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A Manufacturing Town
Laurence Stephen Lowry
A Manufacturing Town' by L. S. Lowry, 1922. Oil on panel, signed and dated, bottom left. An industrial cityscape in the spirit of a northern town such as the artist's native Salford. The artist combines elements of factory buildings, mine heads, smoking chimneys, busy street life and civic pride.
Fire extinguisher, 1915, made by William Miller, G
Fire extinguisher, 1915, made by William Miller, Glasgow
Aircraft radio telephony transmitter, complete with round valve and microphone
Aircraft radio telephony transmitter, complete with Round transmitter valve type T31 and microphone, unknown maker, modified by Major Charles E. Prince, Surrey, England, 1915
The British Laundry Marking Machine
Water Supply & Sanitation
Laundry marking machine, 'the British Marking Machine', made by A & C Jenner in Mitcham, Surrey, around 1922. Used at Moorside Laundry in Eccles from around 1922 to 1960.
Brass stereotaxic apparatus, English, c. 1905.
Stereotaxic apparatus, brass with wooden case used by Sir Victor Horsley and Richard Clarke made by Swift and Son, London, c.1905
Lee and Turner Three-Colour Projector
Lee and Turner three colour projector, 1901.
Packaging for the No 1 Brownie Model B camera
No 1 Brownie camera model B original carton. Eastman Kodak, 1900-1915.
Oil jar, Egypt, 1580-1350BCE
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Earthenware oil jar, Egyptian, probably New Kingdom, 1580-1350BC
Model of the PS 'Charlotte Dundas'
Whole model, scale 1:24, of the early paddlewheel steamboat the P.S. 'Charlotte Dundas' (1801), by the Science Museum Workshops, South Kensington, London, England, 1903. The model was based on a model lent to the Science Museum by W. H. Rankine. The actual P.S. 'Charlotte Dundas' (1801) was designed by William Symington and used on the River Forth and Clyde Canal.
Birtac 17.5mm Camera/Projector
The Birtac camera/projector in ever ready leather case. Designed by Birt Acres, made by The Northern Photographic Works, Barnet, 1899. Cine camera/projector for 17.5mm film (slit standard). Ross lens, No 57581 with Waterhouse stop slot (three stop sin top compartment) on internal rack mount for projection; threraded mount on exterior for taking seperate gates for two functions. Beater intermittent; single continuous sprocket. Direct vision finder, ground glass missing, detached, needs repair (in top compartment).
Woman with two boys and a woman's 'spirit'
A portrait photograph of a woman with two boys, possibly taken by William Hope in about 1920. A woman's face draped in a transparent cloak appears over the group.
A photograph of a mourning scene, probably taken by William Hope in about 1920. A woman mourns for her husband in a Chapel of Rest, the woman's son stands beside her. The image of a man's face has been superimposed over the original photograph. The spirit album notes that the family were Roman Catholics and believed in life after death.
Kodak Brownie No 0 Model A Box Camera
"No. 0 Brownie" (Model A) roll film box camera in canvas case, model introduced 1914.
'Fernglas 08' Galilean binoculars, in case
'Fernglas 08' Galilean binocular, numbered 92802 and 493830, by C.P. Goerz, Berlin, in original leather case.
Sledge-meter used on the Terra Nova Expedition, 1900-1910
snow sledge odometer, patented, No.25318, by S. Smith & Son Ltd., 9 Strand, London, England 1900-1910. Used with the British Terra Nova Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913.
Brownie Automatic Camera
Eastman Kodak Brownie Automatic folding box form camera.
Page 6 from snapshot photograph album no. 7
1911 - 1912
Page 6 from snapshot photograph album no. 7 of the Russian Imperial Royal Family, compiled by Herbert Galloway Stewart (1866-1960). The page comprises four black and white photographs mounted through pre-cut apertures. Herbert Galloway Stewart was English tutor to the sons of Grand Duke Alexander and his wife Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna, sister of Tsar Nicholas II, between 1908 and 1917.
'Magic' marmalade cutter
'Magic' marmalade cutter, made by Follows & Bate Ltd, Manchester, c. 1904.
Whole model of H.M. first class battleship 'Lord Nelson'
Whole model, scale 1:48, of twin-screw H.M. first class battleship 'Lord Nelson' (built 1906-1908) in glazed mahogany case, with six legged mahogany table (see note). Made by Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Co., Jarrow, South Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom, 1906-1910.
'Lucky Jim' toy cat mascot
'Lucky Jim' toy cat mascot, formerly owned by Jack Alcock and with him during the first non-stop transatlantic flight in 1919.
Test type apparatus for the detection of malingerers, France, 1910-1920
Test type apparatus for the detection of malingerers, invented by Bouchart, French
Model of a Viking Ship of about A.D.900, excavated from Gokstad
1913; c. 900 CE
Model, scale 1:24, of a Viking ship (c 900 AD) discovered in 1880 in Norway - the Gokstad ship - propelled by sail and oars, with deck sections removed to show construction, made in Science Museum Workshops, South Kensington, London, England, 1913. With Viking figure by Barbara Mary Campbell, Kingston-upon-Thames, Greater London, England.
Kollmann-type urethral dilator
Kollman's urethral dilator, nickel plated brass, by Down Bros., London, 1901-1915
London & North Western Railway motor coach
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Motor coach, London & North Western Railway and London Midland & Scottish Railway, electric motor open 3rd brake, No 28249, built 1915, by Metropolitan Carriage Wagon & Finance Co., electrical equipment by Maschinenfabrik Oerlikon.
Edison 'Fireside' phonograph, c.1909
Phonograph, Edison 'Fireside', complete, using alternatively 2 or 4 minute records, with two cylinder records (one 2 minutes, one 4 minutes), c. 1909.
Gas mask for horses, Germany, 1914-1918
Cased gas mask for horses, German manufacture, taken at Rozieres by the 4th Army, August 1918
Prestwich Model 5 cine camera used by Herbert Ponting
Prestwich Model 5 cinematographic camera, used by Mr Herbert Ponting to document Robert Falcon Scott's Antarctic Expedition, 1910.
Biokam camera projector
Mechanism box with claw pulldown for 17.5 centre perforated film. Voightlander Eurysco lens F:38mm f/7. Vewifinder missing, gate pressure plate detached. Single frame and 8 frame shafts, hand turned; provision for time exposure for stills. No 57. With detachable double film takeup box; provision for viewing image through film; two negative film chambers (sides need resoldering); one wooden printing box for negative and positive film; tin of 25' negative film; film roll support for projection; lengths of unexposed positive, developed negative and positive film (nitrate).
d'Arsonval electric chronometer, Paris, France, 1902
d'Arsonval electric chronometer, for measuring reflex reaction time, by Charles Verdin, Paris, 1902
Knuckle duster, England, 1914-1918
Knuckle duster with retractable blade, possibly English, for trench warfare, 1914-1918
Orrery planetary model by the Laing Planetarium Company, 1910-1920
Orrery patented 1897 (No.578,108 USA) and 1910 (No.958,139 USA) by Alexander Laing and manufactured by Laing Planetarium Company, Detroit, Michigan.
Livingstone medicine chest
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
"Livingstone" medicine chest, used by Algot Lange on the Amazon expedition of 1911, by Burroughs Wellcome and Co., English, early 20th century
Brical British calculator
"Bri-cal" adding machine by, The British Calculators, Ltd, in case; adds from 1/2d to #500, two bone styluses
‘Archer’ electric kettle, around 1902
‘Archer’ electric kettle made in Birmingham by Premier Electric Heaters, around 1902.
Minot-Zimmermann-type microtome, Leipzig, Germany, 1908-1918
Microtome by Minot, with accessory apparatus. The accessory apparatus comprises 1 object carrier, 1 knife, and 1 adjusting arms
Premoette Senior camera
Premoette Senior camera for 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch film packs. Bausch and Lomb rectilinear lens, F:5 1.2 inch US 4-128. Ball bearing shutter 25/50/100/B/T with cable release. Sliding, clicking stop focusing 100-6ft. Rotating brilliant reflecting finder No 6324.
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'.
Family group with two 'spirits'
A photograph of a family group, possibly taken by William Hope in about 1920. Two faces, those of a man and a girl, appear surrounded in 'mist', above the group.
Monocular microscope no.165762 by E. Leitz, Wetzla
Monocular microscope no.165762 by E. Leitz, Wetzlar, with two objectives and two eyepieces, in wooden case, made c.1914
Two-power artillery periscope
Two-power artillery periscope by C. P. Goerz, Berlin, Germany, 1917. marked 'C.P. Goerz, Berlin, nr.364' 'D.R.G.M.'; lacks leather caps for '15 x' eyepiece and for upper window
Beranger counter scales
Weighing & Measuring
Beranger counter scales, made by the Swift Scale Company.
Butcher "Carbine" Camera
A "Carbine" foldable roll-film camera, made by W. Butcher & Sons Limited, with a Lukos II lens, made by ICA. Includes leather case.
Steam locomotive, named Super D
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Steam locomotive, London & North Western Railway, G2 class Super D, 0-8-0 No 485, designed by Beames, built at Crewe in 1921, withdrawn in 1959.
Steam locomotive, number 120
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Steam locomotive, London & South Western Railway, T9 class 4-4-0 No 120, designed by Dugald Drummond, built at Nine Elms in 1899, withdrawn in 1963.
Richard Johnson, Clapham & Mor
Richard Johnson, Clapham & Morris Ltd safety lamp, c. 1920 brass
Commemorative inkstand presented to George Baker, owner and manager, Kilnhurst Steelworks, 1918
Printing & Writing
Silver commemorative inkstand, with inscription recording its presentation to Mr George Baker, owner and manager of Kilnhurst Steelworks, Rotherham, Yorkshire, by the foremen and female workers of the works on 7 December 1918. Maker unknown, 1918
Page 6 from Snapshot Photograph Album no. 5
Page 6 from snapshot photograph album no. 5; members of the Russian Imperial Royal Family during a three weeks cruise on the SY Zarmitsa belonging to H. I. H. The Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovitch. Comprises two black and white photographs mounted through pre-cut apertures. Album compiled by Herbert Galloway Stewart (1866-1960).