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Acrylic ring of transparent amber
Plastics and Modern Materials
Ring of transparent amber, acrylic with black disc inset in bezel, bezel is V-shaped in plan, with vertical grooves, late 1930's
Components from Colossus project, 1940-1945
Computing & Data Processing
Components from Colossus project (valve in holder; resistor; capacitor), designed by Tommy Flowers, made at the Post Office Research Station and used at the Government Code and Ciphers School at Bletchley Park, 1940-1945
NT46 or NT57 silica triode valve from the early ground radar transmitter type TF3, 1936
NT46 or NT57 silica triode valve from the early ground radar transmitter type TF3, 1936. Silica (fused quartz) had been used for the envelopes of high-power valves since about 1918, particularly for naval transmitters. Silica softens at a much higher temperature than glass, so the valves could dissipate more power. The valve had smaller interelectrode capacitance and higher emission than the earlier design of silica valve it replaced and it was found possible to increase the emission still further by using a filament voltage 10% above the rated value. A pair of these valves could produce peak power outputs of up to 40kW.
Coronet Midget camera
Coronet midget camera. Manufactured by Coronet Camera Company, Birmingham. Dark brown Bakelite. For 16mm rollfilm 18 x 13" pictures. Simple lens fitted with fixed focus and aperture, instantaneous shutter with accidental exposure prevention, and optical vision finder.
The Mechanical Man at Olympia Circus
A photograph of a 'mechanical man', taken by George Woodbine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 4 January 1934.
The set of 'Things To Come'
A photograph of the set of 'Things To Come', taken in September 1935 by George Woodbine for the Daily Herald.
Trocadero Theatre, London
A photograph outside the Trocadero Theatre, London, taken by Tomlin for the Daily Herald newspaper in 1934. Theatre posters advertise the appearance on stage that night of Gracie Fields (1898-1979) - due to present the winner's cheque of £10,000 in the Daily Herald 'Radio Stars' contest.
Modern Living Exhibition at Whiteley's
A photograph of two women at the 'Modern Living Exhibition' at Whiteley's Stores in London, taken in 1935.
Daily Herald radio van
A photograph of a Daily Herald radio van, taken by Woodbine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 27 March, 1935. The promotional lettering on the van includes the following, 'Daily Herald, A Well Balanced Budget of News'.
The Kent Rally of Out Door Folk…
A photograph entitled 'The Kent Rally of Out Door Folk at Mote Park, Maidstone' taken by May 1935 by George Woodbine for the Daily Herald. The photograph shows the crowd listening to the Health Minister Sir Hilton Young (1879-1960).
Father Christmas arrives at Selfridges by parcel post, with Mickey Mouse
A photograph entitled 'Father Christmas arrives at Selfridges by parcel post, with Mickey Mouse', taken in 1935 by George Woodbine for the Daily Herald. Father Christmas climbs out of a box on a stage in front of a crowd of children, Mickey Mouse sits on top of the box.
Clarion Youth Hostel van, Hoddesdon
A photograph of the Clarion Youth Hostel van in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, taken in July 1934 by George Woodbine for the Daily Herald. The Clarion Socialist Youth Hostel was established in 1933 by the London Labour League of Youth. In 1934 over 13,000 members camped in the hostel’s grounds. Herbert Morrison (1888-1965) stands on the right. Morrison was a British Labour Party politician and cabinet minister.
A photograph of five boys jumping over a rope, taken in August 1935 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald. The photograph shows children playing at a camp in Epping Forest, London.
Filming 'The Citadel'
A photograph of a scene during the filming of 'The Citadel', taken by Tomlin for the Daily Herald newspaper on 9 June, 1938.
Women eating giant ice cream cones
A photograph of four women in milkmaid costumes pretending to eat giant ice cream cones, taken in January 1936 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald. The women were taking part in the Dairy and Ice Cream Exhibition, London.
A Dufaycolor colour transparency of the view up The Mall from Buckingham Palace, London, taken by an unknown photographer in 1945.
Desk pen set
Desk calendar and pen set belonging to a former employee of the Baird Television Company, bearing the signature of John Logie Baird and members of his staff, 1930-1950.
Christmas at the Hospital for Sick Children
A photograph from the Daily Herald Archive showing a child in bed at the Hospital for Sick Children, holding a teddy bear, with a nurse standing alongside, 20 December 1943.
Three tubes of penicillin powder, two of International Standard and one of British Standard samples, 1945-1946
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Three tubes of penicillin powder, two of International Standard and one of British Standard samples, one dated 1946
Metal tray insert from 'Tabloid' medicine chest
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Metal tray insert in the middle of 'Tabloid" medicine chest, style 260, supplied to 1938 Everest Expedition, prepared by Burroughs Wellcome and Co. (The Wellcome Foundation Ltd.), London 1937-1938
Metal tray insert for 'Tabloid' medicine chest
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Metal tray insert from bottom of 'Tabloid" medicine chest. Supplied to 1938 Everest Expedition, prepared by Burroughs Wellcome and Co. (The Wellcome Foundation Ltd.), London 1937-1938
Colour dictionary, London, England, 1934
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
British Colour Council Dictionary of Colour Standards - dyed into wool, by the British Colour Council, London, 1934, used in the teaching of psychology at Bedford College, Unversity of London.
Bragg-Paul Pulsator, model II, Europe, 1938-1939
"Bragg-Paul Pulsator", model II, designed by Robert W. Paul after the invention of Sir William Bragg, parts by various makers, London 1938-'9. This example deposited at the Royal Institution in 1940 "for the guidance of future production".
Positioning in Radiography
Book, 'Positioning in Radiography' by K.C. Clark, 3rd edition, London, 1942
Open scale barograph by Short & Mason Ltd., London. MO 2278/-/41 in glazed carrying case, dated 1941
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
A photograph of Eton schoolboys competing in the annual steeplechase run, taken by George Roper for the Daily Herald newspaper on 20 October, 1938.
Holiday Joys on the Beach
A photograph entitled 'Holiday Joys on the Beach' taken in September 1937 by Saidman for the Daily Herald. A crowd of women play with a ball on the beach.
A photograph of boxer Eric Boon (1918-1991) after winning the British lightweight championship, taken by Saidman for the Daily Herald newspaper on 15 December, 1938.
A tipster performing tricks at Epsom
A photograph of Abdul Gaffoor performing conjuring tricks at Epsom on Derby Day, taken by George Roper for the Daily Herald newspaper on 21 May, 1939.
Demonstrating a Crile head tractor
A photograph entitled 'Demonstrating a Crile head tractor', taken in October 1937 by Saidman for the Daily Herald. This device - shown here at a medical exhibition at London's Horticultural Hall - was invented by the American surgeon, Dr. George Crile (1864-1943).
Woman demonstrating portable pain relief apparatus
A photograph of a woman demonstrating portable apparatus for pain relief, taken in October 1937 by Saidman for the Daily Herald. The photograph shows the woman using 'Queen Charlotte's Gas Air Analgesia Apparatus', designed for use in industrial accidents and home childbirth.
Schools' athletics meeting
A photograph of competitors at Hammersmith schools' annual athletics meeting held at White City, London, taken by George W Roper for the Daily Herald newspaper on 13 June, 1938.
Man with a pocket laboratory
A photograph of a man with a pocket laboratory, taken in October 1937 by Saidman for the Daily Herald. Shown at a medical exhibition held at London's Horticultural Hall, this laboratory contained enough chemicals for 2500 tests at a cost of one farthing each.
Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller filming 'Pygmalion'
A photograph of Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller filming 'Pygmalion' (1938), taken in March 1938 by Saidman for the Daily Herald.
School children being evacuated
A photograph of a group of school children queuing for the evacuation bus, taken by George Roper for the Daily Herald newspaper on 28 September, 1938.
Annual stable lads boxing tournament
A photograph of the two smallest competitors at an annual stable lads boxing tournament, taken in January 1937 by Saidman for the Daily Herald. T
Dorothy Ward in the BBC radio show 'Happidrome'
A photograph of Dorothy Ward in the BBC radio show 'Happidrome', taken in April 1943 by D H Calcraft for the Daily Herald.
Rosie the circus elephant
A photograph of a circus elephant named Rosie, surrounded by a crowd of excited children, taken by Saidman for the Daily Herald in about 1938.
Women's League of Health and Beauty
A photograph of teachers from the Women's League of Health and Beauty, taken by Saidman for the Daily Herald newspaper on 27 June, 1939.
Man with hunting trophies
A photograph of a man surrounded by hunting 'trophies', taken in January 1938 by George W Roper for the Daily Herald.
Joseph and Rose Kennedy and Family, London
A photograph of Joseph and Rose Kennedy and family in London, taken in 1938 by Saidman for the Daily Herald.
Jessie Matthews with a floral gift
A photograph of Jessie Matthews (1907-1981) standing within a flower arrangement she has just received, taken in December 1936 by Saidman for the Daily Herald.
Spectators at Richmond Horse Show
A photograph of spectators at Richmond Horse Show, taken in June 1934 by James Jarché for the Daily Herald.
Dance group figure study
A photograph entitled 'Dance group figure study', taken around 1935 by James Jarché for the Daily Herald.
Oil jar, Egypt, 1580-1350BCE
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Earthenware oil jar, Egyptian, probably New Kingdom, 1580-1350BC
Painting scenery for use in a film set at Ealing Studios
A photograph of a man painting scenery for use in a film set at Ealing Studios, taken in 1939 by an unknown photographer for the Daily Herald. The scenery is for 'Young Man's Fancy' (1939), a film produced by Michael Balcon (1896-1977), starring Griffith Jones, Anna Lee and Seymour Hicks.
Woman and child in an oat field
A photograph of a woman and child in the oat fields at Great Chesterford, Essex, taken around 1938 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald. The woman and child were Malindine's wife and son.
Van promoting the Daily Herald newspaper
A photograph showing a van promoting the Daily Herald, taken in 1937 by an unknown photographer for the Daily Herald.