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Kodak No 1 Camera
Kodak No 1 camera, manufactured by Eastman Kodak Co 1889 to1895. Box camera for factory loaded film, 100 exposures. 2 1/2" diameter / rapid rectilinear lens, fixed aperture and focus, sector type shutter, cocked by string, with attached lens plug. Serial No 10275 embossed in top and rear of camera body.
‘Visual glasses’ designed by Benjamin Martin
Horn and steel bow spectacles in red shagreen case (now faded). Designed by Benjamin Martin in 1756 and termed ‘Visual Glasses’. The distinctive thick-rimmed design and violet or green tinted lenses (which do not survive in this example) were ridiculed by some contemporaries but ultimately proved popular and were copied by other makers. Thus the maker of this pair is unknown. Martin used the glasses as his trademark; an image of them appears on his trade cards and receipts.
Set of thirteen spirit bubbles, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1801-1900
Thirteen spirit bubbles in case, by A. Lovi, Scottish
Rexophone crystal set with two pairs of Telefunken headphones (out of three), 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.
sample of deep-sea section of first transatlantic cable, 1857-1858
Sample of deep-sea section of first transatlantic cable mounted on wooden presentation block, made by Glass, Elliot and Company, Greenwich, London, England, 1857-1858.
Hen-feathered male Sebright bantam
Hen-feathered male Sebright bantam, bred by Thomas Hunt Morgan, United States, 1914-1924
Submarine repeater valve, 1950-1960
Long-life submarine repeater valve type 10P2, developed at Post Office Research Station, Dollis Hill, London, England, 1950-1960. The glass is engraved with signatures of research team at the time. Names inscribed on the valve are: R E. Hines; H. N. Daglish; M. R. Child; J. Aucherlonie; J. H. Reynolds; C. B. Johnson; R. W. Lawson; M. W. Rogers; M. F. Holmes; E. F. Rickard; E. Woodgate; H. Batey; E. Metson; H. P. Sargent; and C. Hardman
Cock-feathered male Sebright Bantam
Cock-feathered male Sebright Bantam, bred by Thomas Hunt Morgan, United States, 1914-1924
Beale-type demonstration microscope, English, late 19th century
Primax moving iron loudspeaker, 1924-1927
Primax loud speaker (sectioned), made by the Sterling Telephone and Electric Company Limited, Dagenham, London, England, 1924-1927
Paillard Bolex H16 16mm Cine Camera
Paillard-Bolex H16 cine camera with fitted case, instructions and pistol grip. It has a three lens turret; Kern Yvar F=16mm f/1:2.8, Serial No 154788; Kern Switar F=25mm f/1.4, Serial No 156462; Kern Yvar F=75mm f/1:2.8 lenses, Serial No 150601; all three lens by Kern-Paillard, Switzerland. Clockwork-driven camera for 16mm film on 100 foot spools; claw intermittent and two continuous sprockets. It can be run at 8, 16, 24, 32 and 64 frames per second. Single frame and over frame exposure facility and time and instantaneous exposures. The camera has a back-wind facility (for double exposures/fades, etc). The direct vision optical finder is mounted at the top of the camera, with a critical reflex focusser situated behind the top lens on the turret.
Two-hundred pair PVC insulated and armoured telephone cable, 1933-1969
Two hundred pair PVC insulated and armoured telephone cable, unknown maker, British, 1933-1969
Thirty pair self supporting polythene telephone distribution cable, 1933-1969
Thirty pair self supporting polythene telephone distribution cable, made by Standard Telephones and Cables Limited, British, 1962
Case for post mortem set
Anatomy & Pathology
Mahogany case for Post mortem set, by F. Charriere of Paris, 1820-1860
Thirty pair PVC insulated and sheathed armoured cable, 1933-1969
Thirty pair PVC insulated and sheathed armoured supervisory control cable, unknown maker, British, 1933-1969
Kastner's Pyrophone, 1873-1876
Pyrophone, patented and made by Frédéric Kastner, France, 1873
Replica of Torricelli's first barometer, 1643.
Replica, Torricelli's first closed cistern barometer, Rome, Italy, 1643
Mattei's electro-homeopathic treatments, Bologna, Italy, 1871-1885
Mattei's electro-homeopathic cures (quack), with 4 labelled glass bottles and 16 phials, c1870
Top hat, London, England, 1831-1920
Top hat, by Cuthbertson, London, 1831-1920.
Bell & Howell Filmo 70 C-2 16mm cine camera
Bell & Howell Filmo 70 C-2 automatic cinecamera for 16mm film, 100 foot reels. GB-Bell & Howell Super Comat lens, 20mm f/1.9-16. fitted (not original?). Helical focusing. With three lens turret. Direct vision optical finder. Original clockwork motor replaced by external 12v electric motor. Serial No17817.
Semflex Twin-Lens Camera
Twin-lens reflex camera by Semflex. Includes leather case and additional lens or filter (without glass).
Model of Huygens' Pendulum Clock, as Illustrated in his 'Horologium' of 1658.
Reconstruction of Huygens' pendulum timepiece of 1658, with pendulum, 2 weights and 2 pulleys. Illustrated in the 'Horologium' in 1658, it is controlled by a pendulum and driven by a weight.
Ensign Selfix 12-20 Camera
Selfix 12-20 camera, made by Barnet Ross Ensign Ltd. Includes leather case and instruction leaflet.
Surgical instrument set
German field surgical set, complete, steel instruments, plated, in steel case, by Jetter and Scheerer of Tuttlingen, marked "Hauptbessteck," 1939
Potain type sphygmomanometer, Paris, France, 1898-1910
Potain sphygmomanometer, in case, which belonged to T. Lauder Brenton. Made by Charles Verdin and G. Boulitte Sr, 7 rue Linne, Paris, France, 1898-1910.
Claude Lorrain mirror in fish-skin case
Claude Lorrain mirror in fish-skin case, unsigned, Europe, 1801-1820
Geodetic theodolite, German, 1820-1850
Geodetic theodolite with accessories in wooden box, by T. Ertel und Sohn, Munich, Germany, 1820-1850.
Murphy model A124 radio receiver, by Murphy Radio
Murphy model A124 radio receiver, by Murphy Radio Limited, Murphy Radio Limited, 1944-1948. Restored 1979. 4-valve domestic receiver of flat baffle design anticipating "Festival of Britain" style of 1951
Bacti-Cinerator II by Sherwood Medical Industries,
Bacti-Cinerator II by Sherwood Medical Industries, American, 1960-1975
Model of Sunbeam-Talbot 10 h.p. saloon motor car
Model of Sunbeam-Talbot 10 h.p. saloon motor car, by Bassett-Lowke, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, 1946 (scale 1:10)
Cupping set used by Edward Jenner
Cupping set, incomplete, comprises one scarificator, three cupping glasses, one bottle, one canister, one kettle(?), used by Edward Jenner, late 18th century, in mahogany case.
Glass display case containing various cosmetic devices from the 1700s, England, 1880-1930
Public Health & Hygiene
Glass display case containing various 18th century cosmetic devices, two cheek plumpers, eye brows, patches and two breast pads, English, 1880-1930
Skey's tourniquet, oval adjustable frame with fixed and screw-down pressure pads, by Arnold, c. 1866-1927
Surgical instrument set, London, England, 1810-1812
Surgical instrument set, inscribed "W. Ward, Army Surgeon 1812", almost complete, in mahogany case, by Savigny and Co., 1810-1850
Russian miniature mercury in glass thermometer in
Russian miniature mercury in glass thermometer in red case, 18th century; Fahrenheit and Reamur scales. Wellcome No. B953
Murphy model A104 radio receiver, by Murphy Radio
Murphy model A104 radio receiver, by Murphy Radio Limited, Murphy Radio Limited, 1944-1948. Restored 1981. 5-valve domestic receiver of advanced flat baffle design and incorporating optically-projected scale for short wave band.
Mars globe, 8 1/2-inch diameter, paper with card o
Mars globe, 8 1/2-inch diameter, paper with card on wooden stand, by Replogle Globes Inc., Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1981-82. Drawn at a scale of 1:32,000,000, the cartography was produced in 1981 by the US Geological Survey and NASA.
Model of Brunel's cotton winding machine.
Machine for winding cotton into balls, invented by Sir Marc Isambard Brunel, unsigned, United Kingdom, 1800-1802. The first machine made was used at Strutts Cotton Mill. Belper.
Case for weight perception set
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Mahohany case containing set of cylinders for testing individual's perception of weight,, by Cambridge Instrument Co., Cambridge, 1893
Von Hippel-type clockwork trephine, London, England, 1901-1930
Von Hippel's automatic trephine, for use in sclerectomy, in leather case, by John Weiss and Son Ltd., London, early 20th century
Sir Charles Tomes’ LLD robes, London, England, 1909
Academic dress of LLD of Birmingham University, consisting of cap, gown and hood, belonging to Sir Charles Tomes FRCS, LLD, in steel box, by Ede, Son and Ravenscroft, 93-94 Chancery Lane, London, England, 1909
Copying desk, with lock and key and felt on mahogany board
Printing & Writing
Copying desk, with lock and key, and felt on mahogany board, by J. Watt & Co., Soho manufactory, Soho, Birmingham, England, 1780-1800
Soft toy, with cochlear implant, China, 1999
'Clarion™ Cougar' soft toy with cochlear implant, marketed by Advanced Bionics UK Ltd., made in China, 1999.
Pair of steel wire framed protective goggles
Pair of steel wire framed protective goggles, without glass, fitted with wire mesh side panels, felt padding and loop arms, unsigned, English, 1838-1850. Supplied by C. W. Dixey and Son, London, England.
Zeiss Ikon Foldable Camera
A Zeiss Ikon foldable plate camera, with "Compur" shutter made by F. Deckel; accompanied by six plate holders and a case.
Photoskop Exposure Meter
Photoskop "K" exposure meter in leather case, made by Excelsior-Werk Rudolf Kiesewetter.
OKO Multi-Gauge Cinecamera-Projector
OKO cine camera/projector. Designed by Kasimir Proszynski. Mechanism for 12cm wide specially perforated film; moved laterally to expose 12 frames side by side, then moved down one frame and exposed on the return, and so on. Three-blade shutter; lens missing. Fitted inside light-tight case (missing) for filming. With short length of deteriorating nitrate film; 120mm roll of film with multiple images, 12 frames across.