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Avro Shackleton A.E.W. 2
Avro Shackleton A.E.W.2 reconnaissance aircraft, Military Service No. WR 960, made by A. V. Roe & Co. Ltd, Woodford, 1954.
Rolls-Royce 10 hp, two cylinder motor car
10 hp two-cylinder Rolls-Royce motor car, 1905. Reg. No. AX148; Chassis No. 20162; 10 hp
Replica of the 'Baby' or SSEM computer
Computing & Data Processing
Replica of the 'Baby' or SSEM computer, built by the Computer Conservation Society in 1998. The original 'Baby' was the world's first stored-program computer and ran its first program on 21 June 1948.
Rolls-Royce Avon 100 Turbine Engine
Avon 100 Series gas turbine engine, made by Rolls-Royce Ltd, East Kilbride, c.1950.
Airbus A380 model
1:50 scale model of an Airbus A380 aircraft, c.2004, finished in Airbus Industries house colours
De Havilland 4-Blade Propeller
This 4-blade propeller was made by De Havilland Airscrews, under licence from Hamilton Standard, probably for fitting to a 4,000-horsepower (3,000-kilowatt) Rolls-Royce Tyne turboprop engine. Four Tyne engines powered the Vickers Vanguard airliner and Merchantman freighter. These aircraft were in service between 1961 and 1996.
Avro 594 Avian Mk IIIA
Avro 594 Avian Mk IIIA, civil registration code G-EBZM, two-seater sports biplane made by A. V. Roe Ltd, Newton Heath, Manchester, 1928.
Avro 707A Aeroplane
Avro 707A aeroplane, manufactured by A. V. Roe & Co. Ltd at Chadderton and assembled at Bracebridge Heath in 1952. Registration number WZ736.
Merlin 45 Aeroplane Engine
Merlin 45 aeroplane engine, made by Rolls-Royce Ltd, Crewe, c.1940. 12 cylinder arrangement with the lower dual ignition sectioned for demonstration purposes and fitted with electric motor to turn it around. Formally part of the UMIST study collection, this engine has been sectioned and motorised for instructional use. The Mark 45 Merlin was used to power Supermarine Spitfire III and V fighters.
AN/APS-20 Radar Scanner
Radar & Radio Location
AN/APS-20 radar scanner and servicing trolley for the Avro Shackleton A.E.W.2 reconnaissance aircraft WR 960 made by the Bogart Manufacturing Corporation, Brooklyn, New York.
Axial-flow compressor from B10 'Betty' self-sustaining gas turbine test rig, developed and manufactured by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park, Manchester, 1937-40.
Derwent V aircraft engine
Derwent V aircraft engine, made by Rolls-Royce Limited, Barnoldswick, c.1946.
AI-24 Foxhunter Radar
Radar & Radio Location
Ferranti/Marconi AI-24 Foxhunter air interception radar, as fitted to BAe Tornado F3 interceptors, on serving trolley.
Trident 3B 'G-AWZP' aircraft
Trident 3B 'G-AWZP' aircraft flight deck and nose, made by Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd, Hatfield, c.1971.
1909 Roe I Triplane
Replica of the 1909 Roe I Triplane, made by A.V. Roe Ltd apprentices, Chadderton, c.1952.
Three blade propeller
This 3-blade propeller was made by De Havilland Aircrews, under licence from Hamilton Standard, for the Douglas DC3/C47 airliner and transport aeroplane. The DC3 flew first in 1935 and a few hundred are still flying today.
Whitworth Planing Machine
Hand and Machine Tools
Planing machine, made by Joseph Whitworth & Co. of Manchester, 1842. Belt drive, three pullies, one loos in the middle, to drive the lathe in either direction. Table worked by the worm screw and nut. Parts of the automatic cross feed to the tool holder are missing, as is the original tool holder which probably was the reversing type. This machine was originally in the LNWR Crewe works, reputedly used for making horn blocks for axles. Presented by A Bebbington & Son, Culland Street Works, Crewe.
P1A prototype experimental jet, made by the English Electric Co., Preston, c.1954.
Johnny Berry Touring Bicycle
Johnny Berry racing bicycle, 1974. This is the last frame Berry made. Serial number 741913.
Japanese Piloted Bomb
'Ohka' ('Cherry Blossom') MXY7 Model 11 piloted bomb, made by Dai-Ichi Kaigun Koku Gijitsusho, Yokosuka, Japan, 1945.
Miss Windermere VI Powerboat
Miss Windermere VI powerboat, the world's fastest prop-driven boat: the fastest boat in history on Lake Windermere, holder of the British National Immersed Propeller Record and holder of the World Over 7000cc Water Speed Record. Built in 1993. There is an accompanying VHS tape showing successful speed record attempt, 17 October 2003, held in the museum archive.
Radar & Radio Location
In 1942 the Telecommunications Research Establishment set up a team to develop a means of identifying bombing targets at night and in bad weather. This team was led by Bernard Lovell. Using the cavity magnetron, Lovell’s team produced a 9.1-cm radar that improved greatly the Royal Air Force’s bombing accuracy. Later versions of H2S used reduced wavelengths. The 1.5-cm wavelength set was able to detect rain clouds. This scanner was fitted to an Avro Vulcan B2 bomber. It is displayed on a servicing trolley. Former Air & Space Museum collection
AC electric meter, made by Fer
AC electric meter, made by Ferranti Ltd in Hollinwood, near Manchester, c.1930.
Tri-ang children's bicycle. Made by Line Bros Ltd between 1920 and 1970.
Bicycle made by James Harrison
Bicycle made by James Harrison of Manchester, and used by local racer Joe Pendleton.
70-70F mass spectrometer
Scientific Instruments & Research
70-70F mass spectrometer, made by VG Micromass, Winsford, 1974 and used at the University of Oxford for research into the metabolites of cannabis, with associated manuals & research papers.
Hercules 264 Radial Engine
Hercules 264 Radial engine made by Bristol Aircraft Co. Ltd, Bristol, 1953
Ford Model T car
1912 Ford Model T motor car, made in Trafford Park, Manchester.
Model of South African Airways Boeing 747
1:72 scale model of South African Airways Boeing 747 made by Space Models Ltd, Middlesex.
Electric Car Charging Post
Metal electric car charging post with activation keys. Manufactured by Elektromotive Ltd.
Belsize two-seater motor car
Two-seater motor car with folding hood and dickey seat, made by Belsize Motors Ltd, Clayton, Manchester, c.1912, with an accompanying illustrated catalogue of cars manufactured by Belsize Motors Limited, Manchester printed in 1914.
Co-operative Wholesale Society Bicycle
Co-operative Wholesale Society bicycle, made in Tyseley, Birmingham, c. 1935.
Electric Oil Break Fuse
Electric oil break fuse, made by S. Z. de Ferranti Ltd, 1898.
D.H.89a Dragon Rapide aeroplane G-ADAH, made by the De Havilland Aircraft Co. Ltd, Hatfield, 1935.
Olympus 201 jet engine
Olympus 201 jet engine, made by Bristol-Siddeley Engines Ltd, c.1960.
Stenton Glider Tandem Bicycle
Stenton Glider tandem bicycle frame, parts and wheel frames, Ardwick, 1930-1935.
Two bar magneto Wood wall telephone
Two bar magneto Wood wall telephone produced by Peel Conner. Early example of the company's products and dates from circa 1904. The K66 Magneto telephone was called the 'Handcom' and was a long-distance call, magneto telephone.
W2/700 Gas Aircraft Engine
W2/700 gas turbine jet engine, made by Power Jets Ltd, c.1941.
Socata Rallye MS 880B G-AYTA
Socata Rallye MS 880B G-AYTA aircraft made in, France, c.1971
'Bradshaw' motorcycle by DOT Motors Ltd, Manchester, 1923
Bradshaw motorcycle made by DOT Motors Ltd, Manchester, 1923
Trailer for Microlight Aircraft
Trailer for Tri-Flier/Hiway Demon 175 G-MJXE microlight aircraft.
Sinclair C5 Electric Vehicle
Sinclair C5 electric vehicle, made by Hoover plc on behalf of Sinclair Vehicles Ltd and presented to Joe Harvey of Harvey (Manchester) Ltd, in 1985.
Control unit for VG Micromass
Scientific Instruments & Research
Control unit for VG Micromass 70-70F mass spectrometer, 1974.
Farman bi-plane 1:12 scale model. Replica of plane used by Claude Grahame-White in his two attempts to win the London-Manchester prize, 1910. Plane was French built with a Gnome engine.
RST Model D motorcycle
RST Model D motorcycle, made by DOT Motors Ltd, Hulme, Manchester, 1951.
Harper Runabout Tricycle
Harper Runabout three-wheeled vehicle, made by A. V. Roe & Co. Ltd, Manchester, c.1921.
Bristol Belvedere helicopter HC1 XG454 made by Bristol Aeroplane Co. Ltd, Bristol, c.1960
Dolan Precursor Bicycle
Dolan Precursor bicycle, donated to the National Cycling centre by Dolan's of Ormskirk for use as a hire bike. The Precursor has a 7005 aluminium double butted frame and carbon fibre forks. A total of ninety are available for hire at the Velodrome, in varying frames sizes, though all have an 84 inch gear 650C fixed wheel. Six Dolan tandems are available for visually impaired riders.