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Tools used by Paul Berry
Tools used by Paul Berry whilst working as an animator in Manchester and elsewhere bewteen 1981 and 2001.
Co-operative Wholesale Society Bicycle
Co-operative Wholesale Society bicycle, made in Tyseley, Birmingham, c. 1935.
telephone cable marker
Cast-iron underground telephone cable marker from the reign of King George VI (1936-1952.
Puppet made by Paul Berry
The earliest puppet made by Paul Berry as a child.
Trinitron colour television
Trinitron colour television, made by Sony Corporation, Japan, c. 1983.
Document carrier from 3" pneumatic communications equipment made by Lamson Engineering Co. Ltd, London, and used at the Refuge Assurance building on Oxford Road, c.1946
Teletetra fire extinguisher
Teletetra fire extinguisher made by Samuel Jones and Co., London, 1954.
Electric Oil Break Fuse
Electric oil break fuse, made by S. Z. de Ferranti Ltd, 1898.
Post Office telephone noticeboard
General Post Office telephone sales noticeboard, c.1950.
General Post Office K8 Mk II public telephone kiosk
General Post Office K8 Mk II public telephone kiosk, made in around 1980.
Telephone Exchange Cord Tester
Manual telephone exchange CB cord circuit tester, made by the General Post Office, Birmingham, 1928.
Two-needle telegraph, made by William Reid & Co., London, 1846 and used on the Preston & Wyre Railway.
Satellite dish, known as the 'Squariel', to receive British Satellite Broadcasting television.
"Cowhorn" overhead line bracket
Overhead line 'cowhorn'-type wall bracket with two special insulators.
Rebana Ubi drum
Rebana Ubi drum, used in the opening ceremony of the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games.
Box of industrial razor blades
Box of industrial razor blades for cutting audio tape.
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.
Horse-drawn Cockshoot carriage, 1900
Horse drawn Liverpool gig, made by Joseph Cockshoot & Co. Ltd, Manchester, c.1900.
Berry Touring Bicycle
Touring bicycle made by Johnny Berry, Manchester, 1973. Serial number 731897.
Tri-ang children's bicycle. Made by Line Bros Ltd between 1920 and 1970.
Dye Sample; Iso-Purpurin
Scientific Instruments & Research
Iso-purpurin, a sample chemical from Edward Schunck's research on natural dyes and plant products, 1840s-1900.
paper maker's crosses
Three papermaker's crosses used for drying hand-made sheets, c. 1910.
Hand printing block
Hand printing block, pattern C7415, made by Stead McAlpin & Co. Ltd, Carlisle c.1840.
Rhodesia House Sign
Sign from Rhodesia House on Princess Street, Manchester, transparent mount
Silver model of Vimy aeroplane
Silver model of Vickers Vimy aeroplane, presented by the Shell Marketing Department to Jack Alcock's mother.
Motorcycle and sidecar
Motorcycle and sidecar combination, made by the Royal Ruby Cycle Co. Ltd, Altrincham, c.1916.
Daniell electric cell
Scientific Instruments & Research
Daniell electric cell used by James Joule, c.1840.
Half-plate folding-tailboard camera, made by W. I. Chadwick, Manchester, c. 1860 and with lens made by J. B. Dancer, who sold the camera.
Telephone transmitter with induction coil, made by David Moseley & Sons, Manchester, c.1885.
Granular carbon-type telephone transmitter
Granular carbon type telephone transmitter, made by David Moseley & Sons, Manchester, c.1890.
Drawing instrument set
Set of drawing instruments, made by A. G. Thornton, Manchester, around 1890.
Bioscope 35-mm cine-projector
Bioscope 35-mm cine-projector, made by Aubrey Franks, Manchester, c.1900.
Synthetic indigo dye sample, made by Levinstein Ltd, Ellesmere Port, 1916.
Pathe Cine Camera
Professional cine camera with tripod stand made by Pathe Freres, Paris, and used by Ronald Gow.
Silk Tone transistor radio, made in Hong Kong, c. 1965.
Tool box used by Paul Berry
Tool box used by Paul Berry whilst working as an animator in Manchester and elsewhere bewteen 1981 and 2001.
Replica of the Mr Fingal character puppet
Replica of the Mr Fingal character puppet from the children's animated television series 'Cockleshell Bay', made by Cosgrove Hall Productions Ltd for transmission on Thames Television between 1982 and 1986.
Armature for a puppet
Armature for a puppet from the 2001 film 'Monkeybone', directed by Henry Selick.
Head Phones for Tape Recorder
Head phones for tape recorder, made by Uher, Munich, Federal Republic of Germany, c.1970.