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Little girl with bananas
A photograph of a little girl standing on a bollard at Avonmouth Dock holding a bunch of bananas, taken by Smith for the Daily Herald newspaper on 30 December, 1945.
For the perfect holiday... Southsea and Portsmouth
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Poster, British Railways (Southern Region), For the perfect holiday... Southsea and Portsmouth, Travel by Train, by David Lewis, 1953. Depicts an anchor on a beach, given human form by wearing a trilby or sunhat, and appearing to smoke a pipe and wear a belt and trousers. Two semaphore railway signals wrap around the anchor like scarves. In the background is the sea and a liner or ferry. Printed in Great Britain by Jordison and Company Ltd, 1953.
Pilot TV-37 television receiver
Pilot TV-37 Candid 3" portable television receiver, 1947-1949.
Haemoglobin 8.26, Festival Pattern Group red fabric, 1950-1951
Sample of jacquard-woven cotton and yarn-dyed visose rayon furnishing fabric, red colourway, based on Max Perutz's crystallography, haemoglobin 8.26, nested hexagonal motif surrounded by circles, made by Barlow & Jones Ltd., Manchester, England, 1950-1951. Based on the X-ray crystallographic pattern of the haemoglobin molecule. From a collection of 83 samples designed for the 1951 Festival of Britain.
Woman with flowers
A dye transfer print photograph of a woman standing next to an azalea bush, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1950.
Cambridge electrite direct-writing electrocardiograph machine
Cambridge electrite direct-writing electrocardiograph machine, by Cambridge Instrument Co. Ltd., Cambridge, 1950
Molecular modelling kit, 1955.
Set of Catalin molecular models of the space-filling Stuart type together with rubber connecting pegs and special pliers in a partitioned case. An engineering drawing showing dimensions and facial angles is included, c.1955
Bottle of tetanus vaccine, 1941.
Public Health & Hygiene
Bottle of 'Tetanus Toxoid' vaccine, with instructions in original carton, supplied by Burroughs Wellcome and Co., England, 1941-1943 (see note).
Pink orthopaedic corset, London, England, 1941-1950
Orthopaedic corset with reinforced strips at back, buckle and strap fastening at front and four suspenders, by F.C. Gould, London, c. 1944
St. Mary's Lighthouse, Whitley Bay
A photograph of St Mary's Lighthouse, Whitley Bay, Northumberland, taken in 1949.
Scene after a stampede for tickets to see Manchester United
A photograph showing the scene after a stampede for tickets to watch Manchester United, taken in February 1950 by Roland Hicklin for the Daily Herald.
Polish seamen toast their freedom
A photograph entitled 'Polish seamen toast their freedom', taken by R Powell in around 1953 for. Daily Herald.
Woman with a tiara
Colour transparency of a woman modelling a tiara, necklace and earrings, taken by Photographic Advertising Limited, c. 1955.
Couch for X-ray and electron therapy machine, England, 1955
Part of the 15MeV Linear Accelerator: couch, by Newton/Victor
copy of The Cinema Studio magazine
copy of magazine 'The Cinema Studio', February 1951 including an article relating to the Rank Travelling Matte process (pages 34-35).
Haemoglobin 8.26, Festival Pattern Group green fabric, 1950-1951
Sample of jacquard-woven cotton and yarn-dyed visose rayon furnishing fabric, green colourway, based on Max Perutz's crystallography, haemoglobin 8.26, nested hexagonal motif surrounded by circles, made by Barlow & Jones Ltd., Manchester, England, 1950-1951. Based on the X-ray crystallographic pattern of the haemaglobin molecule. From a collection of 83 samples designed for the 1951 Festival of Britain.
Rothesay, Isle of Bute
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Poster, British Railways, 'Rothesay, Isle of Bute', by Frank Sherwin, 1950. Coloured lithograph depicting Rothesay harbour, with a pleasure steamer approaching the pier. Beyond is the beach and town. Accompanying text below reads "Illustrated Guide free from Secretary, Advertising Association, Rothesay. Services and Fares from British Railways stations and agencies." Ref E.R.O.53350. Printed by McCorquodale & Company Limited. Format double royal.
Workshop micrometer for the blind (no. 412/62)
Workshop micrometer for the blind (no. 412/62), by Moore and Wright, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, 1950-1952. The Workshop micrometer for the blind (no. 412/62) is a standard micrometer, modified by the addition of an aluminium drum of geared serrated discs with braille characters: developed in 1951, in conjunction with the National Institute for the Blind.
First ever prepared crystal of serotonin creatinine sulphate, United States, 1948
Single crystal of serotonin creatinine sulphate, the first ever prepared by Maurice Rapport
Pictorial Collection (Railway)
Carriage print, British Railways (Eastern Region), Newark Castle, Nottinghamshire, by Kenneth Steel.
Acmade high speed rotating prism camera
Acmade high speed rotating prism camera made for the ARDE (Armament Research and Development Establishment), Fort Halstead, West Kent, and RAE (Royal Aircraft Establishment), Farnborough, for rocket, missiles and aircraft trials, British, c. 1950.
Bakelite pin tray, 1950.
Plastics and Modern Materials
One bakelite pin tray with hinged lid in the company's trefoil shape, c.1950
Refractor head used in spectacles prescription, United Kingdom, 1945-1955
Refractor head, used for quick diagnosis of ophthalmic prescription without using trial lenses and trial frame, c.1950
'S-phone' personal portable UHF transceiver, 1941-1945
'S-phone' type 13/Mk IV personal portable UHF transmitter/receiver, designed by Charles Bovill, unknown maker, British, 1942-1945
Certificate presented by St John Ambulance Association, England, 1942
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
'Instruction' course certificate for Nellie Roche, 1942
Ishihara colour blindness test, London, England, 1948
Ishihara colour test with instructions, published by H.K. Lewis and Co. Ltd., English, 1948
Debrie H 35mm high speed cine camera
Debrie High Speed Cine camera, Series H. Serial No 221 by Andre Debire, France, 1950. High speed cine camera for 35mm film in 400 foot external magazine. No lens. With double claw intermittent with double registration pin device. Single continuous sprocket. Critical focusing system on front of film. Rotary footage counter. Speed indicator, calibrated 48-240fps. Electric motor drive 1/8Hp, 24v DC, 1000 rpm 7 amps, motor fited by Arthur Kingston. On off switch and speed control (replacing original hand drive). Used by Arthur Kingston to film Grand National.
A Dufaycolor colour transparency of Trafalgar Square in London, taken by an unknown photographer in 1945.
Newman and Sinclair Autokine Model E 35mm Cine Camera
Newman and Sinclair Autokine Model E 35mm cine camera. With two magazines. Serial No 423. Cine camera for 35mm film in internal 200 foot reel magazine. Sliding plate with fittings for two lenses which are missing. With double spring clockwork motor, adjustable speed. Direct vision optical viewfinder with spirit level and footage indicator visible, parallax compensated rear sight.
The Palm House, Kew Gardens
A Dufaycolor colour transparency of The Palm House in Kew Gardens, London taken by an unknown photographer in about 1945.
Diorama of the Lister Ward at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, made in London, England, 1945-1950
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Diorama of the Lister Ward at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, c.1865, made by the Wellcome Institute, 1945-1950
A de Havilland 'Vampire' aircraft
A photograph of a de Havilland Vampire aircraft, taken by Bert Abell for the Daily Herald newspaper in 1951. The Vampire taxis along a new runway at Ringway Airport, Manchester, after a display given by the RAF 613 (City of Manchester) Auxiliary Squadron.
Television Fare, Mrs Jones and her pet ewe
Photograph entitled 'Television Fare, Mrs Jones and her pet ewe', taken by James Jarché for the Daily Herald in 1946. Showing Mrs Jones being interviewed in front of television cameras with sixteen year-old Nanny, her pet ewe.
locomotive nameplate - great eastern
Locomotives and Rolling Stock Components
Locomotive Nameplate, British Railways, "Great Eastern", ex Peppercorn A1 Class, No. 60157, built November 1949, named November 1951, Doncaster Works No. 2051, withdrawn January 1965.
Sievert blow lamp, 1/2 pint, 0.33 litres paraffin
Sievert blow lamp, 1/2 pint, 0.33 litres paraffin tank, type 538. Made by Max Sievert, Stockholm, Sweden. c. 1950
Tin, empty, for Cow & Gate Milk Food
Tin, empty, for Cow & Gate Milk Food, compounded dried full cream milk. Cow & Gate Limited, Guildford, Surrey. c. 1956.
Avro Vulcan wind tunnel model
Avro Vulcan wind tunnel model made by A.V. Roe Co. Ltd, Woodford, c.1956
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
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.
Wirgin Edinex 35mm camera in case with exposure meter.
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.)
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Unopened four-ounce pack of absorbent lint in blue paper packet, unsigned, from St. Bernards Hospital, 1948-1955; Inscribed "B.P.C. Quality. Absorbent lint. Prepared for use as a surgical dressing. Packed to comply with N.H.S. requirements"
Hand and Machine Tools
Remington 60 electric dual voltage shaver c. 1952; model No. 451-50, in a case with the sales box.
Automatic rotary microtome, England, 1950
Automatic rotary microtome by Baird and Tatlock (London) Ltd., 14-17 Saint Cross Street, London EC1, England, 1950
Disappearing filament pyrometer by the Cambridge I
Disappearing filament pyrometer by the Cambridge Instrument Co. Ltd. England, no. L254274, lamp 5869, patent no. 17927/12, with two ranges scaled 7 to 13 and 10 to 18 (times 100 degrees centigrade), in leather case