Search our collection
Siemens Brothers, London, electrodynamometer type
Siemens Brothers, London, electrodynamometer type ammeter, reading 0-325 A, c.1884. No. 2000, pat.no.7668, 84. In box
McLeod's vacuum gauge
McLeod's vacuum gauge (imperfect), with open mercury source, unsigned, British, 1880 (see note). This object is described in Phil. Trans. 1881 part II p.393, October 2nd 1880.
Black painted, side-opening oval spectacle case with inlaid decoration.
Aluminium side-opening spectacle case with castelled design around lid.
Hundred star quad signalling cable, 1930-1962
Hundred star quad signalling cable with polythene insulated core, metal foil screened and PVC sheath, unknown maker, 1930-1962
Set of Chemicals for Wet-Plate Process
Set of chemicals for wet-plate process in 12 glass bottles in leather portable case, with two leather gloves, 1854. Comprising 1. citric acid, 2. carbonate of soda, 3. iron III solution, 4. crystal varnish, 5. unidentified chemical, 6. hypo bottle (empty), 7. acetic acid, 8. iodised collodion solution, 9. collodion solution (residue), 10. pyrogallic solution, 11. nitrate of silver solution, 12. chloride of gold.
Seton needle in leatehr case, manufactured by Savigny and Co. of London, 1810 to 1850.
Owens Dust Counter, no.44, by Casella, London, in
Owens Dust Counter, no.44, by Casella, London, in case with accessories
Eight pairs of insoles, seven impregnated with iodine, one with Dols Valatalise flannel upper
8 pairs of insoles, 7 impregnated with iodine and made by Maw of London, 1 with Dols Valatalise Flannel upper and made in Huddersfield, all in cardboard drawer, English, 1920-1937
Dr. H. Mummery's D. Sc. mortar board, by Ede, Son,
Dr. H. Mummery's D. Sc. mortar board, by Ede, Son, and Ravenscroft, 93 and 94 Chancery Lane, London, England, c. 1915.
spyglass or Galilean telescope, contains gilded to
spyglass or Galilean telescope, contains gilded tools: scissors, tweezers, ivory wedge, spatula, etc. (lacks some items), green shagreen covered body, silver plated fittings, Thomas Ribright, London, late 18th century. Signed inscription on eye-lens sliding dust shade: 'RIBRIGHT / OPTICIAN / FECIT / LONDON'.
Oval spectacles with gold frames in aluminium case, made by Dupal Young Optical Co.
Leather case for aesthesiometer
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Leather case for aesthesiometer, Sieveking, brass and nickel, by Becker of London, 19th century
One of a pair of muzzle loading flintlock pistols
One of a pair of muzzle loading flintlock pistols, said to have belonged to Napoleon Bonaparte, barrel length 198 mm / 7.8 in and calibre 13.95 mm / 0.5 in, unknown maker, Russia, 1801-1830
Case, empty, wood covered in leatherette,felt lined lid
Empty case, wood covered in leatherette, lid is felt lined, 1750 to 1850
Fishskin case, empty, felt lined, 1750 to 1850
Empty fishskin case, felt lined, 1750 to 1850
Leather wallet containing needles
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Leather wallet of needles in paper wrapper, by Burroughs Wellcome, English
Whipple Temperature Indicator, 1912-14
Whipple temperature indicator with key, by the Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company Limited, Cambridge, England, 1912-14. Range -10 to 1200°C (1° graduation).
Small narrow medicine chest with hinged lid, conta
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Small narrow medicine chest with hinged lid, containing 5 glass medicine bottles and 1 phial, brass balance and weights in drawer, English, 1831-1870
Leather medicine chest, hinged lid, main body in t
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Leather medicine chest, hinged lid, main body in two hinged sections, wooden compartments covered with green felt, containing two unlabelled glass bottles, English, 1837-1900
Thigh support band, felt and plastic, English, 195
Thigh support band, felt and plastic, English, 1955-1970
Ribright's Patent Spyglass and Tools, 1775-1825
perspective glass (spyglass), Ribright's patent, silver, also with fitted tools; penknife, probe, scissors, ivory spatula (lacks some items), unsigned, late 18th century/early 19th century
Model 'rocket' incorporating a quadrupole mass spectrometer head
Model 'rocket' incorporating a quadrupole mass spectrometer head, by staff at 20th Century Electronics Ltd, England, 1973. Presented to Gilbert Tomes: founder of 20th Century Electronics Ltd. The quadrupole mass spectrometer head uses electrostatic and electromagnetic deflecting fields to determine the atomic weight of an element, which may be used to find out if it is radioactive. The quadropole mass spectrometer was first made public in 1968. The mass spectrometer, which measures both total and partial pressures, is a very important tool which can be used to warn of contamination.
Box for compound monocular microscope, 1852
Public Health & Hygiene
Wooden chest box for compound monocular microscope owned by Edwin Lankester and purchased from the makers Smith & Beck of London in 1852, with accessories inside. Possibly used by Lankester when examining water from the pump at Broad St, Soho, the focus of the outbreak of cholera in London in 1854.
Walferdin minimum thermometer, without markings
Walferdin thermometer (overflow type), minimum thermometer; no markings. Wellcome No. B921
Alarm clock, early pattern, in felt lined laminate
Alarm clock, early pattern, in felt lined laminated wood case
Mining compass & clinometer, German, 1901-1907
Mine surveyor's hanging compass and clinometer by R. Reiss, Bad Liebenwerda, Germany, 1901-1907, in case.
Jackson's instantaneous shutter
Jackson's instantaneous shutter. Title on bone inset plaque.
Howard type Synoptophore, by Elliott Optical Compa
Howard type Synoptophore, by Elliott Optical Company, London, c 1928. used to train patients with a squint. Type invented by Ettles about 1913, improved by Howard (patented 1927)
3 scalpels and a blowpipe, by McKenzie of Edinburg
3 scalpels and a blowpipe, by McKenzie of Edinburgh, in mahogany case, 1835 to 1876
Concave diffraction grating on speculum metal, gra
Concave diffraction grating on speculum metal, grating area 53 x 38 mm, with scratched markings 'N.P.L. / BLYTHSWOOD RULING / RULED MAY 1926 / No. 53837', in velvet lined wooden case marked V379. German typescript label in case indicates that radius is 100 cm and grating has 14402 lines per inch. A paper label marked in German indicates (according to the donor) that the grating came from Paschen's laboratory.
Trifocal lens, 'Varilux' lens with a continuous variation vision power
Cardboard carton containing a trifocal lens, 'Varilux', by Essel, France, 1960-1966. This lens has a continuous variation of power for vision at intermediate distances.
Walferdin thermometer with broken bulb
Walferdin thermometer (overflow type), minimum thermometer, bulb broken, no markings. Wellcome No. B929.
Case of objects showing improvements made by Loseby
Case of objects showing improvements made by Loseby including 6 straight tubes and 3 curved tubes
Assorted collection of 11 black wax sounds, c. 186
Assorted collection of 11 black wax sounds, c. 1860
Wooden piece part of case for Winter's museum microscope
Wooden piece part of mahogany case for museum microscope by T. Winter
Case containing 14 plate holders for an "Adoro" drop-bed folding plate camera.
Wollaston's Doublet microscope by Dollond
Wollaston's Doublet microscope by Dollond, in mahogany case, into which instrument screws, with three doublets (1/10, 1/20, 1/40) glass, ivory and ebony plate
Byström's Water Pyrometer, 1862-1884
Byström's water pyrometer with mercury thermometer, by O. F. Byström, Stockholm, Sweden, 1862-1884.
Henderson type surveying Alidade, British, 1893
Henderson rapid traverser (surveying alidade) in case, by J. T. Letcher, Truro, Cornwall, England, 1893.
Corfield Periflex Camera
Periflex Gold Star single lens reflex camera by K.G. Corfield Ltd. Includes case.
Watch Pocket "Carbine" Camera
A No. 4 watch pocket "Carbine" camera with green filter, by Butchers & Sons Limited, in original case.
"Instantograph" Bellows Camera
A 1906 patent "Instantograph" bellows plate camera, made by J. Lancaster & Son, with 3 plate holders and the camera base for a tripod; accompanied by case.
Disk-shaped brass sundial of Italian hours
Disk sundial, brass, in case, Italian hours, for use at latitude 43°4', probably Italian, Europe, 1530-1630 (see note).
Box and accessories for binocular phase contrast microscope
Box for a binocular phase contrast microscope containing accessories, six objective nosepiece, mechanical stage, lamp and transformer, by Reichert, Austrian, 1955-1970