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German two-load left split-hook prosthesis attachment
German two-load left split-hook. Made by Otto Bock c.1940.
Wool jumper, knitted from 'Dolly': the first cloned cell animal
Jumper knitted from the first fleece of the sheep named 'Dolly' which was the first animal to be born as a result of cloning an adult cell. Design by the winner of a competition 'Do a Design for Dolly'
Multivitamin liquid 'Vitavel', London, England, 1987
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Box containing 150ml bottle containing powder for 150ml of Vitavel Multivitamin Liquid, by Bencard, Brentford, 1987
Single tool-holder micromanipulator
Single tool-holder micromanipulator, with axial drive, assembled by Research Instruments Limited, Penryn, Cornwall, England, 1990-95. Used for egg manipulation during the IVF process.
Sign, "Railway Street" - ex York City
1930 - 1960
A City of York Council sign for 'Railway Street', removed when it was renamed 'George Hudson Street' in 1971.
External cardiac pacemaker ‘Type E4162’
External cardiac pacemaker, external pulse generator type E4162, made by Implants Division of Devices Ltd., British, 1978
Replacement hip joint, United States, 1998
Titanium Inter-Op Hemispherical Shell, hip prosthesis, by Sulzer Orthopedics Incorporated, Texas, United States, 1998.
Artificial kidney machine, France, 1955
Rotating coil artificial kidney machine, Necker Hospital model, effectively a French-manufactured Kolff-Brigham type, made by Societe Usifroid, Paris, c.1955, and used from that date at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, London.
Samples of alpha-1-antitrypsin, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1998
Four bottles and three plastic vial samples of alpha-1-antitrypsin, PPL Therapeutics' first medicinal protein product. Made by genetically modified sheep (Tracy being the first of these) and extracted from their milk at the facility near Edinburgh. At the time of collecting, AAT was in clinical trials as a treatment for the symptoms of cystic fibrosis. Made in 1998.
Dextralog electronic circuit board
Electronic circuit board from a selector box, made by Dextralog, c.1974. One of the earliest circuit boards produced by Dextralog.
Wind tunnel models of Concorde, c 1960s.
Wind tunnel Models of Delta shaped Merged fuselage , elongated Narrow Delta , and hollowed out undersurface models in Concorde wing shape developement.
Kendrew's original model of the myoglobin molecule
The original model of the myoglobin molecule, (the first ever to be made of protein molecule) constructed in plasticine in 1957 by Dr. J.C. (later Sir John) Kendrew; the contorted cylindrical shape, showing the track of polypeptide chain, is supported by wooden rods protruding from a pegboard base; an attached label reads "Medical Research/ Laboratory of Molecular Biology/Cambridge"; dimensions of base 18" x 1 1/2"; overall height 8 1/2"
Ped-O-Jet mass inoculation gun
Public Health & Hygiene
Multidose Jet Injection Apparatus, known as 'PED-O-JET', hydraulically powered, by Scientific Equipment Manufacturing Corp, New York, U.S.A., 1970-1975
Picture and waveform monitor and camera control chassis for the Marconi Mk II television camera, 1950-1955
Picture and waveform monitor B.D. 627C, plus camera control chassis B.D. 626E for the Marconi Mk II television camera, made by Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Company, Chelmsford, Essex, England, 1950-1955
Electronic induction motor for Dry Cupping Vacuum Therapy
Single phase electronic induction motor, by Hitachi, Tokyo, for Dry Cupping Vacuum Therapy, with twenty glass cupping vessels of various grades, from the surgery of a British practitioner c.1996, unsigned, Japanese, 1980-1990.
Canvas cover for 'Tabloid' first aid super pocket kit used on US Antarctic expedition
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Waterproof canvas cover with tabloid first aid super pocket kit, by Burroughs Wellcome & Co (USA) Inc, used by Finn Ronne on U.S. Antarctic expedition of 1939-1941, with letter about the kit from Burroughs Wellcome
Milk van, Great Western Railway
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Milk Van, Great Western Railway, 14 ton bogie milk van, 'Siphon G', No. 2775, built Swindon Works, date authorised 17th March 1936, date to traffic 24th November 1936, date condemned 23rd March 1957. [Built to diagram number GWR Carriage 033, post war rebuilt to diagram number 059, construction span 1926-1955, number built 205].
Working model of the co-axial escapement built by George Daniels
Electrically powered demonstration model of the Co-axial escapement by George Daniels. Isle of Man c.1985.
HST power car
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Diesel power car, British Railways, No 41001, prototype High Speed Train power car, built 1972.
Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Diesel-electric locomotive, British Railways, Co-Co. Deltic No 55002 "Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry", built by Vulcan Foundry, Newton-le-Willows in 1961, withdrawn 1982.
Post Office telephone kiosk No. 6, 1936-1968
Post Office telephone kiosk No. 6, introduced in 1936, with crown motifs to top panels (the Queen's Crown of Scotland), designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott for the General Post Office, made by the Carron Company, Falkirk, Scotland, c.1971
Jubilee Telephone wall mounting, 1977
Wall mounting for Jubilee telephone, made by the Post Office, Cwmbran, Wales, 1977
Replicas of Alexander Graham Bell's 1879 'Patent Office' telephone, 1959
Replica of Bell's 'Patent-office' telephone of 1876, made by Science Museum Workshops, South Kensington, London, England, 1959
Marconi-Sykes Magnetophone, Serial Number 271376, made by Marconi's Wireless Telegraphy Company Limited, probably Chelmsford, Essex, England, 1923. Very early moving coil microphone, DC energised. Uses the large flat coil as the diaphragm. Used at the BBC's early studio at Savoy Hill. This example is missing the coil.
Specimen of the first transatlantic telephone cable, deep sea type, 1956
Specimen of the first transatlantic telephone cable, deep-sea type, made by Submarine Cables Limited, Erith, London, England, 1956.
Nokia 9000 Communicator mobile phone, c. 1996
Nokia 9000 Communicator mobile phone, c. 1996. Consists of: Phone, Li-ion battery, floppy disc and manual. The floppy disc and manual are in the object's technical file.
SIM card issued by Vodacom, 1994
SIM card issued to celebrate the inception of the new South Africa and the switch-on of the Vodacom mobile phone network, made by Vodacom, South Africa, 1994.
coil of 7mm fibre optic cable on cable drum, 1977
Coil of 7 mm fibre optic cable, wound on to a cable drum, as used on the Hitchin-Stevenage fibre optic telephone link, made by Standard Telephones and Cables Limited, Harlow, Essex, England, 1977
Model of a Second World War canteen lorry, England, 1939-1945
Canteen lorry model.
Hospital bed cycle
Stoke Mandeville bed cycle designed by Dr Ludwig Guttmann while working at the Stoke Mandeville Hospital and used at The Chaseley Trust for Disabled Ex-Servicemen, Eastbourne, Sussex in 1946 until 1994 by people with spinal cord injuries for both independent and assisted exercise
original packaging for 'Rabbit' mobile telepoint telephone, 1993
Original carrycase and owner's documentation for Rabbit mobile telepoint telephone, made by Hutchison Personal Communications Limited, 1993
Model of the 1956 designed Bluebird CN7 racing car
Model (Scale 1:25, approx.) of the 1956 designed Bluebird CN7 racing car, by Cherilea UK Limited, Kirkham, Lancashire, England, 1960. The actual Bluebird car was made for an attempt on the World Land Speed Record in 1960. The car was driven by Donald Campbell.
Smiths De Luxe wristwatch worn by Sir Edmund Hillary on his ascent of Mount Everest 1953
Wristwatch by Smiths English Clocks Ltd. Steel waterproof case by the Dennison Watch Case Co. Silvered dial with a subsidiary seconds dial and signed ‘Smiths De Luxe'. 15 jewel lever-escapement movement. Cheltenham, England, 1953.
Half set of gold electrodes
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Half set of gold electrodes made at the Burden Neurological Institute in 1962. The electrodes were implanted in the right frontal lobe of a patient. There are two sheaves each of 4 electrodes (light gold in colour) and 4 sheaves of 3 electrodes (dark gold). Stitches anchor the bundle to the scalp. Cotton tape on the socket was tied to a stainless steel wire looped to another loop through the skull to prevented the patient pulling the wires out.
Park and charge unit for 'Rabbit' mobile telepoint telephone, 1993
Park and Charge unit for 'Rabbit' mobile telepoint telephone, made by Hutchison Personal Communications Limited, 1993
'Phones on the Move' discussion document, 1989
'Phones on the Move: Personal Communications in the 1990s - a discussion document', document produced by the Department for Trade and Industry, British, 1989
Hutchinson 'Rabbit' mobile telepoint telephone, 1993
'Rabbit' mobile telepoint telephone, made by Hutchison Personal Communications Limited, 1993
Transistorized audio-frequency telephone line amplifier, 1954
Transistorized audio-frequency telephone line amplifier, probably designed and made at the Post Office Research Centre at Dollis Hill, London, England, 1954.
Transistorized audio-frequency telephone line amplifier, 1953
Transistorized audio-frequency telephone line amplifier, probably designed and made at the Post Office Research Centre at Dollis Hill, London, England, 1953.
Penicillin powder in bottle
Penicillin powder in screw top bottle with label, unsigned, Oxford, England, 1942
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Carton of 6 "Safari" pre-lubricated condoms, 1970s.
Pye Band III converter, type F124, 1955-1960
Pye Band III converter, type F124, made by Pye Limited, East Anglia, England, 1955-1960
moulded unprocessed Bakelite panel ready for ECME, 1936-1955
Moulded unprocessed bakelite panel ready for ECME (Electronic Circuit Making Equipment) machine, probably made by Sargrove Electronics Limited, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England, 1936-1955.
instruction booklet for Cosmos crystal receiver, 1920-1930
Instruction booklet for Cosmos crystal receiver, made by the Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Company, Trafford, Manchester, England, 1920-1930
Antiference Band I (Channel 4) television aerial, 1957-1985
Antiference Band I (Channel 4) television aerial, "H" type, on mounting pole, manufactured by Antiference Limited, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, 1957-1985
Apple Newton MessagePad, 1993
Computing & Data Processing
Apple Newton MessagePad and stylus, manufactured by Sharp for Apple, Japan, 1993
BBC Marconi AXBT ribbon microphone
BBC Marconi AXBT ribbon microphone, inst. no. 498044, made by Marconi's Wireless Telegraphy Company Limited, Chelmsford, Essex, England, 1944-1959
Pye PTC 2007 radio telephone, 1955-1964
Pye Ranger V.H.F. radio telephone set. Type PTC 2007, made by Pye Telecommunications Limited, Cambridge, England, 1955-1964
Models of three wooden prisms used by Heinrich Hertz, 1949
Models (scale 1:4) of three wooden prisms used by Heinrich Hertz, made by the Science Museum Workshops, South Kensington, London, England, 1949
Payment card manual imprinter, provided by Barclay
Printing & Writing
Payment card manual imprinter, provided by Barclays Merchant Services to the Science Museum gift shop, made by Bartizan Corporation, Yonkers, New York, USA, model CM2020, US patent numbers 3874291 and 3862598, for capturing card details at point-of-sale. Attached imprinting plate marked '4210092 SCIENCE MUSEUM LONDON SW7 942 664 293 0'. Made 1990-98.