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The Ivel Agricultural Tractor
Ivel agricultural tractor on three steel wheels (front single, with solid rubber tyre; rear, straked), designed by Daniel Alborne, and made by Ivel Agricultural Motors Limited, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England, 1902, and two spark plugs by Lodge Sparking Plug Company Limited, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, 1913-1920. Engine: 2-cylinder horizontally opposed petrol. Believed to be the first 'production' tractor built by Ivel, and the first British internal combustion engine powered light agricultural tractor.
Model railway carriage, 3rd class smoking compartment
Model Railway Carriage, London & South Western Railway, 3rd class smoking compartment, with lavatory and communicating door, as exhibited in connection with the murder trial of George Parker who killed William Pearson on January 17th 1901 between Surbiton and Vauxhall.
stock exchange automatic telegraph, 1872-1880
Stock exchange automatic telegraph, made by Thomas Edison, Menlo Park, New Jersey, United States, 1872-1880
Artificial leg made for a child, England, 1903
Peg leg made in the shipyard at Blyth (Northumbria) by the father of a 3 year old boy who lost his right leg below the knee in 1903. The patient was still wearing a conventional below knee prosthesis at the age of 79.
Crossley telephone receiver, 1880
Telephone receiver, Crossley's patent 1880, unknown maker, British, 1880.
Ceramic pot for Oriental toothpaste
Ceramic pot for oriental tooth paste, supplied by Liptrot and Co., Accrington, England, 1870-1910
Robert Dudgeon’s sphygmograph
Sphygmograph which belonged to Dudgeon, by J. Ganter, 19 Crawford Street, London, England, 1876.
One of Fleming's first thermionic diode valves, 1889
Thermionic valve, one of three original examples, by Sir John Ambrose Fleming, London, England, 1904. This valve uses a lamp with a cylindrical aluminium filament, by Edison & Swan United Electric Company, London, England, 1889.
Seeger dry-air siphon refrigerator, c. 1900.
Insulated wooden ice box (dry air siphon refrigertor), in which food i s chilled by the insulation of ice blocks into an adjoining compartmen t from which cold air circulates, by the Seeger Refrigerator Co, St Pa ul, Minnesota, U.S.A., 1880-1920
Tooth shade guide, England, 1890-1910
Shade guide, for porcelain teeth, 24 (of 25) samples in circular nickel plated frame, by the Dental Manufacturing Co., England, 1890-1910
Sugar nippers, 19th century.
Black-painted metal sugar nippers for breaking up blocks of crystallin e sugar, English (?), 1880-1900
'Leiber's Five Letter American Telegraph Code', book issued 1915
Telegraph code book, 'Lieber's Five Letter American Telegraph Code' by B Franklin Lieber, published by The Lieber Code Company Limited, New York, United States, 1915. Number 22711 hand-stamped on front fly-leaf
Lapel badges, France, 1915-1917
One of seven lapel badges, circular, embossed gilt metal, fund raiser on Day of the Wounded and Tuberculosed Soldiers of the War, by Lalique, French, 1915-1917
Branly tripod coherer, 1900-1910
Branly tripod coherer, probably made by Edouard Branly, France, 1900-1910
Crossley table telephone, 1879
Crossley desk-type telephone transmitter, made by Emmot and Blakey, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, 1879
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
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
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
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
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.
Compound monocular microscope
Compound monocular microscope, signed by Tolles of the Boston Optical Works, American, circa 1870, bought by Crisp from C. Stodder
wall telephone, 1880-1920
Wall telephone with mica-diaphragm transmitter and built-in bell, unknown maker, probably British, 1880-1920
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
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.
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.
Dr Macaura’s blood circulator
Mechanical massager, Dr. Macaura's blood circulator and box, made by British Appliances Manufacturing Co., Leeds, English, 1890-1910
'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
Model of Behr high speed monorail
Model of Behr high speed electrical monorail car with piece of track and collection of small spares, constructed by the Model Manufacturing Co., 1904.
Operating table, folding, adjustable in three sections, 1914-1918 war, military, English
General Electric CA101 Pilotron triode (McVitie Weston valve collection), 1918
General Electric CA101 Pilotron triode, C base, made by the General Electric Company Limited, United States, 1918. McVitie Weston number = RMW/B31
Pamphlet, 'Rontgen Rays Demonstration' (photographs by G.H.Gabb)
Pamphlet printed by The Carmelian Club Ltd, announcing 'The Rontgen Rays Demonstration, June 7th, 1896' associated with x-ray photographs taken by George Hugh Gabb, 15 February 1896.
Early model wooden-case comptometer by Felt and Ta
Early model wooden-case comptometer by Felt and Tarrant Manufacturing Co., Chicago, USA.
Replica of a hobby-horse cycle
Copy of a hobby-horse cycle in the possession of the Duke of Northumberland.
North Eastern Railway albums
Photographic Collections (Railway)
Photographs, two albums of collodion and possibly carbon prints, by Alfred Hind Robinson, produced for the North Eastern Railway about 1901. Featuring locations in Norfolk and Yorkshire. "Book 3": Green hardback covers 430 x 340 mm, front cover inscribed "P to T" on top right corner, indexed, 27pp, prints 11¾ x 3¼ ins. "Book 4": Green hardback covers, 430 x 340 mm, front cover inscribed "W to Y" on top right corner, indexed, 10pp, prints 11½ x 3¼ ins. Taken with panoramic camera.
Model Great Western Railway locomotive, "Gooch"
Model steam locomotive, 1/16 scale, Great Western Railway `Armstrong' class 4-4-0 No 8 'Gooch', 1905, Churchward rebuild of the Dean 'No.7' class of 1894.
North Eastern Railway steam breakdown crane
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Crane, North Eastern Railway, Craven 25 ton steam breakdown crane, No. CME 13 (LNER No. 901638, BR No. 331153), ordered 14th June 1906 from Craven Brothers of Manchester, order number C.8817, delivered in 1907, originally allocated to Gateshead but spent most of its life at Middlesbrough Shed, moved from there in 1958 after its closure and spent time at Thornaby, Wakefield and Shirebrook until being withdrawn in 1971.
Meerschaum pipe carved in the form of a young woman
Meerschaum tobacco pipe, bowl carved as head, neck of young lady with flat bonnet, silver joint band, amber mouthpiece, English on French, 1870-1910
London & North Western Railway 1st class corridor brake no. 5154
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Railway carriage, London & North Western Railway, 1st class corridor brake, No. 5154, Royal Brake Generator Car, built 1906 to diagram 127 no. 303, converted and transferred to royal duty in 1925, in 1942 fitted with a pair of diesel generators, remained in service until 1979.
Black candlestick telephone
Black candlestick telephone No. 2 with transmitter no. 1, 1920.
Sectioned conjectural model of 'Rocket' steam locomotive
sectioned conjectural model, scale 1:8, Liverpool & Manchester Railway 0-2-2 locomotive " Rocket", 1829.
Hindu planispheric astrolabe in copper [brass?], single plate, made for Raja Ramasimha by Sivalala in 1870. Engraved in Sanskrit with instrument laid out for the latitude of Bundi (25º 28'), Rajasthan, India. Alidade at rear missing.
Kent's knife sharpening and cleaning-machine, c. 1905.
Kent's patent rotary disc hand-operated knife sharpening and cleaning machine, size 7 no. 8926, overall design based on patents 10225 and 13920 in 1852 by George Kent, most recent patents in 1895, 1902 and 1903 made by Kent of Holborn, London, and supplied by Halstead and Kestell of Royston, 1903-1905
Model steam locomotive, spirit fired live steam 'dribbler' 3
Model steam locomotive, spirit fired live steam 'dribbler' 3 inch gauge, Stevens' Model Dockyard 2-2-2.
Bell and Howell 2709 Model B 35mm cine camera
Bell & Howell 2709 cine camera, Model B. Standard Cinemachinery 35mm cine camera. With 4 lens turret, (original lenses are missing (fitted with lens Astro lens 1990-5036/3197). Gate and claw intermittent mechanism missing. Single sprocket. External magazines (2) 400 foot. Hand turned (handle missing), 8 and 1 frame shafts. Variable shutter 170 - 0 degrees. Preset or operated continuously by lever and gear attachment (missing). Rotary footage counter. Critical focuser. Ground glass insert behind turret, opposite taking lens. Thin slot for masks before gate. Shoe for viewfinder. Patents Sept 17 1912 and Feb 13 1917, no 5687. Serial No 932. Originally sold to the Ruby Camera Exchange in New York on 31 August 1929. Has ultra speed movement number 282 in it, which usually meant it was to be used for some kind of instrumentation as it would shoot slow motion images.
James Mackenzie’s first polygraph, United Kingdom, 1906-1910
Mackenzie's first polygraph, complete