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High street and Post Office, Tadlow
A photograph entitled 'High Street and Post Office, Tadlow. Mr Stevens and Village People', taken by Edgar Tarry Adams in May 1901. The group of people stands in the village of Tadlow in Cambridgeshire.
New Reading Room on Day of Announcement of Peace in South Africa
A photograph entitled 'New Reading Room on Day of Announcement of Peace in South Africa', taken by Edgar Tarry Adams in June 1902. The photograph shows two women holding a flag. The women are preparing to celebrate the announcement of peace with South Africa after the Treaty of Vereeniging had ended the Boer War (1899-1902).
London: Tower and Tower Bridge
A photochrom postcard entitled 'London: Tower and Tower Bridge', published in 'London In Colour Photography' by The Photochrom Company Limited, London in about 1914.
London: Trafalgar Square
A photochrom postcard entitled 'London: Trafalgar Square', published in 'London In Colour Photography' by The Photochrom Company Limited, London in about 1914. The postcard shows Nelson's Column, built in 1843.
London: Kensington Gardens, The Fountains
A photochrom postcard entitled 'London: Kensington Gardens, The Fountains', published in 'London In Colour Photography' by The Photochrom Company Limited, London in about 1914.
London: The House of Lords showing the Woolsack
A photochrom postcard entitled 'London: The House of Lords Showing the Woolsack', published in 'London In Colour Photography' by The Photochrom Company Limited, London in about 1914. The postcard shows the Woolsack, the seat of the Lord Speaker in the House of Lords.
The Ways After The Launch Of HMS 'Cornwallis' At Blackwall
A photograph entitled 'The Ways After the Launch of HMS Cornwallis at Blackwall', taken by Edgar Tarry Adams in July 1901. The photograph shows the slipway used to launch the HMS 'Cornwallis' into the River Thames at Blackwall, London.
London: Petticoat Lane Sunday Morning
A photochrom postcard entitled 'London: Petticoat Lane Sunday Morning', published in 'London In Colour Photography' by The Photochrom Company Limited, London in about 1914. The postcard shows the market in Petticoat Lane.
Traffic Duty at Ludgate Circus
A photochrom postcard entitled 'Traffic Duty at Ludgate Circus', published in 'London In Colour Photography' by The Photochrom Company Limited, London in about 1914. The postcard shows a policeman directing traffic at Ludgate Circus in London.
Fruit and Flowers
A photomechanical reproduction of an autochrome photograph entitled 'Fruit and Flowers' by the Lumière brothers, published by the Polytechnic School of Photography and Typography, c. 1910.
The Yeldham Oak
A photograph entitled 'The Yeldham Oak', taken by Edgar Tarry Adams in October 1902.
Ploughing The Beach: SS 'Kohinoor' in distance
A photograph entitled 'Ploughing the Beach: SS 'Kohinoor' in distance', taken by Edgar Tarry Adams in July 1904. Adams took many photographs of people at work. He combined this observation with the ship in the distance.
London: Tower Bridge
A photochrom postcard entitled 'London: Tower Bridge', published in 'London In Colour Photography' by The Photochrom Company Limited, London in about 1914.
London: Piccadilly Circus
A photochrom postcard entitled 'London: Piccadilly Circus', published in 'London In Colour Photography' by The Photochrom Company Limited, London in about 1914. The postcard shows the busy streets of Piccadilly Circus, crowded with people, buses, motor cars and horses.
Kelvin & James White Ltd amper
Electricity and Magnetism
Kelvin & James White Ltd ampere, or current, balance, c.1903.
Copper pendant, Russia, 1910
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Copper pendant engraved with a cross, worn in Russia during the cholera epidemics of 1910 as a protection against the disease, Russian, 1910
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.
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.
type 121 wall telephone, 1912
Type 121 wall telephone, made by the Automatic Electric Company, Chicago, United States, 1912.
'Rudge Multigear' motor bicycle
'Rudge Multigear' motorcycle, designed and built by Rudge-Whitworth Ltd, a company formed by the merger of two bicycle manufactures in 1894.
Cambell vibration Galvanometer
Electricity and Magnetism
Original Campbell vibration Galvanometer
'Torpedo' bicycle coaster hub
Torpedo coaster hub for bicycles made by Tormo Manufacturing Co., 1913 sectioned
Lucas Colonia King acetylene cycle lamp, ebony fin
Lucas Colonia King acetylene cycle lamp, ebony finish, in box, 1912. The box is stored separately at the same location as the cycle lamp.
Three cannulae, France, 1909-1913
Three cannulae, used by E. Hedon in experiments on blood transfusions between dogs, including diabetic dogs, 1909- 1913
Leatherette injection kit
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Leatherette first aid serum kit, including 7 glass ampoules of drug preparations, missing syringe and cocaine ampoule. 22 mm x 122 mm x 82 mm, .08kg. Ampoules contain: Ether, spartine, ergotinine, camphorated oil, caffeine and morphine. Supplied by Marius Fraisse and Co., Paris, French, c. 1905.
Dip inductor magnetometer, 1913
Dip inductor magnetometer by Schulze, c. 1913
Printing & Writing
Pierpont punch-cutter. Matrix punch cutting machine, Plant No. 355, modified by Frank H Pierpont of the Lanston Monotype Corporation, Salford, Redhill, Surrey, 1907. Mounted on bench with machine Nos.503, 289, 290 & 958.
Punch Grinding Machine
Printing & Writing
Bench-mounted grinding machine, Plant No.181, part of the production for 0.2" x 0.2" Monotype matrices, with jig for the side-griding of punches and matrices, spare griding wheel, integral dust extraction head and ducting to central dust extraction system. Fitted with integral dust extraction head and ducting to central dust extraction and bench mounted. Manufactured by Lanston Monotype Corporation, Salford, Redhill, Surrey, England, 1904.
Wheel or steel-disc coherer (thin-film detector), 1902
Commercial model of a wheel or steel-disc coherer (thin-film detector), made by Muirhead and Company, 1902. For use by the Lodge-Muirhead Wireless and General Telegraphy Syndicate Ltd. Metal cover inscribed ‘Muirhead & Co / Westminster / No 15,959’, together with small fitted wooden box with space for three components (one only present)
Mignon typewriter, model 2, c. 1905
Printing & Writing
Mignon typewriter, model 2, c. 1905. The principle of the Mignon is very simple. It combines a typesleeve with a complete character set, and an index card with pointer and two (later three) keys. Point the pointer at a letter on the index and strike the key to print a letter on the paper and advance the carriage. With minor practice the operator could reach a typing speed of at least 100 strokes per minute. Both the index card and typesleeve could be replaced to change fonts and use character sets for different languages.
Matrix punch mill tool, grinding machine
Printing & Writing
Matrix punch mill tool, grinding machine, Plant No.210, made by Lanston Monotype Corporation, Salford, Redhill, Surrey, England, 1905. Part of the equipment used in the production system for Monotype matrices.
Cutter Grinder Machine
Printing & Writing
Double ended cutting and grinding machine, Plant No.406, made by Lanston Monotype Corporation, Salford, Redhill, Surrey, England, 1911. Part of the equipment used in the production system for Monotype matrices.
Debrie Parvo 35mm cine camera
Cine camera for 35mm film in 300 foot magazines, serial number 536. Fitted with a Taylor Hobson Cooke cinema lens F: 2 1/4 inches f/3.1-11, Series 1, in interchangeable mount. Lever adjusted helical focusing mount, with rotating scale on camera top. Iris adjustable by lever on camera side. Lens mount with hood and matte box. Hand turned. Film speed indicator on rear. Shutter adjustable from front exterior. Folding frame optical finder with sliding mask. Footage/ frame counter, clock type. Through-the-film focusing, from camera rear. J Debrie, 111 Rue St Maur, Paris.
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.
Interlaced red, blue and yellow leather strips
Interlaced red, blue and yellow leather strips, 1914, by Alexander Crum Brown, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, 1912-1914
Interlacing sheets of different coloured varnished papier mache, in a ring shape
Interlacing sheets of different coloured varnished papier mache, in a ring shape, by Alexander Crum Brown, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, 1912-1914. Described in the Napier Tercentenary Handbook as a knotted anchor ring of interlacing sheet, gradual colours.
Kinemacolor cine camera made by Moy and Bastie to Charles Urban's design
Kinemacolor camera built by Moy & Bastie in 1909 to specification of Charles Urban and G A Smith (crank handle and screws missing). Ross Xpress Patent lens 1:4.5, Serial No 85973.
Urban Bioscope 35mm cine camera
Urban Bioscope camera fitted with a Zeiss Tessar lens F: 75mm f/3.5-23, No.97799. Rack and pinion focusing mount. Narrow sector shutter, perhaps not original. Through-the-film focusing. Folding optical frame finder. Film speed indicator 12-24 fps. 100 foot internal magazines. Film punch. Charles Urban Trading Company, 48 Rupert Street, Picadilly, 33 Passage de l'Opera, Paris.
Public Health & Hygiene
Manicure scissors, steel blades with silver handles, made at Birmingham, English, 1908-1910
‘Archer’ electric kettle, around 1902
‘Archer’ electric kettle made in Birmingham by Premier Electric Heaters, around 1902.
London Types: The Postman
A photochrom postcard entitled 'London Types: The Postman', published in 'London In Colour Photography' by The Photochrom Company Limited, London in about 1914. The postcard shows a postman wearing a navy uniform and hat with a gold cap badge.
Ensignette No 2 camera
Ensignette No. 2 camera c1912 Collapsing camera for 2 inch wide rollfilm 1 7/8 x 3 inches. Fitted with a simple lens f/11-32. Everset shutter 20/40/60/B/T. Brilliant reflecting rotating finder. Detachable spool holder. Patent No. 28464 1907. Manufactured by Houghtons Ltd., London. Overall (deployed): 68 mm x 126 mm x 112 mm.
Ticka camera. C1906. Watch type pocket camera for 18mm rollfilm, 25 pictures 22 x 16mm. Simple lens fitted of fixed focus and aperture, spring actuated guillotine shutter, with time setting, lens capped with cocking shutter, automatic exposure counter, with empty film cartridge. Manufactured by Houghton's Ltd. Overall (deployed): 44 mm x 58 mmm (dia.).
Copy of a parturition chair, London, England, 1912 (?)
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Copy of 15th-16th century parturition chair
Copy of clay liver used for divination, original from Babylon, 2050-1750 BCE
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Babylonian clay liver used for divination, c.2050-1750 BC, copy, 1981
Universal Special Pattern B camera
Newman & Guardia Universal Special Pattern box-form plate camera for 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch plates. Serial No SB494. Fitted with an Anastigmat lens F:285mm f/12.5-45, convertible. Newman & Guardia shutter 2/4/8/16/32/64/100. Sliding rising and cross front. Rack and pinion focusing, double extension. Two reflecting finders, with hoods and frames for alternative focal length. Two pairs of spirit levels. Bag type plate changer. Ground glass focusing screen. Newman and Guardia. Overall (deployed): 160 mm x 135 mm x 335 mm.
Moy 35mm cine camera
Moy cine camera, No 500. Cine camera for 35mm film in internal 200 foot magazines. Taylor,Taylor & Hobson Cooke cinematograph lens f: 2 inches f/3.5-22 Serial No 79294. Helical focusing mount. Provision for external adjustment of shutter (shutter blade missing). Double sprocket and claw drive. Hand turned. Through the film focusing from rear. Folding optical frame finder. Parallax adjustment on rear sight. Rotary footage indicator, rotary frame indicator. Camera Serial No 500.
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'.