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can opener by Rudman Darlington & Co. Ltd., Wednesfield, England, 1950-55.
Wall mounted can opener by Rudman Darlington & Co. Ltd., Wednesfield, England, 1950-55.
model class 24 locomotive
Model diesel electric locomotive, British Railways class 24 No.D5030, built 1958, scale: 1:16. Made by apprentices at Crewe Works
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.
Model figure, male, approx 1/4 scale, L&SWR signalman, c.1892, by Helen McKie, London, c. 1957
Pye 'Black Box' record player, introduced 1954.
Pye "Black Box" record player, introduced 1954.
A crowd of people waiting to take a photograph
A photograph showing a crowd of people waiting to take a snapshot photograph, taken in 1950 by F Greaves for the Daily Herald.
Leaflet relating to smog, London, England, c. 1950-1955
Public Health & Hygiene
Leaflet giving information about precautions to take on the appearance of smog pollution, produced by the Central Council for Health Education, London, England, c. 1950-1955
Dux Kino Model 44 toy projector
Dux Kino projector, Model 44. Projector for 35mm film strip carrying two horizontal rows of cartoon pictures with alternate phases of motion. Projected alternately by oscillating shutter operated behind two projection lenses. Serial No 568 on base, trade mark in gold on top of projector body. With a paired condenser lens, two 3.5v bulbs powered by 4 1/2 volt battery. Clockwork drive. Dux-Fabrik Markes and Co, about 1957. With one film strip, Mickey and Pluto (1990-5036/2659/1).
Pye V4 12 " television receiver
Pye V4 12 " monochrome television receiver, tabletop model, single channel, Serial Number 985035, known as 'washboard' set.
'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
Imperial Typewriter Model 60, c.1951
Printing & Writing
Imperial typewriter model 60, serial number 6A 25075, c. 1951. Serial number 6A 25075 can be dated to c.1951.
Telephone Overhead Line Bracket
Overhead line single J type wall bracket with composition No. 16 insulator.
Working scale model of the 1827 Goldsworthy Gurney steam coach
Working scale 1/8":1ft model of the 1827 Goldsworthy Gurney steam coach, by S.T. Harris, British and finished and painted by Science Museum Workshops, South Kensington, London, England, 1958. S.T. Harris constructed the model from the original Patent drawings.
Keystone Model A-12 Cine Camera
Keystone Model A12 16mm cine camera. Clockwork-driven with running speeds of 10 (low), 16 (normal), 24 (sound) and 64 frames/second (slow motion), together with three 'intermediate' speeds. It can also take single frames. The button can be locked into its 'on' position. The camera takes 100 foot daylight-loading spools of 16mm film and has a double sprocket drive. The twin-lens turret has a f/2.5 Keystone Wollensak 1 inch Cine Raptar lens and a Dallmeyer 3 inch f/3.5 telephoto lens, in interchangeable C mounts. Each has an optical sight for the direct vision optical viewfinder that is brought into place as the turret is turned. On the side is an exposre calculator. Serial No J-3430. Keystone, Boston, Mass. With leather camera case and instruction manual dated June 1949, 44pp.
Radiogram made by Regentone Radio & Telephone Ltd.
Analytical balance, single-pan, made by Sartorius-
Analytical balance, single-pan, made by Sartorius-Werke Göttingen, model Selecta Rapid serial no. 95175, capacity 200gms, made 1957, circular cream glazed metal and plastic case with black glass base.
Prestcold Packaway' electric refrigerator, 1959.
"Prestcold Packaway" electric refrigerator, Type 301, serial no. 137549, by the Pressed Steel Company Limited, Oxford, 1959
Ilford Advocate camera, Series II
Ilford Advocate camera, No 1919-6985. Solid body for 35mm film 24 x 36mm. With a coated Dallmeyer Anastigmat lens F:35mm f/3.5-22, No.439410. Behind lens 2 blade shutter with capping blade, 25/50/100/150/200/B. Direct vision optical finder. Two-pin socket flash contact. Helical focusing. White stove enameled finish, matt plated shutter and aperture rings. Similar to 1990-5036/3996. Ilford Ltd.
Lantigen B bacterial vaccine
Public Health & Hygiene
Two boxes of Lantigen B bacterial vaccine, for treatment of Catarrh and Bronchitis, by Lantigen (England) Ltd., 1967 and 1958
Model of 'Bluebird K7', World Water Speed Record contender, 1955
Model, scale 1:6, of the motor-boat 'Bluebird K7', 1954. Promotional, trade, whole model of 'Bluebird K7', World Water Speed Record contender, 1955. Scale 1:6 The model shows the tail fin added in 1958. The boat was designed by Ken and Lou Norris, the frame built by Accles and Pollock, and building completed by Samlesbury Engineering.
Thorens 'Riviera' clockwork dry shaver
Hand and Machine Tools
Thorens 'Riviera' clockwork dry shaver (razor), registered design number 876,564
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale for measuring adult intell
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale for measuring adult intelligence; devised by David Wechsler in 1939 and used by Aberdeen City Council Psychological Service.
Six-20 Brownie E Camera
A Six-20 Brownie Model E box-roll film camera, made by Kodak Limited. Includes canvas case and instruction leaflet.
'Invacar' Invalid Carriage
"Invacar", model 42 invalid carriage, registration number XPU 614, United Kingdom, c1953.
Electroconvulsive therapy machine, Baldock, Hertfordshire, 1954-1956
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
"Ectonus" electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) machine delivering full and half shocks, with unilateral headset (only one electrode covered by gauze), by Ectron Ltd., Baldock, Hertfordshire, c. 1955. Has lead without plug. Manufacturer's label on bottom calls it an 'Electro-Convulsive Apparatus', serial no. 313, and warns, 'Rotary control MUST be in OFF position at commencement of each treatment.'
Electric lighthouse lamps, 1949.
Lighthouse lamp, 5000 watt, with Stanocil diffusing cylinder
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.
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).
Ferrograph tape recorder, c 1960.
Unit from Ferrograph tape recorder model 4A/N, c. 1960.
Philips 19TG 142 A television receiver
Philips television receiver, 19" table model, 19TG 142A, serial no.BA23836, 1961110 degree deflection, Band I/III table top television fitted with vision AGC (automatic gain control) and sound AVC (automatic volume control).
Tube of tuberculin jelly, London, England, 1955
Public Health & Hygiene
1 tube Tuberculin Jelly 5gr, made by Allen & Hanburys Ltd, London E2, 15 Feb.1955
Baird Portable T164 television receiver
Baird Portable T164 monochrome television receiver, serial no.P3393, 1949. Medallion portrait of John Logie Baird on the front between the control knobs.
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".
Kenwood Electric Chef' food mixer, model A700, with accessories, Woking, Surrey, 1950-1956
'Kenwood Electric Chef' food mixer, model A700, plus liquidiser, juice extractor, potato peeler and bread dough mixing attachment, by Kenwood Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Woking, Surrey, 1950-1956
Festival Pattern Group Wallpaper, 1951
Sample in pink, yellow and black of Insulin 8.25 wallpaper pattern, crystallographer Dorothy Hodgkin, designed by Robert Sevant, made by John Line and Sons Ltd. Pattern in production in 1951 and used in the cinema foyer at the Exhibition of Science. Shown in the Land Travelling Exhibition. From a collection of 83 samples designed for the 1951 Festival of Britain.
Brownie Flash B camera
Box camera for 620 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Fitted with a meniscus lens, fixed aperture. Rotary suter /40/80/B. Flash synchronised screw and pin contacts. Exposure guide. Yellow filter and close up portrait lenses on sliding plate. Two brilliant reflecting finders. Buff leatherette and brown paint. Kodak Limited, 1958-1960.
Magic brain' calculator. C.1955
Magic brain calculator in tin and plastic, with stylus and instructions
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.
Minute 16 camera
Universal Minute 16 camera. Subminiature camera for 16mm film in special cassette. Manufactured by Universal Camera Co., USA. Sub miniature camera for 16mm film in special cassette 10x14mm. Fixed aperture lens; fixed speed shutter; lever wind; folding frame finder. Shaped like small cinecamera.
Ferrograph tape recorder, c 1960.
Ferrograph tape recorder model 4A/N, c. 1960.
C4 Rotating Mirror High Speed Camera
C4 Rotating Mirror High Speed Camera bolted to rectangular wheeled steel frame - wheels missing, and detachable handle, by the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment (A.W.R.E), Aldermaston, Hampshire, 1950-1959.
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.
'Vacmaster' made by Vorwerk, Germany, c.1955, with associated archive material.
Daily Herald contact strip showing teen girl holding wolf pups
Photograph contact strip titled 'Teen-age girls will tame the wolves'. Caption on back reads: Two 17-year-old hostesses at Whipsnade Children's Zoo have been given the job of taming to three-month-old wolf cubs. It is the first time Whipsnade has tried to tame wolves. The hostesses, 17-year-old Adrienne Wheeler, and 17-year-old blonde Joyce Shury, have to cuddle and pet them so that in time they will be tame enough for visiting children to handle. A Zoo official said "They are still very wild. We hope they will respond to affection from the girls." To catch the cubs, which were running wild in an enclosure with a pack of Canadian wolves, keepers had to make a surprise raid by van and grab the two cubs. But, it is feared that when they show their teeth, the girls may be a little shy of them'. Images by A. Tanner for the Daily Herald.
J H Naylor Ltd Spiralarm miner
J H Naylor Ltd Spiralarm miners safety lamp and methane detector, c. 1960
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.
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.