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Milk and biscuits
A Vivex colour photograph of a cup of milk and a plate of biscuits, taken by an unknown photographer in about 1935. This photograph was probably taken for advertising purposes.
Stone slab with seven holes for cosmetic ointments, Egypt, 1991-1786 BCE
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Aragonite slab with 7 holes for cosmetic ointments, each labelled in hieroglyphics, Egyptian, 1991BC-1786BC
A photograph showing how a travelling shot is taken
A photograph taken from the Daily Herald Archive showing film makers attaching a camera to a bicycle to film a travelling shot for the film 'Three Men In a Boat', taken by an unknown photographer, 1933.
Calculus stone extractor, India, before 1936
Calculus stone extractor, steel, Indian
Cupping horn for the extraction of poison
Cupping horn, metal, Indian, for extraction of poison by suction
Earthenware drug jar, Middle East, before 1932
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Earthenware drug jar, glazed, Islamic
Memento mori showing a half skull, half head, Europe, before 1936
Anatomy & Pathology
Wooden head of a woman, half skull, half head, mounted on an ebony stand. Depicts a female head divided into 2 halves, 1 half shows a woman's face and hair, the other half shows a skull, the hair is coiled on the back of the head along with a snake which stretches forward along the side of the skull to bite a twig, the woman is also biting an apple.
Wooden geomantic compass and calendar
Wooden geomantic compass and perpetual calendar, Chinese
Surgical instrument set
German field surgical set, complete, steel instruments, plated, in steel case, by Jetter and Scheerer of Tuttlingen, marked "Hauptbessteck," 1939
Bobbin Box of a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom
Bobbin box belonging to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.
Vinten HS300 cine camera
Vinten HS300 high-speed 35mm cine camera, No 1, with motor and magazine, by W Vinten Ltd, London, 1938.
Set of playing cards with aeroplane designs
One set of playing cards. Design: fighters and bombers. "A card game for aircraft spotters". In black case. Temple Press Ltd., London E.C.
1938 Everest expedition 'Tabloid' medicine chest and contents
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
'Tabloid" medicine chest, style 260, supplied to 1938 Everest Expedition, prepared by Burroughs Wellcome and Co. (The Wellcome Foundation Ltd.), London 1937-1938
McVitie Weston valve collection, Hivac midget valve type XD
Hivac "midget" valve type XD, sheet anode embossed H, (RMW/D83A - McVitie Weston number), made by Hivac Limited, aka the High Vacuum Valve Company, London.
Teasmade automatic tea-making machine
The original "Teasmade" automatic tea-making machine, comprising cream-painted wooden base and electric clock with lamp socket, chrome-plated cubic electric kettle with patented element no.388911, and earthenware teapot with brown mottled glaze.
'Rathbone' dental unit, London, England, 1932
"Rathbone" dental unit, by the Dental Manufacturing Co., London, 1932
Three train, flatbed turret clock by E. Dent with double three-legged gravity escapement, c. 1939.
Movement of a 3-train turret clock by E. Dent and Co., (made about 1939); the going train with Grimthorpe's double 3-legged gravity escapement; the striking train and Westminster quarters controlled by locking plates; with 1 1/2 second pendulum and double trestle frame for support
Mummy of a crocodile, Egypt, 2000-1001 BCE
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Mummified crocodile, no provenance, Egyptian, 2000-1001 BCE.
Bottle for ‘Tabloid’ Phenobarbitone, England, 1933
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Blue cardboard box containing glass bottle for "Tabloid" Phenobarbitone, 100x1/2grain tablets, dummy pack. 75 mm x 45 mm x 33 mm. Box with blue lettering reads, '"TABLOID"/Phenobarbitone/ compressed/ gr. 1/2.../Burroughs Wellcome & Co./ (The Wellcome Foundation Ltd.)/ London (ENG.)/...' Green paper label on interior bottle reads, 'TABLOID'/ Phenobarbitone/ compressed/ POISON/.../Direction.- One to four,/ taken in a little water or milk/ as ordered by the physician/...' Interior bottle also includes labels in French, German, Spanish and Italian. Handwritten note on box and bottle bear the date 19/5/33. Prepared by Burroughs Wellcome and Co., London, 1933.
Marconi - BBC ribbon microphone
Marconi - BBC ribbon microphone type AXBT no. 297369/11780A.
Bakelite coffin, 1938.
Plastics and Modern Materials
Coffin with broken incomplete lid, made from woodflour filled phenol formaldehyde resin, designed by James Doleman and made by the Ultralite Casket Co Ltd., England in 1938. Believed to be largest phenolic moulding, made in UK.
Top cover of a Mather & Platt electric fire pump
Top cover of a Mather & Platt electric fire pump, used for driving a sprinkler system used at Blackpool Town Hall.
Storage box for radar apparatus used by R.Watson Watt in 1935
Storage box, for radar apparatus for the detection of radio echoes from aircraft used by Robert Watson-Watt in February 1935, England, United Kingdom
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.
A photograph of an interior scene during the filming of 'C.O.D.', taken in January 1932 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald.
Two women attending Ascot
A photograph of two women walking through the crowds on the second day of Royal Ascot for the Royal Hunt Cup, taken in June 1935 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald. The racecourse at Royal Ascot was founded by Queen Anne in 1711. As a racecourse favoured by British Royalty, Ascot became a highlight of the social season, famous for its fashions, especially hats.
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.
A model seaplane at the Schoolboys' Exhibition at White City
A photograph of two schoolboys looking at a model of a British seaplane, on display at the Schoolboys' Exhibition at White City, London taken in 1933 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald.
A photograph of children receiving free bread in Disley, Cheshire, taken in December 1935 by White for the Daily Herald.
Policeman with cockatoo
A photograph of a policeman with a cockatoo perched on his shoulder, taken in January 1935 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald. The lemon crested cockatoo was a competitor at the Crystal Palace Cage Bird Show.
Two women at Royal Ascot
A photograph of two women walking through the crowds on the second day of Royal Ascot for the Royal Hunt Cup, taken in June 1935 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald.
A photograph of fire fighters operating a new fire engine, taken by Tovey for the Daily Herald newspaper on 16 July, 1940. This fire crew are unloading hoses and a ladder from a new fire engine.
A photograph of a worker in the Swan Hunter Shipyard on Tyneside, taken by Bishop Marshall for the Daily Herald newspaper on 8 January, 1940. Harry Hinson, iron shipwright, shouts directions up to workers in the scaffolding. This photograph is one of a series taken to illustrate a Dudley Barker feature story on workers in wartime.
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.
An injured footballer
A photograph of an injured Tottenham Hotspur player being attended to by the club trainer, taken in February 1938 by Edward G Malindine 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.
Modern Living Exhibition at Whiteley's
A photograph taken at the Modern Living Exhibition at Whiteley's Stores in London in May 1935 by George Woodbine for the Daily Herald. The photograph shows two women in a room setting.
Children writing to Father Christmas
A photograph of two children writing to Father Christmas beside a Christmas postbox, taken in 1934 by George Woodbine for the Daily Herald.
Two children looking at a sales display with a giant snowman
A photograph of two children looking at a Christmas sales display with a giant snowman, taken in August 1933 by James Jarché for the Daily Herald. The snowman was part of a display of Christmas products shown at the Chocolate and Confectionery Exhibition at London's Olympia.
Little girl with a packet of cigarettes
A photograph of a little girl taking a cigarette from a packet, taken by James Jarche (1891-1965) for the Daily Herald newspaper on 11 October, 1932.
A photograph of boxer Henry Armstrong (1912-1988) retaining the world welterweight championship, taken by George Roper for the Daily Herald newspaper on 25 May, 1939.
A photograph of a model using a portable free-standing hairdryer, taken in September 1936 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald.
Joseph and Rose Kennedy pose for a news camera
A photograph of Joseph and Rose Kennedy and family posing for a news camera in London, taken in 1938 by Harold Tomlin 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 Labour loudspeaker van for rural areas
A photograph of the new Labour loudspeaker van for rural areas, taken in April 1939 by Sayers for the Daily Herald.
A photograph of a group of elderly men protesting for a higher pension, taken by George Roper for the Daily Herald newspaper on 23 November, 1938.
A photograph of a laughing tinplate worker in a South Wales factory, taken by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald newspaper on 28 January, 1940. Dai Ward picks up tinplate sheets as vapour billows dramatically in the background. This photograph is one of a series taken to illustrate a Daily Herald feature story by Dudley Barker on workers in wartime.