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Glass ampoule of penicillin powder, United States, 1942-1943
Ampoule of penicillin, by Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, 5000 Florey Units
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
Model of a hospital promoting the King Edward's Hospital Fund
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Miniature hospital, scale 1:16, made for publicity for King Edward's Hospital Fund for London, 1932
Anscoflex II camera
Anscoflex II camera. Ansco Binghampton USA. Twin lens refelx style box camera for 620 roll film, 2 ¼ x 2 ¼". Large brilliant finder. Close-up lens and filter. With Ansco flashgun for capped flasbulbs; screw and pin fitting. ERC. The camera has a close-up lens, built-in yellow filter and is fitted with an Ansco flashgun.
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.
Photograph of model of the Kodak factory
A dye transfer print photograph of a model of the Kodak factory in Harrow, Middlesex, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1940. The model was on display at the Kodak museum.
Minox camera. Subminiature camera for 9.5mm film in cassettes. Fixed aperture lens, guillotine shutter 2/5/10/20/50/100/200/500/1000/B-T. Focusing to 0.2 metres. Rotary frame counter. Orange and green filters. Direct vision optical brightline finder. No 54 787. In leather slip case, with chain calibrated for close-up photographs.
Man in vest
A Colorol photograph of a man wearing a vest, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1930.
Machine for solving cubic equations
Prototype model of a machine invented by Professor F. Soddy for solving cubic equations, Mark III.
London Midland & Scottish Railways, Karrier "Cob" mechanical horse 1929
Road Vehicles (Railway)
Mechanical horse, Karrier "Cob", London Midland & Scottish Railways, built 1929, Reg No UR 9869. Overall measurements: 1290 mm x 3660. mm.
Hans J von Morgen with a Bugatti Type 35 racing car
A photograph of Hans Joachim von Morgen with a Bugatti Type 35 racing car, taken by Zoltan Glass in 1931. The photograph was taken at the Nurburgring race track in Germany. .
Bartholomew's Railway Map of the British Isles
Railway Maps & Plans
Bartholomew's Railway Map of the British Isles, c. 1939.
Rock salt prism used in pioneering work on the infra-red spectrum, 1920-1940
Rock salt prism used by Sutherland and Sheppard in infra-red research
Twin lens reflex camera for 117 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inch. Taking lens is a Zeiss Tessar F:7.5cm f/4.5-32 No 1099367.Viewing lens, Heidoscope anastigmat F:7.5cm f/3.1 No53244. Compur shutter 1/2/5/10/25/50/100/300/B/T. Rack and pinion focusing, to 3 feet. Full sized ground glass focusing screen with spirit level, magnifier in hood. Mirror in hood for eye level use. No 53720 with lens cap. Franke and Heidecke.
Scale model of Leyland fire engine, 1936
Model, scale 1:8, of a 900 g.p.m. Leyland Limousine type fire pump.
Speedboat: 'Miss England I', used by Segrave to contest World Water Speed Records, with various components
Speedboat: 'Miss England I', designed by Hubert Scott-Paine and build by the British Power Boat Company, Hythe, Hampshire, England, 1929
35mm camera for 50 exposures 32 x 24mm. Wray unilite lens F:50mm f/2-22. Serial No 110095. With fabric focal plate shutter 2/5/10/25/50/100/250/500/1000/B. Automatic exposure counter, shutter cocked and film wound on by recess key in base. Reflex viewing via mirror giving laterally reversed image. Small magnifier in centre of ground glass screen. S-1906. Wray, 1951.
"Grenadier Guardsman" locomotive nameplate
Locomotives and Rolling Stock Components
Locomotive Nameplate, London Midland & Scottish Railway, "Grenadier Guardsman", ex Royal Scot Class, No. 6110/46110, built 1927, rebuilt January 1953, scrapped February 1964.
Sample of serotonin creatinine sulphate, United States, 1948
Serotonin creatinine sulphate I sample prepared by Maurice Rapport, 1947-1948
Two women and their dogs in a car
A photograph of two women and their dogs in a car, taken by Zoltan Glass, c. 1933.
Advertisement for a Mercedes Benz Type 170
A photograph of man and woman writing a note on the bonnet of a Mercedes-Benz car, taken by Zoltan Glass in 1932. The photograph was taken to advertise the Mercedes Benz Type 170.
Two women posing in the boot of a DKW car
A photograph of two women wearing sheepskin coats sat in the boot of a DKW car, taken by Zoltan Glass, c. 1933. The photograph was taken during an advertising shoot for DKW cars.
Preparations for an automobile exhibition
A photograph of a wooden structure being unloaded from a cart outside an automobile exhibition, taken by Zoltan Glass, c. 1933.
Car being unloaded from a ship
A photograph of a crane lifting a car from a ship, taken by Zoltan Glass, c. 1933.
Mechanics wait by side of race course
A photograph showing mechanics waiting with spare parts by the side of the race course, taken by Zoltan Glass in 1934. The photograph was taken during the 2000km Fahrt in Germany.
Two women and a Mercedes-Benz 500K convertible
A photograph of two women stood next to a Mercedes-Benz 500K convertible car, taken from above by Zoltan Glass in Germany, 1934.
Man falling off a motorcycle
A photograph of a man falling off a motorcycle numbered 21, taken by Zoltan Glass, c. 1932.
Woman in a Steyr car
A photograph of a woman in a Steyr car, taken by Zoltan Glass, c. 1934. The car was entry number 97 in an automobile show in Germany.
Bone saw, Germany, 1931-1940
Anatomy & Pathology
Bone saw for cutting longitudinal sections of femurs at post mortem, German, c. 1936
Braun record player, 1957.
Record player, Braun, model PC3, without stylus, designed by Wilhelm Wagenfeld, Dieter Rams and Gerd Alfred Muller, 1957
Box containing one vial of Schick Test Diphtheria toxin, Detroit, United States, 1933
Public Health & Hygiene
Box containing 1 vial of 2 cc Schick Test Diphtheria toxin, manufactured by Park Davis & co, 1933.
Glass slide from diptheria testing kit
Glass slide from diphtheria specimen test kit, British, mid 20th century
'Seajoy' motion sickness plaster, London, England, 1928-1930
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Packet of "Seajoy" anti-seasickness plaster by J. Evans of London, 1928-1930, made at London; 114 Upper Richmond Road, East Putney
The 'Home' first aid case, England, 1939-1941
The "Home" first aid case, with contents, prepared by Boots Pure Drug Co. Ltd., Nottingham, 1939-1941
Schick electric razor
Hand and Machine Tools
Schick electric razor, single head, 110 volts, c. 1934, with spare cutter
'Smoothwell' electric iron
"Smoothwell" electric iron, by Premier Electric Co., Birmingham, England, 1934-1936
"Eddystone" 680/2A communications receiver, Birmingham, 1955
"Eddystone" 680/2A communications receiver; Stratton and Co, Birmingham, 1955
Girl eating breakfast
A Vivex colour photograph of a young girl eating her breakfast, taken by Dr Douglas A Spencer in 1939.
Wind tunnel model of the Scimitar aircraft.
Wind tunnel model of the Scimitar aircraft. Made in the Royal Aircraft Establishment workshops.
Dashboard of a BMW car
A photograph of the interior of a BMW car at the Berlin Automobile Exhibition, taken by Zoltan Glass in 1936.
Hanns Geier during a pit stop
A photograph showing Hanns Geier's (1902-1986) Mercedes-Benz W25 GP racing car on a pit stop, taken at the Nürburgring by Zoltan Glass in 1934.
Boxer Sandy Manuel as Father Christmas
A photograph from the Daily Herald Archive showing Nigerian boxer Sandy Manuel as Father Christmas with a small child holding a doll, 4 December 1958.
Animation cel and background from 'Animal Farm'
Animation cel and background from the film Animal Farm. Man and goose. Made by Halas and Batchelor.
Electroconvulsive therapy machine, England, 1945
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) machine with two crude head electrodes and early mains lead with plug, Spencer Paterson Mark lV, serial number 244, English, 1946-1950. Ohmmeter made by Ferranti Ltd. Timing dial was actually a telephone dial. Psychiatrist Arthur Spencer Paterson (1900-1983), who worked for most of his career at West London Hospital, did much to help introduce ECT in Britain. See note.
Sanger’s electrophoresis equipment
Chromatography tank, model 500 chromatank, converted for electrophoresis by Shandon Scientific Limited, England, 1950-1958
Williams Tube, c. 1950.
Computing & Data Processing
Electrostatic Memory tube (Williams Tube) from an IBM 701 computer, c.1953
Surgical instrument set and canvas bag, Europe, 1941
Canvas bag containing Government approved surgical instrument pouches numbers 1-3, supplied by Ministry of Health Emergency Hospital Service, October 1941
Model of Mass Radiography Unit, England, 1948-1955
Wooden model of Mass Radiography Unit x-ray apparatus, scale approx 1:12, with 7 figures, English, 1948-1955