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Case for Winter's museum microscope
Mahogany case for museum microscope by T. Winter of 9 New Bond Street, with lock and key, and with internal drawer containing simple microscope body (not a correct fit), live box (one glass face concave, one plane), ivory disc (blackened one side), concave lens, glass disc, brush, ivory container with mica slide cover discs (talcs) in one end and retaining springs for them in the other, and list of specimens.
Gaede molecular vacuum pump
Dismantled 'Gaede' type molecular vacuum pump mounted on mahogany diplay board, made by E. Leybold's Nachfolger Cologne, Germany, 1910-1914.
Rectilinear Landscape Lens by J H Dallmeyer
Rectilinear landscape lens by J H Dallmeyer Ltd, London, 1888. Patent No 43558, 10 1/2 inch focus & f8-10. With wooden lens cap, leatherette covering and felt lining. Part of the Arthur Frank collection.
Chest protector, London, England, 1870-1901
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Felt chest protector, by S. Maw, Son and Thompson, London, 1870-1901
Cyclograph in fitted mahogany box
Cyclograph in fitted mahogany box, by W & S Jones, London, England, 1791-1859
Two Aitken-type thermometers, London, England, 1871-1905
Two thermometers, one straight & one bent, marked in Fahrenheit scale, Aitken type, glass, in wooden case, by L. Casella of London, 1865-1871
Apparatus for resuscitating the drowned, England, 1774-1800
Apparatus for resuscitating the drowned from the Worcestershire Humane Society, 18th century. Directions sewn into the lid. Contains brass wrench, flexible leather tube, short ivory pipe - nostril, curved silver pipe - larynx, elastic gum tube, ivory funnel, 2 other ivory attachments, leather balloon, 3 stopper phials (empty) designed to contain brandy and volatile alkali and other connecting parts.
Pilot balloon slide rule Mk IVA, Met.O. 3222/65, M
Pilot balloon slide rule Mk IVA, Met.O. 3222/65, Met. Ref. No. 868A, unsigned, in case, new condition, 1965.
Corfield 66 Camera
A Corfield 66 single lens reflex plate camera, made by K.G. Corfield, with Lumax lens; the camera is accompanied by case and accessories.
Beck Field camera
Folding field camera for 4 3/4 x 6 1/2 inch plates. Fitted with a Portland soft focus lens F; 9 inches f/4.5-16 Serial No 2071. Sold by James A. Sinclair and Co. Serial No 721107 and 346. Sliding rising and cross front. Tailboard design. Rack and pinion focusing. Double extension. Swing back. Square bellows. Hinged ground glass focusing screen with clear centre spot. Reversible back. R & J Beck. c.1889. with lens cap.
Optical opposite, British, 1840-1850
Optical opposite by Adie, London, England, mid 19th century
Set of mathematical drawing instruments
1900- 1919 (estimated)
Set of mathematical drawing instruments by B. J. Hall & o.Ltd., Chalfont House, Great Peter St., Westminster, S. W., in case, with owner's name, J. B. Harris, on plate on top of case
Water testing kit, England, 1920-1940
Public Health & Hygiene
Water testing kit, in wooden carrying case by Burroughs Wellcome and Co., England, 1920-1940
Box from surgical pannier
Box labelled 'Tin A' from field surgical pannier set, complete, British, 1905 pattern101919
Child's felt-lined "mermaid" splint, to keep both
Child's felt-lined "mermaid" splint, to keep both legs straight and together, from the Lord Mayor Treloar Orthopaedic Hospital, Alton, Hampshire, England, 1960-80
Toothbrush with horn handle, England, 1870-1900
Toothbrush, horn handle, nickel plated brass stem, felt head, probably English, 1870-1900
Picture puzzle board, Chicago, United States, 1930-1980
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
School room scene picture puzzle board, 13 pieces, wooden with cloth bottom, artist H.O. Kennedy, by C.H. Stoelting Co., Chicago
Case for perpetual calendar
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Case for perpetual calendar, for calculating time of parturition, wood and ivory, in leather case, by Ferguson of London, 1822-1869
Porous belladonna leaf plaster, "The Leicester" in
Porous belladonna leaf plaster, "The Leicester" in container consisting of metal tube, prepared by A. De St Dalmas and Co., Leicester, English, 1900-1940
Octagonal silver sundial in case
Octagonal Louis XVI silver sundial and compass, 2¾-inches in original fish-skin case, by Baradelle, Paris, France, 1701-1750. For use in range of latitudes 40-60 (see note).
Haemostatic set, London, England, 1871-1900
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Leatherette haemostatic set, comprising of forceps, catheter, director and scoop, 3 glass bottles (one full of a dark brown liquid), and metal forceps. 32 mm x 139 mm x 63 mm. Made by Coxeter of London, late 19th century.
Post mortem set in case
Anatomy & Pathology
Post mortem set, almost complete, in mahogany case, by Charriere of Paris, 1820-1860
Ceramic teaching doll showing orthopaedic treatments, England, 1930-1950
Ceramic infant doll, with scoliosis brace and splints for drop-foot, lying in a model bed, probably used to demonstrate to child patients a convalescent stage in their prospective orthopaedic treatment, with bedding, small teddy bear, additional model splint (possibly from a different model) and descriptive label, from the Lord Mayor Treloar Orthopaedic Hospital, Alton, Hampshire, England, 1930-1950
Surgical instrument set, London, England, 1870-1901
Surgical instrument set, in leather bag, complete set, metal instruments, by S. Maw Son and Thompson of London, 1870-1901
Rexophone crystal set with 3 pairs telefunken headphones, 1923-1930
Rexophone crystal set manufactured by Morch Borthers Limited, London, 1924-1930. Complete with 3 pairs of headphones manufactuered by Telefunken, Germany, 1923-1930. The radio set used tapped inductance tuning and came in a mahogany cabinet with lid, a ‘Xylonite’ control panel available in different colours with imitation marble control knobs and nickel-plated fittings. Gold-plated fittings were supplied for an extra 5/-. It came with terminals for two pairs of headphones and had operating instructions inside the lid. The detector was twin-enclosed cats whiskers / galena detectors with a selector switch on the panel.
Surgical instrument set, incomplete, in mahogany c
Surgical instrument set, incomplete, in mahogany case, various makers, labelled "Eastern Dispensary", first half 19th century
Diaphot exposure meter
Diaphot visual or extinction meter in leather pouch by Zeiss Ikon Ltd. One of the early types of extinction meters that were in use before the photo-electric type was introduced.
Adjustable crosshead, French, 1801-1830
Adjustable crosshead with compass and telescope in fitted box, by F. Fraget, Paris, 1801-1830.
Fabric Printing Block
Hand printing block made of layered wood and a top surface of felt. Floral design; the back is marked with the code 'A.14744.C'.
Case for a Zeiss-Ikon Diaphot exposure meter
Leather case for a Zeiss-Ikon Diaphot exposure meter. Lined with green felt with white metal stud.
Case for altazimuth theodolite
Box for altazimuth theodolite, 4.5-inch, by Edward Troughton, Fleet St., London, England, 1780-1826
Felt and cloth cap, quilted with wide embroidered
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Felt and cloth cap, quilted with wide embroidered band, green, orange, white and brown silks, balaclava-type cap with two recesses, silk tassels, Sudanese, 1875-1884
Two earplugs, tightly coiled discs of orange paper
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Two earplugs, tightly coiled discs of orange paper with black felt faces decorated with silver springs and discs, Zanzibar(?), 1880-1920
Electricity supply meter, ampere/hour and prepayment
electrolytic pre-payment electricity supply meter, no. 865, 200 volts, 2 amperes, d.c.; made by B.I. & H.C. Ltd., Prescot; supplied by Mordey-Fricker Electricity Meter Co. Ltd., London.
Double sounding sextant.
Double sounding sextant with anodized brass circle-pattern frame and polished brass limb with wooden handle in fitted mahogany box containing in the lid a trade label for J.D. Potter, 31 Poultry London, invented by Rear Admiral Frederick Beechey and made by Nathaniel Worthington, London, 1845-1851. Fitted with two parallel inlaid silver scales marked; (lower) -2° from left to155° with 20 arc-min. divisions to 129° and (upper) -10° at right to147° with same to 126°; each with silver vernier scale divided to 20 arc-min.; four index shades (3 red, 1 green), no horizon shades; two index glasses; upper magnifier (single lens) on a 55 mm swivelling arm and lower one on a bar and bracket for telescope (62 mm, large objective) erect image (other telescope missing) with perpendicular adjustment. Accessories include magnifying glass; adjusting key; adjusting pin.
Hagelin B-21 Cipher Machine
Hagelin B-21; the beginning of the Hagelin pin wheel machines, superficially resembling the Enigma; developed by Boris Hagelin based on Arvid Gerhard Damm's patented design of the B-18; it has two pin-wheels on each of the coding wheels.
Walferdin maximum thermometer, by Stock á Paris
Walferdin thermometer (overflow type), maximum thermometer, Stock, á Paris Centigrade scale. Wellcome No. B922
Adding machine with stylus and instructions
S & N adding machine by Seidel & Naumann, Dresden, serial no. 2398, with stylus and instructions
Station Inspector hat
Station inspector cap/hat, label: 'Station Inspecters Hat "Station masters uniform"' (1987.065 possible)'
Eye defect teaching model, with accessories, Dr. P
Eye defect teaching model, with accessories, Dr. Perrin's type, made by Collin and Cie, Paris, supplied by Arnold and Sons, French, 1860-1900
Cyclograph for setting out railway curves, British, 1849
Cyclograph designed by R. Price-Williams for setting out railway curves, by Troughton & Simms, London, England, 1849.
Kodak Retinette camera
Kodak Retinette camera with Compur-Rapid shutter and a Schneider-Kreuznach lens, in case.
Cloth headdress resembling a tea-cosy, red cotton
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Cloth headdress resembling a tea-cosy, red cotton decoration with cowrie shells, grass fringe, surmounted by tuff of grey feathers, Sierra Leone, 1880-1900
Probably a finger splint, case of felt with 2 band
Probably a finger splint, case of felt with 2 bands of webbing to secure it, owned by Sir T.L. Brunton, designer A.F., who was possibly also the maker, France, 1890-1910
Brass framed sounding quintant.
Sounding quintant with 6-inch radius limb, diamond-pattern anodized brass frame and silver inlaid scale marked -5° to 195° (169° range), 30 arc-min. divisions' with silver vernier scales to 1 arc-min. with wooden handle and Mahogany keystone box containing in the lid a label for Henry Porter (successor to William Cary), made by (William) Cary, London, 1855-1865. Fitted with tangent and clamping screws at back of the index arm; no shades; index-glass and horizon glass with screw and capstan screws adjustment; Detached telescope, (78 mm large objective) erect image with bracket without adjustment. Accessories include Screw-on diaphragm for the telescope; adjusting key; adjusting pin and magnifying glass (missing).
Electrode with turned wooden handle, long pin shea
Electrode with turned wooden handle, long pin sheathed in plastic, tip of metal sheathed in felt, screw-terminal on handle, Riviere collection, made by A. Gaiffe, Paris, French, 1880-1900
Surgical instrument set
Surgical instrument set comprising six scalpels, 2 curved bistouries and a hook; scalpels by Young of Edinburgh, 1 bistoury by Savigny of London, in case, 19th century
Camera Case and Corfield Lens
A case for a Thornton Pickard's "Ruby Horizontal" single lens reflex camera; accompanied by a Corfield "Tele-Lumax" lens.