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Radio tuning coil No. 75, 1922-1923
Burndept plug-in inductance coil No. 75, made by Burndept Limited, Blackheath, London, England, 1922-1923.
Radio tuning coil No. 150, 1922-1923
Burndept plug-in inductance coil No.150, made by Burndept Limited, Blackheath, London, England, 1922-1923.
Continuously loaded transmission core Pacific cable, 1926
Continuously Loaded Transmission Core from the Suva-Fanning Island section of the Pacific Cable of 1926 (Shore-end), made by Siemens Brothers and Company Limited, probably Woolwich, London, England, 1926
Burndept mark IV tuner with glass back, 1922-1923
Burndept mark IV tuner No. 5224 with glass back, made by Burndept Limited, Blackheath, London, England, 1922-1923.
Tube of bismuth salicylate tablets
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Glass tube of bismuth salicylate tablets with cork bung, by Burroughs Wellcome, English, ( in part 2)
Cossor Wurncell W.1 output triode valve (McVitie Weston valve collection), 1923
Cossor Wuncell W.1. output triode valve, B4 base, with blue printed label, made by A C Cossor Limited, possibly Highbury, London, England, 1923. McVitie Weston number = RMW/D1A
Thorpe 4-electrode valve (McVitie Weston valve collection) 1924
Thorpe 4-electrode valve, type K.4., 5-pin base, pinch moulded 2, made by Bower Electric Limited, probably British, 1924. McVitie Weston number = RMW/G15A
Section of Distribution Frame
Section of main distribution frame used with CB10 exchange, made by Peel Conner of Salford in 1922.
Radio tuning coil No. 100, 1922-1923
Burndept plug-in inductance coil No. 100, made by Burndept Limited, Blackheath, London, England, 1922-1923.
Radio tuning coil No. 500, 1922-1923
Burndept plug-in inductance coil No. 500, made by Burndept Limited, Blackheath, London, England, 1922-1923.
Radio tuning coil No. 200, 1922-1923
Burndept plug-in inductance coil No. 200, made by Burndept Limited, Blackheath, London, England, 1922-1923.
Radio Times volume 1 No. 1, 1923
Radio Times volume 1 No. 1, produced by the British Broadcasting Company and published by George Newnes Limited, England, 1923
Gecophone broadcast receiver, model B.C 3200, 1924
Gecophone broadcast receiver, model B.C 3200, made by the General Electric Company Limited, England, 1924
Card of authority to use portable receiver, 1922
Card of authority to use portable receiver, issued by the General Post Office, British, 1922. Issued on April 13 1922 to the Hon. E H Cozens-Hardy, of Letheringsett Hall, Holt, Norfolk. The card reads 'The bearer, the Hon E H Cozens-Hardy of Letheringsett Hall, Holt, Norfolk, has been authorised by the Postmaster General to conduct experiments with portable wireless receiving apparatus within a radius of ten miles of (1) Messrs Pilkington Bros Works, St Helens, (2) Letheringsett Hall, Holt, Norfolk (but not within one mile of any Government wireless station)
model locomotive, London & North Western Railway
Model steam locomotive, 1/16 scale, London & North Western Railway `George V' class 4-4-0, No.1800 (later remembered 5000) `Coronation', in LMS livery as No.5348, prototype built 1910, model built 1911 at LNWR Crewe Works and probably repainted by Matthias Robinson, Leeds, 1925, ex LNWR exhibition collection.
Sectioned model steam locomotive boiler
Model steam locomotive boiler with `Belpaire' fire box and superheater, approximately 1/8 scale, sectioned, circa1920.
The Terminus (Penzance Station)
Pictorial Collection (Railway)
Painting, oil on canvas, The Terminus (Penzance Station) by Stanhope Alexander Forbes, 1925. Painting shows a busy station platform from a high view point. This includes carriages, passengers and posters. The sea wall, houses and fields can be seen beyond the platform. Framed and glazed.
One pair Brandes Superior headphones
One pair Brandes Superior headphones, with BBC mark; c. 1923
McVitie Weston valve collection, BSA Standard valve, type P425
BSA Standard valve, type P425, top electrode brace marked 956A, (RMW/D87 - McVitie Weston number), by BSA Radio Limited, 1926.
McVitie Weston valve collection, Marconi valve, type D.E.8.H.F.
Marconi valve, type D.E.8.H.F., (RMW/C38 - McVitie Weston number), by Marconi Company Limited, 1925.
Glass x-ray plate taken at Shepherd’s Bush Military Orthopaedic Hospital
One glass x-ray plate (of two), in cardboard box, showing the lower leg bones of a patient under the treatment of pioneering orthopaedic surgeon, Sir Robert Jones, almost certainly taken at The Shepherd's Bush Military Orthopaedic Hospital, April 1919.
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.
Pendulum Countersink Machine
Printing & Writing
Electrically-driven pendulum countersink spindle, Plant No.958, made by Lanston Monotype Corporation, Salford, Redhill, Surrey, 1924. Used in the production system for Monotype matrices, for de-burring of retaining rod holes in matrices, with 0.2 x 0.4-inch and 0.4 x 0.4-inch matrix galleys and the galley anvil. Mounted on bench with machine Nos.503, 289, 290 and 355.
Main part of Marconi 1.5KW transmitter from 2LO
Main part of Marconi 1.5kW transmitter (minus central rack), 1922, used by the BBC London station 2LO between 1922 and 1925, as rebuilt c.1954.
Bol Cinégraphe 35mm cine camera
Cinegraphe Bol camera, 1924. Cine camera for 35mm film in metal chargers. Serial No 6604. Bolar lens by Kern, Switzerland, F:55mm f/2-9 in focusing mount, Serial No 2434. Hand turned (crank missing) 8 toothed claw, 2 sprocket cylindrical shutter. Provision for use as projector, open gate, shuttered slots for external reels. Rotating film counter, calibrated for 30 meters. Large folding frame viewfinder with pendulum level, unusual design, incorporating distance scale on transparent inset sheet - focusing pointer visible from rear of camera. 'Chimneypot' exposure calculator on side of camera.
Original free sample of Bayer 205, suramin powder, Germany, 1926
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Original free sample, in bottle, of Bayer 205, suramin powder, by Friedrich Bayer and Co., Germany, 1926
Steam locomotive, named Sir Lamiel
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Steam locomotive, Southern Railway, King Arthur class 4-6-0 No 777 "Sir Lamiel", designed by R.E.L. Maunsell, built by North British Locomotive Company in 1925, withdrawn in 1961.
Display board of spectacles and lenses, c.1921
Collection of spectacles (289), spectacle lenses (93) mounted on pyramid fitting, with labels attached as detailed on list "the evolution of the Bi-focal lens" (neg nos S.M. 2007) may be sold to the public, see R.P. 24/599, dr. Van Rohr. See individual stroke records for more details.
'Supra Bareme', ready reckoner, c 1925.
`Supra Bareme' ready reckoner by F. Savineau, Dijon, c. 1925
Bank of 50 Keith Line Switches, 1920-1925
Bank of 50 Keith Line Switches recovered from a rural exchange in New Zealand, made by the Automatic Electric Company, Chicago, 1920-1925. Together with spare plunger, two spare line backs, and two pre-2000 two-motion selectors
Half-block working model of M. S. "Fullagar"
half-block working model, scale 1:24, of M.S. "Fullagar" (1920).
Photograph of Norma & Constance Talmadge
Photograph of Mr Leonard Denham, Managing Director of the Lounge Cinema, Headingley, Leeds greeting film stars Norma and Constance Talmadge off the train in Leeds, September 1922, surrounded by a small crowd of people.
McKay-type artificial hand, Scotland, c.1920
Artificial right hand, aluminium with hard rubber cover, known as the McKay, from Aberdeen Hospital, Scottish, c.1920
Bag of Kamusowha, Uganda, 1919
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Bag of Kamusowha, Uganda, collected 1919
Pathé Baby projector
Projector for 9.5mm film in projection chargers. Double claw intermittent, automatic take up in glazed chamber. Hand turned. Hand rewind. Lamp resistance in base. Sensor for notched films. Filter wheel before lens for tinting - orange, yellow, green, pink, cyan and clear sections. No 176566. Pathe. Loaded with exposed film.
Two tuberculosis caution cards, from Brighton County Borough Mental Hospital
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Two tuberculosis caution cards, from Brighton County Borough Mental Hospital dated 1921, listing treatment recieved by patient Blanchard Somerville from 9th April 1925 till 30th November 1936.
Round plain hook attachment
Round plain-hook, for agricultural use. Heavy-duty fixed spline adaptor. Made by Mckay c.1919.
Man with face of a 'spirit'
A photograph of a man, possibly taken by William Hope in about 1920. A man's blurred face appears next to the sitter, surrounded in an ethereal-looking 'mist'. The signature in the upper right hand corner belongs to the sitter.
Two men with 'spirit' of a woman
A portrait photograph of two men, possibly taken by William Hope in about 1920. The face of a younger woman appears between the men, surrounded in an ethereal-looking 'mist'.
Elderly man with 'spirit'
A photograph of an elderly man, taken by William Hope on 5 April 1920. A face appears over the man's image on the left of the photograph, covered in a cloak. Although indistinct, the man apparently identified the 'spirit' as an ex-work colleague who had died thirty two years earlier.
Two women with a 'spirit'
A photographic portrait of two women, possibly taken by William Hope in about 1920. The face of a young woman appears over the woman on the right of the photograph. The reverse of the photograph reads: 'Why is the child always pushing to the front?' and 'Do we get messages from the higher spirits?' - perhaps questions the women wanted answering. One of the sitters, at Hope's request, has signed the plate for authentication.
Joe and Will Thomas
A photograph of Welsh mediums and brothers Joe and Will Thomas with their grandmother's 'spirit' , taken by William Hope in about 1920.
A photograph of the Welsh medium Joe Thomas, taken by William Hope in about 1920. The shrouded woman's face appearing in the photograph was not identified by Thomas - but it may indicate some form of collaboration between him and Hope.
Radio broadcast receiver, c.1925
Marconiphone V2 radio broadcast receiver, c.1925.
Radio equipment comprising:- one-valve, home-constructed self-excited transmitter
Radio equipment comprising:- one-valve, home-constructed self-excited transmitter, made by Alan T Lee, founding member of the Derby Wireless Club, Derby, Derbyshire, England, 1922-1923