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Fused earth sample from first atomic bomb explosion
Sample of "fused earth" from first atomic bomb explosion at Alamogordo, N.M., on July 16th 1945, contained in a metal and glass holder, diameter 102mm, height 33mm
Conway camera, synchronised model
Box camera for 120 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Fitted with a simple lens of fixed aperture. B/I rotary shutter. Close-up lens on lever. Two brilliant reflecting finders. Flash synchronised with two pin contact.
Ministry of Food bowls
Nutrition & Food Technology
Supply of bakelite bowls bearing the Ministry of Food logotype, in cardboard box, for emergency feeding purposes, manufactured 1945-1951
Reynaud's Praxinoscope Theatre
Reynaud's Praxinoscope Theatre, c.1879. Emile Reynauld, Paris. Box opening and errecting to carry mirror drum with twelve facets; black background picture bands fit around circumference. Image viewed through hole in upright lid, seen through glass plate in which is reflected interchangeable background and foreground scene; the galss set in theatre style proscenium. Instructions pasted on lower proscenium panel. Candle holder and shade missing. With four bands; girl blowing bubbles (fitted in drum); leapfrog; girl skipping; boy foot-juggling. Background/foreground cards; circus; country house; background only; snow scene. Three advertising cards for - Praxinoscope, Projection Praxinoscope, Praxinoscope Theatre. Reproduction candle shade, made by Science Museum from original in BFI, in 1956.
Directional Robot, manufactured by Yonezawa, Japan, for Cragstan, USA, 1957
Three women model dresses
A dye transfer print photograph of three women in a fashion photograph, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1950. The women wear dresses and accessories made from the same fabrics, a green woollen fabric and a spotted cotton.
Woman on the telephone
A dye transfer print photograph of a woman on the telephone, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1950.
Paillard Bolex H16 16mm Cine Camera
Paillard-Bolex H16 cine camera with fitted case, instructions and pistol grip. It has a three lens turret; Kern Yvar F=16mm f/1:2.8, Serial No 154788; Kern Switar F=25mm f/1.4, Serial No 156462; Kern Yvar F=75mm f/1:2.8 lenses, Serial No 150601; all three lens by Kern-Paillard, Switzerland. Clockwork-driven camera for 16mm film on 100 foot spools; claw intermittent and two continuous sprockets. It can be run at 8, 16, 24, 32 and 64 frames per second. Single frame and over frame exposure facility and time and instantaneous exposures. The camera has a back-wind facility (for double exposures/fades, etc). The direct vision optical finder is mounted at the top of the camera, with a critical reflex focusser situated behind the top lens on the turret.
Bristol 'Centaurus' sleeve-valve aero engine, c 1940s.
Bristol ‘Centaurus’ sleeve-valve radial 18-cylinder aero engine, part-sectioned, by The Bristol Aeroplane Company Limited, Bristol, Somerset, England, 1942-1950
Kodak Brownie Turret Movie Camera
Kodak Brownie Turret Movie Camera. Movie camera for double run 8mm film, 25' load. No 1796118. Fitted with a Cine Ekatanon lens F:13mm f/1.9. Cine Ektanon lens Telephoto F:24mm f/1.9. Cine fixed aperture at 1.2 stop intervals to f/16. Depth of field scales engraved on lens barrels. Optical frame finder, folding colour coded indicator of lens fields on front lens, sliding parallax adjustment on rear lens. Clockwork motor, approx 50 secs running per wind. Rotating footage indicator. Sprocketless claw drive. Continuous lock on exposure button. Provision for exposure guide card. Eastman Kodak Co, 1958-1959.
Avro 707A Aeroplane
Avro 707A aeroplane, manufactured by A. V. Roe & Co. Ltd at Chadderton and assembled at Bracebridge Heath in 1952. Registration number WZ736.
Avro Shackleton A.E.W. 2
Avro Shackleton A.E.W.2 reconnaissance aircraft, Military Service No. WR 960, made by A. V. Roe & Co. Ltd, Woodford, 1954.
First sample of 100% spun 'terylene' yarn
Plastics and Modern Materials
First sample of 100% spun "Terylene" yarn, produced at the Shirley Institute, c. 1949
Ekco car radio receiver, 1951
Ekco car radio receiver, by EK Cole Limited, Southend on Sea, Essex, England, 1951. This radio was formally fitted in a Mark 1 Ford Consul.
Radio set containing original printed circuit boards
Radio set containing original printed circuit boards, by Paul Eisler, Europe, 1942
Town pass for psychiatric patients, Suffolk, England, 1953
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Town pass for patient St. Audry's Hospital, previously the Suffolk County Asylum for Pauper Lunatics, Melton, Suffolk
200 series dial telephone
200 series dial telephone, ivory colour, unsigned, British, 1945-1959
Connector for radio equipment, 1942-1946
Connector, 6 point, for use with Wireless Set No. 19, unknown maker, British, 1942-1946
Three tubes of penicillin powder, two of International Standard and one of British Standard samples, 1945-1946
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Three tubes of penicillin powder, two of International Standard and one of British Standard samples, one dated 1946
Aerial for 'S-phone' transceiver, 1942-1945
Aerial for "S-phone" type 13/Mk IV personal portable UHF transmitter/receiver, designed by Charles Bovill, unknown maker, British, 1942-1945
Shaw psychological test, United Kingdom, 1948
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Shaw Test material, comprises: 1 hexagon block (marked "A" on one end and "LAMB" on the other), 1 cuboid block (marked "B" on one end and "RAT" on the other), 1 pentagon block (marked "C" on one end and "OX" on the other), 1 triangle block (marked "D" on one end and "WHALE" on the other), and 2 sets of instructions with envelopes, no maker marked, 1948.
Collecting box for Action Medical Research
Collecting box made for Action Medical Research, Pied Piper/Tree House Model, unsigned, restored by Stan Coxall, Horsham, Sussex, United Kingdom 1950-1959
aerial base, 1942-1946
Aerial base for use with Wireless Set No. 19, unknown maker, British, 1942-1946
Oil jar, Egypt, 1580-1350BCE
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Earthenware oil jar, Egyptian, probably New Kingdom, 1580-1350BC
Wireless set no. 38 Mk. II serial no. 6319, 1942-1945
Wireless set no. 38 Mk. II serial no. 6319, unknown maker, British, 1942-1945. Complete with ancillaries: Junction box no.2, headphones, throat microphone, 150/3 V dry battery, webbing harness, 16 foot aerial (in four sections with webbing case), and webbing signal satchel, with strap
Wireless set no. 19 with ancillary equipment, 1942-1946
Wireless set no. 19 Mark III, together with ancillary equipment, developed by Pye Limited and the Signals Research and Development Establishment, unknown maker, British, 1942-1946
'Fialka' Cipher machine (10 rotor) with Cyrillic (Russian) characters
Cipher machine 'Fialka', with 10 rotors marked with Cyrillic (Russian) characters, and with spare set of rotors in metal drum, c. 1958 or later.
Phage typing machine, London, England, 1959
Public Health & Hygiene
Phage typing machine used to determine bacteria strains present in multiple samples inoculated onto petri dishes, developed at the Public Health Laboratory Service, used particularly to identify strains of salmonella, 1959.
Delivery table, Europe, 1945-1955
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Delivery table, fully adjustable with padded mattress. The main body of the bed sits on four wheels with an extendable section at the foot. This can be slid underneath when not in use.
Poster promoting mass X-ray screening
Poster promoting mass miniature radiography with text only
V2 rocket test kit, Germany, 1943.
Electrical ground test set used for checking the V2 rocket before launch.
Case for Arriflex 16mm ST Cine Camera
Metal camera case for 16mm Arriflex ST cine camera. Made in Germany by Arri 1952.
Arriflex llB 35mm Cine Camera with 200' Magazine
35mm Arriflex IIB cine camera body, Serial Number 3452, with synch-pulse adapter, camera motor, 28mm Schneider lens (Serial Number 3087691), 50mm Cooke lens (Serial Number 518420), 75mm Taylor-Hobson lens, (Serial number 500107), one 200' magazine on camera, one 400' magazine, swan neck, camera leads.
A Dufaycolor colour transparency of the view up The Mall from Buckingham Palace, London, taken by an unknown photographer in 1945.
Christmas at the Hospital for Sick Children
A photograph from the Daily Herald Archive showing a child in bed at the Hospital for Sick Children, holding a teddy bear, with a nurse standing alongside, 20 December 1943.
Expandascope projection lens no 5716
Ross Expandascope projection lense, no 5716. Probably previously used at the Central Cinema in Ironbridge, Shropshire.
Promotional poster for mass miniature radiography
Poster promoting mass miniature radiography showing mass radiography van, titled, 'don't miss/this bus!'
Intestinal biopsy tube, London, England, 1954-1958
Intestinal biopsy tube plastic, metal and rubber,. made by G.U. Manufacturing Co., London, 1954-1958
Combined dilator and pulmonary valvulotome
Combined dilator and pulmonary valvulotome, with metal handle, made by Genito-Urinary Co., London, 1945-1955
Kodak Brownie Turret movie camera
For doublerun 8mm film, 25' reels; Kodak Cine Ektanon lens F:13mm f/1.9, with converters for telephoto and wide angle. Clockwork drive; folding optical frame finder, parallax compensated. H 10207.
Model (scale 1:200) of the Jodrell Bank Lovell Telescope
1957 (original); 1961 (model)
Model (scale 1:200) of Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope.
Positioning in Radiography
Book, 'Positioning in Radiography' by K.C. Clark, 3rd edition, London, 1942
Line test drawing from 'Animal Farm'
Line test from the animated film Animal Farm. Second of 3 sheets. Attacking dog. Made by Halas and Batchelor.
Pilot's appliance for holding the joy-stick, England, 1942-1943
Aviator's appliance for holding the 'joy-stick' (This was owned by the late Air Vice-Marshal Sir Augustus Walker who flew Vulcans). Made by Steeper c.1942.
Model of Hawker "Hunter" aircraft
Model of Hawker "Hunter" aircraft (scale 1:24), by Hawker Siddeley Aircraft Company, England, 1950-1955
Molecular model of the structure of vitamin B12, 1957-1959.
Model showing the structure of vitamin B12
Bush TV22 television receiver
Plastics and Modern Materials
A Bush TV 22 monochrome television receiver with a 9 inch screen and 'walnut' bakelite case. No Serial number. Fitted with Band convertor at rear. Bakelite was the first synthetic material used to make the cases for television sets. The TV 22 was introduced in 1950. Brown phenolic plastic case manufactured by British Moulding Ltd.