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'ESO' chloroform apparatus, Oxford, England, 1945
"E.S.O." chloroform apparatus with steel case and khaki satchel, designed by Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics for parachute troops in World War Two, made by Longworth Scientific Instrument Co., 1945
Willis world clock, 1929-1935
Example of the Willis world clock, with winding key (for showing local time in any part of the world), patented by John Henry Willis in 1929, made by J. H. Willis and Company, Norwich, England, 1929-1935.
Female urinal, England, 1918-1929
Public Health & Hygiene
Bottle-shaped earthenware female urinal, by Maw, Son and Sons Ltd., London, England, 1880-1940
Infant Identification Name-On Beads, New York, United States, 1920-1930
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Infant identification set ("Deknatel Name-On Beads"), made by J.A. Deknatel & Son, Inc., USA, c.1925
Wooden statue showing a stomach operation, Cameroon, 1925-1935
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Carved wooden statue group dipicting Dr. Simpson (The M.O. at Bamenda, Cameroun) performing a stomach operation on an African, his assistant is giving the patient an anaesthetic, carved at Jabu Ode, Camerouns, 1920-1935
Rolex 'Oyster Perpetual' wristwatch, 1931.
Rolex 'Oyster Perpetual' rotor self-winding wrist-watch, lever escapement, in steel case with glass in back, Montres Rolex SA, Geneva, Switzerland, 1931 (see note).
Decorative urea formaldehyde box.
Plastics and Modern Materials
Circular container with lid, curved base, lid is domed and decorated with moulded flowers (poppies?), of black urea formaldehyde, made by Editions Fornells, Paris, France, 1930-1939.
'Smoothwell' electric iron
"Smoothwell" electric iron, by Premier Electric Co., Birmingham, England, 1934-1936
Royal Liver Building
A Dufaycolor colour transparency of the entrance to the Royal Liver Building in Liverpool, taken by an unknown photographer in about 1945.
Tube of 'Penicillin Snuff', Liverpool, England, 1942-1943
phial, labelled Penicillin Snuff, calcium salt in sterilised sulphathiazole, 5000 units, manufactured by Clay & Abraham Ltd.
A photograph of a driver in the cab of a steam locomotive, taken by Tomlin for the Daily Herald newspaper on 30 January, 1940. Driver Mr Bailey is photographed in the cab of a London Midland Scottish express train. This photograph is one of a series taken to illustrate a Dudley Barker feature story on workers in wartime.
A photograph of William, a South Wales miner, taken by Tomlin for the Daily Herald newspaper on 28 January, 1940. William is pictured in his home - still wearing a flat cap and overcoat - reading a newspaper in front of the fire. This photograph is one of a series taken to illustrate a Dudley Barker feature story on workers in wartime.
Demonstrating a machine at a medical exhibition
A photograph of a woman demonstrating a machine designed to improve blood circulation, taken in October 1936 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald. This machine was displayed as part of a medical exhibition held at the Horticultural Hall, London.
A photograph of the driver of a steam locomotive leaning out of his cab, taken by Tomlin for the Daily Herald newspaper on 30 January, 1940. Driver Mr Bailey stands in the cab of a London Midland Scottish express train.This photograph is one of a series taken to illustrate a Dudley Barker feature story on workers in wartime.
A photograph of four young boys with bagpipes, taken in June 1933 by George Woodbine for the Daily Herald. The boys were attending a meeting of the Scottish Clans, held in London.
The Labour League of Youth Cycling Club set off on outing
A photograph showing the Labour League of Youth Cycling Club setting off on an outing, taken in July 1938 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald.
Miss Britain III speedboat
A photograph of crowds gathered to see the 'Miss Britain III' speedboat being lowered into the sea at Poole, Dorset, taken by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald newspaper on 24 September, 1933.
Little girl with ice cream
A photograph of a little girl sitting on a kerb, holding a bottle of pop and eating an ice cream, taken in August 1937 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald.
Collecting aluminium pots and pans to make aeroplanes
A photograph of men working on a huge mound of aluminium pots, pans and other domestic items, given by the public in response to an appeal by the Ministry for Aircraft Production in July 1940.
Young girl and pug puppies at a dog show
A photograph of a young girl sharing a basket with a litter of pug puppies, taken in May 1932 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald. The photograph was taken at a dog show.
Pigeons in Trafalgar Square
A photograph of a young boy feeding pigeons in Trafalgar Square, London, taken in December 1934 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald.
St Paul's Cathedral
A Dufaycolor colour transparency of St Paul's Cathedral in London, taken by an unknown photographer in about 1943.
Thermometer dividing engine, London, England, 1925-1940
thermometer dividing engine, iron bed with bronze and steel fittings, by R.W.Munro Ltd., London, 1925-1940
Child-size protective goggles for use during ultra-violet light therapy, London, England, 1930-1935
Folding protective goggles (child size), for use during ultra-violet light therapy, in original box, by Solport Brothers Ltd., London, England, 1930-1935
Silver gelatin copy print made ca.1970s. Eileen Dunne, child injured during the Blitz,sits in a hospital bed with a bandage around her head. She is holding a doll. Photograph by Sir Cecil Beaton.
Set of 12 rubber measuring rings, for 'Clinocap' diaphragms, 1934
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Set of 12 rubber measuring rings, for "Clinocap" diaphragms, made specially for Dr. Marie Stopes, 1934
"Racial" brand birth control sponge
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Rubber sponge, "Racial" brand, designed by Marie Stopes, for use at Mothers' Clinic, improved grease resisting form as used by Construction Birth Control Committee, 1931
Brown glass bottle of phosphorus, zinc and strychnine pills, London, England, 1920-1940
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Brown glass bottle of phosphorus, zinc and strychnine pills, by Parke, Davis and Co., London, 1920-1940
Model of a Morell-type tourniquet, London, England, 1925-1935
Model of simple cord and torque handle tourniquet as used by Morell in 1678, made by W.H. M.M., c. 1930
British Red Cross Society medal for voluntary services
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
British Red Cross Society metal gilt medal, in original box, awarded for war service in First World War, 1914-1918, made by J.R. Gaunt & Son
Carton of Nic-o-cin pastilles, London, England, 1934-1940
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Carton of Nic-o-cin pastilles, with instructions, by Nicocin Ltd., London, c. 1935
Model of an ellipsoid c.1935
Model of a quadric surface (ellipsoid) with its circular horizontal sections projected onto a horizontal plane
Cash register, by Universal Recorders Limited, 1932-1936
Drawer cash register (provisional Patent No 27239/32) with finger-operated dial adding device on the top, made of wood and steel, manufactured by Universal Recorders Limited of London. With four dials, three marked individually '£', 's', and 'd' for pre-decimal UK currency.
W H Smith's women's rifle club
A photograph of members of W H Smith's women's rifle club, taken in March 1938 by Saidman for the Daily Herald. The women are shooting on the roof during their lunch hour.
Children's traffic playground
A photograph of children driving toy pedal cars, taken by Saidman for the Daily Herald newspaper on 27 October, 1938.
Clay pigeon shooting champion
A photograph of a clay pigeon shooting champion, taken by Saidman for the Daily Herald newspaper on 21 October, 1938.
A photograph of a group of rugby supporters, taken in March 1937 by Saidman for the Daily Herald. The photograph was taken at a match between St Mary's Hospital and St Bart's Hospital, London, played in Richmond, Surrey.
Making coins at the Royal Mint
A photograph of a worker at the Royal Mint checking new coins, taken by Saidman for the Daily Herald newspaper on 10 January, 1939.
London taxi driver
A photograph of J W Simmons, a London taxi driver, taken by George Roper for the Daily Herald newspaper on 8 January, 1940.
Women on stage
A photograph of women on stage in their underwear at the Comedy Theatre in London, taken by Saidman for the Daily Herald newspaper on 5 January, 1940.
A photograph of signalman Bob Webster, taken by George Roper for the Daily Herald newspaper on 19 December, 1939.
School children being evacuated from London
A photograph of children being evacuated from London, taken by George Roper for the Daily Herald newspaper on September 28, 1938.
Benny Lynch and Small Montana
A photograph of boxers Benny Lynch (1913-1946) and Small Montana (1913-1976) taken by Saidman for the Daily Herald newspaper on 19 January, 1937.
Filming 'I'll Stick to You'
A photograph of a film studio scene, taken in May 1933 by James Jarché for the Daily Herald. The photograph was taken during the filming of 'I'll Stick to You' at the studios of the British Lion Film Corporation at Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. The film was directed by Leslie S Hiscott (1894-1968) and starred Jay Laurier and Betty Astell.
Theatre live television broadcast
A photograph of a theatre production being filmed by the BBC for a live television broadcast, taken by James Jarché for the Daily Herald in 1939. The photograph shows the camera being operated from the stage box.
Woman displaying latest hat fashion
A photograph of a model wearing the latest fashion in women's hats, taken in November 1933 by James Jarché for the Daily Herald.
Large dog greets vet outside the Royal Veterinary College
A photograph of a large dog leaping up to put its paws on the shoulders on a trainee vet's shoulders, taken on 10th May 1932 by James Jarché for the Daily Herald.
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.
Model of the Loch Ness Monster
A photograph of a Loch Ness Monster model being taken by trailer to Bertram Mills Circus, taken by James Jarche (1891-1965) for the Daily Herald newspaper on 21 December, 1933.