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'Radio Celebrities' cigarette card albums, 1934-1940
Two albums of cigarette cards showing early British radio performers, "Radio Celebrities" and "Radio Celebrities Second Series", manufactured by Imperial Tobacco and distributed under the brand name W D and H O Wills and Company, probably Bristol, 1934-1940
Aerial tuning inductor from the Rugby Radio Station, 1943-1966
Variable inductance coil for tuning the aerial of the very-low-frequency (16 kHz) transmitter (callsign GBR) installed at Rugby Radio Station, unknown maker, British, 1943-1966. Constructed in 1943 to the original 1926 design, and as modified in 1966, together with separate transformer and variometer with supporting framework.
Replica of Soemmerring's telegraph of 1809-12, 1964
Replica of Sömmerring's telegraph of 1809-12, made by the Science Museum Workshops, South Kensington, London, England, 1964
Strowger pre-2000 type group selector, 1920-1926
Strowger pre-2000 type group selector with line banks, mounted on stand, made by the Automatic Telephone Manufacturing Company, Liverpool, England, 1920-1926.
Submarine cable laid across the River Medina, Isle of Wight, 1878
Submarine telegraph cable laid across the River Medina, Isle of Wight, circa.1878, recovered 1977. Believed used in A.G. Bell's telephone experiment between Cowes and Osborne House.
mobile phone base station disguised as a cactus, 2013-2014
Mobile phone base station antenna disguised as a Saguaro cactus, manufactured by Larson Camouflage, LLC, Arizona, United States, 2013-2014
main part of SWB1 transmitter, 1927
Panel comprising no 1 power magnifier of short wave beam (SWB1) telegraph transmitter no. 7 (Dorchester) restored to approximate original (1927) configuration in c. 1970, made by Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Company, Chelmsford, Essex, England, 1927
model of Block IV 'Tomahawk' missile, 2013
Block IV Tomahawk Missile Model, made by Raytheon Missile Systems, Tuscon, Arizona, United States, 2013
telephone H pole, poles shortened for display, 1895-1900
Telephone H pole, poles shortened for display, with 8 arms, 50 insulators and 1 bracing strut. Made by the General Post Office, British, 1895-1900
M.T.9 dummy valve, 1920-1929
M.T.9 dummy valve, manufactured by the M-O Valve Company, Hammersmith, London, England, 1920-1929