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'Dominion' badminton racket
'Dominion' badminton racket by Lillywhite Frowd Ltd., c. 1950.
Haemoglobin 8.26, Festival Pattern Group silk tie fabric
Sample of jacquard-woven tie silk, red, black and gold (yellow), based on Max Perutz's crystallography, haemoglobin 8.26, nested hexagonal motif surrounded by circles, designed by George Reynolds, made by Vanners & Fennell Bros. Ltd, Sudbury, Suffolk, England, 1950-1951. Based on the X-ray crystallographic pattern of the haemoglobin molecule. From a collection of 83 samples designed for the 1951 Festival of Britain.
lineman's pole-climbing iron
Telephone lineman's pole-climbing iron, c1950.
British Railways and London Transport pocket map,
British Railways and London Transport pocket map, 'Welcome to London' for the Festival of Britain, 1951. Printed in Great Britain by Greycaines, Watford, 1950.
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.
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.
Nikon M camera
Nikon M 35mm single lens reflex camera. Coupled rangefinder camera for 35mm film 24x36mm - number M6092559. Nikor-S C lens, F:5cm f/1.4-16, Serial No 50051096; fabric focal plane shutter, horizontal travel, 1/2/4/8/20/30/40/60/100/200/500/B/T. Coupled coincidence type rangefinder combined with direct vision viewfinder. Lenses interchangeable, three point bayonet fitting. Exposure counter in wind knob; accessory shoe. Two pin sockets for flash - F and S settings. Lens cap. In everready case, with screw in lens hood and filter holder with yellow filter, in Rollei case. Overall: 77 mm x 140 mm x 70 mm.
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.
Festival Pattern Group Wallpaper, 1951
Large hand-screen printed wallpaper sample in shades of green, Afwillite 8.45 pattern, FPG 35, crystallographer Helen Megaw, designed by William J. Odell, made (printed) by John Line and Sons Ltd., Southall and London, design used in the Regatta Restaurant and on display stands at the Exhibition of Science. From a collection of 83 samples designed for the 1951 Festival of Britain.
Olivetti typewriter Lexikon 80 - 12" carriage
Printing & Writing
Olivetti typewriter Lexikon 80 - 12" carriage, c. 1950
Hailwood and Ackroyd Ltd type
Hailwood and Ackroyd Ltd type 01 miners safety lamp, c. 1950
McVitie Weston valve collection, National Union valve, type 371B
National Union valve, type 371B, marked CV3511, pinch marked 1658, (RMW/Y286 - McVitie Weston number), by National Union Radio Corporation.-1949
Passengers inside double decker train at Charing Cross, London
A photograph of passengers inside a double-decker train at Charing Cross station, London, taken in November 1949 by an unknown photographer for the Daily Herald.
Cambridge electrite direct-writing electrocardiograph machine
Cambridge electrite direct-writing electrocardiograph machine, by Cambridge Instrument Co. Ltd., Cambridge, 1950
Vinolia 'Baby Powder' bear
Plastics and Modern Materials
Vinolia 'Baby Powder' bear, blow moulded in polythene, 2nd British blow bottle, by Cascelloid Limited (BXL Cascelloid Division), Leicester, England, 1950
'London model 29' monocular microscope by R. & J.
'London model 29' monocular microscope by R. & J. Beck Ltd., London, patent no. 336063, fitted with 4mm objective lens (with non-standard screw thread), x20 wide-field eyepiece surmounted by an angled mirror (for use as a microprojector), plane and concave substage mirror, substage condenser, and adjustable stop to prevent objective lens coming into contact with the slide
Ferranti Radio Receiver
Ferranti Limited model 215 five-valve radio receiver; contains Mallard valves.
Duke of Sutherland's train at Golspie during her last journey
A photograph of the Duke of Sutherland's train at Golspie, Scotland, during her last journey, taken in March 1950 by an unknown photographer for the Daily Herald.
Model of Lockheed "Constellation" Civil Airliner
Model of Lockheed "Constellation" Civil Airliner, scale 1:48.
"Recordon" magnetic disc recorder by Thermionic Products, c. 1949
"Recordon" magnetic disc recorder by Thermionic Products, c. 1949.
British Railways wrapover overall, female staff
Railway Uniform & Costume
Long Overall Coat, British Railways, standard pattern, 1951, female staff, white drill, long sleeved, wrapover style, BR embroidered in black on left breast.
Clear Road Ahead
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Poster, British Railways, 'Clear Road Ahead, Monmouth Castle', by Terence Cuneo, 1949. Coloured lithograph depicting the footplate of 4-6-0 Castle class steam locomotive No 5037 'Monmouth Castle', with the driver at the controls and the fireman shovelling coal into the firebox. Printed by Waterlow and Sons Limited. Format quad royal, 40 x 50 ins, 1016 x 1270 mm.
Artificial legs, Roehampton, England, 1949
First pair of lower limb prostheses supplied to a boy 2¼ years old. He was born with complete absence of both lower limbs. The sockets are made of certalmid and fitted with round peg ends. Made by Hanger on 25 April 1949. (Weight: 9 oz 255 gm).
St. Mary's Lighthouse, Whitley Bay
A photograph of St Mary's Lighthouse, Whitley Bay, Northumberland, taken in 1949.
Prints showing the recording of the tracks of atomic particles, in electron-sensitive photographic emulsions
Mounted black and white photographic print (1 of 24), showing the recording of two tracks of atomic particles, in electron-sensitive photographic emulsions, (Cat. No.72a) unsigned, British, 1950
Track laying by night
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Poster, British Railways, 'Track Laying by Night', by Terence Cuneo, 1950. Coloured lithograph depicting a permanent way gang working with a track laying train, hauled by a steam locomotive, laying new rails and sleepers at Wandsworth Common station. The British Railways totem logo is at bottom left and right. Format quad royal, 40 x 50 ins, 1016 x 1270 mm.
Cine-Kodak Special II Camera
Cine-Kodak Special II camera. 16mm camera for 100 foot reels. Two-lens turret, with two lenses; Kodak Cine Ektar lens F:25mm f/1.4 Serial No RE 301; Kodak Cine Ektar lens F:15mm f/2.5, Serial No RM 1094. Clockwork drive 8-6 fps, single frame; 8 and 1 frame shafts; backwind; totally closing adjustable shutter; frame and footage counters; critical reflex focusing behind lens; swing-over tube for viewing from camera rear; folding optical frame finder; detachable, interchangeable film magazines. Eastman Kodak.
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
'Glockner' automatic stop-cylinder press
Printing & Writing
printing press, 'The Glockner' automatic high speed cylinder printing press, with integral feeders and motors, 1950 manufactured by Frank F. Pershke Ltd., Enfield, England
Nizo 8 AK 8mm cine camera
Nizo 8 AK cine camera. Cine camera for 8mm film, single run in charger. Steinhall Cassar lens F:1.25cm f/2.5-16; interchangeable screw mount (see 1990-5036/4448). Clockwork drive; button for lock, run, continuous run. Direct vision optical finder and seperate eyelevel reflecting finder. Moveable mask for telephoto lens covers both. Large rotary counter. No 60614.
McVitie Weston valve collection, Cossor valve, type G.D.T.4.B
Cossor valve, type G.D.T.4.B, black and white printed label, (RMW/Y326 - McVitie Weston number), by A C Cossor Limited, 1949.
Automatic timer mechanism for lowering semaphore a
Automatic timer mechanism for lowering semaphore and traffic indicators, as designed for buses and commercial vehicles, c.1950.
Sievert blow lamp, 1/2 pint, 0.33 litres paraffin
Sievert blow lamp, 1/2 pint, 0.33 litres paraffin tank, type 538. Made by Max Sievert, Stockholm, Sweden. c. 1950
Pneumo thorax needle with glass side arm by Genito
Pneumo thorax needle with glass side arm by Genito Urinary Co. London, c.1950
Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier at Roehampton
31 May 1949
Daily Herald contact sheet print by Jones titled 'Theatrical Garden Party at Roehampton', dated 31 May 1949. Image shows Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier at the Theatrical Garden Party in aid of The Actors' Orphanage.
Chlorazol, Durazol and Chlorazol Diazo Dyestuffs, ICI, 1951
Dye book, ‘Chlorazol, Durazol and Chlorazol Diazo Dyestuffs on Cotton’, by ICI Limited, England, 1951
Circular stamped metal plate, with round and wedge shaped holes, for gas centrifuge used for isotope separation, made by H. London, British, c. 1950
McVitie Weston valve collection, valve
Valve, (RMW/Y396G - McVitie Weston number), by Unknown maker, 1949.
Great Western Railway/BR ticket collector greatcoat
Railway Uniform & Costume
Railway uniform greatcoat, Great Western Railway / British Railways (Western Region), Ticket Collector's greatcoat, 1949.
Trico time switch for controlling flashing light t
Trico time switch for controlling flashing light traffic indicators for commercial vehicles.
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.
Brimar 6060 Thermionic Valve
A Brimar very high frequency double triode valve, type 6060.
The Protector Lamp and Lightin
The Protector Lamp and Lighting Co. Ltd oil can for filling miner's oil safety lamp vessels, c. 1950
demonstration apparatus - apparatus, electricity
Electricity and Magnetism
Electro-chemical equipment for industrial use. Cylindrical apparatus with wooden top and wrapped in felt.
Mazda U281 Thermionic Valve
A Mazda high tension rectifier valve, type U281.