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Trephine, in form of bow-drill shaft
Trephine, in form of bow-drill shaft, wood with worked flint blade, for trephining, probably English, 1900-1915
filings coherer, small glass tube with bulb at one end and cap of red sealing wax at other end, 1898
Filings coherer, small glass tube with bulb at one end and cap of red sealing wax at other end, designed or used by Sir Oliver Lodge, England 1898
Filings coherer, glass tube formed into bulbs at each end at right angles, 1899
Filings coherer, glass tube formed into bulbs at each end at right angles, designed or used by Sir Oliver Lodge, England, 1899. Paper label stuck round tube marked ’16 / Jan 3 / 1899’
Filings coherer, Lodge-Muirhead system, 1900-1910
Filings coherer with arrangement for adjusting the compression of filings by using an external magnet to turn the head of a screw inside the tube, Lodge-Muirhead system, designed or used by Sir Oliver Lodge, England, around 1902
Wooden case for blood transfusion apparatus
Public Health & Hygiene
Wooden case for blood transfusion apparatus, originally thought to have been designed by Geoffrey Keynes, but now believed to be the design of Oswald Hope Robertson during the 1st World War and made by the General Surgical Co. Ltd., 1917-1918
'Detraining in England', print, England, 1914-1918
Claude Allin Shepperson
Detraining in England, by Claude Shepperson, 1914-1918, from series 'Tending the wounded'. Crayon lithograph, 38.5x51cm, in gilt and black frame 58x68x3cm. Stretcher bearers beside the train loading the wounded into a four-berth ambulance. No. of set subtitled 'Detraining in England', numbered '19' blc, depicting stretcher bearers beside the train loading the wounded into a four-berth ambulance; image 35x46cm, sheet 38.5x51cm
Poster for Magni & C. Vicenza, printed by G Ricordi & C Milano c1900
Poster, coloured lithograph, for Magni & C. Vicenza, printed by G Ricordi & C Milano c1900. On two sheets, image 98.5x71cm and text 52x72cm, together overlapping to150x72cm. [for long term preservation each part is conserved and edged, and framed separately]. Image of sower in field, sunburst; artist's name [I or M Beltrame?] br. Text panel advertising supplies and chemicals for agricultural purposes. Image frame, 107.5x78.5x2cm; text frame, 58.7x79.5x2cm.
Pathé Kok 28mm projector
Home projector for 28mm safety film; claw inrtermittent; single sprocket wheel; hand turned; dynamo generated current for 6 volt electric lamp; with one reel of film. Composition rewind gear broken. Patent No 28714, 1903, DRP No 230675, OP No 47796 (with list of patents). Threaded with 310x32mm filmstrip entitled 'Jellyfish'. Trademark Pathe Ccokeel 'Kok' on back, No 3010. Transfer print on base.
Photographic Portrait of Svante August Arrhenius, Swedish chemist (1859-1927)
Portrait, photogravure, Svante August Arrhenius (1859-1927) Swedish chemist / Photographische Gesellschaft Berlin, 1910, reproduction of a photograph, c. 1910
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.
Vertical Steam Engine, 1891
14 hp vertical, single-cylinder, Marshall Steam Engine (made by Messrs. Marshall of Gainsborough, for Imperial Institute in 1891 and transferred to Kew Gardens in 1903)
Cesare Urtis & Co - Forniture Electriche
poster, Cesare Urtis & Co. Turine - Forniture Electriche, by Adolfo Hohenstein, printed by Luigi Simondetti,Torino [Turin] c1900. Night scene, a city illuminated by woman holding electrical apparatus, cascade of wires and lightbulbs. Lithograph, col. 74x 52cm. In frame 80x58.5x2cm
Eastman Kodak Autographic Camera
Eastman Kodak No. 3 Autographic model H camera, in case, with a Kodak ball-bearing shutter.
Magic lantern projector with s
Magic lantern projector with seven boxes of slides, made by Aubrey Franks Ltd, Manchester, c.1890.
Combined Pocket Watch and Aneroid Barometer, 1895-1905
Patent combined pocket watch and aneroid barometer, French, 1895-1905. Marked 'Made in France', intended for English-speaking market.
Model of ancient Egyptian funerary boat with two oars
Model, scale 1:10, of ancient Egyptian funerary boat with two ceremonial oars; copied from XII Dynasty boat found at Dahshur in 1893, now in the Cairo Museum, unsigned, 1893-1915
Wheelchair, United Kingdom, 1910-1920
Handcranked chaindriven wheelchair, by Richards(?), United Kingdom, 1910-1920.
Ensign Optiscope Number 6 projector
Ensign Optiscope No 6 lantern slide projector. For 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch slides. Aldis Uno projection lens F:10 inch; all metal; bellows lens extensions, with two wooden slide carriers (stamped RRD). This is a projector for 3 1/4 inch square slides. It has an Aldis Uno 10" projection lens mounted in a panel on two rods and with bellows that can be extended. The lamphouse has an ES bulb holder, secured by a wing screw underneath its base. The projector comes with two wooden slide carriers. The projector can be pivited on the base and secured by means of the chrome lever. Power is controlled with an on/off switch on the base.
Kollmann-type urethral dilator
Kollman's urethral dilator, nickel plated brass, by Down Bros., London, 1901-1915
Radial Flow Parson's Turbine Engines
Original radial flow Parson's turbine engines, part sectioned, originally fitted to the experimental yacht 'Turbinia' (fitted in 1894 and removed in 1896), by Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Company Limited, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, England, 1894
Mallock-Armstrong ear defenders, London, England, 1914-1918
Mallock-Armstrong ear defenders, vulcanite, in tin box, used by Royal Navy, c. 1915.
Model of a foot operated drill, Germany, 1910-1920
Model of a foot-operated dental drill, c.1914 by Richter, German
Kinemacolor projector on table type stand. 35mm projector for 2 colour successive frame projection. Beater intermittent, two continuous sprockets, rack and pinion focusing and framing. No lens. Spool boxes. Safety shutter operated by centrifugal mechanism. Two sector shutter behind lens, filter wheel ('modern' copy) with red and green filters. Lamphouse with carbon arc. Made by The Natural Kinematograph Co. Ltd., London, 1910. Brass plate incised 'No 66'.
AK Home Cinema toy projector
AK toy cine projector for 100 foot reels of 35mm film. Serial Number K745A on flywheel. Light source missing. Single condenser lens. Maltese Cross driven intermittent sprocket, hand turnde, no shutter. Wire frame springs for tensionin film. Single projection lens, provision for small lantern slides. Elevating foot. Maybe by Johann Falk, Nurnberg (see ACR 508).
German Fokker E III Monoplane, c 1915.
German Fokker E III Monoplane with Parabelum light machine gun (fitted with engine 1923-798)
'Oxypathor', oxygen absorption machine, Canada, 1911-1915
"Oxypathor", a quack device for increasing the body's absorbtion of oxygen, Canadian, 1910-1920
Harmonograph by Newton, 1909.
Harmonograph, by Newton & Co., two pendulums on 3 legged wooden stand, extension with a sliding ball for upper end of one pendulum, two heavy sliding weights with screw clamps and extra smaller weights, glass writing pen
Sectioned model steam locomotive boiler
Model steam locomotive boiler with `Belpaire' fire box and superheater, approximately 1/8 scale, sectioned, circa1920.
model steam locomotive
Model steam locomotive, 1/16 scale, North Eastern Railway 2-4-0 'Tennant' No.1463, c.1890.
Portrait, photogravure, John Tyndall / Photographi
Portrait, photogravure, John Tyndall / Photographische Gesellschaft Berlin
model London & South Western Railway steam locomotive
Model steam locomotive 1/16 scale, London & South Western Railway `T3' class 4-4-0 No 580, prototype built at Nine Elms Works in 1890, working model, brass and steel, unpainted, built by S.L. Thompstone, District Loco Supt, Manchester in 1903.
Photograph of a radiograph of hand taken by Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, Germany, 1895
Photograph of a radiograph of a hand, covered with glass, taken by Roentgen, Wurzburg, Germany, 1895
Poster, Great Western Railway, See Your Own Country First
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Poster, Great Western Railway, See Your Own Country First - There is a great similarity between Cornwall and Italy in shape, climate and natural beauties.
Heart shaped basket made entirely from cloves
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Heart shaped basket, constructed entirely from cloves, for warding off diseases
Animatograph camera by Robert Paul
Early kinematographic apparatus:-one small animatograph camera, including film counter, by R. W. Paul, c.1902.
Hong Kong plague medal, England, 1894
Hong Kong Plague Medal 1894, silver medal with silk ribbon, awarded to Private S. Abbey of Shropshire Light Infantry, by the Hong Kong Community for his services during the plague epidemic, by Boucher and Wyon, English, 1894
‘Archer’ electric kettle, around 1902
‘Archer’ electric kettle made in Birmingham by Premier Electric Heaters, around 1902.
Pakistan Railways steam locomotive
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Pakistan Railways steam locomotive, no. 3157, made at the Vulcan Foundry, Newton-le-Willows, c. 1911, with accompanying illustrative transfers.
Consul' the Educated Monkey
"Consul" The Educated Monkey, simple multiplication device patented in Britain 1916 and 1918, tin
Sample of Haber's synthetic ammonia, 2 July 1909
First of two sealed glass tubes containing the first specimens of liquified ammonia synthesised by the Haber process on 2nd July, 1909. Displayed/stored inside spherical pressure tested glass container with steel base (see note).
Insignia of the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve, London, England, 1916
Insignia of Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve, awarded to Elizabeth Batten, Senior Sister at the Royal Free Hospital, silver, 1916
Great Eastern Locomotive, No 87
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Steam tank locomotive, Great Eastern Railway, 0-6-0T No 87, designed by J. Holden, built at Stratford in 1904, withdrawn 1959.
Aircraft radio telephony transmitter together with microphone, less Round valve
Aircraft radio telephony transmitter together with microphone, less Round valve
J J Thomson's Electromagnetic Tube used in the Discovery of the Electron, about 1896
Electromagnetic (e/m) cathode ray tube, by Sir Joseph John Thomson, Cambridge, England, 1896. Part of the J.J. Thomson's original e/m cathode ray tube apparatus, for measuring the velocity of the cathode rays and the ratio of the mass of the carriers to the charge carried by them.
A Singer model 66 lock stitch oscillating hook sewing machin
Model 66 lock stitch oscillating hook sewing machine,Branded 'Twentieth century', sectioned and mounted above a mirror, Singer Manufacturing Company, 1908-1909.
Electric light switch, 1890-1920
Brass topped wall switch with bar lever, unsigned, United Kingdom, 1890-1920.
Bottle of Salvarsan treatment for syphilis, London, England, 1909-1914
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Bottle of Salvarsan manufactured by Burroughs Wellcome & Company with dummy packaging labelled 'Kharsivan', London, England, 1909-1914
Bottle of the opiate painkiller 'Papine'
Glass bottle with bakelite lid two-thirds full of red 'Papine' patent pain-killing liquid (contains morphine). 179 mm x 65 mm x 35 mm, .43kg. Made by Roberts and Co. (London) for Battle and Co., St. Louis, U.S.A., 1890-1920.