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No 2 brownie model f camera
Box camera for 120 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Fitted with a meniscus lens, sliding plate with three apertures, rotary shutter T/I, with two brilliant reflecting finder. In blue leatherette. 1929-1935.
Timekeeper at AVUS racing track
A photograph of a female timekeeper looking out over AVUS racing track, Berlin, taken by Zoltan Glass in 1933.
Front seats of a BMW car
A photograph of the front seats of a BMW car at the Berlin Automobile Exhibition, taken by Zoltan Glass in 1936.
Prince Lobkowicz with a Bugatti
A photograph of Prince Lobkowicz standing with a Bugatti saloon car, taken by Zoltan Glass in Berlin, 1932.
Cars on the starting grid
A photograph showing racing cars on the starting grid during the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring, taken by Zoltan Glass in 1934. Drivers on the track include Attilio Battilana in his Alfa Romeo Monza, number 22, and Goffredo 'Freddie' Zehender in his Maserati 8c, number 20. Also visible is Hans Stuck, who would go on to win the race, in his Auto-Union A-Type V16, number one.
Mechanic's tools on pit counter
A photograph of mechanic's tools laid out on a pit counter, taken by Zoltan Glass, c. 1932. The photograph was taken during a race at the AVUS racing track, Berlin.
Rear of a vehicle, painted with waves
A photograph of the back of a minibus or van painted with waves, taken by Zoltan Glass in 1934. The photograph was taken during an automobile exhibition in Berlin.
Mechanics work on Albert Divo's Bugatti
A photograph of mechanics working on Albert Divo's Bugatti Type 54 taken by Zoltan Glass at the AVUS circuit, Berlin, in 1932.
Racing car driver reading a newspaper
A photograph of a racing car driver sat in the roadside reading a newspaper, his Bugatti racing car next to him, taken by Zoltan Glass at the Nürburgring in Germany, c. 1931.
Woman with a Graf and Stift car
A photograph of a woman posing next to a Graf and Stift car, taken by Zoltan Glass, c. 1932. The photograph was taken at an automobile show.
Sir Malcolm Campbell looking at a racing car
A photograph of Sir Malcolm Campbell (1885-1948) looking through goggles at a Sunbeam Tiger V12 racing car in Berlin, taken by Zoltan Glass in 1933.
Portrait of a young woman
A Vivex colour photograph of a young woman, taken by Herbert Lambert in 1932.
Eugenio Siena, Tazio Nuvolari and Baconin Borzacchini
A photograph of three Italian racing drivers, from left to right: Eugenio Siena (1905-1938), Tazio Nuvolari (1892-1953) and Baconin Borzacchini (1898-1933). Taken by Zoltan Glass in Berlin in 1933.
'The Ocular Developer', sight testing and sight improving apparatus, Birmingham, England, 1930-1933
Sight-testing and developing apparatus, "The Ocular Developer", Home Model, invented by R. Brooks Simpkins, with case, made by The Ocular Apparataus Co., Birmingham, 1930-1933, Guildhall Buildings, Navigation Street
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.
Manchester Hospital Parade Cup
Public Health & Hygiene
Hospital Parade cup with decorative curved handles, made by Birmingham silversmith J. Gloster Ltd. in 1930. It is inscribed: 'Newton Heath, Miles Platting and Collyhurst Hospital Parade Presented by Newton Heath Licensed Victuallers 1931 Winners 1931 Miss Lancashire's Nippies 1932 Miss Mckiernan's Babes 1933 Miss Lancashire's Nippies 1934 Aspin's Nippies'
1:12 scale model of "Princess Royal" locomotive
1:12 scale model of London, Midland & Scottish Railway 4-6-2 locomotive "Princess Royal".
London Midland & Scottish Railway 'Crab' 2-6-0 steam locomotive, No 2700, 1926
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Steam locomotive, No 2700, ‘Crab’, 2-6-0, London Midland & Scottish Railway, designed by George Hughes, built at Horwich Railway Works in 1926, withdrawn in 1966. Length over buffers: 59' 8"; width: 8' 11"; weight: 66 tons; driving wheel diameter 5' 6".
Compass miniature camera
Miniature all-metal camera for 24 x 36mm plates. Fitted with a Kern anastigmat lens F:35mm, f/3.5 NO.CCL 3B rotating plate with 4 apertures: B-3.5, W-4.5, H-6.3, G-16. With multiple speed rotating shutter 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3, 2, 1.5, 1/2/4/8/10/16/25/32/50/64/125/200/250/375/500/T. Rotating plate with 3 fillers: K1 ortho, P2 G panchro, P4 1X panchro. Lens cover with depth of field scale. Coupled coincidence type rangefinder. Direct vision optical finder converting right angle finder. Extinction type exposure meter is built into the viewfinder with two ranges. With a spirit level and a click stop rotating tripod bush for panoramic photographs. There is provision for a stereo head. With a ground glass focusing screen with magnifier. The back swings out to accept plate holder with a removable attachment of film holder. No. 3691. Jaegar LeCoultre, 1937.
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
Four ampoules of anti gas gangrene serum, Paris, France, 1934
Public Health & Hygiene
Single glass ampoule, one of four, of gas-gangrene serum, by Laboratoire due Val de Grace, French, 1934
Replica of Pascal's calculator
Replica made by E. Rognon, Paris of Blaise Pascal's first calculating machine, held by the Conservatoire National de Art et Metiers, Paris.
Model of Supermarine Rolls Royce Seaplane S.6, sca
Model of Supermarine Rolls Royce Seaplane S.6, scale 1:20.
Leatherette case for mechanical hearing aids
Leatherette case for a pair of Brune-Sedeyn mechanical hearing aids, by the Naturton Company, London, 1935-1936
Ring spinning frame, 1926.
Portion of a ring spinning frame of 44 spindles (originally 400) made by Dobson & Barlow Ltd., 1926, one side of which has been converted in 1963 to the Casablancas high draft system; object is complete with spares for conversion to original state.
Still life with flowers
A Colorsnap colour photograph of two vases of flowers, taken by an unknown photographer in 1929.
Woman in a white dress
A Colorol photograph of a woman stood outdoors in a white dress, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1930.
A dye transfer print photograph of a laughing woman, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1935.
A Vivex colour photograph of a table setting with bowls of fruit, taken by an unknown photographer in about 1935.
Woman wearing lingerie
A pair of colour photographs of a woman wearing lingerie and a silk dressing gown, taken by an unknown photographer in about 1935. The woman sits on a bed surrounded by silk curtains. One photograph has been printed using the Vivex process, the other, using a Gravure process. They have been mounted side by side so that he two processes may be easily compared.
Dummies dressed as pirates
A dye transfer print photograph of dummies dressed as pirates, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1935. The dummies sit on a painted beach with a treasure chest and a monkey.
Zeiss Ikon 'Zeitlupe' high-speed camera
Zeiss Ikon 'Zeitlupe' high-speed camera. Model II, manufactured by Zeiss Ikon AG , Dresden, Germany, 1935. Outfit comprises two camera bodies, spare mirror drum, tripod with two heads, 1000mm lens and power pack.
Supermarine Seaplane, S.6.B. S.1595
Supermarine Rolls Royce Seaplane, S.6.B. S.1595 (with dummy engine). Winner of the Schneider Trophy, 1931.
Lockheed 10A Electra, serial no 1037, 1935.
Lockheed 10A Electra aircraft, serial no 1037, by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, Burbank, Los Angeles county, California, United States, 1935
Crossley Shelsley Motor Car
15.7-hp six-cylinder Shelsley motor car, made by Crossley Motors Ltd, Gorton, Manchester, 1929.
Vitaphone disc for sound film 'Sunny' (1930, USA)
Vitaphone disc from a film Sunny (1930, USA), double sided 16-inch disc, in original sleeve. Side 1: No. 5, FA4580-2-55. A First National Production. Sunny score Reel no. 5 scratched onto disc Side 2: No. 7, FA4582-2-58. A First National Production. Sunny Score Reel no. 7 scratched onto disc.
Vitaphone disc for sound film 'Sunny' (1930, USA)
Vitaphone disc from a film Sunny (1930, USA), double sided 16-inch disc, in original sleeve. Side 1: No. 6, FA4581-2-55. A First National Production. Sunny score Reel no. 6 scratched onto disc Side 2: No. 8, FA4583-2-56. A First National Production. Sunny Score Reel no. 8 scratched onto disc.
Model of the periodic system of de Chancourtois
Model demonstrating the telluric screw periodic system of Alexander-Emile Beguyer de Chancourtois proposed in a paper published in 1862.
The Mechanical Man at Olympia Circus
A photograph of a 'mechanical man', taken by George Woodbine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 4 January 1934.
The set of 'Things To Come'
A photograph of the set of 'Things To Come', taken in September 1935 by George Woodbine for the Daily Herald.
Modern Living Exhibition at Whiteley's
A photograph of two women at the 'Modern Living Exhibition' at Whiteley's Stores in London, taken in 1935.
Daily Herald radio van
A photograph of a Daily Herald radio van, taken by Woodbine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 27 March, 1935. The promotional lettering on the van includes the following, 'Daily Herald, A Well Balanced Budget of News'.
The Kent Rally of Out Door Folk…
A photograph entitled 'The Kent Rally of Out Door Folk at Mote Park, Maidstone' taken by May 1935 by George Woodbine for the Daily Herald. The photograph shows the crowd listening to the Health Minister Sir Hilton Young (1879-1960).
Father Christmas arrives at Selfridges by parcel post, with Mickey Mouse
A photograph entitled 'Father Christmas arrives at Selfridges by parcel post, with Mickey Mouse', taken in 1935 by George Woodbine for the Daily Herald. Father Christmas climbs out of a box on a stage in front of a crowd of children, Mickey Mouse sits on top of the box.
Clarion Youth Hostel van, Hoddesdon
A photograph of the Clarion Youth Hostel van in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, taken in July 1934 by George Woodbine for the Daily Herald. The Clarion Socialist Youth Hostel was established in 1933 by the London Labour League of Youth. In 1934 over 13,000 members camped in the hostel’s grounds. Herbert Morrison (1888-1965) stands on the right. Morrison was a British Labour Party politician and cabinet minister.
Toddler with a dog
A photograph of a toddler with a dog on a lead, taken in June 1933 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald. The photograph is taken in Hyde Park Lido, London.
A photograph of two models displaying the latest hairdressing fashions, taken in March 1933 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald. The women were taking part in a hairdressing exhibition held at London's Olympia.
Trocadero Theatre, London
A photograph outside the Trocadero Theatre, London, taken by Tomlin for the Daily Herald newspaper in 1934. Theatre posters advertise the appearance on stage that night of Gracie Fields (1898-1979) - due to present the winner's cheque of £10,000 in the Daily Herald 'Radio Stars' contest.