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Acrylic ring of transparent amber
Plastics and Modern Materials
Ring of transparent amber, acrylic with black disc inset in bezel, bezel is V-shaped in plan, with vertical grooves, late 1930's
Pilot's appliance for holding the joy-stick, England, 1942-1943
Aviator's appliance for holding the 'joy-stick' (This was owned by the late Air Vice-Marshal Sir Augustus Walker who flew Vulcans). Made by Steeper c.1942.
Leather flying helmet
Leather flying helmet, with zipped ear pockets, and fittings for oxygen mask, Air Ministry, England, 1940-1942
A Vivex colour photograph of a young couple reading at home, taken by Dr Doulas A Spencer in 1939. This photograph was originally taken as part of an advertising campaign for shoe polish. It was exhibited at the 1939 'Photography in Commerce and Industry' exhibition organised by the Institute of British Photographers.
Blood Transfusion Record Acknowledgment Card, England, 1935
Public Health & Hygiene
Blood Transfusion Record Acknowledgment Card printed for the British Red Cross. Transfusion Case No. 1935/1102.
Used ration book and two ration book supplements, England, 1939-1941
Nutrition & Food Technology
Used Ration Book, and two partly used Ration Book Supplements, issued by the Ministry of Food during the second World War, to allow the limited purchasing of Meat, Bacon, Cooking Fats, Butter & Margarine and Sugar, all issued from Hornsey, North London, England, on July 7th 1941
Bakelite coffin, England, 1938
Plastics and Modern Materials
Coffin without lid, made from woodflour filled phenol formaldehyde resin, designed by James Doleman and made by the Ultralite Casket Co Ltd, Stalybridge, England in 1938. Believed to be largest phenolic moulding, made in UK.
Bragg-Paul Pulsator, model II, Europe, 1938-1939
"Bragg-Paul Pulsator", model II, designed by Robert W. Paul after the invention of Sir William Bragg, parts by various makers, London 1938-'9. This example deposited at the Royal Institution in 1940 "for the guidance of future production".
Badge of the General Nursing Council for England and Wales
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Circular silver and blue enamel badge of the General Nursing Council for England and Wales, on reverse engraved "G.L. Reed, SRN., 28-6-35", English, 1935
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.
A photograph of Eton schoolboys competing in the annual steeplechase run, taken by George Roper for the Daily Herald newspaper on 20 October, 1938.
Holiday Joys on the Beach
A photograph entitled 'Holiday Joys on the Beach' taken in September 1937 by Saidman for the Daily Herald. A crowd of women play with a ball on the beach.
Painting scenery for use in a film set at Ealing Studios
A photograph of a man painting scenery for use in a film set at Ealing Studios, taken in 1939 by an unknown photographer for the Daily Herald. The scenery is for 'Young Man's Fancy' (1939), a film produced by Michael Balcon (1896-1977), starring Griffith Jones, Anna Lee and Seymour Hicks.
A photograph of boxer Eric Boon (1918-1991) after winning the British lightweight championship, taken by Saidman for the Daily Herald newspaper on 15 December, 1938.
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.
A tipster performing tricks at Epsom
A photograph of Abdul Gaffoor performing conjuring tricks at Epsom on Derby Day, taken by George Roper for the Daily Herald newspaper on 21 May, 1939.
Woman and child in an oat field
A photograph of a woman and child in the oat fields at Great Chesterford, Essex, taken around 1938 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald. The woman and child were Malindine's wife and son.
Van promoting the Daily Herald newspaper
A photograph showing a van promoting the Daily Herald, taken in 1937 by an unknown photographer for the Daily Herald.
Demonstrating a Crile head tractor
A photograph entitled 'Demonstrating a Crile head tractor', taken in October 1937 by Saidman for the Daily Herald. This device - shown here at a medical exhibition at London's Horticultural Hall - was invented by the American surgeon, Dr. George Crile (1864-1943).
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.
Woman demonstrating portable pain relief apparatus
A photograph of a woman demonstrating portable apparatus for pain relief, taken in October 1937 by Saidman for the Daily Herald. The photograph shows the woman using 'Queen Charlotte's Gas Air Analgesia Apparatus', designed for use in industrial accidents and home childbirth.
Schools' athletics meeting
A photograph of competitors at Hammersmith schools' annual athletics meeting held at White City, London, taken by George W Roper for the Daily Herald newspaper on 13 June, 1938.
Man with a pocket laboratory
A photograph of a man with a pocket laboratory, taken in October 1937 by Saidman for the Daily Herald. Shown at a medical exhibition held at London's Horticultural Hall, this laboratory contained enough chemicals for 2500 tests at a cost of one farthing each.
Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller filming 'Pygmalion'
A photograph of Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller filming 'Pygmalion' (1938), taken in March 1938 by Saidman for the Daily Herald.
A delivery of holly in time for Christmas,
A photograph entitled 'A delivery of holly in time for Christmas, Covent Garden, London', taken in 1934 by Edward G Malindine 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.
An audience of children at a Punch and Judy show
A photograph of an audience of children watching a Punch and Judy show at Christmas, taken in 1944 by Jack Esten for the Daily Herald.
School children being evacuated
A photograph of a group of school children queuing for the evacuation bus, taken by George Roper for the Daily Herald newspaper on 28 September, 1938.
Kiddies walk through wreckage of their homes at Liverpool
A photograph entitled 'Kiddies walk through wreckage of their homes at Liverpool', taken in 1941 by an unknown photographer for the Daily Herald.
Elderly country couple sit in car during London trip
A photograph entitled 'Elderly country couple sit in car during London trip', taken in August 1937 by Sayers for the Daily Herald. The caption read: 'Country Couple Visit London as Guests of the Daily Herald... Mr and Mrs Wellington 'Duke' Light being escorted around London, they have never travelled more than 25 miles from their home at Golden Common, near Chichester'.
Opening of Children's Zoo
A photograph of a crowd of people at the opening of the Children's Zoo at London Zoo, taken by Edward Malindine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 22 May 1939.
War Declared on Germany - England's First Air Raid
A photograph of people hurrying into trenches in a London park on 3 September 1939.
A photograph of children playing at the Foundling Site Playing Fields, London, taken by Bishop Marshall for the Daily Herald newspaper on 27 July, 1936.
Couple at Royal Ascot
A photograph of a couple walking past racegoers 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 five boys jumping over a rope, taken in August 1935 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald. The photograph shows children playing at a camp in Epping Forest, London.
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'.
A photograph of workers in the Swan Hunter Shipyard on Tyneside, taken by Bishop Marshall for the Daily Herald newspaper on 8 January, 1940. Harry Hinson, an iron shipwright, stands with a co-worker amongst a framework of ship's girders. He is shouting directions up to colleagues in the scaffolding. This photograph is one of a series taken to illustrate a Dudley Barker feature story on workers in wartime.
Type L1 lip microphone
Lip microphone Type L1, specially designed by the BBC and manufactured by Marconi, 1937. In box with equaliser.
Amateur boxers prepare in the changing room
A photograph of men in the changing room in the Albert Hall, London, during the Amateur Boxing Association championship, taken in April 1935 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald.
Spectators at Richmond Horse Show
A photograph of spectators at Richmond Horse Show, taken in June 1934 by James Jarché for the Daily Herald.
Annual stable lads boxing tournament
A photograph of the two smallest competitors at an annual stable lads boxing tournament, taken in January 1937 by Saidman for the Daily Herald. T
Dance group figure study
A photograph entitled 'Dance group figure study', taken around 1935 by James Jarché for the Daily Herald.
Roller skating hockey league
A photograph of a roller skating hockey league, taken in February 1939 by Sayers for the Daily Herald. The photograph shows the Milner Tigers, a roller skating hockey team set up by school boys from Brighton.
A photograph of a group of dancers rehearsing for a Christmas pantomime, taken by Sayers for the Daily Herald newspaper on 9 December, 1938.
Arriving in style for a dog show
A photograph of Mrs L Stanborough and her pet St. Bernard arriving by motorbike and sidecar at the Kensington Championship Dog Show, taken by Malindine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 5 April, 1934.
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.
Dorothy Ward in the BBC radio show 'Happidrome'
A photograph of Dorothy Ward in the BBC radio show 'Happidrome', taken in April 1943 by D H Calcraft for the Daily Herald.
Boy and girl fighting
A photograph entitled 'Boy and girl fighting', taken around 1935 by Leo O'Brien for the Daily Herald.