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Underwood standard noiseless typewriter, c. 1934
Printing & Writing
Sub-parts of Underwood standard noiseless typewriter: type-bar action, complete with key-tops and section of cylinder, mounded on wooden board, c. 1934.
Schick electric razor
Hand and Machine Tools
Schick electric razor, single head, 110 volts, c. 1934, with spare cutter
Component associated with the ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometer, by Unicam
Component associated with the ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometer, by Unicam Instruments, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, 1949
Portable electrocardiograph machine, Cambridge, England, 1928
Portable electrocardiograph machine, with film holder case, No. C109509, by the Cambridge Instrument Co. Ltd., 1928
Pye 'Black Box' record player, introduced 1954.
Pye "Black Box" record player, introduced 1954.
Portable electrocardiograph, Cambridge, England, 1946
Portable electrocardiograph in leather carrying case by the Cambridge Instrument Co., Cambridge, England, 1946
No 2 Portrait Brownie Model F camera
Box camera for 120 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Fitted with a meniscus lens, sliding plate with three apertures, rotary shutter T/I, portrait lens on spring loaded lever with two brilliant reflecting finder. In brown leatherette. 1929-1935.
No 2 Portrait Brownie camera
Box camera for 120 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Fitted with a meniscus lens, sliding plate with three apertures, rotary shutter T/I, portrait lens on spring loaded lever with two brilliant reflecting finder. In blue leatherette. 1929-1935.
Short mercury delay tube from the electronic computer EDSAC, 1946-1958
Computing & Data Processing
Short mercury delay tube from the electronic computer EDSAC 1, made at the University of Cambridge Mathematical Laboratory, Cambridge, England, 1946-1958
'ESO' chloroform apparatus, Oxford, England, 1945
"E.S.O." chloroform apparatus with steel case and khaki satchel, designed by Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics for parachute troops in World War Two, made by Longworth Scientific Instrument Co., 1945
Willis world clock, 1929-1935
Example of the Willis world clock, with winding key (for showing local time in any part of the world), patented by John Henry Willis in 1929, made by J. H. Willis and Company, Norwich, England, 1929-1935.
apsley station seat
Station seat from the waiting room at Apsley station on the London, MIdland & Scottish Railway, about 1938. The seat is painted in British Rail's 1980s Network SouthEast livery, white with two oblique stripes, one red and one blue.
London Midland & Scottish Railways, Karrier "Cob" mechanical horse 1929
Road Vehicles (Railway)
Mechanical horse, Karrier "Cob", London Midland & Scottish Railways, built 1929, Reg No UR 9869. Overall measurements: 1290 mm x 3660. mm.
"Grenadier Guardsman" locomotive nameplate
Locomotives and Rolling Stock Components
Locomotive Nameplate, London Midland & Scottish Railway, "Grenadier Guardsman", ex Royal Scot Class, No. 6110/46110, built 1927, rebuilt January 1953, scrapped February 1964.
Co-ordination test apparatus, Cambridge, England, 1942
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Sensory motor apparatus (SMA-3), electro-mechanical test for eye, hand and foot co-ordination of Royal Air Force pilots, Cambridge, England, 1942
Machine for solving cubic equations
Prototype model of a machine invented by Professor F. Soddy for solving cubic equations, Mark III.
The 'Home' first aid case, England, 1939-1941
The "Home" first aid case, with contents, prepared by Boots Pure Drug Co. Ltd., Nottingham, 1939-1941
Canon IIB camera
Canon camera, made in occupied Japan. Leica 'lookalike' camera for 35mm film. Seranar f3.5 F:5cm lens No 11873. Focal plane shutter 1-1/500 sec. Coupled coincidence rangefinder. No 25524. Overall: 70 mm x 145 mm x 50 mm.
Artificial right leg, Roehampton, England, 1934
Metal right above knee prosthesis, evidence of attempts to repair the socket. Made by Hanger in 1934.
Kodak Kodascope Model B 16mm projector
Kodascope Model B projector. For 16mm silent film, self threading. Fitted with an anastigmat projection lens F: 2 inches. Helical focusing in sliding mount. Single continuous sprocket, claw intermittent. Mirror and condenser lens system lights gate at right angle to lamp. 50v 250w A1 prefocus lamp. Framing control on lens mount. Rheostat controls for lamp and motor fitted ammeter 1-5A. Threading light. Power rewind. Screw elevation. Automatic threading onto take up reel through adjustable film guides. On-off and forward-reverse switches. No. K 11025. Eastman Kodak. 1928
Wind tunnel model of the Scimitar aircraft.
Wind tunnel model of the Scimitar aircraft. Made in the Royal Aircraft Establishment workshops.
Dashboard of a BMW car
A photograph of the interior of a BMW car at the Berlin Automobile Exhibition, taken by Zoltan Glass in 1936.
The Late Hon Marchese Marconi
A Vivex colour photograph entitled 'The Late Hon. Marchese Marconi', taken by Dr Douglas A Spencer in 1934.
Hanns Geier during a pit stop
A photograph showing Hanns Geier's (1902-1986) Mercedes-Benz W25 GP racing car on a pit stop, taken at the Nürburgring by Zoltan Glass in 1934.
Picnic on Stanmore Common
A Colorsnap colour photograph of members of the newly-formed Kodak Research Laboratory enjoying a picnic on Stanmore Common, Greater London, taken by R E Owen on 20 May, 1929.
Sir Malcolm Campbell's Sunbeam Tiger racing car lorry
A photograph of the truck which transported Sir Malcolm Campbell's Sunbeam Tiger, taken by Zoltan Glass in Berlin in 1933. The sign on the lorry reads 'En route London to Berlin for the AVUS race via Harwich. Zeebrugge. Brussels. Cologne'. The driver of lorry, owned by Commercial Roadways Limited, London, sits in the cab.
Hans J von Morgen with a Bugatti Type 35 racing car
A photograph of Hans Joachim von Morgen with a Bugatti Type 35 racing car, taken by Zoltan Glass in 1931. The photograph was taken at the Nurburgring race track in Germany. .
Girl eating breakfast
A Vivex colour photograph of a young girl eating her breakfast, taken by Dr Douglas A Spencer in 1939.
Certalmid hand with a moveable thumb
Certalmid hand with a moveable two-way (sliding) thumb which is tipped with leather. All the fingers are rigid in a moderately flexed position. Made by Blatchford c. 1930.
Anscoflex II camera
Anscoflex II camera. Ansco Binghampton USA. Twin lens refelx style box camera for 620 roll film, 2 ¼ x 2 ¼". Large brilliant finder. Close-up lens and filter. With Ansco flashgun for capped flasbulbs; screw and pin fitting. ERC. The camera has a close-up lens, built-in yellow filter and is fitted with an Ansco flashgun.
Working model Ferguson tractor, c. 1945
Working model Ferguson tractor, c. 1945 with single - furrow wheeled plough, and single - furrow mounted plough, Scale approx 1:10 complete with black wooden container.
Model of a 'Chappe' type semaphore signaling tower
Model of a 'Chappe' semaphore tower, by Science Museum workshop, London, England, 1933. The name of the tower originates from French engineer Claude Chappe, and his brothers, who in 1792 designed the first optical telegraph.
Model of a hospital promoting the King Edward's Hospital Fund
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Miniature hospital, scale 1:16, made for publicity for King Edward's Hospital Fund for London, 1932
Scale model of Leyland fire engine, 1936
Model, scale 1:8, of a 900 g.p.m. Leyland Limousine type fire pump.
Meccano differential analyser, 1947
Working model of a differential analyser constructed from the construction toy, Meccano, by Prof. Douglas Rayner Hartree and Arthur Porter at University of Manchester, England, 1934, and reconstructed by Prof. Douglas Rayner Hartree at University of Cambridge, England, 1947
Box containing one vial of Schick Test Diphtheria toxin, Detroit, United States, 1933
Public Health & Hygiene
Box containing 1 vial of 2 cc Schick Test Diphtheria toxin, manufactured by Park Davis & co, 1933.
Glass slide from diptheria testing kit
Glass slide from diphtheria specimen test kit, British, mid 20th century
'Seajoy' motion sickness plaster, London, England, 1928-1930
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Packet of "Seajoy" anti-seasickness plaster by J. Evans of London, 1928-1930, made at London; 114 Upper Richmond Road, East Putney
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
Ekco SH25 radio in phenoilc plastic case, 1932
Ekco SH25 radio, 1932, restored 1973. 5-valve domestic receiver in Art Deco Bakelite case featuring large circular tuning scale around metal speaker grille depicting treescape
A Vivex colour photograph of a street in Paris, taken by an unknown photographer in 1937.
A Vivex colour photograph of a street in Paris, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1937.
Four ampoules of anti gas gangrene serum, Paris, France, 1934
Public Health & Hygiene
Single glass ampoule, one of four, of gas-gangrene serum, by Laboratoire due Val de Grace, French, 1934
Decorative Box in Celulose acetate for Lalique, French, about 1930
Plastics and Modern Materials
Red cellulose acetate box intricately designed with cherries by Eduard Fornells for Rene Lalique Moulded on lid "LALIQUE". Made in France, c.1930.
Suturing machine, United States, 1943
Singer U.S.A. suturing machine, boxed and in leatherette case with leaflet. Made in 1943.
'Smoothwell' electric iron
"Smoothwell" electric iron, by Premier Electric Co., Birmingham, England, 1934-1936
"Eddystone" 680/2A communications receiver, Birmingham, 1955
"Eddystone" 680/2A communications receiver; Stratton and Co, Birmingham, 1955
Shrovetide Football at Ashbourne
A photograph entitled 'Shrovetide Football at Ashbourne', taken in February 1950 by Bert Abell for the Daily Herald.
Shrovetide Football at Ashbourne
A photograph entitled 'Shrovetide Football at Ashbourne', taken in February 1952, at the river Henmore, by Bert Abell for the Daily Herald.