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'Jedi' helmet, used with Cryogenic Magnetic Resonance Imaging Machine
One of five 'Jedi helmets' used with Cryogenic Magnetic Resonance Imaging Machine and associated computing equipment by Data General, United States, 1980. This one is infant-sized.
Clinitest kit consisting of a plastic container holding a test-tube and pipette made by Ames Company, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England, 1970-1980
Model railway wagon, 1/24 scale, BR 10-ton `Carflat'
Model railway wagon, 1/24 scale, BR 10-ton `Carflat', c.1960, model contemporary
Instamatic M4 Movie Camera
Instamatic M4 Movie Camera, 1965-1967. Movie camera for Super 8 film in cartridges. Kodak Ektanar lens F:13, f/1.8, coated. Wratten 85 'Daylight' filter before lens, removed by inserting key provided or movie light fitting. Electric drive, 4 AAA batteries required. Mercury cell to power automatic exposure system. Low light indicator in viewfinder. Continuous runing lock on release. Rotary footage counter. No DO4910.
Dunlop Denovo Mini run-flat safety tyre and wheel,
Dunlop Denovo Mini run-flat safety tyre and wheel, c. 1974, sectioned
Liston-type amputation knife, Surrey, England, 1980
Liston amputation knife by Down Surgical, Mitcham, 1980
Infra-red and ultraviolet sun lamp, England, 1960-1970
Infra-red and ultraviolet sun lamp, 240v, by Health Ray Company of Southampton, English, 1960-1970
Malmstrom's obstetrical vacuum extractor, Gothenburg, Sweden, 1979
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Malmstrom obstetrical vacuum extractor, by AB Vacuum Extractor, Gothenburg, Sweden, 1979
At King's Cross we call this the Throat
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Poster, British Railways, Eastern Region. "At King's Cross we call this the Throat. It'll take us 9 weeks to clear it", 1977. Shows an illustration of a tunnel that leads to King's Cross station.
Five ophthalmic instruments for microsurgery of the eye, England, 1980
Set of five ophthalmic instruments for microsurgery of the eye, comprising repositor, Colibri and St. Martin, forceps blade holder and corneal section scissors, blue anodised titanium, by Downs Surgical Ltd., 1980
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).
Olympus "Pencorder F' miniature reel-to-reel tape recorder
Olympus "Pencorder F' miniature reel-to-reel tape recorder, model IN-524F, in leather carrying case, complete with microphone, earphone and patch cord, c 1965.
Artificial arm, Roehampton, England, 1964
Pair of CO2 powered upper limb prostheses for a 12 year old boy who lost both arms, above the elbow, at 8 years of age. Leather sockets with valves mounted for stump control, to activate powered wrist rotation units. Body-powered split-hooks by means of Bowden cables, routed to outer side of each arm. Compound pulley device for elbow lock control. 31 gramme CO2 gas cylinder in leather holster, carried on trouser belt. Made by Steeper 1964.
Diesel-hydraulic locomotive, Western Fusilier
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Diesel-hydraulic locomotive, British Railways, Class 52 C-C No 1023 "Western Fusilier", built at Swindon in 1963, withdrawn in 1977.
Single pan analytical balance by L. Oertling Ltd., 1964
Single pan substitution analytical balance, Oertling type R.20, serial no. 11332, made 1964, capacity 200 gms. Features pre-weighing facility, glazed, bronze coloured, metal and plastic case.
Pentona II camera
Pentona II camera. 35mm camera 24x36mm; Meyer-Optick Trioplan lens F:45mm f/3.5; 2 blade shutter 1/30-1/125; direct vision optical finder; accessory shoe; coaxial flash socket.
Data systems unit for 70-70F m
Scientific Instruments & Research
Data systems unit for 70-70F mass spectrometer, made by VG Micromass Ltd, Winsford, 1974.
cylindrical slide rule
Otis King's calculator (type C) with instruction leaflet, made by Carbic Ltd, 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)
Glucochek blood glucose meter
Glucochek blood glucose meter for use with Ames Dextrostix
Viewing and screening apparatus 'Autotape' system
Viewing and screening apparatus part of 'Autotape' cytology screening apparatus used for cervical smear screening, by Vickers, English, 1960-1965
Public Health & Hygiene
Breathalyser, comprising 5 sample tubes and plastic bag, in plastic casing, by Draeger Safety Ltd, Blyth, Northumberland, 1979 TEST
Green plastic half frame reading spectacles, no ma
Green plastic half frame reading spectacles, no maker, made in France, 1960-1970
telephone pole finial
Aluminium finial for telephone pole, made in around 1960.
Puppet made by Paul Berry
The earliest puppet made by Paul Berry as a child.
Book discussing the Samaritans in the 1970s, 1973
Book, 'The Samaritans in the '70s,' edited with an introduction by Chad Varah, printed by Constable and Company, London, England, 1973. 260 pp.
Greenhouse thermometer by Dudley Adams of Fleet St
Greenhouse thermometer by Dudley Adams of Fleet Street. Mercury in glass on wooden board, 10 deg F to 120 deg F, c. 1798
Pair of spectacles with photochromatic lenses, pla
Pair of spectacles with photochromatic lenses, plastic and metal frames, by Birch(?), 1970-72
TLF 300 KO3X telephone with dial, 1979
Telephone handset, grey, dial, model TLF 300 KO3X, made by Compania Standard Electric Argentina for ENTel, Argentina, 1979
General Post Office K8 Mk II public telephone kiosk
General Post Office K8 Mk II public telephone kiosk, made in around 1980.
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.
lineman's nylon safety belt
British Telecom lineman's nylon safety belt made by Aerolex Ltd, c.1970
Electrim Aster 72 telephone with dial, 1976
Electrim Aster 72 telephone handset with dial, orange, made by Radomska Wytwórnia Telekomunikacyjna, Radom, Poland, 1976
'TV Times', London July 9 - July 15, 1966. Printed
'TV Times', London July 9 - July 15, 1966. Printed by Sun Printers Ltd., Watford and London, and published by TV Publications Ltd., Television House, Kingsway, London WC2.
Head Phones for Tape Recorder
Head phones for tape recorder, made by Uher, Munich, Federal Republic of Germany, c.1970.
Fire bucket made by British Small Arms Co. Ltd, Birmingham, 1961.
Pair of National Health Service spectacles with br
Pair of National Health Service spectacles with brown plastic mock tortoiseshell frames
7-inch vinyl single
A Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra 7-inch vinyl single, 1972, used at BBC Radio Manchester
LP Dave Clark Five `Catch Us If You Can', Columbia
LP Dave Clark Five `Catch Us If You Can', Columbia Records (EMI) 335X 1756. First issue 1965
Prototype coin box payphone
Prototype British Telecom coin box payphone, c.1980
KR-3200 stereo receiver
KR-3200 stereo receiver, made by Trio Electronics Inc., Tokyo, c.1973.
APA 8092 CT 119 telephone with dial, 1970-1979
APA 8092 CT 119 telephone handset with dial, red and black, made by Citesa, Malaga, Spain, 1970-1979
'Electric Eye' camera
'Electric Eye' camera model 850 with case and accessories made by Polaroid of Cambridge, Massachusetts in the USA in around 1963.
'Jedi' helmet, used with Cryogenic Magnetic Resonance Imaging Machine
One of five 'Jedi helmets' used with Cryogenic Magnetic Resonance Imaging Machine and associated computing equipment by Data General, United States, 1980. Identifiable by crack in plastic running between first and second (of three) holes at forehead.
Kodak XL55 Super 8 ciné camera
Kodak XL55 Super 8 ciné camera, for Super 8 cartridges; Kodak Ektar Zoom lens, F:9-21mm f/1.2, focusing. Auto expopsure 9, 18 fps, electric drive; electric zoom option. Takes 4 AA batteries (removed). Automatic exposure and the direct-vision optical viewfinder is at the side. The Kodak XL55 Super 8mm Camera was one of the first Kodak Super 8 cameras to incorporate the 230 degree shutter and fast f/1.2 lens that when used with the (then) highly sensitive Ektachrome 160 filmstock allowed filming in very low light levels - the marketing suggested this was possible in candlelight. The XL55, like the simpler XL33, is of unconventional design and is held by its sides. The film cartridge is inserted at the rear of the camera.