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Model locomotive, Electra
Model electric locomotive, British Railways, 'Electra', Class EM2, No. 27000, 1958.
Bulova 'Accutron' electronic wristwatch, c. 1963.
Bulova 'Accutron' tuning fork, controlled electric watch on sloping wooden stand, with one animated diagram illustrating its mode of operation, designed by Max Hetzel, made by the Bulova Watch Company, Inc., New York, United States, 1960-1963.
Sony 5-303W portable television receiver in carrying case
The Donald Fleming Collection of North American television receivers: Sony 5" 5-303W portable television receiver and in carrying case, 1962 (Original text reads Sony 6" portable 'suitcase' television receiver, 1959).
Kodak Retinette IIA Camera, Type 036
Solid body for 35mm camera 24 x 36mm.Fitted with a Reomar lens F:45mm, f/2.8-22. With a prontormat shutter - no exposure times marked - symbols for daylight and flash, B setting. Aperture and shutter coupled, set by aligning pointer of built in photoelectric meter in brightline viewfinder. Incident light cover for photocell. Front cell focusing, automatic depth of field indicators. Accessory shoe, film type dial. Plastic windon lever is placed below the body. No. 52237. Kodak AG 1959-1960.
The Spotniks (in Paris) . Extended play EP record
The Spotniks (in Paris) . Extended play EP record. EP-7078. First published 1963 Oriole label (inc.cover sleeve)
cylindrical slide rule
Otis King's calculator (type C) with instruction leaflet, made by Carbic Ltd, 1960.
telephone pole finial
Aluminium finial for telephone pole, made in around 1960.
Teletetra fire extinguisher
Teletetra fire extinguisher made by Samuel Jones and Co., London, 1954.
Penguin book, 'The Ballad of Peckham Rye', by Muri
Penguin book, 'The Ballad of Peckham Rye', by Muriel Spark (First published by Macmillan 1960). First Penguin, this edition 1963. Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, Middlesex. Made and printed in Great Britain by Hazell, Watson & Viney Ltd., Aylesbury and Slough.
Portable valve radio
Portable valve radio in 'vanity case', made by Bush Radio Ltd, Chiswick, c.1957.
Muldivo 'Mentor' calculator model WSR, 160 c1955.
Muldivo 'Mentor' calculator model WSR, 160 c1955.
Plaster death mask of Prof. Max Neuburger
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Plaster death mask of Prof. Max Neuburger (1868-1955), made by Herr Willy Kauer of Vienna, Austrian, 1955
Fire bucket made by British Small Arms Co. Ltd, Birmingham, 1961.
'Emidicta' dictating machine
'Emidicta' model 2400 dictating machine made by Electric & Musical Industries Ltd, Hayes, c.1955.
television band converter
Television band converter for reception with Band III (ITV) as well as Band I (BBC), made by Electrical & Musical Industries Ltd, Hayes, c.1955.
'Electric Eye' camera
'Electric Eye' camera model 850 with case and accessories made by Polaroid of Cambridge, Massachusetts in the USA in around 1963.
Model 312 table telephone
Model 312 table telephone, made by Siemens Brothers & Co. Ltd, London, 1953 and installed for the Lord Mayor of Manchester, being the 250,000th telephone to be connected by the Post Office in the Manchester area.
Telephone Exchange Ringer Rack
Telephone exchange ringer rack made by British L. M. Ericsson, London, 1957.
Electron Density Map of Myoglobins, 3D Representation, 1957
Perspex electron density map of a myoglobin molecule, a three-dimensional representation, to a resolution of 6Ä [Angstrom unit] comprising 16 sheets, c. 1957
'Six-Five Special !"
LP 'Six-Five Special !' based on the successful BBC TV series. Parlophone (EMI) label PMC 1047. First issue 1957
LP original soundtrack recording `Lawrence of Arab
LP original soundtrack recording `Lawrence of Arabia', music composed and conducted by Maurice Jarre, performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Colpix Records (Pye International), NPL 28023. First published 1963.
Avro Vulcan model
1:20 scale Avro Vulcan B2 aircraft wind tunnel model made by Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd, Manchester, c.1957
Bild Lilli doll. Made of all-rigid plastic with jo
Bild Lilli doll. Made of all-rigid plastic with jointd limbs, blond hair in ponytail with front curl, painted black earrings and heels, wearing a blue and white polka dot dress. 1955.
8mm cine camera
Zoomatic Director Series 8-mm cine camera in leather case made by Bell and Howell Co. of Chicago, USA in around 1960.
Dictating machine, made by Grundig, Federal Republic of Germany, c.1960.
Portable transistor radio
Portable transistor radio with car-aerial socket, made by Bush Radio Ltd, c.1959.
Modern chair. Beech and plywood 'Jason' chair by D
Modern chair. Beech and plywood 'Jason' chair by Danish architect Carl Jacobs for the London firm, Kandya Limited. c. 1953.
Book, entitled 'The Impregnable Women'
Book, entitled 'The Impregnable Women', by Eric Linklater (first published by Jonathan Cape, 1958). First Penguin, this edition 1959. Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, Middlesex. Made and printed in Great Britain for Penguin Books Limited by Wyman and Sons Ltd., London, Fakenham and Reading.
Model 6 Prescription UV/IR lamp
Model 6 Prescription UV/IR lamp made by Hanovia Ltd, c.1955.
Triumph, lady's bicycle, 21 1/2" frame, 1958.
Triumph, lady's bicycle, 21 1/2" frame, 1958.
Fuel Injection Section of Bristol Siddeley ' Thor ' Ramjet, 1958.
'Smith-Clarke Senior' adult cabinet 'Iron Lung'
'Smith-Clarke Senior' adult cabinet respirator 'Iron Lung' designed by George Thomas Smith-Clarke and made by Cape Engineering Company Limited, Warwick, England, 1953
Submerged repeater for TAT-1, 1956
Sectioned submerged repeater for TAT-1 the first transatlantic telephone cable, designed at the Post Office Research Station at Dollis Hill, made by Standard Telephones and Cables Limited, Woolwich, London, England, 1956
Prosthetic limbs for a child afffected by thalidomide
Pair of prosthetic limbs made for a child, aged 11 months affected by thalidomide, made by J E Hanger, United Kingdom, April 1963
British Rail Mark II model, sectioned
Model railway carriage section, British Rail, approx 1/12 scale, BR MK II sleeping car, probably BR apprentice built, c.1963.
London & Southampton Railway policeman
Model figure, male, approx 1/4 scale, London & Southampton Railway policeman, c.1840, by Helen McKie, London, c.1957.
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
Service by Night
Pictorial Collection (Railway)
Painting, oil on canvas, "Service by Night" by David Shepherd, 1955. Shows a goods train leaving King's Cross station at night, passing signal gantries set against a smoky and cloudy sky. At left is a signal box. In the background are passengers and railway workers onthe station platforms, with trains ready to depart. Framed and glazed, glass. Original artwork for British Railways poster promoting overnight freight services.
Pathe Webo Super 16 Camera
Pathe Webo Super 16 camera. Triple barrel lens assembly; Berthiot Tele-cinor F:75mm f/1.3, Serial No 1040992; Actina 2.5mm; 29.5mm lens. This camera takes 16mm film in 50' or 100' daylight-loading spools. Clockwork-driven, it can be run at 8, 16,24, 32, 63 and 80 frames/second. It has a singe central sprocket drive and claw intermittent. The starting knob has four positions: for lock, continuous run, single picture and time exposure (via a cable release). The camera has a rewind handle and an accurate frame counter. It has totally-closing variable shutter, controlled by the lever at the front of the camera. It has a direct-vision optical finder and a reflex finder. The turret is fitted with three C mount lenses: an f/1.9 25mm Som Berthiot Cinor B; an f/1.3.5 75mm Som Berthiot Cinor B and an f/2.2 12.5mm Angenieux Type R4, all with Wratten 85 filters.
National Panasonic Super Sensitive 10 Transistor R-307, by Panasonic, Japan, c.1963
National Panasonic Super Sensitive 10 Transistor R-307, by Panasonic, Japan, c.1963 This is a rare short-wave radio receiver with a leather case, made by Panasonic in Japan in the early 1960s. Made and sold in the Far East, this three-band radio was one of the earliest such short-wave receiver to bring affordable long-distance listening to the public in an easily portable form. Developed for the Far Eastern market where radio broadcasting and listening were often strictly controlled and hence demand for long-distance reception was high, there were no comparable devices available in Britain in the early 1960s.
Sno-Cat model 743 tracked vehicle
Tucker Sno-cat ®, type 743, by Tucker Sno-Cat ® Corporation, Oregon, United States, America, 1955. This Sno-cat was one of four to be used in the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctica Expedition from 1955-8. The Sno-cat had been developed to negotiate very soft snow to maintain telephone lines in North America, so needed a few alterations to survive Antarctica where there were highs of -40°F and powerful snow drifts. This included a special anti-freeze engine lubricant, sealing every hole or crevice and lagging the cabin with inch-thick cellular plastics. The expedition itself involved scientists from Britain, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. It was the first motorised crossing of the continent and it aimed to carry out a complete physical and scientific survey along the route of the crossing including recordings of the Earth’s magnetic field and meteorological and glaciological studies.
Diesel-electric locomotive, British Railways Type 3 Class 37 No. 6700
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Diesel-electric locomotive, British Railways, built English Electric Company, Vulcan Foundry, Newton-le-Willows, Type 3, Class 37, No. 6700 (37350) of 1960.
Aldis Minor slide projector
Aldis Minor projector. For 2 x 2 inch slides. 100w, 240v, A1 lamp prefocus. With three condenser lenses and mirror. Helical focusing movement. coated Petzval type projection lens. Two elevating screws. With bulb and 2-pin plug; plug stamped Clix Patent Made in England.
Model railway wagon, 1/24 scale, BR 10-ton `Carflat'
Model railway wagon, 1/24 scale, BR 10-ton `Carflat', c.1960, model contemporary
Carriage cleaner figure, Southern Railway
Model figure, female, 1/4 scale, Southern Railway Carriage cleaner, 1941, by Helen McKie, London, c.1957. Overall: 468 mm x 230 mm x 92 mm.
Model guard, North Staffordshire Railway
Model figure, male, approx 1/4 scale, North Staffordshire Railway Guard c.1910-1913, by Helen McKie, London, c.1957.
Stockton & Darlington Railway Guard
Model figure, male, approx 1/4 scale, Stockton & Darlington Railway Guard, c.1860, by Helen McKie, London, c.1957.