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Mullard EF50 Valve, 1939
One complete EF50 valve, made by Mullard Limited, England, 1939
Sugar nippers, 19th century.
Black-painted metal sugar nippers for breaking up blocks of crystallin e sugar, English (?), 1880-1900
Wall telephone with battery box, 1880-1940
Wall telephone with battery box, with Delville transmitter and magneto calling, unknown maker, 1880-1940.
Infant weighing machine
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Infant weighing machine, 1890-1920, by Salter, English
Nitrous oxide cylinder
Empty nitrous oxide cylinder, used in dentistry(?), 1840-1868
Siemens and Halske's ABC telegraph
Siemens and Halske's ABC telegraph used in Russia, made by Siemens and Halske, probably Berlin, Gernany, 1850-1897
Crossley table telephone, 1879
Crossley desk-type telephone transmitter, made by Emmot and Blakey, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, 1879
Oil can for oiling textile machinery
Oil can, used to oil the moving parts of textile machinery.
Desk telephone transmitter and receiver (sectioned), 1926.
Sectioned desk telephone transmitter and receiver, made by the Automatic Telephone Manufacturing Company, Edge Hill, Liverpool, England, 1926
Carved figure of breastfeeding woman
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Carved ebony figure of seated woman suckling an infant, woman's face ornamented with tribal scarification, wearing an amuletic necklace, possibly represents Odudua, Earth Goddess in the Yoruba pantheon, probably Yoruba people, West African, 1890-1920
Section of miniature hospital, adult and children's wards
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Adult and childrens' ward block of hospital model, part of miniature hospital made for publicity for King Edward's Hospital Fund for London, 1930-1932
Gold, porcelain, and ivory denture set
Partial denture set, swaged gold plates, porcelain gold tube anteriors, ivory block posteriors, gold coil springs, English, c. 1840-1860.
Telephone receivers with wooden handles, 1877-1902
Two early 'butterstamp' telephone receivers with wooden handles and square diaphragms, believed to have been the property of Dr Alexander Graham Bell, unknown maker, 1877-1902
'Tabloid' first aid super pocket kit used on US Antarctic expedition
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Tabloid first aid super pocket kit by Burroughs Wellcome & Co (USA) Inc, used by Finn Ronne on U.S. Antarctic expedition of 1939-1941.
Pen tray made of gutta-percha
Plastics and Modern Materials
Pen tray of gutta-percha, made by the Gutta Percha Company, England, 1850-1900
Micrometer type mechanical comparator
Whitworth millionth measuring machine in a case for comparing components against standard inch bars; made in 1855.
Silver-plated ear trumpet, by FC Rein & Son, London, England, 1850-1900
Decorated pedestal water closets 'The New Humber'
One of two decorated pedestal water closets 'The New Humber' by McDowall, Steven and Co.Ltd., 4 Upper Thames Street, E.C., c.1880
Marconi-Reis transverse-current carbon microphone
Marconi-Reis transverse-current carbon microphone, invented by Georg Neumann, unknown maker, British, 1925-1935.
Double-sided dummy single-needle telegraph used for training operators, 1870-1930
Double-sided dummy single-needle telegraph used for training operators, made by the General Post Office, British, 1870-1930
Thomson mirror speaking galvanometer, 1858
Thomson mirror speaking galvanometer, made by Elliott Brothers, Strand, London, England, 1858
Experimental transmitting ‘jigger’ used by the Marconi Company, 1899
Experimental transmitting ‘jigger’ or oscillation transformer used by the Marconi Company, probably made by Marconi's Wireless Telegraphy Company, Chelmsford, Essex, England, 1899
Murray multiplex tape transmitter, 1910-1920
Murray multiplex tape transmitter, made by the Reid Brothers, Camden, London, England, 1910-1920
Sample of transatlantic cable, 1865-66
Sample of transatlantic cable, made by the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company Limited, Greenwich, London, England, 1865-66
Moving magnet galvanometer with dial inscribed "Greenwich Mean Time", 1843-1897
Moving magnet galvanometer with dial inscribed "Greenwich Mean Time", made by Hunt and Roskell Limited, Clerkenwell, London, England, 1843-1897. The face of the instrument reads: 'This needle is deflected precisely at each hour, Hunt & Roskell Ltd, jewellers and watchmakers'
Great Western Railway locomotive headlamp
Locomotives and Rolling Stock Components
Locomotive headlamp, made by GWR , in commemoration of Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee, in 1897. The object is 31"x 9" and is finished on top with a crown.
Section of miniature hospital including kitchen and theatre
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Kitchen, operating theatre, boardroom and office block, model, part of miniature hospital made for publicity for King Edward's Hospital Fund for London, 1930-1932
Compound monocular microscope
Compound monocular microscope, signed by Tolles of the Boston Optical Works, American, circa 1870, bought by Crisp from C. Stodder
Mounted set of Hagedorn's suture needles
Set of Heagedorn's suture needles, steel, mounted on a card, English, 1880-1920
Pair of metal-rimmed spectacles
Pair of metal-rimmed spectacles with wire mesh protecters, possibly motor goggles, English(?), 1891-1920
wall telephone, 1880-1920
Wall telephone with mica-diaphragm transmitter and built-in bell, unknown maker, probably British, 1880-1920
Sample of gutta percha insulated cable, 1863-7
Sectioned sample of gutta percha insulated cable in cast iron pipe, from Gloucester, unknown maker, British, 1863-1867.
'Electric tonic' amusement machine, Europe, 1915-1925
Electric tonic amusement machine c.1920
horseshoe magnet and keep used with experimental form of magnetic detector, 1900-1910
Horseshoe magnet and keep used with the earliest experimental form of magnetic detector developed by the Marconi Company, probably made by Marconi's Wireless Telegraphy Company, Chelmsford, Essex, England, around 1902.
sample of the first transatlantic cable, 1857-1858
Sample of deep-sea portion of first transatlantic telegraph cable, manufactured by Glass, Elliot and Company, Greenwich, London, England, 1857-58. With outer wire armouring wound with a left-hand lay.
Ring spinning frame
Ring spinning frame, made by Platt Brothers & Co. Ltd, Oldham, 1901, and used at Brooklands Mill, Leigh.
Heurtley magnifier, 1919
Heurtley magnifier, made by Muirhead and Company Limited, Beckenham, London, England, 1919. Ex Submarine Cable Exhibition, 1950.
Pohl Omniskop X-ray apparatus, Kiel, Germany, 1925-1935
Main component of Pohl Omniskop X-ray apparatus, c.1925-1935 , used by Dr. Rachwalsky until 1962, German
Monitor Top', electric compression domestic refrigerator, USA, 1934.
"Monitor Top" electric compression domestic refrigerator, with compressor mounted in circular unit on top of fridge, by B.T.H. (General Elec tric), supplied by International Refrigerator Co of London, made in U. S.A., 1934
Dr Macaura’s blood circulator
Mechanical massager, Dr. Macaura's blood circulator and box, made by British Appliances Manufacturing Co., Leeds, English, 1890-1910
Wooden 'Anglesey' artificial right leg, England, 1915-1925
Wooden "Anglesey" prosthesis for right above knee amputee. Broad leather waist belt with two straps and buckle fastening and mortice and tenon ankle joint. Smooth grey leather foot covering. Made by Grossmith, England, c.1920. Weight: 7 lbs, 3.1 kg.
Popular Wireless no. 1 vol. 1, 1922
'Popular Wireless' magazine, no. I vol. 1, 3rd June 1922, published by Amalgamated Press Limited, England, 1922
Portrait of Thomas Vickery (1882 – 1945)
Portrait of Thomas Vickery (1882 – 1945) by unknown artist, possibly Vickery himself, 1936.
Kymograph, on table, by C.F. Palmer and Co., London, 1925-1935, used by Sir Henry Dale, 1930-1940
'A Phrenological Chart of Character', booklet, London, England, 1879-1921
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
"A Phrenological Chart of Character" pamphlet by Mr and Mrs Stackpool E O'Dell of the London Phrenological Institution recording a consultation by a Mr Goodman in 1921, recording character, health, diet and appropriate marriage partner
Wine glass used by Joseph Lister as a culture glass
Wine glass used by Lister as a culture glass, with glass display dome or dust cover (with fake plaster)