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Apollo 10 command module, call sign 'Charlie Brown'
Apollo 10 command module, call sign 'Charlie Brown', by North American Rockwell Corporation, Downey, Los Angeles county, California, United States, American, 1969. Apollo 10, carrying astronauts Thomas Stafford, John Young and Eugene Cernan, was launched in May 1969 on a lunar orbital mission as the dress rehearsal for the actual Apollo 11 landing. Stafford and Cernan descended in the Lunar Module to within 14 kilometres of the surface of the Moon, the closest approach until Neil Armstrong and Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin in Apollo 11 landed on the surface two months later.
Two bifurcated needles used for smallpox vaccination
Public Health & Hygiene
2 Bifurcated needles for use in smallpox vaccination
Apollo 11 Lunar Lander kit (21-7-69). First moon l
Apollo 11 Lunar Lander kit (21-7-69). First moon landing 1969.
Haemoglobin model, with four movable sections, built in 1967, by Max Perutz
Molecular model showing the structure of insulin
Model, one of two, made by Dorothy M. Crowfoot Hodgkin c.1967, to show the structure of 2 zinc pig insulin crystals at a resolution of 2.8A
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.
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.
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.
Spirit of the Southern
Pictorial Collection (Railway)
Painting, acrylic on canvas, British Railways, Southern Region, 'Spirit of the Southern', viaduct, train and Downs, by Harry Stevens. A contemporary depiction of a commuter train passing over a viaduct, surrounded by a number of hills beyond which is the sea. The linear portrayal of the train and track contrast with the exaggerated undulation of the hills, fields and clouds. Commissioned by L.W Ibbotson General Manager of the Southern Region in 1969 to promote the 'Southern into the Seventies' campaign. Framed 1970.
Black-and-white television made by Murphy Radio Ltd, Welwyn Garden City, c.1968.
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.
More money. More fun. If you don't smoke
Public Health & Hygiene
Poster with an anti-smoking message, featuring an image of a young woman surrounded by a range of consumer goods and the message 'More money. More fun. If you don't smoke', prepared for the Ministry of Health by the Central Office of Information, London, England, 1966
Copy of clay liver used for divination, original from Babylon, 2050-1750 BCE
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Babylonian clay liver used for divination, c.2050-1750 BC, copy, 1981
Terence Tenison Cuneo
Painting. [Waterloo Station] / by Terence Cuneo, May 1967. Signed and dated bl. Painted on site in the Science Museum, with the assistance of Anthony Kerr. Perspective view of the concourse of Waterloo Station, London, as seen from the first floor British Rail Southern Region Board Room windows. Includes both steam and diesel locomotives, porters, cars, passengers, indicator board and clock; relatives, artist and politicians of the day amongst the travelling public. General activity any day in the early 1960s
Prosthetic limbs for a child affected by thalidomide
Pair of prosthetic limbs made for a child, Tracey Baynam, aged 4 years and 3 months affected by thalidomide, made by J E Hanger, United Kingdom, September 1966
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.
Mitral and aortic replacement heart valves, 1960s.
Starr-Edwards mitral and aortic artificial heart valves, used, possibly English, (without bottle), 1968-1969
Submerged repeater amplifier, 1967
5MHZ submerged repeater amplifier, made by Standard Telephones and Cables Limited, England, 1967.
bellows plate camera
'Universal' Press camera with eight plates made by Dawe Instruments Ltd, London, 1966
Bauer Mini S cine camera
Bauer Mini S cinecamera. Cine camera for Super 8 film magazines; Schneider Xenoplan lens F:15mm f/1.8. Auto exposure - cell operates aperture directly; needle visible in DV optical finder. Electric motor drive. This camera was in production from 1966-1968. The followed on from the Mini of 1966-1967. The only difference seems to have been the lens.
Telescopic 'dressing sticks'
Two telescopic 'dressing sticks', designed for use by completely armless (amelic) people or those with very short arms (phocomelia), with an S-shaped tip which can be located in a trouser zip, held in the mouths of amelic people, or in the hands or people with short arms, also used to pull-up trousers and tuck-in shirt tails, originally made from a telescopic car aerial and stethoscope tubing, originally designed by Dr. Ian Fletcher in 1959, modifed by Steeper c. 1968.
'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.
Agfa Movex S Automatic Super 8mm Camera
Agfa Movex S Automatic Super 8 cine camera, 1966-68. Takes CK-17 Super 8 Agfa colour film. Agfa Movexar lens F:13, f/2.4. This is an example of the first Agfa Super 8 Camera. With a body of plastic, it is electrically-driven, with a single speed of 18 frames/second and has automatic exposure control.
1500-pair exchange area cable, 1969
1500-pair exchange area cable, with dry paper insulation and copper conductor cable suitable for subscriber-exchange circuits, made to Western Electric Company (USA) specification, unknown maker, 1969. Sheathed with aluminium, steel and polythene, and constructed in units each of 100 pairs.
LP `Mister Rock `N' Roll', Bill Haley and the Come
LP `Mister Rock `N' Roll', Bill Haley and the Comets. Ember Records, EMB 3041. Distributed by Pye Record (Sales) Ltd. First issue, 1969
Pair of prosthetic limbs, for Thalidomide affected 4-year old child
Pair of prosthetic limbs made for a child, Tracey Baynam, aged 4 years 10 months affected by thalidomide, made by J E Hanger, United Kingdom, March 1967
Model 2 plank wagon
Model railway wagon, 33mm gauge, Cambrian Railway 2-plank 10 ton open No 1947 of 1893, built by J P Richards, 1969.
Concorde prototype aircraft
British Aircraft Corporation/Aerospatiale Concorde prototype aircraft, Serial no. 002, G-BSST
Parts from the Cambridge Interplanetary Scintillation Array
Parts of the interplanetary scintillation array (also known as the 4-acre array) built at Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory, Cambridge, 1967. Designed by Antony Hewish and used by Jocelyn Bell to detect pulsars. Consists of two wooden vertical supports, one wooden cross support, and a section of copper wire and cables.
Two pieces of blue flint glass cullet
Two pieces of blue flint glass cullet, 1968
Public Health & Hygiene
Card sorter by International Computers & Tabulators, British, 1967. Used at the Institute for Social Studies in Medical Care. ECD - The handling of data is a major part of experiments in public health that follow the experience of large numbers of people. Until the 1970s, data was coded on to individual punch cards which were then analysed using tabulators or by hand. This card sorter was used at the Institute for Social Studies in Medical Care for over twenty years. The Institute carried out surveys of general practice, maternity services, the needs of the elderly and other groups, and attitudes to death. The results of individual surveys were on punched cards and sorted by machine into each pocket on the side to generate results for analysis.
Oil jar, Egypt, 1580-1350BCE
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Earthenware oil jar, Egyptian, probably New Kingdom, 1580-1350BC
'The Oramics Machine', an electro-mechanical and opto-electronic musical interface conceived, co-designed and commissioned by Daphne Oram between 1962 and 1969, built by John Oram (mechanics) and Fred Wood and Graham Wrench (electronics).
"Mobaltron 10000" cobalt teletherapy machine for radiotherapy
"Mobaltron 10000" cobalt teletherapy machine for radiotherapy, by T.E.M. Instruments Ltd., Gatwick Road, Crawley, Sussex, 1966. Used by the Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead, London, England.
Philips T-Vette television receiver
Philips T-Vette dual standard portable monochrome television receiver, 1966-1967. Battery (external 12 volt) or mains-use portable receiver.
Cottam power station control desk
Control desk unit for coal mill and oil burners, 500MW power generation unit no.3, designed and commissioned by the Central Electricity Generating Board, Cottam power station, Nottinghamshire, 1968
Metal lunar globe with plastic stand, 6-inch diame
Metal lunar globe with plastic stand, 6-inch diameter, made by Scan-globe, Denmark, 1969. Copyrighted by Replogle Globes, Division of Meredith Corp.
Empty Windolene glass container
One of ten assorted glass containers. Marked "Windolene: wipe it on wipe it off" on front of container, "small" on back of container.
control console for CDC 6600 super computer, 1968
Computing & Data Processing
Control Console for CDC 6600 Super Computer, made by Control Data Limited, United States, 1968
Scale model of the 'Lion' locomotive
Liverpool & Manchester Railway
Scale model of the 'Lion' locomotive, made by Mr J. W. Mercer, Newton-le-Willows, 1966.
T10 or Tina motor scooter
Triumph 'Tina' or T10 motor scooter, registration no. ONK45D, 1966. The Triumph Tina was the Triumph Motor Company’s attempt to get involved in the lucrative British scooter market of the 1960s. They were released in 1962 amongst internal opposition that felt the Tina could be detrimental to Triumph’s macho image. An extensive marketing campaign followed fronted by the pop star, Cliff Richard. However sales continued to be poor, and in 1965 the name of the model was change to T10. But sales did not pick up and the scooter was discontinued in 1970. This is an example of the T10, which was essentially the same vehicle as the Tina, but with a less feminine name.
Glass bottle, octagonal pyramid shape
One of 10 assorted bottles and jars, 1968
Control Data CDC 6600 super computer
Computing & Data Processing
CDC 6600 Super Computer made by Control Data Limited, United States, 1968
Flying Scotsman USA Tour 1969 commemorative envelope
Railway Stamps & Covers
Flying Scotsman USA Tour 1969 commemorative envelope. Envelope is marked "UK 4472 Flying Scotsman USA" and carries an illustration of Flying Scotsman and a list of British locomotives that had visited the USA. A stamp marked "Flying Scotsman USA Ltd." with a drawing of Flying Scotsman with a Union Jack tender has been affixed. Sent air mail to Mr. Terry Robinson of A1 Scooters, Doncaster on 23 March 1969 from Wilmington, Delaware.
Superconducting magnet, United Kingdom, 1968
First superconducting magnet with cryostat used in nuclear magnetic resonance studies in biochemistry, made by Oxford Instrument Company Ltd., (Serial I 792), 1968
Sample packs of 'Ovulen' oral contraceptive pills
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Practitioner's sample packs, 2 of 3, each containing 2 pill packets of combined monophasic early contraceptive pills, 'Ovulen', varying dates, made by G D Searle and Co, Chicago, Illinois, USA, and prepared by G D Searle & Company Limited, High Wycombe, England, 1966-1968
Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in Gone With the Wind
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer publicity portrait from the 1939 film "Gone With the Wind". Showing Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara and Clark Gable as Rhett Butler. Still SIP-108-P432.