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110milEllimans Universal Embrocation
110milEllimans Universal Embrocation. Card box containing labeled glass bottle with a plastic lid. Box has shop price label – ‘W J Atherton & Son, 75 Oxford Street, Manchester, 4/5d’.
Six year old Carol and three year old Christopher help dad Walter Hesketh
A photograph of Walter Hesketh (1930-2007) and his two children Carol and Christopher, taken in December 1960 by Roland Hicklin for the Daily Herald.
Pentacon FM 35mm Camera
Pentacon FM 35mm single lens reflex camera by VEB Zeiss Ikon. Includes lens cap and carry case, made of plastic and leather.
Transverse Axial Tomographic Unit, Italy, 1957
Transverse Axial Tomographic Unit by Zuder of Turin, 1957
Crossley Type IHD4 Diesel Engine
Four-stroke diesel engine, Type IHD4, made by Crossley Brothers Ltd, Manchester, c.1960. Used at the Tameside Collecge of Technology for testing different engine loads.
Head box for electroencephalogram (EEG) pen recorder
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Head box for Type T Dynograph portable 8 channel EEG pen recorder, manufactured by Offner in 1958 and used at the Burden Neurological Institute. This connected the machine to the electrodes on the patient; the very long cord meant the control unit and printer could be located in an adjacent room.
Prototype British Railways 'Merry-go-Round' hopper coal wagon, 1964
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Coal hopper wagon, Prototype HAA 'Merry-Go-Round' wagon No 350000, 32.5 ton, built by British Railways, Darlington Works, 1964. Length over buffers: 29' 8"; width 9'.
Early child’s car safety seat, Europe, 1958-1963
Public Health & Hygiene
Early child’s car seat, intended as a restraint rather than a safety device, unknown maker, European, c.1958-1963
Imperial ELE electric typewriter, about 1965
Printing & Writing
Imperial ELE electric typewriter with 170 character width platen, serial number ELE 1397, c. 1965
Perdio Portorama portable television receiver
Perdio 'Portorama' portable television receiver, 1962.
Quartz fibre ultra-micro balance, Oertling model Q01
Quartz fibre ultra-micro balance, Oertling model QO1, serial no. 13719, made 1964, capacity 250mgm. Grey and black metal and plastic case.
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Poster, British Railways (Southern Region), Clapham Junction, by Terence Cuneo, 1962. Coloured lithograph depicting the view from the signal gantry at Clapham Junction. In the foreground is Battle of Britain class 4-6-2 Pacific locomotive No 34087 '145 Squadron' with another engine of the same class approaching with a passenger train, and electric and steam trains on nearby lines. Text reads: 'From the original oil painting by Terence Cuneo.' Printed by Waterlow and Sons Limited. Format quad royal 40 x 50 ins, 1016 x 1270 mm. Painting is 1996-7400.
"Plumbicon" camera tube, (1966) type XQ1020
"Plumbicon" camera tube, (1966) type XQ1020
Tachymeter-theodolite, "Theo 020", serial no.14655
Tachymeter-theodolite, "Theo 020", serial no.146557, by Carl Zeiss of Jena, in superb condition, c.1970
Humidity recorder by Jules Richard Instruments(of
Environmental Science & Technology
Humidity recorder by Jules Richard Instruments(of which the drum does not rotate) with key and spare charts, 1970s.
British Rail firing shovel
Tools of the Trade & Personal Accessories
Fireman's shovel, British Rail, 'Bulldog', by English Tools Ltd., 1963.
Betty Loakes wins 800 metres heat
22 August 1958
Associated Press wirephoto, titled "Betty Loakes wins 800 metres heat". Image shows British runner Betty Loakes winning the 800 metre heat at the European Games in Stockholm, Sweden, on 22 August 1958. Pictured L-R: Edith Schiller of Germany, Betty Laokes of Britain, Gul Ciray of Turkey, and Vera Mukhanova of the Soviet Union.
Bottle of "Tetrex" capsules, with instructions in
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Bottle of "Tetrex" capsules, with instructions in original carton, by Bristol Laboratories Ltd., English, c.1965
Breathalyzer, model 900, made by the Stephenson Co
Breathalyzer, model 900, made by the Stephenson Corporation, New Jersey, USA, 1963-1964
Tobacco tin, for loose tobacco, 'Tom Long', by W.
Tobacco tin, for loose tobacco, 'Tom Long', by W. & F. Faulkner. Label issued by the Imperial Tobacco Company (of Great Britain & Ireland) Limited. c. 1962.
Orrery planetary model by the Trippensee Planetarium Company, 1968-9
Trippensee planetarium - a simple hand-operated orrery consisting of the Earth, Moon and Sun
Sankyo cine camera
Sankyo 8mm micro zoom cine camera, with carrying case and box. Also includes four different instruction and promotional leaflets.
'Sitesquare' optical square, British, 1959
'Sitesquare' optical square for laying out right angles, by Hilger & Watts Ltd, Debden, London, Essex, England,1959
Framed operating instructions, for smoke detecting cabinet
Framed operating instructions, for smoke detecting cabinet, by Walter Kidde Company Limited, Northolt, Ealing, London, England, 1958 (see note)
View over Durham from the cab of Dominion of Canada, 1957
Photographic Collections (Railway)
Print, black & white photograph, paper, View over Durham from the cab of Dominion of Canada, 1957, by Arthur Wolstenholme. Evocative shot of Durham Cathedral taken from the cab of the A4 Pacific Dominion of Canada. In the foreground are Locomotive Inspector W. Connell and the driver Harry Willers (spelt Willerd when the image was published in 'Profile of the A4s').
The Wolf Safety Lamp Co (Wm Ma
The Wolf Safety Lamp Co (Wm Maurice) Ltd type 7RMBS flame safety lamp with relighter and magnetic lock, 1971
Semflex Twin-Lens Camera
Twin-lens reflex camera by Semflex. Includes leather case and additional lens or filter (without glass).
Tessina camera. Subminiature camera for 35mm film 14 x 21mm. Coated tessinon lens F: 25mm f 2.8-22. 2 blade shutter 2/4/8/15/30/60/125/250/500/B/X/F/M flash synchronisation. Coaxial socket. Clockwork motor for automatic wind on. Reflex focusing viewfinder, adjustable to 1 foot, depth of field indicator. Collapsing sports finder, optical type. Film at right angle to optical path of lens. Pictures taken via surface of a silvered mirror. With wrist strap. Manufactured by Concava AG, Switzerland. c.1961
Model of a Penrose staircase
'A model of a Penrose staircase' by May and Baker Ltd., Dagenham, Greater London, England, 1968
Landé Edwards disposable ‘lung’, United States, 1970
Lande Edwards disposable membrane oxygenator by Edwards Laboratories, Santa Ana, California, United States, 1970.
washing machine; educational toy; model
Child's 'Hoovermatic' twin tub washing machine, made by The Chad Valley Co. Ltd., ca. 1964. (Victoria & Albert Museum number Misc 1036:1-1992).
Hypodermic syringe for insulin, England, 1960-1970
Hypodermic syringe, 1ml, for insulin, glass and chrome plated metal, by Everett, England, 1960-1970
Six ampoules of progesterone, London, England, 1960-1970
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Ampoules, 6, of progesterone in original carton, by Organon Laboratories Ltd., Brettenham House, London, WC2, England, 1960-1970.
Tom & Jerry Animation Cel
Tom and Jerry animation drawing showing Jerry being hit by a rock.
'Tru Life' breast form with instruction sheet
'Tru Life' breast form, slightly flattened, owned by Mrs Shilling (the first person to receive a breast implant in Britain, in 1967), with instruction sheet, by S.H. Camp and Company, Jackson, Michigan, 1967, 100% nylon
'Clinitest' urine testing kit, London, England, 1957-1963
'Clinitest' urine testing kit, in brass-bound mahogany case, by Ames, Nuffield House, Piccadilly, London, W1, England, 1957-1963.
Kodak Brownie Cresta II camera
Brownie Cresta II camera, 1955-1960, made by Kodak Limited. Plastic bodied camera for 120 film 2 1/4 x 2 3/4" 'Kodet' lens, fixed aperture and focus. Sliding plate with yellow filter and close up lens (4-7'). Flip-flop shutter. Optical direct vision finder. Screw flash contacts for Brownie flash holder. Overall: 90 mm x 135 mm x 80 mm.
Chinese seamen play mah-jong in seamen's hostel, Liverpool
A photograph of Chinese seamen playing mahjong in a seamen's hostel in Liverpool, taken in August 1962 by Ralph for the Daily Herald.
Why not start a new trend and be a non-smoker
Public Health & Hygiene
Poster with an anti-smoking message, illustrated with a cartoon male figure and accompanied by the words 'Why not start a new trend and be a non-smoker', based on a design by Doris Weston, winner of a school's competition, produced by the Central Council for Health Education, London, England, c.1965-1969.
Model of Associated Electrical Industries (AEI) transformer group
Model of Associated Electrical Industries (AEI) transformer group. Made by Severn lamb Ltd around 1960.
Pye Bantam radio telephone sets, 1963-1965
Two Pye Bantam radio telephone sets together with a separate chassis (less crystals), made by Pye Telecommunication Limited, Cambridge, England, 1963-1965
Working Model of Radio Dish from One Mile Telescope,Cambridge
Working model of one of the three steerable paraboloidal aerials of the Cambridge University 5000 feet radio telescope. On a board 28"x18"; diameter of bowl 23". The telescope, also known as the One Mile Telescope, used Earth-rotation aperture synthesis techniques developed by Martin Ryle.
model sudan railways diesel locomotive
Model diesel-electric locomotive, scale 1/24, Sudan Railways `1000 class 1850hp Co-Co, prototype built by Vulcan Foundry, 1960 model built by Showcroft, England, c.1960.
Lucas type WFT 576 fog lamp
Lucas type WFT 576 fog lamp, c. 1967, fitted with Osram no.323 12 volt, 48 watt pre-focus bulb, size 5.5" diameter overall, rear fitting
A pair of articulated lower limb prostheses for a child
A pair of articulated lower limb prostheses supplied to a boy when he was 10 years old. He was born with complete absence of both lower limbs. Certalmid sockets (joined back and front) by straps and buckles. Wooden thighs and legs, felt feet, rigid ankles. Hip locks and rod operated knee locks on both sides. Elastic pick-ups. Made by Hanger in 1957.
Spring postal balance with dial scale
Weighing & Measuring
Spring postal balance (33P) with dial scale by George Salter and Company, Birmingham, England, 1960.