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Stamp set, NCB Mineworkers Pen
Stamp set, NCB Mineworkers Pension Fund stamp set, 1958-59, in wooden box, includes a fount of 45 brass letters and numbers and 12 white cards.
Monochromatic light-unit to determine the flatness of surfaces
Monochromatic light unit made by the Pitter gauge & Tool Co.,1959.used to determine the flatness of surfaces.
Two early moulded contact lenses, with ground opti
Two early moulded contact lenses, with ground optics (Dallos), and round white cardboard box, by Theodore Hamblin Ltd., 1958.
Tube of 'Avalon' brand penicillin in carton
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Tube with original packing carton for 'Avlon' brand penicillin eye ointment B. P. by Imperial Chemical (Pharmaceuticals) Limited, Wilmslow, Cheshire, England, 1958.
Leather rugby ball, with yellow stitching
Leather rugby ball, by Gilbert. Laced, with yellow stitching. c. 1958.
Photo Finish of a race, taken at the British Empire and Commonwealth Games
Photo Finish of a race, depicting athletes crossing the finishing line and the timer stripe is visible along the bottom, taken on 19 July 1958 at the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Cardiff with a Wilkinson MK III Race Finish Camera.
Samples of FSM-1 stainless steel used in "Blue Str
Samples of FSM-1 stainless steel used in "Blue Streak" mounted on a descriptive card
Perdio "Continental" transistor radio receiver, Ty
Perdio "Continental" transistor radio receiver, Type PR73, c. 1959
Bensen B-7M Gyrocopter made by Wing Commander Kenneth H. Wallis, Southwick, Essex, c.1957
Linotype Model 79
Printing & Writing
Linotype Model 79, Hydraquadder, made by Linotype & Machinery Ltd, Altrincham, 1959.
'Sunquest' Mean-Time Sundial, Designed by R. L. Schmoyer, 2001
1959 (designed); 2001(made)
'Sunquest' mean time sundial, heliochronometer designed by R. L. Schmoyer, made by Tony Moss, Lindisfarne Sundials, Bedlington, Northumberland 2001. The castings were made in America from Schmoyer's original 1959 pattern designs, and now held held by the American Sundial Society.
Met. Office impulse counter. 5 inch rain gauge, 19
Met. Office impulse counter. 5 inch rain gauge, 1959. Made by H.H.&P., New Eltham, London. Met. Ref. 2840, serial No. 7488/59.
B. F. Goodrich flying helmet, 1959
B. F. Goodrich gold coloured flying helmet, 1959.
Picture carrier from the 4" pn
Picture carrier from the 4" pneumatic communications equipment made by Hanter Ingenjorsteknik AB and used at the Manchester Evening News/Guardian building on Deansgate, c.1958
Decade oscillator, 2 phase L.F, type D-880-A no. 3
Decade oscillator, 2 phase L.F, type D-880-A no. 318526, by Muirhead and Co. Ltd., February 1959
Carl Benz Veteran Car Gedachtnis Rallye 1958 Medallion
Coins, Medals & Tokens
Grey metal medallion: Carl Benz Veteran Car Gedachtnis Rallye 1888 Munchen 1958. Commemoration plaque, obverse only, from a rally in which the Benz car (inv.1913-493) took part in 1958. Diameter 80mm, thickness 5mm. With relief outline of Benz car
British Railways insulated fish van, 1959
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Fish Van, Insulfish No.B87905, 12T insulated fish van, British Railways, 1959. Length 20' 10"; width 7' 10"; height 12' 10".
Chromatographs of Semi-synthetic penicillin, 1957-1958.
chromatogram showing the presence of 6-aminopenicillanic acid, 1958
Du Bois-Reymond induction coil, by C.F. Palmer Ltd
Du Bois-Reymond induction coil, by C.F. Palmer Ltd., London, c1959. Unused surplus apparatus donated by the manufacturer when it shut down.
Electric Clothes Dryer
Electric clothes dryer, made by the English Electric Co. Ltd, London, c. 1958.
Stereotype Plates of Pages from Times Newspaper, 1958
Printing & Writing
Eight stereotype plates for printing pages of The Times newspaper, 31 October 1958, mounted on a plate cylinder.
Box containing seven glass projection slides promoting mass miniature radiography
Box containing seven glass projection slides promoting mass miniature radiography by Morgan's Slides Ltd., 32 Hermes Street, London, N1, England, 1959.
Chlorazol and Durazol Dyestuffs on Viscose Rayon, Volume 2, ICI, 1958
Dye book, ‘Chlorazol and Durazol Dyestuffs on Viscose Rayon, Volume 2’, by ICI Limited, England, 1958
Procion Dyestuffs for Cotton Sheetings, ICI, 1958
Dye book, ‘Procion Dyestuffs for Cotton Sheetings’, by ICI Limited, England, 1958
Procion dyestuffs in Textile Printing, Volume 2, ICI, 1958
Dye book, ‘Procion dyestuffs in Textile Printing, Volume 2’, by ICI Limited, England, 1958
Thermionic Transmission Valve
Thermionic valve attached to heavy circular drum base. The base is extremely heavy and consists of a series narrow fins which gaps running from through from the top and a handle on both sides.
Procion Dyestuffs for Spun Viscose Rayon Shirtings, ICI, 1958
Dye book, ‘Procion Dyestuffs for Spun Viscose Rayon Shirtings’, by ICI Limited, England, 1958
A E I Lamp & Lighting Co Edisw
A E I Lamp & Lighting Co Ediswan Pointolite lamp with original box and data sheet, 1959
Bendix 'Dialamatic' electric washing machine, mode
Bendix 'Dialamatic' electric washing machine, model MH, serial no.15558 59C, by Bendix Home Appliances, Birmingham, England, c.1958
Tiger Bay Film
5 October 1958
Vintage gelatin silver contact sheet. Daily Herald photographs by Stephens. Images show actor John Mills with his daughter Hayley during filming of the movie "Tiger Bay". Bottom photo also shows Mills' wife, Mary Hayley Bell.
Woman in the desert
Silver gelatin print, by Andre de Dienes. Unidentified woman, wearing a long white dress and flower crown, standing in the desert. Photographer's stamp and Focal Press editorial markup on verso.
Silver gelatin copy print made ca.1970s. Photograph by Sir Cecil Beaton of American dancer and choreographer Martha Graham (1894-1991).
Ernest Marples opens the M1 motorway
02 November 1959
Silver gelatin photographic print by the Associated Press, titled "New Motorway Opened". Caption on verso reads: Mr. Ernest Marples, the new Minister of Transport, points along the new London-to-Birmingham motorway at Pepperstock Junction, Bedfordshire, today...November 2, after he had formally opened the motorway to traffic. He is accompanied by Sir Owen Williams who handed over the motorway to the Ministry on behalf of the construction companies concerned.
Jacket, British Railways - Passenger Guard
Railway Uniform & Costume
Railway uniform jacket, British Railways, Passenger Guard, c.1958.
Jacket, British Railways
Railway Uniform & Costume
Railway uniform jacket, British Railways, c.1958.
Grey cylindrical horizontal bl
Grey cylindrical horizontal blower with control unit from the 4 inch pneumatic communications system made by Hanter Ingenjorsteknik AB and used at the Manchester Evening News/Guardian building on Deansgate, c.1958
Capacitance bridge type A-168-A, no. 314034, by Muirhead & Co. Ltd.
Capacitance bridge type A-168-A, no. 314034, by Muirhead and Co. Ltd., October, 1958
'Alex' has a look-see
'Alex' has a look-see. When film star Edmund Purdom went to the London Zoo to record animal noises a good time was had by all, and the monkeys specially enjoyed the session. Edmund is something of a hi-fi expert and wanted the sounds for his private collection. With him went Trevor Howard, who has just completed filming 'Moment of Danger' with Edmund. Photo shows: 'Alex' the orangutan has a galnce through the contents of a tape box, making sure the Edmund Purdom is taking nothing away from him, as Edmund patiently waits for the best recording. 29 July 1959.
Megger' insulation tester, 1959, dismantled
Megger series 3 insulation tester
Model of type WF2 flow counter employing Geiger-Mu
Model of type WF2 flow counter employing Geiger-Muller tube, presented to Gilbert Tomes, head of 20th Century Electronics, by company apprentices.
Relief plaque of Lister by Doris Appel, plaster of
Relief plaque of Lister by Doris Appel, plaster of paris, 1958, American
Single crystal of Silicon ( axis), grown by t
Materials Science Gallery
"Seed" for single crystal of Silicon ( axis), grown by the Czochralski method in 1959 at the Research Laboratories of the British-Thomson-Houston Company, Rugby.
Pitot tube to sample Ice crystal water/air content
Pitot tube to sample Ice crystal water/air content from an aircraft in flight (nicknamed "Long John Thomas")
Mortar, stone, truncated cone with flat base
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Soldi stone mortar, truncated cone with flat base, conical hollow, 2 square lugs, Egyptian, 2000BC to 500
A pair of arms made for a 2 year old girl who was
A pair of arms made for a 2 year old girl who was born with bilateral above elbow stumps and absence of both lower limbs (amelia). The arms have leather sockets and plastic dome-ended forearms. Manual elbow locks on each and elbow flexion cords, to permit active flexion. Made by Steeper in 1959.