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Steam Locomotive, named Winston Churchill
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Steam locomotive, Southern Railway, Battle of Britain class 4-6-2 No 34051 "Winston Churchill", designed by O.V. Bulleid, built at Brighton in 1945, withdrawn in 1965.
Molecular model of penicillin by Dorothy M Crowfoot Hodgkin, England, 1945
Penicillin; molecular model by Dorothy Hodgkin, ca. 1945.
Éclair Cameflex CM3 35mm camera
Cameflex 35mm cine camera No 614, with 400' magazine, six lenses and various filters in a fitted box, matt box, along with a portapower battery. Cameflex Standard (CM3) 35mm film camera, manufactured by Etablissement Eclair in 1946.
Derwent V aircraft engine
Derwent V aircraft engine, made by Rolls-Royce Limited, Barnoldswick, c.1946.
immersion suit blouse
Blouse from an immersion suit, made by P. Frankenstein and Sons Ltd, around 1945.
Rolls-Royce Merlin Mk 22 Engine
Rolls-Royce Merlin Mk 22 or Mk 24 aircraft engine, assembled by Ford apprentices at Dagenham from parts made by the Ford Motor Co., Trafford Park, 1946.
Copy of clay liver used for divination, original from Babylon, 2050-1750 BCE
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Babylonian clay liver used for divination, c.2050-1750 BC, copy, 1981
Petri dish showing the effect of Penicillin on bacteria, United Kingdom, 1944
Petri dish containing a culture medium that shows the effect of Penicillin on bacteria colonies. Labelled P. notatum v Bacteria.
Bottle for diphtheria vaccine, London, England, 1946
Public Health & Hygiene
Bottle for diphtheria vaccine, with instructions (not seen), by Burroughs Wellcome and Co., London, 1946.
Ekco A D 75 receiver, 1946
Ekco A D 75 receiver, designed by Wells Coates for E K Cole Limited, Leigh-on-Sea, England, 1946.
Glass ampoules of penicillin
Five ampoules of early crystalline penicillin and one sample of undefined potency collected from Govt. agencies and industrial manufacturers in Britain and the USA by the Dept, of Biological Standards (DBS), National Institute for Medical Research Hampstead in 1944 in order to determine an International Standard.
Ampoule of penicillin
Ampoule of the First International Standard (1945) of penicillin
first sealed-off travelling wave tube, 1945-1946
First sealed-off travelling wave tube, made by Rudolf Kompfner, England, 1945-1946
Wartime civilian receiver A.C.mains type, 1944-1945
Wartime civilian receiver A.C.mains type, Wartime Joint Enterprise, British, 1944-1945
Penguin book, 'The Napolean of Notting Hill', by G
Penguin book, 'The Napolean of Notting Hill', by G. K. Chesterton (first published 1904). First Penguin, this edition 1946. Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, Middlesex. Made and printed in Great Britain for Penguin Books Limited by Wyman and Sons Ltd., London, Fakenham and Reading.
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Goldstein-Scheerer Object Sorting Test for assessing impairment of integrative mental functioning, devised by Kurt Goldstein and Martin Scheerer, 1943; comprising Kohs Blocks Test, Colour Sorting Test, toy spoon, plate, screwdriver, apple, cigar etc., Supplementary Sheets, Supplementary Manual, Cube Test Designs and two copies of Psychological Monographs (No. 239, 1941); used by the Institute of Education at the University of Liverpool, c.1960-1990.
Éclair Cameflex 16/35mm camera
Éclair Cameflex 16-35mm camera, Serial No1635-296. Based on the Cameflex Standard (CM3) it has three pulldown claws (two for 35mm, one for 16mm) in the film gate. Includes three Cooke Speed Panchro lenses; 2 x 75mm Serial No's 4547533 and 468797 and 1 x 100mm Serial No 39333.
Psychological sorting test, United States, 1945
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Part of Goldstein-Scheerer Object Sorting Test for assessing impairment of integrative mental functioning, devised by Kurt Goldstein and Martin Scheerer, 1943; comprising Kohs Blocks Test, part of Colour Sorting Test, Supplementary Sheets, Check List Sheet, Supplementary Manual, Cube Test Designs and two copies of Psychological Monographs (No. 239, 1941); used by the Institute of Education at the University of Liverpool, c.1960-1990.
Specimen of Baird's 2-colour cathode ray tube for colour television (telechrome tube).
Pye B16T television receiver
Pye B16T television receiver, manufactured by Pye Ltd, 1946.
Prismatic compass by F Barker and Son (1932) Ltd,
Prismatic compass by F Barker and Son (1932) Ltd, marked MO 640/44/54, no 1926, cased
5-inch transit theodolite, no.31794, by E.R. Watts
5-inch transit theodolite, no.31794, by E.R. Watts and Son Ltd. London, 1944. Complete, in fitted box, 40 x 20 x 18cm, with tripod
W and J George and Becker Limited
1944 - 1954
active 1944-1954, laboratory apparatus & instrument maker, London, England
'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
Wartime civilian receiver (AC), 1944-1945
Wartime civilian receiver (AC), made by Wartime Joint Enterprise, British, 1944-1945
Marconi AXBT Microphone & matching desk stand
Marconi AXBT microphone Type A, manufactured by Marconi, c. 1944. BBC ribbon microphone with stand.
Model of Sunbeam-Talbot 10 h.p. saloon motor car
Model of Sunbeam-Talbot 10 h.p. saloon motor car, by Bassett-Lowke, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, 1946 (scale 1:10)
Arab woman teaches children to read and write, Jerusalem
A photograph of an Arab woman teaching children in Jerusalem, taken in 1945 by Jack Esten for the Daily Herald. The children are being taught in an Arab women's voluntary club, the teacher insisted on having her back to the camera.
A photograph of British heavyweight boxer Jack London (1913-1963), taken by an unknown photographer for the Daily Herald newspaper on 15 September, 1944.
Typex Mk III cypher machine for field use, c. 1945
Typex Mk III Exp ciphering machine, complete in fibre transit case, c. 1945
Open scale barograph, MO 5885, by Short & Mason Lt
Open scale barograph, MO 5885, by Short & Mason Ltd, London, lacking drum.
RCA EMU-2B transmission electron microscope, United States, 1946
R.C.A. EMU-2B transmission electron microscope with bench and associated auxilary equipment
Oil jar, Egypt, 1580-1350BCE
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Earthenware oil jar, Egyptian, probably New Kingdom, 1580-1350BC
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
Moving-coil d.c. milliammeter model 505 serial no.
Electricity and Magnetism
Moving-coil d.c. milliammeter model 505 serial no.800624 by Ernest Turner Electrical Instruments Ltd., scaled 0-2 mA, also marked with broad arrow (i.e. War Department) symbol and dated 1944, in 2.5 inch dia. flush-mounting case
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Pope's Electric Lamp Co. Ltd Elasta mercury vapour lamp, c. 1945
Sir Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh rehearse The Skin of Our Teeth
Glass negative by George Roper for the Daily Herald, 1944. Image shows British actors Sir Laurence Olivier and his wife, Vivien Leigh, reading the script for Thornton Wilder's play, 'The Skin of Our Teeth', on stage at the Globe Theatre, London.
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.
Portable electrocardiograph, Cambridge, England, 1946
Portable electrocardiograph in leather carrying case by the Cambridge Instrument Co., Cambridge, England, 1946
Southern Mixed Traffic Locomotives "Merchant Navy" class - Naming Ceremony of General Steam Navigation
Southern Railway leaflet for the naming ceremony of the "Merchant Navy" class locomotive "General Steam Navigation" at Waterloo Station, 20 February 1945. 4pp. The cover photograph depicts the locomotive in wartime black.
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.
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.
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.
Captured German prisoner with beard and cap
A photograph entitled 'Captured German prisoner with beard and cap', taken by an unknown photographer for the Daily Herald in 1944.
Artificial right leg, Paris, France, 1946
"Stabilax" right above knee prosthesis. There is a two-piece shin and a 4-bar linkage in the knee. Only when there is pressure on the toe does the knee flex. When the heel strikes the ground the knee is locked. Made by Juenin Hanger, Paris 1946. (Weight: 6.75 lbs 3 kg).