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Radio-controlled quartz electronic alarm clock, wi
Radio-controlled quartz electronic alarm clock, with analogue display, tuned to the MSF transmitter at Rugby, marked 'ZEON TECH', made in 1996.
Packet of 'Old Holborn' hand rolling tobacco, made
Packet of 'Old Holborn' hand rolling tobacco, made by Richard Lloyd & Sons, Weybridge, Kent, England, c.1999.
Leaflet, 'Antibiotics, Don't wear me out'
Public Health & Hygiene
A5 leaflet entitled "Antibiotics, Don't wear me out.", issued by the Department of Health, 2006.
Is this your future?: Blood radio
Dunne & Raby
Object designed for the installation 'Is this your future?' by Dunne and Raby, 2004. A transparent bag in the shape of a silhouetted teddy bear is filled with what appears to be blood and mounted upright on a white plastic base to which it is attached by a tube.
'Hunt the Higgs' card game
‘Hunt the Higgs’ card game, designed by Valerie Gibson, 2005. Players take the roles of Large Hadron Collider (LHC) detectors searching for the Higgs boson.
Packet of 20 'Vogue; Superslims 100s' cigarettes,
Packet of 20 'Vogue; Superslims 100s' cigarettes, with filter, 100mm long, labelled 'exquisitely blended mild smooth and satisfying 20 superslim cigarettes', aimed at women smokers, made by the American Cigarette Company (Overseas) Ltd., c.1999.
Brompton L3 Folding bicycle
Brompton L3 folding bicycle, by Brompton Bicycle Limited, Brentford, Hounslow, London, England, 1999.
"Voltline" Low voltage power supply
"Voltline" Low voltage power supply, made by Fisher Scientific UK. Catalogue No. EKR-681-010-Y, serial No. 1PC-9611-1087, 110mm high, 255mm wide, 210mm deep. With Instruction leaflet and radio control unit. Date of manufacture, 1997.
Recycled blue glass brick made from blue bottle mi
Recycled blue glass brick made from blue bottle mix with natural water droplet surface; made by David Watson in his Brighton Workshop in 1999.
Original packaging for the lemon juicer 'Juicy Salif' designed by Philippe Starck
Original packaging for the lemon juicer 'Juicy Salif' designed by Philippe Starck, by Alessi, Crusinallo, Italy, 1999
Cross-weld, friction stir welded, tensile test spe
Cross-weld, friction stir welded, tensile test specimen in 12% Cr alloy steel, failure occurring in the parent metal at 540 MpA.
Babylonian "duck" weight
Weighing & Measuring
c. 2000 BCE
Babylonian "Duck" weight, with head turned back in sleeping position, c.B.C. 2000, of light coloured agate, 127.6 grains weight = 1 Babylonian "Daric" shekel
Packet of 20 Gauloises Legeres filter cigarettes,
Packet of 20 Gauloises Legeres filter cigarettes, king size, marked for exportation, made in France by Seita, 1999.
Animation puppet of the character Pilchard made by Mackinnon Saunders and used at HOTanimation to produce the television programme 'Bob the Builder', between 1998 to 2007.
Statue of Dhanvantari, India, 2005
Statue of Dhanvantari, painted plaster figurine of Indian Hindu god of medicine, supplied by Sacred Source, Crozet, USA, 2005
Aluminium spectroscopic plate from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)
Sloan Digital Sky Survey spectra or ‘plug’ plate, Used in astronomical sky survey to select sky areas of interest for spectroscopy. USA, c.2000
Prototype POWER series projector
Prototype POWER series projector with separate components, made by Digital Projection Ltd in Middleton, 1996. Plus a modern assembly board (with digital processor, interface and analogue input board amalgamated) and a 1080p digital mirror device.
Teaching Soroban Japanese abacus
Teaching Soroban Japanese abacus, plastic with 11 digit and stand. Purchased from Association of Teachers of Mathematics, 2001.
Clay Shirodhara bowl, India, 2005
Traditional clay bowl, Dhara Chatti, with string loop for suspension, used in Ayurvedic Shirodhara therapy, manufactured by The Arya Vaidya Pharmacy Ltd , Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India c2005.
Z-tar digital guitar, 1999.
Non-working musical instrument, called a Z-tar. It is shaped like a guitar but has no strings, and it outputs MIDI codes that can be used to control a synthesizer, by Harvey Starr, Starr Switch Company, 1999.
Satellite radio broadcast receiver
WorldSpace WSSR-11 Satellite radio broadcast receiver, by WorldSpace Inc, Maryland, United States, 2003-2007
Technics SL-1210 Mk2 mode quartz synthesizer direct-drive turntable
Technics SL-1210 Mk2 mode quartz synthesizer direct-drive turntable: one of two, by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., Osaka, Japan, 1999. The Technics SL-1210 Mk2 mode quartz synthesizer direct-drive turntable would normally operate as a pair: both connected to the amplifier and speakers through a cross-fader. This is to mix the outputs of two separate soundtracks, a procedure which is the foundation of 'mixing'.
Is this your future?: 'Poo' photo
Dunne & Raby
Photograph by Jason Evans from the installation 'Is this your future?' by Dunne and Raby, 2004. A large photograph on aluminium of a woman and a small girl in a white room surrounded by pale pink and silver balloons. There are pink cups and tied transparent bags on a table to the right. The girl hands a similar tied bag to the woman. Both wear pink tops, the woman wears a pink part hat.
The shape of travel to come
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Poster, Virgin Trains. "The shape of travel to come - Takes off on the West Coast Main Line soon - Pendolino, the most advanced passenger train." Features a photograph of a Pendolino, front view. c2002. A4 format.
Tape dispenser and Scotch sticky tape
Scientific Instruments & Research
Tape dispenser and Scotch tape. In 2004 at the University of Manchester, Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov found a reliable and cheap method for obtaining monolayer graphene flakes from graphite, using this tape dispenser. The pair were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2010 for 'groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene'.
Packet of Honeyrose Special herbal smoking mixture
Packet of Honeyrose Special herbal smoking mixture, tobacco free, nicotine free, marked: 'made from our original blend of aromatic herbs matured in honey and fruit juices to give a cool, fragrant and satisfying smoke', made by Honeyrose Products Ltd, Stowmarket, Suffolk, England, 1999.
Koan Pro, generative music making computer software.
Koan Pro, generative music making computer software in original packaging, developed by the British company, SSEYO in 1996. The software is an authoring tool.
Exosurf Neonatal surfactant respiratory treatment for premature babies
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Exosurf Neonatal, synthetic surfactant for the treatment of respiratory difficulties in premature babies. Blue box with parts loose inside.
Cardboard box containing ten components, for a Technics SL-1210 Mk2 mode quartz synthesizer direct-drive turntable
Cardboard box: one of two, for a Technics SL-1210 Mk2 mode quartz synthesizer direct-drive turntable; box contains original packing material; instruction manual; two shell weights; two pairs of nuts and bolts; two overhang guides; and two yellow notices, all by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., Osaka, Japan, 1999
Packet of 20 John Player Special, king size,made b
Packet of 20 John Player Special, king size,made by John Player & Sons, Nottingham, 1999.
Dianette, combined contraceptive pill, manufacture
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Dianette, combined contraceptive pill, manufactured by Schering AG, Germany, 2000 Box containing 3 packs of 21 tablets, with the days of the week inscribed on the back of the pill pack, and with a patient information booklet.
Motorola Razr mobile phone
Motorola Razr mobile phone, made in 2005 and compatible with the BT Fusion service.
Packet of 20 Silk Cut Extra Mild cigarettes, king
Packet of 20 Silk Cut Extra Mild cigarettes, king size, made by Benson and Hedges, Old Bond Street, London, W1, 1999.
'MC SOLAR' Solar Powered Electronic Wrist Watch, 1996
Solar-powered quartz-crystal controlled electronic wrist watch with analogue display, marked 'MC SOLAR', made in 1996.
Einstein's Abstracts 
A photomicrograph of the chalk marks on the blackboard used by Einstein in his 1931 Oxford lecture on the Theory of Relativity by Cornelia Parker, 1999. Made while Parker was an artist in residence at the Science Museum. This is part 1 of 3 photomicrographs, made by Parker in the series 'Einstein's Abstracts'. 'Comet' written on reverse.
Virgin Lobster 700 TV mobile phone, 2006-2007
Computing & Data Processing
Virgin Lobster 700 TV mobile phone used with BT Movio digital television and radio service, made by Virgin, Taiwan, 2006-2007
Box containing bottle of Masturin, herbal medicine, Pakistan, 2004-2005
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Carton containing bottle of Masturin, a herbal medicine used in Unani Tibb medicine, made by Hamdard Laboratories (waqf), Pakistan, c2004-2005.
Herbal medicine, Pakistan, 2004-2005
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Carton containing bottle of Safi, "the blood purifier", a herbal medicine used in Unanai Tibb medicine, made by Hamdard Laboratories, Pakistan, c2004-2005.
3-D model of a skull with treatment for the genetic disease Treacher Collins syndrome, London, England, 1999
A 3-D model of a skull of a female patient with the genetic disease Treacher-collins. The model also has titanium plates connected to it which was added to rebuild her face as a result of this genetic condition.
Nokia 3510 mobile phone, 2002-2005
Nokia 3510, manufactured by Nokia, Germany, 2002-2005. Together with charger and battery. Science Museum issue work phone and in owner's possession during July 2005 London bombings
Green plastic vomit bowl with handle, England, 2005
Plastic vomit bowl with handle, graduated to 1500ml, manufactured by Warwick Sasco Ltd and marketted by Medisave UK Ltd, England, 2005.
Jawbone measuring device, United States, 1999
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Mandibulometer made by Paleo-Tech Instruments, Wheeling, Illinois; scale made by the Oregon Rule Co., Oregon, USA, 1999. Used by skeletal biologists to study human remains.
Dr Stephen Hawking Simpsons World of Springfield interactive figure.
The Simpsons World of Springfield interactive figure, Dr Stephen Hawking, c. 2003 Shows Hawking in his wheelchair, modified to include helicopter rotors and a boxing glove. The figure will talk in Hawking's voice if placed on a World of Springfield Set.
Nokia N92 mobile phone and portable television receiver
Nokia N92 mobile phone and portable colour television receiver, swivel screen, with accessories, instruction cd and original packaging. The Nokia N92 was one of the first mobile devices to have a proper television receiver built into it. The screen can be positioned vertically for phone use or horizontally for watching television. It also includes a built in 2 megapixel camera, MP3 player, video recorder and wireless networking, 2006.
Prototype male pills and testosterone implants, produced in the Netherlands, 1999
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Four pills and two implants for the prototype male contraceptive pill manufactured by Organon, Netherlands, and used by Edinburgh University during successful trials in 1999. Due to the size of pills available the volunteers had to take four pills a day, and two implants every twelve weeks. Each pill contains 75 mcg of desogestrel, making a total of 300mcg, each implant contains 200mg of testosterone making a total of 400mg.
Blood glucose tester, United States, 1999
Glucometer 'Esprit', blood glucose meter, with automatic lancing device, ten blood glucose test sensors, two bottles of normal control fluid, 2.5ml, and blister pack containing lancet packs in packaging, supplied by Bayer PLC, England, and made by the Bayer Corporation, United States, 1999 (see note).
Mummy of a peregrine falcon, Egypt, 2000-1001 BCE
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Mummy of peregrine falcon, Egyptian, 2000-1001 BC
Nokia 3210e digital mobile phone
3210e digital mobile phone, made by Nokia, Finland, c. 1999.
Bicycle used within initial trial and development of the London Ambulance Cycle Response Unit, made by Cannondale, c.2000. This bike was customised and used by Tom Lynch MBE, Cycle Response Unit Manager and former British BMX racing champion.
Packet of 'Super 25, Mini Filter', 10 disposable c
Packet of 'Super 25, Mini Filter', 10 disposable cigarette filters, labelled: 'Super 25 is the Brand New Fashionable Disposable Cigarette Filter. Super 25 effectively reduces tar and nicotine without changing the taste or flavour of your favourite brand of your cigarette.', made in Japan, distributed by A1 Pharmaceuticals, Penge, London, c.1999.