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Tube of 'Borafax'
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Green metal tube with a round flat-top cap. Labelled 'Borafax' along one side, and distorted through use. Stored inside the first aid kit used by Rear Admiral R.E. Byrd on exploration flight to the Antarctic, 1930. Made by Burroughs Wellcome and Co., United States, 1928-1930
Safety pins displayed on cardboard strip
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Nine safety pins, seven of which are pinned to cardboard display strip, one is loose, and another stuck to the base of the first-aid kit. Printed with words 'Triumph Safety Pins', and a border around the edge of the card. Stained and torn in several places. Two safety pins loose. Stored inside the first aid kit, used by Rear Admiral R.E. Byrd on exploration flight to the Antarctic, 1930. Made by Burroughs Wellcome and Co., United States, 1928-1930.
McVitie Weston valve collection, Hivac XL HF triode valve, 1935
Hivac HF triode valve, type XL, Sm4 base, made by Hivac Limited aka the High Vacuum Valve Company, Ruislip, London, England, 1935. McVitie Weston number - RMW/D85.
RCA 955 Acorn UFH triode vale (McVitie Weston valve collection), 1935
RCA 995 Acorn UHF triode valve, 5AA base, miniature, by RCA Corporation, United States, 1935. McVitie Weston number = RMW/F59
"Racial" brand cervical cap
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Rubber cervical cap, "Racial" brand, size 2, by Racial/BCM, London, England, 1921-1931. Supplied by the Mothers's Clinic.
Empire Melody Maker Radio
Empire Melody Maker Mains model no. 25 four-valve radio, made by A. C. Cossor Ltd, c.1930 and sold in kit form.
16-mm Gebescope sound/silent cine projector with loudspeaker made by G.B. Equipments Ltd, London, c.1940.
Door from padded cell
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Door from padded cell used at Farnborough Hospital, made by Pocock Brothers, 235 Southwark Bridge Road, London, England, 1936-1940. Includes patented T-shaped observation window, two hinges, and two door bolts.
Gecophone broadcast receiver, model B.C 3200, 1924
Gecophone broadcast receiver, model B.C 3200, made by the General Electric Company Limited, England, 1924
Local anaesthetic mixing thimble stand
Local anaesthetic mixing thimble stand, for use with Novocaine tablet anaesthetic mixing thimbles, chrome-plated brass, unsigned, England, 1925-1940
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
Card of authority to use portable receiver, 1922
Card of authority to use portable receiver, issued by the General Post Office, British, 1922. Issued on April 13 1922 to the Hon. E H Cozens-Hardy, of Letheringsett Hall, Holt, Norfolk. The card reads 'The bearer, the Hon E H Cozens-Hardy of Letheringsett Hall, Holt, Norfolk, has been authorised by the Postmaster General to conduct experiments with portable wireless receiving apparatus within a radius of ten miles of (1) Messrs Pilkington Bros Works, St Helens, (2) Letheringsett Hall, Holt, Norfolk (but not within one mile of any Government wireless station)
BBC ribbon microphone
BBC ribbon microphone, made by the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Com. Ltd, c.1945.
The Munition Girls
Stanhope Alexander Forbes
Painting, [The Munition Girls] / by Stanhope Alexander Forbes, 1918. Oil on canvas; 40x 50" or 103x127cm, in decorative gilt frame 132x152x8.5cm. Signed and dated bottom left. Female operatives making 4.5-inch shells at the Kilnhurst Steel Works of John Baker and Co. Ltd., Rotherham; steel billets are re-heated in a separate furnace and, still glowing, moved by hand to a steam hydraulic press for forging. Mr. George Baker commissioned this scene "to produce a memento for our women workers", and each of them received a framed copy of it.
Model dumping wagon
Model railway wagon, either-side dumping wagon 1920-1928, scale 1:8, made by James & Fredk. Howard Ltd., Bedford.
Model locomotive, Deutsche Reichbahn
Model 1:20 scale model of Deutsche Reichbahn locomotive series 50, 2-10-0 first constructed in 1938.
model locomotive, London & North Western Railway
Model steam locomotive, 1/16 scale, London & North Western Railway `George V' class 4-4-0, No.1800 (later remembered 5000) `Coronation', in LMS livery as No.5348, prototype built 1910, model built 1911 at LNWR Crewe Works and probably repainted by Matthias Robinson, Leeds, 1925, ex LNWR exhibition collection.
Model of "Silver Link" steam locomotive
Model steam locomotive, scale 1/12, London & North Eastern Railway A4 class 4-6-2 No.2509 "Silver Link", prototype built 1935.
Sectioned model steam locomotive boiler
Model steam locomotive boiler with `Belpaire' fire box and superheater, approximately 1/8 scale, sectioned, circa1920.
Bust of Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)
Bronze bust of Albert Einstein by Jacob Epstein, 1933. Signed Epstein. Worked from a week of informal morning sittings in a retreat in a camp near Cromer, Norfolk. Einstein had left Nazi Germany and rested in this safe haven before going to the USA. The head is unfinished
Model steam locomotive, gauge `0' tinplate, LMS 0-4-0T No.22
Model steam locomotive, gauge `O' tinplate, LMS 0-4-0T No.2270, red/black livery, by Hornby, England, c.1939
Model steam locomotive, "Lonpower"
Model steam locomotive, scale 1:12, 0-4-0 saddle tank locomotive "Lonpower", on rails, with glazed shade, prototype built 1931 for London Power Company
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.
Parallel rule in bakelite signed `Lund's Rule, Pat. Nov. 2.20'
Parallel rule in bakelite signed `Lund's Rule, Pat. Nov. 2.20' and `Bliss'. Sold by Bliss & Co. of New York, c. 1925
Collision of an alpha-ray with a hydrogen atom
Diagram and atom track photograph showing the collision of an alpha-ray with a hydrogen atom, on card mount (passe-partout framing without glass) with label, by Science museum photograpers, London, 1937.
Polythene pill box
Plastics and Modern Materials
Pill box made from the first pound of polyethylene by Imperial Chemical Industries Research Department, Wallerscote, Northwich, Cheshire, England, 1936. Presented to Mr Frank Bebbington, one of the research team.
Dipole Unit associated with the H2S Mk.IIC installation unit
Dipole Unit associated with H2S Mk.IIc airborne ground-scanning radar installation (c.1943), unmarked. Type 13 + DIR (Lucero)
Woman wearing a fur coat
A photograph of a woman wearing a snow leopard fur hat and coat ensemble, taken by Malindine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 7 September, 1938.
A photograph of a man carrying a model aeroplane, taken in September 1935 by George Woodbine for the Daily Herald. The photograph shows Mr D Russell, an exhibitor at the Model Engineers Exhibition held in London's Horticultural Hall, with his model monoplane 'Ladybird'.
Ericsson telephone handset, 1920s.
Hand combination telephone sectioned
Earthenware drug jar, Middle East, before 1932
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Earthenware drug jar, glazed, Islamic
Medical examination before boxing match
A photograph of a competitor being examined by the doctor before the police boxing championships held at Harringay, London, taken in February 1938 by George W Roper for the Daily Herald.
Tipsters at Epsom
A photograph of two exotically-dressed men reading out horse racing tips at Epsom racecourse, Surrey, taken by Malindine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 5 June, 1935.
Baker at work
A photograph of a baker, taken by George Roper for the Daily Herald newspaper on 15 January, 1940. Harry Smith, rolling pin at the ready, is pictured at work - possibly in a 'one-up-one-down' worker's house. A mixing bowl and a cooked loaf of bread rest on the table before him. This photograph is one of a series taken to illustrate a Dudley Barker feature story on workers in wartime.
One pair Brandes Superior headphones
One pair Brandes Superior headphones, with BBC mark; c. 1923
McVitie Weston valve collection, BSA Standard valve, type P425
BSA Standard valve, type P425, top electrode brace marked 956A, (RMW/D87 - McVitie Weston number), by BSA Radio Limited, 1926.
Night sky camera by Casella, London, MO 1/39, date
Night sky camera by Casella, London, MO 1/39, date 1939.
Clock, 7 day, by English Electric, serial No. 4207
Clock, 7 day, by English Electric, serial No. 42077.
Scientific Instruments & Research
Suspended beam scale by Preadision, and weights.
Mullard Transmitting Valve
Large transmitting valve made by Mullard in wooden crate. Glass - or possibly silica - valve with plaited copper wire at both top and bottom. The top of the valve is marked TYS5 3000 395. Material include copper, tungsten and nickel, see note below, and possibly lead.
Zeros ammonia absorption domestic refrigerator, c. 1938.
"Zeros" ammonia absorption domestic refrigerator which uses the Normel li system of a solid absorbent (powdered calcium chloride), by Ismay Z eros Ltd, Dagenham, 1935-1940
Neon sign reading 'neon', together with operating equipment, 1930s.
Panel containing H.V. neon sign reading "neon", together with operating gear
Chisel making fixture
Printing & Writing
Chisel making fixture, Plant No.2937, made by The Monotype Corporation Ltd., Salford, Redhill, Surrey, England, 1937. Part of the equipment used in the production system for 0.2 x 0.2-inch Monotype matrices. Mounted on 10-drawer bench-top chest with machines Nos. 1266 and 1336
Quer (maloda) used by the Jur Tribe for hoeing, c 1930.
Quer (maloda) used by the Jur Tribe for hoeing cultivations.
Pendulum Countersink Machine
Printing & Writing
Electrically-driven pendulum countersink spindle, Plant No.958, made by Lanston Monotype Corporation, Salford, Redhill, Surrey, 1924. Used in the production system for Monotype matrices, for de-burring of retaining rod holes in matrices, with 0.2 x 0.4-inch and 0.4 x 0.4-inch matrix galleys and the galley anvil. Mounted on bench with machine Nos.503, 289, 290 and 355.
‘DoAll’ vertical band-saw
Printing & Writing
‘DoAll’ vertical band-saw by Continental Machines Inc. Minneapolis-St Pauls, Minnesota, United States, 1930-1945. Part of the equipment used in the production system for Monotype matrices.
Half-block working model of M. S. "Fullagar"
half-block working model, scale 1:24, of M.S. "Fullagar" (1920).
Matrix binocular optical depth testing instrument
Printing & Writing
Matrix binocular optical depth testing instrument, Plant No.1260, made by The Monotype Corporation Ltd., Salford, Redhill, Surrey, England, 1937. Used in the production of Monotype matrices to measure the depth of letter characters.