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Dissecting microscope by E. Leitz, Wetzlar, in woo
Dissecting microscope by E. Leitz, Wetzlar, in wooden case, date 1925, with one lens only
Manchester Hospital Parade Cup
Public Health & Hygiene
Hospital Parade cup with decorative curved handles, made by Birmingham silversmith J. Gloster Ltd. in 1930. It is inscribed: 'Newton Heath, Miles Platting and Collyhurst Hospital Parade Presented by Newton Heath Licensed Victuallers 1931 Winners 1931 Miss Lancashire's Nippies 1932 Miss Mckiernan's Babes 1933 Miss Lancashire's Nippies 1934 Aspin's Nippies'
Mullard Raleigh P.M. broadcast receiver, 1927
Mullard Raleigh P.M. broadcast receiver, P.F.W. Bush and various makers, England, 1927. Together with amplifier and power supply units
Plaster cast of George V's right hand, on plaster
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Plaster cast of George V's right hand, on plaster base, made in Paris for Maryhill Museum of Arts, Washington State, USA, 1924
Stormer viscometer by Arthur H. Thomas Co., Philad
Stormer viscometer by Arthur H. Thomas Co., Philadelphia, United States, c. 1928. Flashpoint apparatus supplied by Vicsons, Harrow, Middlesex, with two thermometer + plumbum
Cone type loudspeaker made by S. G. Brown Ltd., c.
Cone type loudspeaker made by S. G. Brown Ltd., c. 1925.
Crossley Shelsley Motor Car
15.7-hp six-cylinder Shelsley motor car, made by Crossley Motors Ltd, Gorton, Manchester, 1929.
Table telephone by Standard Telephones & Cables Ltd.
Earthenware drug jar, China,
Earthenware drug jar, probably for holding ginger, with wooden stopper, Chinese
Oil jar, Egypt, 1580-1350BCE
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Earthenware oil jar, Egyptian, probably New Kingdom, 1580-1350BC
Pathe Rex 17.5mm Cine Camera Rex
Pathe 17.5mm cine camera, 'Rex' motocamera. Cine camera for 17.5mm film in chargers. 30 foot load. Fitted with a Krauss Triannar lens F:2.5cm f/3-14 fixed focus, Serial No 276103. Optical frame finder. The camera has a clockwork motor of 50 seconds capacity running at a fixed speed of 16 frames/second.Exposed film indicator calibrated 0-9. Instructions inside the film chamber. Distribution No R 00436. Manufactured by Pathe, France. Card instruction leaflet inside film bay door.
Motor car petrol gauge, 1926
Magnetic petrol gauge with cork float and dial indicator, for motor cars, made by Simms Motor Units (1920) Ltd., c. 1926
Copy of model of a sheep's liver. Original Babylonian, c. 2050-1750 BC.
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Resin replica of a clay model of a sheep's liver used for divination, original Babylonian, original 2050BC to 1750BC
Copy of Egyptian two cubit rod
Weighing & Measuring
Copy of Egyptian two-cubit rod [525.5 mm x 2], in wood, with 14 Palm divisions [76.25 to 74.25 mm], one of which is subdivided into 4 Digits. Royal Egyptian Cubit measure = 524 mm, derived from original example in British Museum.
Plaster cast copy of Egyptian brown Basalt linear measure
Weighing & Measuring
Coloured plaster cast fragment of Egyptian brown Basalt linear measure inscribed with Palm [18.5 to 19 mm] and Digit divisions and smaller subdivisions. Made for Victoria & Albert Museum from original at the British Museum.
Line Corrector No. 18
Line Corrector No. 18. BBC Bristol Number J2126 (shared with BBC Inv. No. 187). L/C/R stepped box (similar in appearance to Post Office resistance box) for applying passive line correction. Contained in an oak box without dove-tailed corners. Missing section of Bakelite at lower front right corner.
"Homesun" ultra-violet lamp
"Homesun" ultra-violet lamp, the original model, 1927.
'Goblin Clean Sweep' cylinder vacuum cleaner
'Goblin Clean Sweep' model no. 23 cylinder vacuum cleaner, made by British Vacuum Cleaner & Engineering Co. Ltd, London, c.1930.
Faraday Centenary medal
Coins, Medals & Tokens
Faraday Centenary medal by A Rivaud, awarded to James Morton in 1925 for his work on artificial dyestuffs. Gold; 68mm diameter, 4mm thickness, in brown case 11x11x2cm. rim legend: OR. Obverse: portrait HS of Michael Faraday (1791-1867), signed blc, A Rivaud. Reverse: Faraday Benzene Centenary 1825-1925; [chemical symbols and] AIN; James Morton 1925; with schematic representation of four Benzene rings.
Three core electrical distribution cable
Mounted sample of three core electrical distribution cable. Used by Manchester Corporation on distribution network between 1930s and 1950s.
Matrix Side Hole Drilling Machine
Printing & Writing
Matrix side-hole drilling machine, Plant No.990, made by the Lanston Monotype Corporation, Salford, Redhill, Surrey, 1925. Used for the production system for 0.2 x 0.2 inch Monotype matrices, equipped for automatic handling of matrices from input to output galleys. The machine is used to form the hole for the matrix case retaining rods. Two opposing drills nearly meet during drilling. In a second operation, one of the drills clears the hole. Mounted on bench, with machines Nos.986, 2080 & 1888. Bench has electrical and compressed air services incorporated.
Hand matrix Counter Machine
Printing & Writing
Matrix hand side-hole countersinking machine, Plant No.986, made by the Lanston Monotype Corporation, Salford, Redhill, Surrey, 1925. Used for the production system for 0.2 x 0.2-inch Monotype matrices, equipped for automatic handling of matrices from input to output galleys. Mounted on bench, with machines Nos. 990, 2080 and 1888. Bench has electrical and compressed air services incorporated.
Woman in blue jacket
A Colorol photograph of a woman in a nautical-style outfit and white cloche hat, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1930.
A Colorol photograph a path leading through a park or formal garden, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1930.
Woman in dress and matching coat
A Colorol photograph of a woman in a long dress and matching coat, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1930.
Dog sitting at owner's feet
A Colorol photograph of a dog sitting at the feet of a woman, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1930.
Man looking at flowers
A colour dye transfer photograph of a man looking at flowers, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1930. The man wears blue and white checked dungarees.
Portrait of a woman
A dye transfer print photograph of a woman, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1925.
Statue in a pond
A Colorol photograph of a classical statue carrying an urn, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1930.
A Colorol photograph of tulips growing in a garden, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1930.
Boy looking into a garden pond
A Colorol photograph of a young boy in a red swimsuit looking into a garden pond, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1930.
A Colorol photograph of a flower bed containing lupins and poppies, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1930.
Car Leaving Tolleshunt Knights Vicarage
A photograph entitled 'Car Leaving Tolleshunt Knights Vicarage', taken by Edgar Tarry Adams in June 1923. The photograph shows a group of men and boys crowded onto a car leaving the yard behind the vicarage in Tolleshunt Knights, Essex.
McVitie Weston valve collection, BTH valve, type RH1
BTH valve, type RH1, (RMW/A71 - McVitie Weston number), by British Thomson-Houston Company Limited, 1927.
BTH Type RK Loudspeaker
BTH Type RK (Rice-Kellogg) "mains energised" loudspeaker, 1926-1929.
Rolleiflex twin lens reflex ca
Rolleiflex twin lens reflex camera made by Franke & Heidecke of Braunschweig in Germany in around 1932.
McVitie Weston valve collection, Cossor valve, type 41.M.H.F.
Cossor valve, type 41.M.H.F., red printed label, (RMW/F41 - McVitie Weston number), by A C Cossor Limited, 1929.
Tin of 'Dusting Chalk' made by Dunlop, for use in
Tin of 'Dusting Chalk' made by Dunlop, for use in repairing bicycle tyre punctures.
Electric petrol gauge No.C1030
Electric petrol gauge No.C1030, with tank fitting. Made by S. Smith & Sons (M.A) Ltd., 1929
Lily portable oil (paraffin) heater, c. 1890.
"Lily" portable oil (paraffin) heater with 2 flat wicks, with pale blue enamelled cast iron casing with removeable lid to permit cooking operations, with unusual neo-gothic windows, by John Harper and Co, Willenhall, 1928.
Elm Street Mill Cross-Compound Steam Engine
Horizontal cross-compound condensing uniflow engine, made by Galloways Ltd, Manchester, for Elm Street Mill, Burnley, 1926. Elm Street Mill was a ‘Room and Power’ mill, which means that different companies could hire a space with heating and lighting in the mill and link their machines up to the engine for their power supply. The engine also drove the alternator to generate electricity to light the mill. With associated archive material.
"Precision" microprojector, made by Flatters & Garnett.
McVitie Weston valve collection, Marconi valve, type D.E.H. 610
Marconi valve, type D.E.H. 610, (RMW/C42 - McVitie Weston number), by Marconi Company Limited, 1927.
Le coup de gong
Oil print mounted on card, by Pierre Dubreuil, titled "Le coup de gong".
Mounted silver gelatin copy print made ca. 1970s. Image by Cecil Beaton of Hollywood film star Gary Cooper leaning against sound stage door.
Model of Samuel Pierpoint Langley's 'Aerodrome'
Model of Samuel Pierpoint Langley's 'Aerodrome' (1903), scale 1:10, by Science Museum, Workshops, South Kensington, London, England, 1926