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Hermes Ambassador typewriter, c. 1960
Printing & Writing
Hermes Ambassador typewriter, c. 1960, made in Switzerland.
Bell & Howell Autoset 624EE 8mm Cine Camera
Bell & Howell Autoset 624EE camera. Double run 8mm cine camera. Super Comat lens F:10mm f/1.9. Auto or manual aperture setting. Clockwork drive. Single frame/continuous run. No. D33146.
Knochenhauer spirals, 1963
Set of Knochenhauer spirals, replica of originals in Deutsches Museum, made by the Science Museum, South Kensington, London, England1963.
Portable "Spinney" transistor radio by Perdio Radi
Portable "Spinney" transistor radio by Perdio Radio Co., England, 1965.
Tensival tablets and Distaval tablets
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
3 metal containers, each containing 25 tablets of Tensival (contains thalidomide), by The Distillers Company Ltd., 1958-1962
Pritchards DDT Insect Spray.
Pritchards DDT Insect Spray. Small rectangular can with metal circular lid. Manufactured by Robert's Laboratories Ltd.
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.
Kodak Brownie Turret Movie Camera
Kodak Brownie Turret Movie Camera. Movie camera for double run 8mm film, 25' load. No 1796118. Fitted with a Cine Ekatanon lens F:13mm f/1.9. Cine Ektanon lens Telephoto F:24mm f/1.9. Cine fixed aperture at 1.2 stop intervals to f/16. Depth of field scales engraved on lens barrels. Optical frame finder, folding colour coded indicator of lens fields on front lens, sliding parallax adjustment on rear lens. Clockwork motor, approx 50 secs running per wind. Rotating footage indicator. Sprocketless claw drive. Continuous lock on exposure button. Provision for exposure guide card. Eastman Kodak Co, 1958-1959.
Model of Euston Arch
Miscellanea & Curiosities
Model of Euston Arch, silver mounted on wood, with plaque attached "Presented to The London Midland Region by Leonard Fairclough JP 1962", commissioned from Phillips of New Bond Street by the demolition contractor.
Post Office 706 telephone, 1958-1960
Ivory 706 telephone, made by the General Electric Company for the General Post Office, British, 1958-1960
CO2 gas-powered artificial arms, Roehampton, England, 1963
Early pair of CO2 gas powered prostheses for a very young child born with very short upper limbs (phocomelia) due to Thalidomide. Plastic arms and forearms with spade-like hands. Friction joints permitting abduction and rotation at the shoulders and rotation and flexion at the elbows respectively. The limbs were positioned by an Occupational Therapist and fixed by tightening the large slotted screws, with the aid of a coin. When the two elbows are set at 900 and the front valve is activated the hands come together. Likewise the hands part when the rear valve is activated. Each valve is connected, by a nylon cord, to a leather waist belt (or lower limb prostheses if worn). Forward bending of the trunk opens the rear valve and the reverse movement causes the front valve to operate. N.B. Limbs such as these, were worn for short training periods each day until the child could progress to more sophisticated prostheses. Made by Steeper 1963.
Milton Roy kidney machine
Milton Roy kidney machine used for home dialysis, c.1966
Plastic dispenser containing combined monophasic contraceptive pills
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Plastic dispenser of combined monophasic early contraceptive pills, one of 2 packs, 'Norlestrin', by Parke, Davis & Co., Hounslow, London, 1960-70
Submerged repeater amplifier, 1967
5MHZ submerged repeater amplifier, made by Standard Telephones and Cables Limited, England, 1967.
Norfolk - Nelson - born Burnham Rectory 1758
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Poster, British Railways (Eastern Region), Norfolk, Nelson, by Lance Cattermole, about 1960. Coloured lithograph depicting Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson on the deck of a warship engaged in a battle at sea. Nelson is dressed in his naval uniform complete with decorations, holding a telescope in his left hand, with the redundant right sleeve pinned to his coat. Behind him sailors man the guns as a warship approaches. Probably intended to represent the scene on board HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, 21st October 1805. Signed by the artist at top right. Text below, reads"Nelson - Born Burnham Rectory 1758 (nearest station Wells-Next-The-Sea). See Britain by Train. British Railways totem logo at bottom left. Printed by Waterlow & Sons Ltd, London & Dunstable. Format: double royal. Dimensions: 40 x 25 inches, 1016 x 635mm.
Bicycle made by James Harrison
Bicycle made by James Harrison of Manchester, and used by local racer Joe Pendleton.
Socata Rallye MS 880B G-AYTA
Socata Rallye MS 880B G-AYTA aircraft made in, France, c.1971
Model of Richard Seifert’s NatWest Tower.1:250 scale
Model of Richard Seifert’s NatWest Tower.1:250 scale. 1971
Éclair NPR 16mm cine camera
Eclair 16 NPR cine camera. 16mm Eclair camera body, camera No CJ77, Serial Number 3779; with Perfectone Compact motor attached, Serial Number 7691; 400 foot film magazine CJ80; eyepiece right angle viewfinder Serial Number 1209; Angenieux 12-120 zoom lens Type 10x12B 12mm f/12, by P Angenieux, Paris, Serial No 141235, with on-board fluid attachment; Cooke Kinetal 9mm f/1.9 wide angle lens, Serial Number 747284, by Taylor, Taylor & Hobson; 25mm Bell & Howell Angenieux fast lens Serial Number 1307829; Tiffen professional lens shade/filter holder, No 1 Diopter, No 85 filter, zoom bars, fuses. Finder Serial No 1209, lens Serial No 1412315, collar No 12A, A Chroszle, Munich, Serial No 3742.
Electroencephalogram (EEG) pen recorder
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Control unit for Type T Dynograph portable 8 channel EEG pen recorder manufactured by Offner in 1958 and used at the Burden Neurological Institute. The instrument employs direct coupled amplifiers enabling recording of steady potentials and transients. 8 double ganged 24 way switches enable any two of 24 electrodes to be connected to each of the 8 channels.
Submarine repeater pentode P.O. type 10P, 1950-1970
Submarine repeater pentode P.O. type 10P, made by the Post Office, England, 1950-1970
Pentex production unit: B switch, 1965-1971
Pentex (TXE2) production unit: B switch, made by Plessey Company Limited, England, 1965-1971
Printer for electroencephalogram (EEG) pen recorder
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Printer unit for Type T Dynograph portable 8 channel EEG pen recorder manufactured by Offner in 1958 and used at the Burden Neurological Institute. The instrument employs direct coupled amplifiers enabling recording of steady potentials and transients. 8 double ganged 24 way switches enable any two of 24 electrodes to be connected to each of the 8 channels.
Empty glass Dettol bottle
One of ten assorted glass containers. Marked "DETTOL" on base. "Tea spoons" and "table spoons" scales on each side of the container.
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.
Black-and-white television made by Murphy Radio Ltd, Welwyn Garden City, c.1968.
Telephone Exchange Ringer Rack
Telephone exchange ringer rack made by British L. M. Ericsson, London, 1957.
'Do It Yourself' magazine, March 1962. Printed by
'Do It Yourself' magazine, March 1962. Printed by Bournemouth Times Ltd., Branksome, Bournemouth, for the proprietors and publishers, The Bazaar, Exchange & Mart Ltd., Link House, 24 Store Street, London WC1.
Post Office 746 telephone, 1967-1971
Post Office 746 telephone, two-tone grey, made by General Electric Company Limited, Coventry, England, 1967-1971
Protector Lamp and Lighting Co
Protector Lamp and Lighting Co. Ltd miner's safety lamp, type SL, 1970
Hoover 'Dustette' Vacuum Cleaner
Hoover "Dustette" vacuum cleaner, model 100, 1964
Lower limb prostheses for child
A pair of lower limb prostheses for a Thalidomide affected child who was born with complete absence of upper limbs (amelia) and phocomelic lower limbs (absent femora, absent tibiae. Fibulae and feet present with additional toes). Blocked leather sockets, embracing both hips and buttocks, open ended to allow the natural feet to hang free. Well padded rigid pelvic bands. Non-jointed dural side struts to wooden feet with imitation shoe covering. Soles are completely flat to aid balance. Note the valve housings on both sockets, these were positioned to permit the natural toes to control valves which operated CO2 wrist rotation units and terminal devices on her upper limb prostheses. A CO2 gas cylinder is located in the left prosthesis. Made by Hanger in 1966.
Tellurometer for EDM (Electronic Distance Measurement), 1957-1962
MRA 1 tellurometer set: master and remote instruments, accessories, c. 1960
Intel 4004 processor
Computing & Data Processing
Intel 4004 processor (open), manufactured by the Intel Corporation, United States, 1971
Specimen of lightweight transatlantic telephone cable, 1961
Specimen of the new lightweight transatlantic telephone cable, manufactured by Submarine Cables Limited, Greenwich, London, England, 1961.
Fidelity four-speed record player, c. 1960
Fidelity four-speed record player, c. 1960
Pair of 'swivel-walkers' designed for a child born with no lower limbs, United Kingdom, 1966
Pair of "swivel-walkers" designed for another child, born with complete absence of lower limbs (amelia). Designed at the Ontario Crippled Childrens Centre - Canada and modified in U.K. Made by Fletcher/Hanger 1966.
Model of the 1956 designed Bluebird CN7 racing car
Model (Scale 1:25, approx.) of the 1956 designed Bluebird CN7 racing car, by Cherilea UK Limited, Kirkham, Lancashire, England, 1960. The actual Bluebird car was made for an attempt on the World Land Speed Record in 1960. The car was driven by Donald Campbell.
Ampex Video Recorder VR1000
Ampex VR1000 2 inch quadruplex videorecorder tape transport, from 1959. Model VR-1000C, Serial No: 898. This transport was on display for many years in the Ampex UK head office in Reading. Presented to NMPFT by Ampex UK.
Paillard-Bolex B8L 8mm cine camera
Paillard-Bolex B8L cine camera. For 8mm film, 25 foot reels. Fitted with a Kern-Paillard Yvar lens F: 13mm f/1.8-22 No.816026 in two lens turret. Filming speeds 12, 16, 18, 24, 32, 48, 64, single frame. 'Zoom' viewfinder for 12.5-36mm lenses with swing up extra lens for wide angle. Variable shutter - adjusting lever can be locked. Rewind handle for dissolves etc. Built in exposure meter. Needles matched in viewfinder directly coupled to lens aperture ring. Rotary footage counter. Claw intermittent. No. 905971. Paillard.
LP Cliff Richard and the Shadows, soundtracks from
LP Cliff Richard and the Shadows, soundtracks from Cliff's first film musical `The Young Ones'. Columbia (EMI) Records 33SX 1384. 1962
Uher Portable Tape Recorder
Portable tape recorder, made by Uher, Munich, West Germany, c.1970.
Bell & Howell Autoload 308 cine camera, 1968
Cine camera for Super 8 film cartridges; Bell & Howell Zoom lens F:10.5-26.5mm, f/1.9, reflex finder; auto or manual exposure. Foldaway handle. Serial No 8413567. Made in Japan. Electrically driven, it runs at 18 frames/second. There is also a single-frame option.
Gibbon-Mayo pump oxygenator heart-lung machine
Gibbon-Mayo pump oxygenator (screen type) heart-lung machine, made for the Middlesex Hospital by Custom Engineering & Development Co, St Louis, MO, USA, in 1958; with replica oxygenator cover made by Science Museum Workshops, c.2000.
Bristol Belvedere helicopter HC1 XG454 made by Bristol Aeroplane Co. Ltd, Bristol, c.1960
Prosthetic limbs for a child afffected by thalidomide
Pair of prosthetic limbs made for a child, Tracey Baynam, aged 11 months affected by thalidomide, made by J E Hanger, United Kingdom, April 1963
Porcelain figurine of a nursing sister of the Nightingale Training School for Nurses, England, 1963
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Royal Worcester Porcelain figurine of a nursing sister of the Nightingale Training School of St. Thomas's Hospital, in box with authentification of being no.500 in limited edition of 500, England, 1963