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'King-Dick' vacuum cleaner
'King-Dick' vacuum cleaner with attachments and case, made by Abingdon, Birmingham, c.1945.
'Emidisc' blank discs for portable disc recorder, model 2300H by HMV
Three metal containers of 'Emidisc' blank discs for lacquer recording on portable disc recorder, model 2300H by HMV (The Gramophone Company Ltd., Hayes, Middlesex) 1945. One open, two sealed.
Portfolio of Cartoons by Arthur Gooch, depicting working life at King's Cross Passenger Locomotive Depot
Pictorial Collection (Railway)
Portfolio of about 100 original watercolour cartoons by Arthur Gooch, 1947 - 1948. The images depict daily working life at the London & North Eastern Railway’s King’s Cross Passenger Locomotive Depot. Gooch is believed to have been a 'shedman' and coaling plant operator who was based at the depot.
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Poster, Great Western Railway and London, Midland and Scottish Railway, Wales by Leonard Richmond, 1946. Coloured lithograph depicting an imaginary scene, a lake in a Welsh landscape, with a castle and mountains in the distance. Title and the GWR and LMS logos beneath. Format quad royal.
News Theatre, Waterloo (re-opened after being blitzed)
Pictorial Collection (Railway)
Painting, watercolour, News Theatre, Waterloo (re-opened after being blitzed), by Helen McKie, November 1942. Depicts the entrance to the cinema at the Southern Railway's Waterloo station. Servicemen and fashionably dressed women are either entering the cinema or walking past on the station concourse. An ARP (Air Raid Precaution) warden stands at left, while at right an elderly gentleman looks at his watch. On top of the kiosk at the entrance to the cinema are figures of the Walt Disney characters Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. Signed by the artist at bottom right, title at bottom. Image size 375mm x 525mm. Frame size 550mm x 715mm.
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.
Hanger-Simpson wooden hand with all fingers articu
Hanger-Simpson wooden hand with all fingers articulated at the proximal inter-phalangeal and metacarpo-phalangeal joints. Passively moveable thumb, grooved at the tip, for holding a pen or pencil. The tips of all the digits are faced with black rubber. Made by Hanger, c.1948.
BBC D/11 General Purpose Amplifier
BBC D/11 amplifier, c.1943. The D/11 amplifier was produced on a large scale as a high-grade general-purpose amplifier. This particular unit came from BBC Londonderry. The full BBC number on it is D/11/656. This is a rack-mount unit, and has a very rusty face plate.
Variable condenser, type B-22-C, no. 158125, by Mu
Variable condenser, type B-22-C, no. 158125, by Muirhead and Co. Ltd., August 1948
Electrically-heated pitot tube by Kollsman Instrum
Electrically-heated pitot tube by Kollsman Instrument Co., Merrimack, New Hampshire, c. 1945. Part no. 782-02
Silver gelatin copy print made ca.1970s. Photograph by Sir Cecil Beaton of a salt merchant in India.
Bengali village scene
Silver gelatin copy print made ca.1970s. Photograph by Sir Cecil Beaton of a Bengali street scene.
Tube of 'Penicillin Snuff', Liverpool, England, 1942-1943
phial, labelled Penicillin Snuff, calcium salt in sterilised sulphathiazole, 5000 units, manufactured by Clay & Abraham Ltd.
Black and white photographic print, 3rd of 8, showing the July 1945 New Mexico atomic bomb explosion test
Black and white photographic print, mounted on card, 3rd of 8, showing the July 1945 New Mexico atomic bomb explosion test, being an enlargement from a negative presented by Gaumont British Distributors Ltd., by Science Museum Photographer, South Kensington, London, England, 1945-1947
Print advertisement for Cine-Kodak cameras
Print advertisement for cine-Kodak cameras with the taglines 'Give a Cine-Kodak' and 'What Christmas gift more wonderful than the ability to make movies in COLOR?' with an illustration of a woman in a red outfit holding ski poles, 1940.
Theodolite target, probably German, c.1940, comple
Theodolite target, probably German, c.1940, complete, in fitted box, 27 x 15 x 17cm
Right below knee prosthesis. Wooden socket
Right below knee prosthesis. Wooden socket (repaired in front with leather). Wooden lower end of shin, wooden foot with toe joint. Origin unknown, pre 1948 National Health Service. (Weight: 6 lbs 2.7 kg).
brass framed sextant.
Black-lacquered sextant with brass frame and scale limb, bakelite handle in fitted wooden box, unsigned but thought to be made by Carl Plath, Hamburg, Germany, 1943-1945. Consists of polished 125° scale (-5° to 125°), 1° divisions with white plastic drum micrometer measuring to 30”, four filter shades (all grey). Sextant marked with eagle and swastika while the case has a locking mechanism to secure the instrument along with a certificate of examination by the Kriegsmarine (German navy) dated November 1944.
EKCO A22 radio receiver, 1946
EKCO A22 AC mains radio receiver, 1946. With circular black Bakelite cabinet.
Home-made prosthesis for long below elbow stump. L
Home-made prosthesis for long below elbow stump. Leather socket connected by jointed side steels to a leather upper arm corset with three strap and buckle fastening. Heavy metal cuff and rotary with plain hook fitted. Made by a blacksmith, pre National Health Service 1948.
Unpublished Picture of Hiroshima Atom Bomb Explosion
Gelatin silver print entitled 'Unpublished Picture of Hiroshima Atom Bomb Explosion', taken by an unknown photographer and distributed by Associated Press, 23 July 1947. 'This picture, taken from the town of Yoshiura, on the other side of the mountain north of Hiroshima shows smoke rising from the explosion of the atom bomb. It was obtained by an Australian engineer at Kure, Japan. Note the radiation spots on the negative caused by the explosion.'
A Modern Medical Pulse Glass, Unsigned, 1948
Modern medical pulse-glass of a 1/4 minute. Abbot Horne. No.Type C, 1948
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
McVitie Weston valve collection, valve, type VU133
Valve, type VU133, ceramic spacer marked 831, (RMW/Y700B - McVitie Weston number), by Unknown maker, c. 1943.
Feather dusters, China
Silver gelatin copy print made ca.1970s. Photograph by Sir Cecil Beaton of a man selling feather dusters on a street in China. Second World War.
Matrix Vertical Milling Machine
Printing & Writing
Matrix vertical milling machine, Plant No.1530, made by The Cincinnati Milling Machine Company, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 1945. Part of the equipment used in the production system for Monotype matrices.
McVitie Weston valve collection, RCA valve, type 12A6
RCA valve, type 12A6, marked U.S.A. VT-134, (RMW/Y228 - McVitie Weston number), by RCA Corporation.-1940
BBC Studio Clock
Radio studio clock installed at BBC Broadcasting House, manufactured by Gents. Brass, with a red and green light above the clock face.
Four Photographs of American Atomic Bomb Test
Four 12 x 10 inch prints, showing the test underwater of an atomic bomb explosion at Bikini Atoll on 24th July 1946. (prints by Science Museum Photographer from negatives lent by the Photographic Library, US Bureau of Information, American Embassy, 33 Davies Street, W.1.)
Railway Uniform & Costume
Overcoat, London & North Eastern Railway, Driver, c.1947.
Circular slide rule and time zone scale, cardboard
Circular slide rule and time zone scale, cardboard and plastic, made 1947 by Perrygraf, Illinois for National, Massachusetts
Oversize bromide photograph by Cecil Beaton. Portrait of film star Greta Garbo sitting in chair and holding cigarette.
Binocular, 2.5 x 50, galilean, the bridge marked w
Binocular, 2.5 x 50, galilean, the bridge marked with a broad arrow and 'REG No 146' in brown leather case stamped on the lid 'BINOCULAR 2.5 x 50 / 10 degrees FIELD / CAT NO VF. 2506 / A. G. & CO Ltd', c1944.
Men leaving the shipyard, Tyneside
Silver gelatin copy print made ca.1970s. Workers leaving the Tyneside shipyards, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Photograph by Sir Cecil Beaton.
Screw pitch measuring machine 3"x7". Designed by N
Screw pitch measuring machine 3"x7". Designed by N.P.L. and made by G. Cussons Ltd in 1942. Complete with R7/8" standard thread test piece
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.
'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
Suturing machine, United States, 1943
Singer U.S.A. suturing machine, boxed and in leatherette case with leaflet. Made in 1943.
Sample of serotonin creatinine sulphate, United States, 1948
Serotonin creatinine sulphate I sample prepared by Maurice Rapport, 1947-1948
Aneurin Bevan at Park Hospital
06 July 1948
Daily Herald photograph showing Minister of Health Aneurin Bevan at Park Hospital, Davyhulme, near Manchester. He is shown meeting with 13-year-old Sylvia Beckenham, the first NHS patient.
St Paul's Cathedral
A Dufaycolor colour transparency of St Paul's Cathedral in London, taken by an unknown photographer in about 1943.
Britannic Calculating Machine
Britannic Guy's Calculating machine, made in England. Includes metal base plate but no cover. Base includes maker's name plate for The Muldivo Calculating Machine Co. Ltd.
Nephoscope in case, by F.Barker & Son (1932) Ltd.,
Nephoscope in case, by F.Barker & Son (1932) Ltd., c.1942.
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.
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.