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Prints showing the recording of the tracks of atomic particles, in electron-sensitive photographic emulsions
Black and white photographic print (1 of 24), showing the recording of the tracks of an atomic particle, in electron-sensitive photographic emulsions with scale (100 microns), unsigned, British, 1950
'Bactil' research microscope
'Bactil' research microscope, steel and brass, by W. Watson and Sons Ltd., 313 High Holborn, London, England, 1948.
Presentation model of Geiger-Muller tube with medical needle
Presentation model of Geiger-Muller tube with medical needle, used for blood flow and brain measurements, made by 20th Century Electronics Ltd staff in 1950.
Kenwood 'Chef' food mixer and
Accessory for Kenwood 'Chef' food c.1957, dough hook.
Sanborn Viso-Cardiette electrocardiograph, model 5
Sanborn Viso-Cardiette electrocardiograph, model 51, made by Sanborn, c.1949, and used by Dr Paul Wood of the Institute of Cardiology.
4-draw "Target" telescope, with coated lenses and
4-draw "Target" telescope, with coated lenses and pancratic eyepiece, engraved "Dollond London", and fitted with leather covered body and lens caps. [o.g. 2 1/8 inches diameter]
Morphy Richards `Cyldon' door chime, type B120, c.
Morphy Richards `Cyldon' door chime, type B120, c.1948
Mamiya-6 self-erecting folding bellows camera
Mamiya-6 self-erecting folding bellows camera for rollfilm No.120 2 1/4 x 3 1/4", 12 exposures 2 1/4 square. Thumb wheel focusing. Optical rangefinder. serial No 37004. Fitted with Olympus Zuiko F.3.5 75mm coated lens, Serial No 67103, mounted in Seikosha Rapid shutter with speeds 1sec 1/500 B & T operated by body release. c.1947. Made in Occupied Japan.
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)
Festival Pattern Group Fabrics, 1951
4 samples based very loosely on haemoglobin pattern, dress fabric 'Flying Saucers', FPG 34, crystallographer Max Perutz, designed by Arnold Lever, manufactured by Arnold Lever, London. sample in various colours but for identification purposes each sample is recognisably brown, purple, green or yellow. Textile was shown in the FPG displays in the Regatta Restaurant and Land Travelling Exhibition. Part of a collection of 83 samples designed for the 1951 Festival of Britain, based on X-ray crystallographic patterns
Earth inductor by W. & J. George and Becker Ltd. 1
Earth inductor by W. & J. George and Becker Ltd. 1950-1954
Supersonic' by Roy Nockolds, c.1948-1952. Oil on canvas, initialled bottom right. Semi-abstract view in blues and reds showing movement of an aircraft through a soundwave.
Point Tool Cutter Grinding Machine
Printing & Writing
Point tool cutter, grinding machine, Plant No.1934, made by The Monotype Corporation Ltd., Salford, Redhill, Surrey, England, 1954. Part of the equipment used in the production system for Monotype matrices.
'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
Bridlington - Yorkshire
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Poster, British Railways (North Eastern Region), Bridlington - Yorkshire, by Eckersley, 1955, depicitng bucket, spade, ball and sunhat. Format: double royal. Dimensions: 40 x 25 inches, 1016 x 635mm.
Wind tunnel model of the Scimitar aircraft.
Wind tunnel model of the Scimitar aircraft. Made in the Royal Aircraft Establishment workshops.
"Eddystone" 680/2A communications receiver, Birmingham, 1955
"Eddystone" 680/2A communications receiver; Stratton and Co, Birmingham, 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
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
Register of restraint and seclusion, London, England, 1948
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Uncompleted mechanical restraint register
Williams Tube in case, c. 1950.
Computing & Data Processing
Refurbished single Williams' tube storage unit from a Ferranti Mark 1 computer
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.
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'.
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.
Matrix monocular optical depth testing instrument
Printing & Writing
Matrix monocular optical depth testing instrument, Plant No.2080, made by The Monotype Corporation Ltd., Salford, Redhill, Surrey, 1957. The instrument is fitted with a ‘John Bull’ dial micrometre by British Indicators Ltd. Used in the production of Monotype matrices to measure the depth of letter characters. Mounted on bench with machines Nos.986, 2080 and 1888. Bench has electrical and compressed air services incorporated.
Woman in ballgown
A dye transfer print photograph of a woman wearing a silver grey ball gown, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1950. The woman wears elbow-length gloves and a pearl necklace.
Woman by a sundial
A dye transfer print photograph of a woman in a spotted dress next to a sundial, taken by an unknown photograph, c. 1955. The woman looks over a garden and out to sea.
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.
Cine-radiography set, England, 1950-1951
High Voltage 35mm cine-radiography set comprising stand, tube, cine camera, couch, stool, transformer, control unit and accessories, by Watson and Sons (Electro-Medical), East Lane, Wembley (Middlesex) London, c.1951
Pharmaceutical Fermenter Used in the Development of Semisynthetic Penicillins
Fermenter, capacity 300 litres, installed 1957 at Beecham Pharmaceuticals, made by Burnett & Rolfe Ltd, Rochester, Kent, England. Used at pilot plant for the production of 6-Aminopenicillanic acid.
Exa camera, No. 479906. Ihagee SLR. Interchangeable screen, lens. E Ludwig Merita 50mm f2.9 lens, No 1188111. With plastic lens cap. Overall (deployed): 116 mm x 130 mm x 82 mm.
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Poster, British Railways (Eastern Region), Cleethorpes by Allanson Hick, about 1952. Coloured lithograph depicting the beach under a section of Cleethorpes pier, with children playing on the sands and people seated in deckchairs. Text below advertises guides and timetables, with the British Railways 'totem' logo in the centre. Text in bottom margin reads "Published by the Railway Executive, (Eastern Region) P.P.7074, Printed in Great Britain, Jordison & Co. Ltd., London and Middlesbrough". Format: double royal. Dimensions: 40 x 25 inches, 1016 x 635mm.
'Super Pag' atomiser and inhaler, England, 1956-1957
Super Pag atomiser and inhaler for cases of bronchitis and asthma, plastic and rubber, made by Riddell products of London and presented to Dr. Ellman, excellent condition, with instructions, spares list and invoice, English, 1956-1957
Bush television receiver model TV22, 1950.
Bush television receiver, model TV22 (1950).
Shrovetide football in Ashbourne
A photograph of Mr E H Wheatcroft carrying the hand-painted ball which he 'turned-up' to start the 1947 Shrovetide football match in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, taken in February 1947 by Bert Abell for the Daily Herald.
Kitten drinking milk through a straw
A photograph of a kitten drinking milk through a straw, taken in 1957 by an unknown photographer for the Daily Herald.
0.4" Edge Burring after cutting down
Printing & Writing
Matrix corner burr removal machine, Plant No.2120, made by The Monotype Corporation Ltd., Salford, Redhill, Surrey, England, 1957. Part of the equipment used in the production system for 0.2 x 0.4-inch Monotype matrices. Mounted on bench with machines Nos. 1294, 1868, and 1296.
Hamilton Electric Wrist- Watch, 1957
Complete Hamilton electric watch movement, also watch-case, strap and one spare battery, designed by Richard Arbib, made by the Hamilton Watch Company, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, 1957.
Matrix binocular optical depth testing instrument
Printing & Writing
Matrix binocular optical depth testing instrument, plant No.1882, made by The Monotype Corporation Ltd., Salford, Redhill, Surrey, England, 1953. Part of the equipment used in the production system for Monotype matrices
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.
Exactus stylus-operated adding and subtracting device, with swivelling half plate for add and subtract options, marked "Mini-Add Made in England"
Mobile X-Ray Vehicle
Mobile mass miniature radiograph unit, housed in a 1948 Leyland "Beaver" van. Vehicle registration no. OPL 840.
Cinema audience watching a three dimensional film
A photograph entitled 'An audience of cinemagoers watch a three dimensional film', taken in March 1953 by Bishop Marshall for the Daily Herald.
Margaret Taylor and her mother standing in the doorway of a gypsy caravan
A photograph showing Margaret Taylor and her mother Phyllis standing in the doorway of a gypsy caravan, taken in July 1956 by Ralph for the Daily Herald. The photograph accompanied a report on the fight by Phyllis Taylor to get her daughter into a local school in Banks, near Southport.