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Electric motor, part of a Mather & Platt electric fire pump
Electric motor, part of a Mather & Platt electric fire pump: for driving a sprinkler system used at Blackpool Town Hall.
The Monotype Corporation Limited
1936 - 1999
1931-1992, typeface & type setting machine maker, British
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.
Scale model of Leyland fire engine, 1936
Model, scale 1:8, of a 900 g.p.m. Leyland Limousine type fire pump.
Ship on the Thames
A Vivex colour photograph of a ship on the River Thames, London, taken by an unknown photographer in about 1935.
0.4" Stamping Machine
Printing & Writing
Bliss type matrix OB punch and stamp press, Plant No.1168, made by the Lanston Monotype Corporation, Salford, Redhill, Surrey, England, 1930. Part of the equipment used in the production system for Monotype matrices.
Sir Malcolm Campbell's Sunbeam Tiger racing car lorry
A photograph of the truck which transported Sir Malcolm Campbell's Sunbeam Tiger, taken by Zoltan Glass in Berlin in 1933. The sign on the lorry reads 'En route London to Berlin for the AVUS race via Harwich. Zeebrugge. Brussels. Cologne'. The driver of lorry, owned by Commercial Roadways Limited, London, sits in the cab.
Bronze medal commemorating George Stephenson
Liverpool & Manchester Railway
Bronze medal commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of George Stephenson, 1931.
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.
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.
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
Woman sitting in a garden
A Colorol print photograph of a woman sitting in a garden, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1930. The woman sits on a wall reading a letter. A copy of 'Photoplay' magazine is on the floor.
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
the four steamliners
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Poster, London & North Eastern Railway, The Four Streamliners, L.N.E.R. Achievement, All for your further comfort, by Tom Purvis, about 1937. Coloured lithograph depicting three streamlined A4 class locomotives viewed from above. These are identified as the "East Anglian, London - Ipswich - Norwich"; "The Coronation, London to Edinburgh in 6 hours"; "The Silver Jubilee, London to Newcastle in 4 hours"; and the "West Riding Limited, London - Leeds - Bradford". The locomotives are respectively B17/5 number 2859 East Anglian in green livery and the A4 engines 4489 Dominion of Canada, 2509 Silver Link and 4495 Golden Fleece in blue and silver liveries. Printed by Jarrold & Sons Ltd, Norwich & London. Format quad royal.
A Vivex colour photograph of a pair of orbs, taken by Dr Douglas A Spencer, in 1937. This photograph of part of the British Crown Jewels was taken at the Tower of London.
'Smoothwell' electric iron
"Smoothwell" electric iron, by Premier Electric Co., Birmingham, England, 1934-1936
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'.
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.
Digging In - London's Air Raid Precaution Measures
A photograph of lunch hour crowds watching workmen digging trenches to act as air raid shelters, in Lincoln's Inn, London, September 1938.
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.
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.
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.
A photograph of signalman Bob Webster, taken by George Roper for the Daily Herald newspaper on 19 December, 1939.
Miners meeting pupils at Eton College
A photograph of Durham miners meeting pupils of Eton College, taken by Malindine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 15 December, 1938. The miners were visiting Eton to play a football match against a college team.
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.
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.
Schick electric razor
Hand and Machine Tools
Schick electric razor, single head, 110 volts, c. 1934, with spare cutter
Railways speed up for holidays
A photograph entitled 'Railways speed up for holidays', taken in June 1938 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald. The photograph shows a man pasting up a poster advertising accelerated services on the London Midland and Scottish railway.
Sunny Rhyl, The Children's Paradise
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Poster, London Midland & Scottish Railway, Sunny Rhyl, The Children's Paradise, by Jackson Burton, about 1935. Coloured lithograph depicting a boy and girl in swimming costumes making a sandcastle on the beach. In the background are bathers and bathing tents, the lido, pavilion and promenade. Accompanying text below reads: "North Wales, Travel LMS - 1d a mile". Text in bottom margin reads "E.R.O. 53350, Printed in England by Beck & Inchbold Ltd., Leeds, London & Glasgow". Format double royal.
Photograph of Baird’s Television Limited's van at the Derby on Epsom racecourse
Photograph, entitled "The Derby to be seen by wireless" taken by Photogess Limited, Surrey, 2 June 1931
Bobbin Box of a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom
Bobbin box belonging to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.
Wooden geomantic compass and calendar
Wooden geomantic compass and perpetual calendar, Chinese
Queue of unemployed men, Stepney
A photograph of unemployed men in London, England, taken by Saidman for the Daily Herald newspaper in 1938.
A photograph of children receiving free bread in Disley, Cheshire, taken in December 1935 by White for the Daily Herald.
A gypsy woman cooking a hedgehog
A photograph of a gypsy woman cooking a hedgehog by the side of the road, taken by an unknown photographer for the Daily Herald in 1933.
Smiling portrait of Edward G Malindine, Daily Herald photographer
A photograph entitled 'Smiling portrait of Edward G Malindine, Daily Herald photographer', taken in June 1933 by an unknown photographer for the Daily Herald.
Motor racing at Brooklands
A photograph of a Bugatti racing car being fuelled, taken in September 1932 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald.
New Coronation Scot
A photograph of the 'Coronation Scot', taken by Bishop Marshall in May 1937 for the Daily Herald.
A photograph of girls from Napier Street school, London, taking part in physical training exercises on Parliament Hill, taken in September 1937 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald.
Circus elephants taking a drink
A photograph of four circus elephants drinking from a bucket as a group of children watch, taken by Sayers for the Daily Herald newspaper on 11 July, 1938.
specimen of London-Birmingham co-axial cable, 1935-1936
Larger specimen of the London to Birmingham co-axial cable laid by the British Post Office in 1935-36, the first long distance co-axial cable in Britain.
A Vivex colour photograph of two Royal Sceptres, taken by Dr Douglas A Spencer, in 1937. This photograph of part of the British Crown Jewels was taken at the Tower of London.
Furniture Exhibition at Dorland Hall, Regent Street
A photograph of a woman sitting at an Art Deco dressing table at a furniture exhibition in Dorland Hall, Regent Street, London, taken in 1993 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald.
Walt Disney with the penguins at London Zoo.
A photograph of Walt Disney (1901-1966) walking down stairs with the penguins at London Zoo, taken in 1935 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald.
Council Estate at Hanwell
A photograph of a council estate in Hanwell, West London, taken in July 1937 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald.
'Rathbone' dental unit, London, England, 1932
"Rathbone" dental unit, by the Dental Manufacturing Co., London, 1932