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Public House licensee sign from the Colliers Arms
Public House licensee sign from the Colliers Arms, Ashton-in-Makerfield. C.1960
British Railways 30 ton Bogie Bolster C
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Railway wagon, British Railways, 30T Bogie Bolster "C", No B943139, built by Metropolitan-Cammell Carriage & Wagon Company Limited, 1952. [Built to diagram number BR Wagon 471, construction span 1951-1953, number built 1398].
Bridge Megger resistence teste
Bridge Megger resistence tester made by Evershed and Vignoles, Chiswick, c.1950, with plastic tube.
Moving coil "spot" galvanometer with combined lamp
Electricity and Magnetism
Moving coil "spot" galvanometer with combined lamp and scale, by Cambridge Instrument Co.
Plaster of paris relief plaque of Galen of Pergamon
Relief plaque, plaster of paris, showing Galen of Pergamon, by the American sculptor and medical historian, Doris Appel, 1958
Coins, Medals & Tokens
Medal commemorating the launch of USS Nautilus, January 21, 1954 with box. Bronze; diameter 39mm. rim legend: Medallic Art Co. New York. obverse legend: U.S.S. Nautilus / World's First Nuclear Powered Vessel. obverse design: relief submarine over atomic symbol. reverse legend: Electric Boat Division / General Dynamics Corporation. Launched January 21, 1954 sponsored by Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower. relief design: motifs of submarine above pin, GD logo below pin
Viscawide-16 Panoramic Camera
Viscawide-16 panoramic camera Serial No 60802. Lausar f=2.5cm lens 1:3.5. c. 1960. 'Sansho LL' written on base.
Steineck ABC wristwatch camera
Made in Germany by Steineck Kamerawerk. Subminiature camera for discs of film 25mm diameter, 8 exposures 7mm diameter. Steinhetl VI lens F:12.5mm f/2.8 fixed aperture, coated cobir enamel. Two-speed rotary shutter. Refelcting finder - concave mirror and ball and pin sight. Wristwatch shaped, on green leather strap. In case. Could be Steiner-Optik GmbH?. Designed in Germany by Dr R Steineck.
Watson Bactil binocular microscope
Scientific Instruments & Research
Watson Bactil binocular microscope, c.1950, used by Dr Kathleen Drew-Baker for her research on nori seaweed.
Model, of Electric trolleybus, 1950
Model of Trolleybus, scale 1:12, registration number FKU754, painted with Bradford livery, Bus no. 25.
Kenwood 'Chef' food mixer and
Accessory for Kenwood 'Chef' food c.1957, dough hook.
Kodak Brownie Flash III Camera
Kodak Brownie Flash III box roll-film camera.
Bottle of Waterman 88 Bleu Nuit ink
Bottle of Waterman 88 Bleu Nuit ink, approx. 2 ozs. in original box. Made in France c.1950
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Poster, British Railways, Progress, by Terence Cuneo, 1957. Coloured lithograph depicting the interior of British Railways Swindon Works, and the construction of a Warship class diesel hydraulic locomotive. The illustration depicts the engine being lowered into the locomotive from an overhead gantry. Alongside is another diesel locomotive under construction, and a steam locomotive being overhauled. In the background on a raised platform is the 1837 Great Western Railway 2-2-2 locomotive 'North Star'. Text reads "Progress, Every week British Railways Modernisation Plan goes further ahead". Text beneath the illustration reads "Painted by Terence Cuneo for the cover of the Unilever magazine 'Progress', Winter issue 1957 - 8". Printed by Waterlow and Sons Limited. Format quad royal, 1016 x 1270 mm.
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Poster, British Railways (Southern Region), Littlehampton by Studio Seven, 1960. With two people sitting in the foreground looking down on the beach, harbour and golf course.
'Ekcovision' mains/battery portable television model TMB 272
'Ekcovision' mains/battery portable television model TMB 272, by E K Cole Limited, Southend-on-Sea, England, 1956.
Photograph Reuben the mountain gorilla at London Zoo
Photograph titled 'New Gorilla at London Zoo', shows Ugandan baby mountain gorilla called Reuben at his new home, the London Zoo. Daily Herald photograph by Terry Fincher.
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Poster, British Railways (Southern Region), 'Ramsgate' by Alan Durman, about 1959. Coloured lithograph depicting a woman knelt on the beach in a red bikini with the tide coming up behind her. Text below advertises a holiday guide and "Express Trains from London (Victoria), Through trains from the Midlands".
"Agiflex" Model III Camera
"Agiflex" model III single lens reflex camera by Agilux Ltd. Includes the lower part of a leather carry case, the lid is missing.
Polaroid Land Camera Model 80B
Folding camera for instant pictures 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Coated lens. Front cell focusing. Wheel stops, coupled with shutter, EV 11-18 with B facility. Direct vision optical finder. Flash synchronised, hot shoe. No. LC 550030. Polaroid Corporation. Supplied by Hambletons, 3 Norwich Union House, Western Road, Romford.
Morphy Richards `Cyldon' door chime, type B120, c.
Morphy Richards `Cyldon' door chime, type B120, c.1948
Festival Pattern Group Lace Collar, 1951
3 samples of white lace (some discolouration from previous display mounting) possible collar and cuffs, in hydrargillite pattern and mounted on black card. Part of a collection of 83 samples designed for the 1951 Festival of Britain, based on X-ray crystallographic pattern. Possibly sample as used on waitress uniform at the Regatta Restaurant, at the Festival of Britain, South Bank, London
Neuron compartment from Ferranti Sirius computer
Computing & Data Processing
Neuron compartment, from Ferranti Sirius computer, Ferranti Limited, Manchester, England, United Kingdom, 1959
"Duo-Lux" Flash Attachment and Bulbs
A "Duo-Lux" flash attachment, two packets of Mazda No.5 flash bulbs, a packet of Philips PF1B flash bulbs, and a packet of Philips PF 5 flash bulbs (all the flash bulbs in original cardboard boxes).
Sunbeam Shavemaster foil type electric razor, circ
Hand and Machine Tools
Sunbeam Shavemaster foil type electric razor, circa, 1958.
Bronowski Christmas Card 1957
Christmas Card made by Jacob and Rita Bronowski, December 1957. The landscape image in watercolour and body colour by Rita Bronowski shows a planet in dark blue, with a purple ring, white stars gleam from the planet making it also a patch of sky. Initialled RB. The printed poem by Jacob Bronowski references Copernicus and eclipses acting as omens. Handwritten message and signature opposite.
Jet Engine on a test bed
Terence Tenison Cuneo
Oil painting 'Jet Engine on a test bed' by Terence Cuneo, November 1954. Signed and dated, bottom right. Cuneo shows a De Havilland 'Ghost' engine on test bed.
Colorimeter with three disc comparators, Wiltshire, England, 1951-1960
Lovibond comparator with 3 alternative discs, bakelite case, by The Tintometer Ltd., Milford, Wiltshire, England, 1950-1960
Low speed wind tunnel model of Handley Page HP118
Low speed wind tunnel model of Handley Page HP118 supersonic transport. Wings merge into fuselage. Alternative concept for Concorde.
Anscoflex II camera
Anscoflex II camera. Ansco Binghampton USA. Twin lens refelx style box camera for 620 roll film, 2 ¼ x 2 ¼". Large brilliant finder. Close-up lens and filter. With Ansco flashgun for capped flasbulbs; screw and pin fitting. ERC. The camera has a close-up lens, built-in yellow filter and is fitted with an Ansco flashgun.
Tools of the Trade & Personal Accessories
Theodolite, cased, No.117682, by Hilger and Watts, London, 1959.
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
Baird Townsman television receiver
Baird Townsman console television receiver, serial number T2925, with instruction manual, 1949
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.
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.
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.
Prototype Terylene Nightdress
Prototype Terylene nightdress, made by ICI, Manchester, 1948-1950.
AVRO Shackleton Centre of Gravity Computer
AVRO Shackleton centre of gravity computer, made by AVRO, around 1950.
'Elemento', boxed educational chemistry game base
'Elemento', boxed educational chemistry game based on the elements of the Periodic Table by the Science Materials Center, Inc., a division of the Library of Science, New York, USA
A cocktail party
A photograph of a cocktail party, taken by Zoltan Glass, c. 1960. This photograph of a staged drinks party shows eight men and women drinking and smoking whilst a barman serves drinks behind. The older man wears semi-formal black tie dress, whilst the younger men and women stick to a less formal lounge suit, or cocktail dress code.
Magic brain' calculator. C.1955
Magic brain calculator in tin and plastic, with stylus and instructions
Sample of serotonin picrate, United States, 1948-1949
Serotonin picrate sample S.P.2 prepared by Maurice Rapport, 1948-1949
Mummy of a crocodile, Egypt, 2000-1001 BCE
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Mummified crocodile, no provenance, Egyptian, 2000-1001 BCE.
Colour transparency of a fashionable kitchen, taken by Photographic Advertising Limited, c. 1955.
Punch and Judy theatre, Liverpool
A photograph of a crowd of people watching a Punch and Judy show in Liverpool, taken in 1957 by Ralph for the Daily Herald.
model 7-plank wagon
Model railway wagon, 33mm gauge, private owner 7-plank 12 ton open coal, Bolsover no 4406 (formerly Great Central Railway No 15875), WH Davis No 3737 of 1923), built by J P Richards, 1960.
Model of Victor B2 nuclear bomber
Model of Victor B2 nuclear bomber in anti-nuclear white flash finish.
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.