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Children's traffic playground
A photograph of children driving toy pedal cars, taken by Saidman for the Daily Herald newspaper on 27 October, 1938.
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.
Clay pigeon shooting champion
A photograph of a clay pigeon shooting champion, taken by Saidman for the Daily Herald newspaper on 21 October, 1938.
Theatre live television broadcast
A photograph of a theatre production being filmed by the BBC for a live television broadcast, taken by James Jarché for the Daily Herald in 1939. The photograph shows the camera being operated from the stage box.
Demonstrating a machine at a medical exhibition
A photograph of a woman demonstrating a machine designed to improve blood circulation, taken in October 1936 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald. This machine was displayed as part of a medical exhibition held at the Horticultural Hall, London.
A photograph of children and staff at the window of a children's home, taken by Malindine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 20 December, 1938.
BBC television cameraman at Epsom racecourse, Surrey
A glass plate negatve of a BBC television cameraman at Epsom racecourse, Surrey, taken by Malindine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 1st June, 1938.
Fred Perry during tennis match at Wimbledon
A photograph of Fred Perry (1909-1995) during a tennis match at Wimbledon, taken around 1935 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald.
A photograph of the driver of a steam locomotive leaning out of his cab, taken by Tomlin for the Daily Herald newspaper on 30 January, 1940. Driver Mr Bailey stands in the cab of a London Midland Scottish express train.This photograph is one of a series taken to illustrate a Dudley Barker feature story on workers in wartime.
Beautiful eyes competition
A photograph of a group of women in a beauty contest, taken in January 1936 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald. The women stand with sheets of paper in front of the lower half of their faces. Ernest Heasman, on the left, is judging them in a competition to find the six women with the most beautiful eyes in Britain.
A photograph of a group of rugby supporters, taken in March 1937 by Saidman for the Daily Herald. The photograph was taken at a match between St Mary's Hospital and St Bart's Hospital, London, played in Richmond, Surrey.
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.
Ensign "Double 8" Camera
Ensign Double 8 roll-film strut camera, made by Houghton-Butcher Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
Lead driver weight from the regulator timepiece
Lead driver weight from the regulator timepiece, by A. V. Parlby, United Kingdom, 1937
London taxi driver
A photograph of J W Simmons, a London taxi driver, taken by George Roper for the Daily Herald newspaper on 8 January, 1940.
Women on stage
A photograph of women on stage in their underwear at the Comedy Theatre in London, taken by Saidman for the Daily Herald newspaper on 5 January, 1940.
A photograph of signalman Bob Webster, taken by George Roper for the Daily Herald newspaper on 19 December, 1939.
The Labour League of Youth Cycling Club set off on outing
A photograph showing the Labour League of Youth Cycling Club setting off on an outing, taken in July 1938 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald.
Mullard ECC31 Valve
A Mullard medium μ double triode with a common cathode valve, type ECC31.
Ceramic cream jug, London & North Eastern Railway
Cream jug, ceramic, London & North Eastern Railway, by Alfred Meakin, Tunstall; white with border of pink and green roses and thistles, LNER "Keswick" design (Scottish).
Magnetophon tape recorder type ton.S.d
Magnetophon tape recorder type ton.S.d (serial no. 0371 43) (c. 1943)
Cardboard carton, empty, used for containing Penicillin sodium salt vial and instruction leaflet
Cardboard carton, empty, used for containing Penicillin sodium salt vial and instruction leaflet, by Commercial Solvents Corporation, Terre Haute, Vigo county, Indiana, United States, 1944
Hand Stamp Fixture for 0.2"
Printing & Writing
Matrix hand stamping jig fixture, Plant No.1336, made by The Monotype Corporation Ltd., Salford, Redhill, Surrey, England, 1953. Used for striking identification numbers on to punches, part of the equipment used in the production system for Monotype matrices. Mounted on 10-drawer bench-top chest with machines Nos. 1266 and 2937
Matrix binocular optical depth testing instrument
Printing & Writing
Matrix monocular optical-mechanical depth testing instrument, Plant No.1293, made by The Monotype Corporation Ltd., Salford, Redhill, Surrey, England,1937. Used in the production of Monotype matrices to measure the depth of letter characters.
lms a century of progress london to birmingham 1838-1938
Guidebook, London Midland & Scottish Railway, "A Century of Progress, London-Birmingham, 1838-1938", 1938, 44 pages, cost new 6d, 1/2 price for children stamped 3d.
Electrical shot-firing apparatus
Electrical shot-firing apparatus, single shot 'low tension exploder', also called "little demon" exploder, 1940, coal mining.
Personality Test, Australia, 1943
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory; devised by Starke R. Hathaway and J. Charnley McKinley in 1943; used by the Institute of Education, University of Liverpool, c. 1960-1990.
German naval officer
A dye transfer print photograph of a German naval officer in uniform, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1935.
Side view of an empty racing car seat
A photograph showing the seat of a racing car, taken by Zoltan Glass in Berlin, 1934. The photograph was taken during race at Avus race track in Berlin, Germany.
A Nazi salute at a German motor race,
A photograph of a group of people performing a Nazi salute, taken by Zoltan Glass in 1934. The photograph is taken during a race at the Nürburgring, Germany.
Sleeping tramp in Marseille
Vintage silver gelatin print, by Brassaï. A tramp sleeping beneath a Dulcine billboard in Marseille, ca. 1935. Photographer's stamp on verso. Published in "Camera in Paris" (Focal Press, 1949).
African American soldiers court martialled at Paignton
15 october 1943
Silver gelatin print by Jack Esten for the Daily Herald. 'U.S. Court Martial at Paignton'. Image shows 14 African American soldiers leaving the court at Paignton, Devon, after the adjournment. They were accused of mutiny, riot and intent to murder.
Presenta Pocket Ciné Silent 9.5mm projector/viewer
PPC (Presenta Pocket Ciné) Silent 9.5mm projector/viewer. Pocket sized viewer and projector for 9.5mm film in closed cassettes. Retailed in United Kingdom by Presenta Ltd, manufactured in Switzerland, 1926. British Patent Nos 259935 and 267812; other patents pending. Cable missing plug attachment.
Glass faced skeleton clock.
'Skeleton clock' made by Jaeger-LeCoultre, Switzerland, 1937-1938. Consists of miniature clock movement with an anchor escapement, supported on a transparent glass clock face which is in a circular frame upon a curved stand.
Prototype "Marchant Collapsible Chair"
Prototype and scale model of the "Marchant Collapsible Chair for Invalids and Children", a unique wheelchair designed and constructed by T.J. Marchant, Tiptree, Essex, 1937-1939, awarded the Founders Silver Medal at the Inventors' Exhibition, London, 1939, with contract for, and transcript of, a short BBC broadcast by the inventor, February 1939, and other ephemera
Universal theodolite II, no.42676, by Carl Zeiss,
Universal theodolite II, no.42676, by Carl Zeiss, Jena, c.1940, some accessories missing, in fitted box, 35 x 25 x 20cm
Police clash with picketers, Ambridge, Pennsylvania
A photograph showing police clashing with picketers during a steel workers' strike in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, taken in June 1937 by an unknown photographer. Two workers were fatally wounded whilst 18 others were injured during the clashes between armed police and steel workers.
Sullivan Griffiths inductance
Electricity and Magnetism
Sullivan Griffiths inductance (second grade), nominal value 10000 microhenries actual value 10025 microhenries, No. 2460/1943 by H.W. Sullivan Ltd., patent No. 326190, in cardboard box
A photograph of a Mercedes-Benz employee standing in front of pressed steel car wings in a factory, taken by Zoltan Glass, c. 1935.
Woman and dog with Buick car
A photograph of a woman sat on the running board of an 8 cylinder Stoewer car, a dog on the ground next to her, taken by Zoltan Glass, c. 1934. The photograph was taken during a Stoewer advertising photo shoot.
"Bessa" Folding Camera
Voigtlander "Bessa" leather-bound folding camera, with "Compur-Rapid" shutter.
Crowd gather on steps
A photograph of a crowd gathered on steps taken by Zoltan Glass in 1934. The crowd stand in front of a shop to watch the 2000km Fahrt in Germany.
Wax anatomical model of human foot showing Prurigo
Anatomy & Pathology
Wax anatomical model of human foot showing Prurigo nodularis, on wooden base, German, 1939
Two women with a car and an aeroplane
A photograph of two women with a Mercedes-Benz 500K convertible and an aeroplane, taken by Zoltan Glass in 1934. The plane is the Junkers airliner 'General Feldmarschall von Hindenburg'.
Front end of two Mercedes-Benz cars
A photograph of the front of a Mercedes-Benz coupe racing car and a Mercedes-Benz special roadster, taken by Zoltan Glass in 1934.
prismatic binoculars (6 x 42) object glass diameter 40mm, roof prism construction, signed Hensoldt, Wetzlar, Germany, c.1940.
Photograph of four wolves inside a London Zoo enclosure
Daily Herald photogaph titled 'Hungry wolves'. Caption on back reads: 'A fine study of hungry wolves at the London Zoo, on the lookout for their Keeper and their food'.
H.G. Wells in his Regent's Park home
20 January 1940
Weekly Illustrated photograph by Wolfgang Suschitzky. Image shows author H.G. Wells looking out toward Regent's Park from his writing room balcony.