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Glass ampoule of penicillin powder, United States, 1942-1943
Ampoule of penicillin, by Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, 5000 Florey Units
USAAF Aircraft camera, type K20, 1940-1945
USAAF Aircraft camera, type K20 Serial No. AC-45-552, designed by Fairchild and manufactured by Folmer Graflex Corporation, Rochester, New York, United States, 1940-1945. With fitted case and instruction manual. Also known as the Fairchild K20
Royal Liver Building
A Dufaycolor colour transparency of the entrance to the Royal Liver Building in Liverpool, taken by an unknown photographer in about 1945.
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.
Bartholomew's Railway Map of the British Isles
Railway Maps & Plans
Bartholomew's Railway Map of the British Isles, c. 1939.
Cardboard carton, for 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
Imperial Typewriter Model 50, 1940
Printing & Writing
Imperial Standard Model 50 typewriter, 1940 (serial no. Z164476). Serial number Z164476 can be dated to 1940.
Women sewing flags
A photograph of women sewing flags, taken by Greaves for the Daily Herald newspaper on 3 April, 1945. These women are at work in a South London factory.
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.
Cap from an American Red Cross uniform, United States, 1939-1945
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
cap from American Red Cross uniform, blue serge, USA, 1939-1945
Dynomotor unit type PE-73-C, 1939-45
Dynomotor unit type PE-73-C, serial number S-1869, complete with connecting cables to join with BC-375-E transmitter, made by General Electric Corp, 1939-45
Surgical instrument set, United States, 1939-1945
Surgical instrument set for fractures and amputations in canvas roll, by Zimmer Manufacturing Co. and others, USA., 1939-1945
Suturing machine, United States, 1943
Singer U.S.A. suturing machine, boxed and in leatherette case with leaflet. Made in 1943.
A photograph of a driver in the cab of a steam locomotive, taken by Tomlin for the Daily Herald newspaper on 30 January, 1940. Driver Mr Bailey is photographed 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.
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.
Factory worker laying out flags
A photograph of a woman drying flags in a factory, taken by Nixon for the Daily Herald newspaper on 6 April, 1945.
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.
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.
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.
Sailor with a bunch of bananas
A photograph of a sailor with a bunch of bananas, taken by Smith for the Daily Herald newspaper on 12 December, 1945.
A photograph of signalman Bob Webster, taken by George Roper for the Daily Herald newspaper on 19 December, 1939.
battery pack and vibrator pack for "S-phone" transceiver, 1942-1945
Battery pack and vibrator pack for "S-phone" type 13/Mk IV personal portable UHF transmitter/receiver, designed by Charles Bovill, unknown maker, British, 1942-1945
Wireless set no. 38 Mk. II serial no. 6319, 1939-1945
Wireless set no. 38 Mk. II serial no. 6319, unknown maker, British, 1939-1945
Civil Defense Protective Helmet
1916 Pattern shrapnel helmet, as issued to Civil Defence volunteers during WW2.
Specimen of Baird's 2-colour cathode ray tube for colour television (telechrome tube), 1944.
Collecting aluminium pots and pans to make aeroplanes
A photograph of men working on a huge mound of aluminium pots, pans and other domestic items, given by the public in response to an appeal by the Ministry for Aircraft Production in July 1940.
Dog amongst men's legs
Colour transparency of a terrier sat at the feet of three men, taken by Photographic Advertising Limited, c. 1945. One man stands whilst to men are seated, all showing their patterned socks.
Photograph of model of the Kodak factory
A dye transfer print photograph of a model of the Kodak factory in Harrow, Middlesex, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1940. The model was on display at the Kodak museum.
Tube of 'Penicillin Snuff', Liverpool, England, 1942-1943
phial, labelled Penicillin Snuff, calcium salt in sterilised sulphathiazole, 5000 units, manufactured by Clay & Abraham Ltd.
Penicillin powder, England, 1942
Penicillin powder, 1942, used in early clinical trials
Surgical instrument set and canvas bag, Europe, 1941
Canvas bag containing Government approved surgical instrument pouches numbers 1-3, supplied by Ministry of Health Emergency Hospital Service, October 1941
'ESO' chloroform apparatus, Oxford, England, 1945
"E.S.O." chloroform apparatus with steel case and khaki satchel, designed by Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics for parachute troops in World War Two, made by Longworth Scientific Instrument Co., 1945
Co-ordination test apparatus, Cambridge, England, 1942
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Sensory motor apparatus (SMA-3), electro-mechanical test for eye, hand and foot co-ordination of Royal Air Force pilots, Cambridge, England, 1942
A photograph of workers in the Swan Hunter shipyard on Tyneside, taken by Bishop Marshall for the Daily Herald newspaper on 8 January, 1940.
Designer with clothing dolls
A photograph of a French designer with a number of dolls dressed in the latest fashions, taken by Bishop Marshall for the Daily Herald newspaper on 11 September, 1945.
A photograph of a mill worker, taken by Bishop Marshall for the Daily Herald newspaper on 21 January, 1940. This mill worker, dressed in overalls, stands barefoot at a large loom. This photograph is one of a series taken to illustrate a Daily Herald feature story by Dudley Barker on workers in wartime.
The 'Home' first aid case, England, 1939-1941
The "Home" first aid case, with contents, prepared by Boots Pure Drug Co. Ltd., Nottingham, 1939-1941
Silver gelatin copy print made ca.1970s. Eileen Dunne, child injured during the Blitz,sits in a hospital bed with a bandage around her head. She is holding a doll. Photograph by Sir Cecil Beaton.
King George VI and President Truman
A three-colour carbon print of King George VI (1895-1952) and President Truman (1884-1972) on board a ship, taken by an unknown photographer in 1945. The men are on the warship HMS 'Renown', moored in Plymouth Sound.
Working model Ferguson tractor, c. 1945
Working model Ferguson tractor, c. 1945 with single - furrow wheeled plough, and single - furrow mounted plough, Scale approx 1:10 complete with black wooden container.
St Paul's Cathedral
A Dufaycolor colour transparency of St Paul's Cathedral in London, taken by an unknown photographer in about 1943.
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
Polyethylene terephthalate filaments spool, 1943-1944
Plastics and Modern Materials
One of three spools of polyethylene terephthalate filaments produced at the Chemical Research Laboratory, Teddington (D.S.I.R) in 1943-44 Label reads: poly-ethylene terephthalate filament (A) I.V., 0.245
Insecticide powder for delousing, United States, 1939-1945
Public Health & Hygiene
Tin of insecticide louse powder by Lucky Heart Laboratories Inc., Memphis, Tennessee, USA, war time issue
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.
Human serum, Canada, 1944
Public Health & Hygiene
Normal human serum by Connaught Laboratories, University of Toronto, Canada, 1944. Bottle marked "Normal Human Serum Pooled and Dried." Bottle has webbing handle and a rubber top which is slightly dry.
Bobbin Box of a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom
Bobbin box belonging to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.
McVitie Weston valve collection, valve, type CV1090
Valve, type CV1090, marked C6742, anode tube cracked, in carton, (RMW/Y411B - McVitie Weston number), by Unknown maker, 1943.