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McVitie Weston valve collection, Mullard valve, type CL33
Mullard valve, type CL33, (RMW/Y691A - McVitie Weston number), by Mullard Limited, c. 1940.
McVitie Weston valve collection, Tungsram valve, type HL4 plus
Tungsram valve, type HL4 plus, marked 606, (RMW/F78 - McVitie Weston number), by Tungsram Electric Lamp Works (Gt. Britain) Ltd., 1936.
Pedal board, for Hammond Model 'E' organ, Serial No. 8282
Pedal board for Hammond Model "E" organ Serial No. 8282, 1937.
Prism unit in metal frame, for Zeiss horizontal optimeter
Zeiss horizontal optimeter, 1939;small prism unit in metal frame
Ferranti type FH electric meter
Ferranti Ltd Type FH electric meter, c. 1940
McVitie Weston valve collection, MOV valve, type KT2
MOV valve, type KT2, marked VR118 2 Z 10E/88, (RMW/Y542A - McVitie Weston number), by M-O Valve Co. Limited, 1937.
McVitie Weston valve collection, Mazda valve, type ARTP.2
Mazda valve, type ARTP.2, (RMW/Y663A - McVitie Weston number), by British Thomson-Houston Company Limited, 1939.
London Midland & Scottish Railway 3rd Class brake corridor railway carriage
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Railway carriage, coach No 5987, London Midland & Scottish Railway, third class, brake corridor, built 1937, diagram number 1968, lot number 1035. Length over buffers: 60 13/16'.
Ballistic galvanometer by the Cambridge Instrument
Electricity and Magnetism
Ballistic galvanometer by the Cambridge Instrument Co. Ltd., period 45s., No.N474
Rigged main central sail from large rigged model of an Amoy Fishing Junk
Model of bamboo raft from large rigged model, scale 1:10, of a Chinese fishing junk used in the Amoy district of the Formosa Straight, unsigned, Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China, 1937
McVitie Weston valve collection, valve
Valve, shallow metal box 2.4in diam x 0.3in thick with two pin plug, (RMW/P52 - McVitie Weston number), by Unknown maker, 1936.
King George V's Steam Cabinet, United Kingdom, 1936
Public Health & Hygiene
King George V's steam cabinet, 1936. Reassembled after dismantling from the swimming pool area at Buckingham Palace. In use until 1970.
Glass cells, in mahogany box, for Spekker photo-electric absorptiometer
Set of glass cells for Spekker photo-electric absorptiometer by Adam Hilger Ltd., London, 1940, in wooden box. (See note)
Original laboratory sample of 'M and B 693', England, 1938
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Clear glass bottle, corked, containing original laboratory sample of "M and B 693" or sulphapyridine, small quantity of yellowish white powder produced by May and Baker of Dagenham, bottle inserted in black wooden mount, English, 1930-1938
Box of ergometrine ampoules
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Box containing 10x1ccx0.2mg ampoules (all empty) of "Hypoloid" Ergometrine, dummy pack with information leaflet. 106 mm x 63 mm x 17 mm. By Burroughs Wellcome and Co., London, 1937.
A London street scene with buses and cars
A photograph of a London street scene, taken in 1939 by Saidman for the Daily Herald.
Miners meeting a pupil at Eton College
A photograph of Durham miners meeting a pupil of Eton College, taken by Malindine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 15 December, 1938.
Tom Jones leading his pony down rough ground
A photograph entitled 'Tom Jones leading his pony down rough ground', taken in 1939 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald. The photograph was one of a series taken for a story about a Welsh shepherd and his sheep dogs, 'Tom Jones and his Wonder Sheep Dogs'.
A photograph of a woman making badges for the army, taken by Bishop Marshall for the Daily Herald newspaper on 8 January, 1940. Betty Cole is photographed using a gas torch to melt metal into a series of moulds for regimental badges. This photograph is one of a series taken to illustrate a Daily Herald feature story by Dudley Barker on workers in wartime.
Making coins at the Royal Mint
A photograph of a worker at the Royal Mint overseeing the cutting machine, taken by Saidman for the Daily Herald newspaper on 10 January, 1939.
A photograph of John Lewis (1914-1974) being presented with the winner's trophy for the world light heavyweight boxing championship, Wembley Stadium, taken in November 1936 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald.
Prince Monolulu and policemen
A photograph of Prince Monolulu, a tipster at the Epsom Derby, telling a crowd of policemen his pick of the racecard, taken by Malindine and Saidman for the Daily Herald newspaper on 1 June, 1938.
A photograph of two market salesmen, taken by Tomlin for the Daily Herald newspaper on 8 January, 1940.
Labour League of Youth: open air speakers in training
A photograph entitled 'Labour League of Youth: open air speakers in training', taken in July 1938 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald.
A young girl on a Christmas shopping trip
A photograph of a young girl on a Christmas shopping trip, taken in 1938 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald.
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. Jack Mortimer is photographed caulking - making watertight - a ship. This photograph is one of a series taken to illustrate a Dudley Barker feature story on workers in wartime.
Woman seated in Art Deco chair
A photograph of a woman seated on an Art Deco chair at a furnishing trades exhibition, taken in January 1938 by Saidman for the Daily Herald.
Children at a carnival
A photograph of three little girls struggling over a large toy dog, taken by Saidman for the Daily Herald newspaper on 16 August, 1938.
At the weigh-in
A photograph of a competitor weighing-in before the police boxing championships held at Harringay, London, taken in February 1938 by George W Roper for the Daily Herald.
'Coronation Scot' prepares for United States tour and World's Fair visit
A photograph of the train 'Coronation Scot', taken by Saidman in 1939 for the Daily Herald.
A photograph of boxer Len Harvey after winning the British light heavyweight title, taken by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 1 December, 1938.
New clock at Millwall Football Club
A photograph of four Millwall players on the terraces at the Den, taken in January 1937 by Saidman for the Daily Herald.
Workers at Perivale Philco radio factory
A photograph of women at work in a factory taken in August 1936 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald. The photograph shows women assembling radios for Philco on the factory line in Perivale, Middlesex.
A photograph of a woman arranging an asbestos suit for exhibition, taken in January 1936 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald.
Spanish peace rally
A photograph entitled 'Spanish peace rally', taken 1938 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald.
Artificial arm with knife accessory for eating, made by Desoutter Brothers Ltd, 1940
Artificial arm with knife accessory for eating, made by Desoutter Brothers Ltd, 1940, with original ‘care and upkeep’ signed letter from Desoutter. Cream metal left (below elbow) prosthetic arm with leather upper-arm band for suspension. Articulated fingers and tenon thumb, with palm-box fitting for optional knife attachment. Knife comes with leather pouch. Original letter from Desoutter and envelope containing 7 photographs of wearer.
Matrix binocular optical depth testing instrument
Printing & Writing
Matrix binocular optical depth testing instrument, Plant No.1289, made by The Monotype Corporation Ltd., Salford, Redhill, Surrey, 1937. Used in the production of Monotype matrices to measure the depth of letter characters. Mounted on bench with machine No. 2368
Matrix Monocular Optical Depth Testing Instrument
Printing & Writing
Matrix monocular optical depth testing instrument, plant No.1259, 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.
Matrix punch mill tool, grinding machine
Printing & Writing
Matrix punch mill tool, grinding machine, Plant No.1228, made by Monotype Corporation Ltd., Salford, Redhill, Surrey, England, 1937. Part of the equipment used in the production system for Monotype matrices.
Wireless valve, 7405A
Wireless valve, admiralty pattern 7405A made by the Mullard Radio Valve Company Limited, Mitcham in May 1940. Type NR16A. Tested at the H.M Signal School, Portsmouth.
A Vivex colour photograph of Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1937.
H.G. Wells at British Association Meeting
18 August 1938
Daily Herald photograph by Saidman titled 'British Association Meetings at Cambridge'. Image shows author H.G. Wells (right) chatting with Mr. F.R. Moulton, Permanent Secretary of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
The orange market outside the city walls
A photograph of an orange market in Palestine, taken in 1940 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald.
Combined black-and-white telev
Combined black-and-white television and radio receiver, model no. 709, made by Marconi Wireless Telegraph Co. Ltd, c. 1939.
Photograph of the first televised Wimbledon Championship
Photograph Photograph of the first televised Wimbledon Championship, 1937, showng an Emitron camera installed at Centre Court.
Telephone switchboard chargeab
Telephone switchboard chargeable time clock 44B made by the Automatic Telephone & Electric Company Ltd, 1938
the holiday handbook 1937
Guidebook, London & North Eastern Railway, "The Holiday Handbook 1939", 1939, description of places of interest, accommodation adverts, cost new 6d, 923 pages, soft cover, cover illustration of bathing beauty, by M Dickars.