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Booklet. 'Family Guide to the National Insurance S
Booklet. 'Family Guide to the National Insurance Scheme', 1948. Some annotations, underlining. Prepared by the COI for the Ministry of National Insurance and published by His Majesty's Stationery Office.
Picture receiver type D-356-B
Picture receiver type D-356-B, made by Muirhead-Jarvis, c.1950.
'Smith-Clarke Senior' adult cabinet 'Iron Lung'
'Smith-Clarke Senior' adult cabinet respirator 'Iron Lung' designed by George Thomas Smith-Clarke and made by Cape Engineering Company Limited, Warwick, England, 1953
Model aircraft engine
Scale model of proposed Redrup 2000 horse power aeroengine, 1952.
Document carrier from the 3" pneumatic communications equipment made by Lamson Engineering Co. Ltd, London, and used at the Manchester Evening News/Guardian building on Deansgate, c.1946
BBC ribbon microphone
BBC ribbon microphone, made by the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Com. Ltd, c.1945.
Model locomotive, Q1, Southern Railway
Model steam locomotive, scale approx. 1:24, wooden, of Southern Railway `Q1' class 0-6-0 No. C1, constructed at Southern Railway Brighton Works, c.1948.
Model steam locomotive, London Midland & Scottish Railway, 1/16 scale
Model steam locomotive, 1/16 scale, London Midland & Scottish Railway `3F' class 0-6-0T No 16697, prototype built 1928, Model built by H A Taylor, Bletchley, 1950.
Dipole Unit associated with the H2S Mk.IIC installation unit
Dipole Unit associated with H2S Mk.IIc airborne ground-scanning radar installation (c.1943), unmarked. Type 13 + DIR (Lucero)
Oscillator, R.C., type D-330-B no. 163004, by Muir
Oscillator, R.C., type D-330-B no. 163004, by Muirhead and Co. Ltd., January 1949, patents 489849 and 497148
Mullard Transmitting Valve
Large transmitting valve made by Mullard in wooden crate. Glass - or possibly silica - valve with plaited copper wire at both top and bottom. The top of the valve is marked TYS5 3000 395. Material include copper, tungsten and nickel, see note below, and possibly lead.
Punch Side-wall Grinder
Printing & Writing
Matrix punch side-wall grinding machine, Plant No.1887, made by The Monotype Corporation Ltd., Salford, Redhill, Surrey, England, 1953. Part of the equipment used in the production system for Monotype matrices.
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.
Patchwork quilt made from S&J Watts fabric samples
Patchwork quilt, made from S&J Watts fabric samples, Manchester, around 1950.
35mm camera for 50 exposures 32 x 24mm. Wray unilite lens F:50mm f/2-22. Serial No 110095. With fabric focal plate shutter 2/5/10/25/50/100/250/500/1000/B. Automatic exposure counter, shutter cocked and film wound on by recess key in base. Reflex viewing via mirror giving laterally reversed image. Small magnifier in centre of ground glass screen. S-1906. Wray, 1951.
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
EMI midget tape recorder, c.1950
EMI midget tape recorder, c. 1950. Serial no. 1253.
Component associated with the ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometer, by Unicam
Component associated with the ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometer, by Unicam Instruments, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, 1949
Portable electrocardiograph, Cambridge, England, 1946
Portable electrocardiograph in leather carrying case by the Cambridge Instrument Co., Cambridge, England, 1946
'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
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.
Meccano differential analyser, 1947
Working model of a differential analyser constructed from the construction toy, Meccano, by Prof. Douglas Rayner Hartree and Arthur Porter at University of Manchester, England, 1934, and reconstructed by Prof. Douglas Rayner Hartree at University of Cambridge, England, 1947
Shrovetide Football at Ashbourne
A photograph entitled 'Shrovetide Football at Ashbourne', taken in February 1950 by Bert Abell for the Daily Herald.
Shrovetide Football at Ashbourne
A photograph entitled 'Shrovetide Football at Ashbourne', taken in February 1952, at the river Henmore, by Bert Abell for the Daily Herald.
Paillard-Bolex B8 8mm cine camera
Paillard-Bolex B8 cinecamera. Made in Switzerland. Standard 8mm. Yvar lens F:13mm f/1.9, No. 548378, and Kinotel lens F:38mm f/1.9, No. 2094, in two lens turret. Clockwork drive 8-64 fps. Totaly closing adjustable shutter. No. 616799.
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.
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.
Specimen of Baird's 2-colour cathode ray tube for colour television (telechrome tube), 1944.
Canon IIB camera
Canon camera, made in occupied Japan. Leica 'lookalike' camera for 35mm film. Seranar f3.5 F:5cm lens No 11873. Focal plane shutter 1-1/500 sec. Coupled coincidence rangefinder. No 25524. Overall: 70 mm x 145 mm x 50 mm.
Davidson staining apparatus, London, England, 1951
Davidson staining apparatus, for staining blood film preparations on cover slips, designed in Kings College Medical School, London, 1951
St Paul's Cathedral
A Dufaycolor colour transparency of St Paul's Cathedral in London, taken by an unknown photographer in about 1943.
Box and accessories for 'Bactil' research microscope
Mahogany case containing accessories for 'Bactil' research microscope, by W. Watson and Sons Ltd., 313 High Holborn, London, England, 1948.
'Paragon' reusable rubber condom, London, England, 1948-1950
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
"Paragon" re-usable rubber condom, medium size, in original box with instructions, by Georges (Chemists) Ltd., London, c.1948
Register of restraint and seclusion, London, England, 1948
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Uncompleted mechanical restraint register
Hospital warning notice, England, 1948
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Framed notice by Bromley Group Hospital Committee, relating to Farnborough Hospital, Kent, concerning petty theft by staff, dated 20 October, 1948
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.
Williams Tube, c. 1950.
Computing & Data Processing
Electrostatic Memory tube (Williams Tube) from an IBM 701 computer, c.1953
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.
Zenith G2326 tabletop television receiver
The Donald Fleming Collection of North American television receivers: Zenith G2326 14" 'porthole' tabletop television receiver, 1948.
Baird Townsman television receiver
Baird Townsman console television receiver, serial number T2925, with instruction manual, 1949
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.
Alba TRG097AC Combined Radiogram Television Receiver
Alba TRG097AC combined radiogram and television receiver, 1951.
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.
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.
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'.