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Charlotte box by Oxygenaire, London, England, 1945-1955
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Charlotte box by Oxygenaire c1950. The Charlotte's box, named after Queen Charlotte's Maternity Hospital, London, was devised originally as a way of giving oxygen to sick babies. It was soon used in the new special care baby units to transform ordinary cots into simple incubators. The heating system comprised a hot water bottle and thermometer inside the perspex box.
Register of restraint and seclusion, London, England, 1948
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Uncompleted mechanical restraint register
Sunshine recorder Mk IIIA by Casella
Sunshine recorder Mk IIIA, Campbell-Stokes type, by Casella, MO serial no.479/59
Leaflet, ‘The Science of Tridosha’, United States, 1956
The Science of Tridosha: an analysis of the three cosmic elements in medicines, food and diseases. Pamphlet written by Dr B Bhattacharyya, published in U.S.,1956. Located at Science Museum Library at Wroughton. Shelfmark: 615.8 BHATTACHARYYA
Patchwork quilt made from S&J Watts fabric samples
Patchwork quilt, made from S&J Watts fabric samples, Manchester, around 1950.
Sample of serotonin creatinine sulphate, United States, 1948
Serotonin creatinine sulphate I sample prepared by Maurice Rapport, 1947-1948
Suturing machine, United States, 1943
Singer U.S.A. suturing machine, boxed and in leatherette case with leaflet. Made in 1943.
Boy and girl with globe
Colour transparency of a boy and girl with a globe, taken by Photographic Advertising Limited, c. 1955. The pair stand in front of a map, the girl looks puzzled with a pencil in her mouth.
Woman watches as a band marches past
Colour negative of a woman stood on a pavement, taken by Photographic Advertising Limited, c. 1957. Only the woman's legs and feet are visible, she wears a tweed pencil skirt and kitten heels. In the background a marching band go by.
Woman in a knitted jumper
Colour transparency of a woman in a knitted jumper, taken by Photographic Advertising Limited, c. 1957. The woman wears a v-neck jumper with wide collar, she stands in front of a wall with cobble-effect pattern. A basket with scarf and sunglasses hangs on the wall. Photographic Advertising Limited produced a series of photographs to illustrate knitting patterns.
Kitten Splashing in a Saucer of Milk
A gelatin silver print of a kitten splashing in a saucer of milk, taken 3 July 1958 by Terry Fincher for the Daily Herald.
Three women wearing knitwear
Colour transparency of three women wearing knitted tops, taken by Photographic Advertising Limited, c. 1955. Photographic Advertising took many photographs to illustrate knitting patterns.
Woman with sledge
Colour negative of a woman with a sledge, taken by Photographic Advertising Limited, c. 1957. The woman wears a two piece knitted suit. Photographic Advertising took many photographs to illustrate knitting patterns.
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.
Shrove Tuesday football in Alnwick
A photograph of the Shrove Tuesday football match in Alnwick, Northumberland, taken in February 1953 by Kenneth Lauder for the Daily Herald.
Bearded man with pipe case
Colour transparency of a man in a thick knitted jumper, taken by Photographic Advertising Limited, c. 1955. The man holds a pipe case and sits in front of a backdrop of a cottage.
Five girls in knitted outfits
Colour transparency of five girls, taken by Photographic Advertising Limited, c. 1955. The girls all wear knitted dresses or skirts. Photographic Advertising made many images to illustrate knitting patterns.
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.
Kenwood 'Chef' food mixer and
Accessory for Kenwood 'Chef' food c.1957, balloon whisk.
Barge trips along the canal
A photograph showing people on a barge trip on a canal, taken in June 1953 by William Jones for the Daily Herald.
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.
Noel Coward lights Marlene Dietrich's cigarette
A photograph of Noël Coward lighting Marlene Dietrich's cigarette.
Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island
A photograph of Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island, off the coast of Northumberland, taken in 1958.
Two brothers on the Farne Islands
A photograph of two brothers looking at an eider duck nesting on the Farne Islands, Northumberland, taken in 1956.
Housewives League demonstration at the House of Commons
A photograph entitled 'Housewives League demonstration at the House of Commons', taken in 1951 by G Warner for the Daily Herald. Showing women demonstrating against meat rationing, leaving the House of Commons on the way to the Ministry of Food.
Ciniola 35mm picture and sound editing machine
Ciniola editing machine (very similar to Acmiola). The Ciniola editor is a viewing machine for 35mm picture and optical or magnetic sound film. It has an amplfier and loudspeaker and volume controls. Inscription on picture head, part of casting: 'Cineola, London'; on label on top of base 'Photographic Electrical Ltd. 71 Dean Street London'.
Shrovetide football in Ashbourne
A photograph of a Shrovetide football match at Ashbourne in Derbyshire, taken in February 1950 by Bert Abell for the Daily Herald.
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.
A boy and his dog bask in sun and glory
A photograph entitled 'A boy and his dog bask in sun and glory', taken in August 1955 by William Jones for the Daily Herald. The photograph shows two year old John Lemon, of Sanderstead, Surrey, resting with his grandfather's bull mastiff, Roy. The boy and dog had just won first prize in a competition in Hastings.
Liverpool skyline, with the Anglican Cathedral in the distance
A photograph of the skyline of Liverpool, with the Anglican Cathedral in the distance, taken in February 1950 by F Greaves for the Daily Herald.
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.
Specimen of Baird's 2-colour cathode ray tube for colour television (telechrome tube), 1944.
headset and tannoy microphone, 1942-1946
Headset and tannoy microphone for use with Wireless Set No. 19, unknown maker, British, 1942-1946
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
Connector for radio equipment, 1942-1946
Connector, 6 point, for use with Wireless Set No. 19, unknown maker, British, 1942-1946
Test tubes used at the Common Cold Research Unit, England, c. 1956
Public Health & Hygiene
Rack of test tubes, unsigned, Europe, 1956. Used in tissue culture at the Common Cold Research Unit, Harvard Hospital, Harnham Down, Wiltshire, England, from c. 1956
Johnny Cash with Guitar
A photograph of Johnny Cash (1932-2003) climbing through a window, guitar in hand, taken in September 1959 by A Tanner for the Daily Herald.
Braun record player, 1957.
Record player, Braun, model PC3, without stylus, designed by Wilhelm Wagenfeld, Dieter Rams and Gerd Alfred Muller, 1957
Animation cel and background from 'Animal Farm'
Animation cel and background from the film Animal Farm. Man and goose. Made by Halas and Batchelor.
Electroconvulsive therapy machine, England, 1945
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) machine with two crude head electrodes and early mains lead with plug, Spencer Paterson Mark lV, serial number 244, English, 1946-1950. Ohmmeter made by Ferranti Ltd. Timing dial was actually a telephone dial. Psychiatrist Arthur Spencer Paterson (1900-1983), who worked for most of his career at West London Hospital, did much to help introduce ECT in Britain. See note.
Sanger’s electrophoresis equipment
Chromatography tank, model 500 chromatank, converted for electrophoresis by Shandon Scientific Limited, England, 1950-1958
Artificial arm with four tool attachments, England, 1945-1955
Heavy-duty, metal artificial arm worn by right below elbow amputee who worked in Steeper's factory (from 1943-85), making metal sockets. The tools he used include: a: 2.17 kg club-hammer (fitted to arm). b: Ball pein hammer 0.95 kg c: Double headed ball-pein hammer 0.61 kg d: Double headed planishing hammer. They all have the heavy-duty McKay adaptors, (c.1950)
Penicillin powder, England, 1942
Penicillin powder, 1942, used in early clinical trials
Silver key ring tag from Sheffield Royal Hospital Venereology Clinic, England, 1945-1955
Key ring tag, German silver from Sheffield Royal Hospital Venereology Clinic, English, 1945-1955
Dentist's models of child's skull needing bone grafts
Two models of front side of child's skull, illustrating lack of growth of anterior mandible overgrowth of maxilla, and correcting bone grafts, on stands, prepared by D. Greer-Walker, 1954
Model of Mass Radiography Unit, England, 1948-1955
Wooden model of Mass Radiography Unit x-ray apparatus, scale approx 1:12, with 7 figures, English, 1948-1955
Leaflet relating to smoking, London, England, c. 1957
Public Health & Hygiene
Fold out comic-style leaflet entitled 'The Adventures of the Wisdom Family', subtitled 'What - No Smoking', dealing with smoking issues within a fictional family in the light of the then recent health concerns about smoking, produced by the Central Council for Health Education, London, England, c. 1957
Williams Tube in case, c. 1950.
Computing & Data Processing
Refurbished single Williams' tube storage unit from a Ferranti Mark 1 computer
Coffin of nuclear fuel, c. 1950.
Model of a metal cylinder (simulated 'fuel rod') in a coffin-shaped oak container, presented to Sir Monty Finniston. Dedication, 'Einstein & Finniston / Theory to Experiment' , 1945-1955.