railway carriage, 1930 (replica)
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
1930 (replica); 1834 (original)
Replica railway carriage, four wheeled, open-topped with 3 compartments, 3rd Class, Liverpool & Manchester Railway, based on design of 1834, replica built in 1930. Length over buffers: 18' 10"; width: 6' 1"
Gordon Dobson’s original ozone spectrograph
Spectrograph designed by Gordon M. B. Dobson in 1924 and used by him at his home laboratory in Boars Hill, Oxfordshire for the measurement of atmospheric ozone. The instrument detected ultraviolet (UV) light reaching Earth’s surface from the Sun. Because ozone in the stratosphere absorbs UV wavelengths, UV intensity indicates ozone concentrations. The instrument used a chlorine and bromine vapour filter to absorb visible light. A Féry prism and optical wedge produced a spectrum on a photographic plate. The intensity of spectral lines at ozone-absorbing UV wavelengths was measured relative to a reference wavelength unaffected by ozone.
Manufactured insulin, 'Iletin', United States, 1923
Ampoule of 5cc of Iletin (insulin) in carton, with instruction leaflet, manufactured by Eli Lilly & Company, Indianapolis, USA, 1923.
Kodak Kodascope Model B 16mm projector
Kodascope Model B projector. For 16mm silent film, self threading. Fitted with an anastigmat projection lens F: 2 inches. Helical focusing in sliding mount. Single continuous sprocket, claw intermittent. Mirror and condenser lens system lights gate at right angle to lamp. 50v 250w A1 prefocus lamp. Framing control on lens mount. Rheostat controls for lamp and motor fitted ammeter 1-5A. Threading light. Power rewind. Screw elevation. Automatic threading onto take up reel through adjustable film guides. On-off and forward-reverse switches. No. K 11025. Eastman Kodak.
USAAF Aircraft camera, type K20, 1940-1945
USAAF Aircraft camera, type K20 Serial No. AC-45-552, designed by Fairchild and manufactured by Folmer Graflex Corporation, Rochester, New York, United States, 1940-1945. With fitted case and instruction manual. Also known as the Fairchild K20
Mineral wagon used at Stanton Ironworks
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Railway wagon, 12T Private Owner mineral wagon, Stanton Iron Works, 1931.
Public Health & Hygiene
Body of fumigation box van used to transport domestic material for fumigation during slum clearances, c. 1925-1935
C.W. transmitter/receiver, Mk.1, 1917
C.W. (continuous wave) transmitter/receiver, Mk.I**, also known as Trench set C.W. Mk.I, made by W/T Factory, W.D. Soho W. (Wireless Telegraphy Factory, War Department), England, 1917
'Tabloid' medicine chest, used for 1938 Mt. Everest expedition
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Metal 'Tabloid" medicine chest with lock, style 260, supplied to 1938 Everest Expedition, prepared by Burroughs Wellcome and Co. (The Wellcome Foundation Ltd.), London 1937-1938
Glass bottle of penicillin powder
Penicillin, by Kemball, Bishop & Co., in a glass container with cork stopper, 1943. Label attached.
'Electric tonic' amusement machine, Europe, 1915-1925
Electric tonic amusement machine c.1920
Heurtley magnifier, 1919
Heurtley magnifier, made by Muirhead and Company Limited, Beckenham, London, England, 1919. Ex Submarine Cable Exhibition, 1950.
Penicillin powder in bottle
Penicillin powder in screw top bottle with label, unsigned, Oxford, England, 1942
McKay artificial left arm
A McKay all-metal arm for a left above elbow amputation, designed for heavy work. Duralumin socket and forearm, connected by jointed side steels. The elbow joint operates around a metal arc with holes for six locking positions. The lock may be released and kept free by means of a crude gate-hinged device which fits onto a projecting pin on the side steel. The wrist rotary has a snap fitting mechanism, for easy removal of the hand, or any other terminal device. The eyelet holes, in the front of the socket and forearm, are for elastic laces which act as an elbow 'pick-up' and as a clothing protector. This prosthesis is fitted with an all-rubber hand and heavy-duty harness appendages. Made by McKay on 28 April 1920. N.B. The name on the arm label refers to James Morrison who had a financial interest in the McKay business. (Weight: 2.25 lbs 1.25 kg)
No 37 Samsonia Model J Perfect Engineer's Vice, ca
Hand and Machine Tools
No 37 Samsonia Model J Perfect Engineer's Vice, cast steel with quick release lever and replaceable steel serated jaws.
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.
Wurlitzer Simplex multi-selector juke box model 41
Wurlitzer Simplex multi-selector juke box model 412, 1936.
AC electric meter, made by Ferranti Ltd
AC electric meter, made by Ferranti Ltd in Hollinwood, near Manchester, c.1930.
Amplion loud speaker with wooden horn, 1925
Amplion loud speaker with wooden horn, made by Graham Amplion Limited, Slough, England, 1925
Axial-flow compressor from B10 'Betty' self-sustaining gas turbine test rig, developed and manufactured by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park, Manchester, 1937-40.
Ford model T Tourer car, Reg. No. PP7963, Engine No. 1,122,607
Ford model T Tourer car, Reg. No. PP7963, Engine No. 1,122,607, by Ford Motor Company, Detroit, Wayne county, Michigan, United States, 1916
United States Army Air Force camera
USAAF Aircraft camera, type K20 Serial No. AC-45-552, designed by Fairchild and manufactured by Folmer Graflex Corporation, Rochester, New York, United States, 1940-1945
Rubin’s apparatus for uterotubal insufflation, New York, United States, 1928
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Utero-tubal insufflation apparatus, in case, metal, with instructions, advertisement and tin for typewriter ribbon, invented by Rubin, made by Becker, from Italian Hospital in London, American make, 1928
Towelling loom, made by the British Northrop Loom Co. Ltd, Blackburn, 1947.
novelty crystal radio set, 1925-1930
Crystal set in the form of a book, made by Kenmac Radio Limited, Hammersmith, London, England, 1925-1930
Mink G fruit van
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Fruit Van, Great Western Railway, goods van, "Mink G" No 112884, 1931, (later numbered 042431).
Rolls-Royce Merlin Mk 22 Engine
Rolls-Royce Merlin Mk 22 or Mk 24 aircraft engine, assembled by Ford apprentices at Dagenham from parts made by the Ford Motor Co., Trafford Park, 1946.
'Bradshaw' motorcycle by DOT Motors Ltd, Manchester, 1923
Bradshaw motorcycle made by DOT Motors Ltd, Manchester, 1923
Radio Times volume 1 No. 1, 1923
Radio Times volume 1 No. 1, produced by the British Broadcasting Company and published by George Newnes Limited, England, 1923
'Cat's whisker' Crystal Radio
'Cat's whisker' crystal radio set with single headphone and original crystal, made by the Scientific Wireless Company, Manchester, and purchased in 1924-25.
Red Cross fund-raising brooch made from Zeppelin wire, 1917.
Brooch made of wire from the first Zeppelin brought-down in England, mounted on card by the British Red Cross, presumably for fund-rising purposes, c.1917
Obsidian possibly used in trephination experiments
One piece of obsidian, possibly used as trephining instrument by Dr. T. Wilson Parry, in experiments on neolithic trephination, England, 1918-1920
Savoy Hill 'Meat Safe' Microphone Stand
Savoy Hill "Meat Safe" microphone stand for the Marconi-Sykes Magnetophone type microphone, made by Marconi's Wireless Telegraphy Company Limited, probably Chelmsford, Essex, England, 1923
Lapel badges, France, 1915-1917
One of seven lapel badges, circular, embossed gilt metal, fund raiser on Day of the Wounded and Tuberculosed Soldiers of the War, by Lalique, French, 1915-1917
Replica of Morse's second model of telegraphy apparatus, 1934
Replica of Morse's second model of telegraphy apparatus, probably made by the Deutsche Museum, Munich, Germany, 1934. Copy of an original on display in the Deutsche museum, dating from 1846
Crystal set with Braille dial markings, 1929-1935
Crystal set with Braille dial marking, supplied by the British Wireless for the Blind Fund and made by Burne-Jones and Company, London, England, 1929-1935.
Ivory model of back-to-back skull and head
Anatomy & Pathology
Ivory model of a human skull and head, back to back, covered with worms and toads, possibly French
Thomas Lewis’ electrocardiograph
Electrocardiograph, used by Sir Thomas Lewis at University College Hospital, London, by the Cambridge Instrument Co., Cambridge, England, 1930
Volume 1 No. 1 of "Television" monthly magazine, 1928
Volume 1 number 1 of "Television" monthly magazine, "The Official Organ of the Television Society", published by Television Press Limited, British, March 1928.
Strowger pre-2000 type group selector, 1920-1926
Strowger pre-2000 type group selector with line banks, mounted on stand, made by the Automatic Telephone Manufacturing Company, Liverpool, England, 1920-1926.
Ekco model radio in phenolic plastic case.
Model AD36 Ekco radio receiver, 4-valve TRF domestic receiver in circular Bakelite phenolic plastic case, by E K Cole Limited, Southend-on-Sea; England, 1935
No. I.T. Morse tape printer, 1925
No. I.T. Morse tape printer, manufactured by Creed and Company Limited, Croydon, London, England, 1925
Sargrove sprayed circuit radio receiver production prototype, 1936-1948
Sargrove sprayed circuit radio receiver (production prototype), made by John Sargrove, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England, 1936-1948.
Bottle of medicinal water from La Rampe
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Bottle of medicinal water from the hot spring of La Rampe, Bagneres de Bigorre, France, 1928
Pohl Omniskop X-ray apparatus, Kiel, Germany, 1925-1935
Main component of Pohl Omniskop X-ray apparatus, c.1925-1935 , used by Dr. Rachwalsky until 1962, German
Pair of climbers for climbing telegraph poles
Signalling & Telecommunications
Pair climbers for climbing telegraph poles; made at Doncaster Works for J.H. Borrett from "Flying Scotsman" tyre steel in 1948; steel bar with silver steel points, leather straps and pads.