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Bubble Sextant MK IX
Ministry of Defence Second World War Bubble sextant MK IX BM No. 16520/42.
Cascade generator for 1.5 million volt accelerator
Cascade generator, for 1.5 million volt accelerator, designed by and built at the Cavendish Laboratory, by Philips, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England and Phillips, Holland, 1937. The 1.5 million volt accelerator was also known as voltage doubler stack.
Model, scale 1:12, of stationary steam boiler, c.1948
Scale 1:12 model of Paxman Economic boiler, as built by Davey, Paxman & Co. Ltd, Colchester, England, c.1910. Model built by John B. Thorp of London, and mounted in display case.
Passengers inside double decker train at Charing Cross, London
A photograph of passengers inside a double-decker train at Charing Cross station, London, taken in November 1949 by an unknown photographer for the Daily Herald.
Imperial State Crown
A Vivex colour photograph of the Imperial State Crown, taken by Dr Douglas A Spencer, in 1937. This photograph of part of the British Crown Jewels was taken at the Tower of London.
Model flash steam plant
Model flash steam plant by Bert Martin, Southampton, Hampshire, England, 1935
The Old Bailey after bombing
A Dufaycolor colour transparency of the Old Bailey, London, damaged by German bombing, taken by an unknown photographer in 1941, during the second world war.
Wurlitzer Simplex multi-selector juke box model 41
Wurlitzer Simplex multi-selector juke box model 412, 1936.
Mercedes Addelectra accounting machine, 1948, seri
Mercedes Addelectra accounting machine, 1948, serial no. 22912, with thirteen detachable totaliser boxes
Sylvester, coal mining jacking
Sylvester, coal mining jacking device, Comprises ratchet bar with handle (and attaching block), chain and hook.. C.1940
Surveying aneroid barometer, by T. Wheeler Scienti
Surveying aneroid barometer, by T. Wheeler Scientific Insts. Ltd. London, no.B674, 1940, 12cm diam, in leather case
Medal, the Royal Medal [of the Royal Society, Lond
Coins, Medals & Tokens
Medal, the Royal Medal [of the Royal Society, London], awarded to George Paget Thomson, . Gold; 72mm diameter, 7mm ht, in red leather Royal Mint case, 12.2x12.2x3cm. Weight 296.06g. obverse: Georgivs VI Rex: Soc: Reg: Lond: Patronvs MCMXXXVII [ 1937]; relief profile Head to L of King George VI, initialled HP. reverse: Regis Mvnificentia Arbitrio Societatis; relief statue of Isaac Newton, and diagrams. rim legend: Sir George Thomson, F.R.S. rim gold markstamped
Alexander Performance Test, a performance test for
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Alexander Performance Test, a performance test for children, 7.0 to 19.11 years old, invented by W.P. Alexander in 1946 and published by Nelson and Sons Ltd in 1946.
Boots Improved Higginson's enema apparatus
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Boots Improved Higginson's enema apparatus with rectal and vaginal pipes, in original tin, made by Boots, Nottingham, English, 1935
Murphy model A104 radio receiver, by Murphy Radio
Murphy model A104 radio receiver, by Murphy Radio Limited, Murphy Radio Limited, 1944-1948. Restored 1981. 5-valve domestic receiver of advanced flat baffle design and incorporating optically-projected scale for short wave band.
Poster, The Silver Jubilee
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Poster, London & North Eastern Railway, The Silver Jubilee, Britain's First Streamline Train, Newcastle and London in 4 hours, by Frank Newbould, 1935. Depicts the A4 class locomotive 'Silver Link' with the 'Silver Jubilee' train on a ground of silver, blue and red, with the timetable for services between London, Darlington and Newcastle, and the legend "Average throughout speed 67.08 m.p.h" at bottom right. Format: double royal.
Monkey Brand Soap
Public Health & Hygiene
Two bars of Monkey Brand soap. Soap contained in red paper packaging, with a small illustration of a monkey looking in a handheld mirror.
American airborne radar detector, type RT34/APS-13
American airborne radar detector type RT34/ASP-13, 1939-45. The equipment used a directional aerial in the rear fin for both transmission and reception, the main lobe of transmission being such that there was half field strength at plus or minus 45 degrees vertically and 30 degrees horizontally. This cone of coverage was tilted slightly upwards, to provide warning of aircraft diving from steep angles. When an aircraft came within this cone of coverage, pulses sent out from the transmitter were received back in the receiver section of the equipment, and used to operate two warning devices, a red lamp and a bell, situated in the pilot's cockpit. The complete equipment consisted of a transmitter-receiver unit, control box, aerial assembly, associated cabling, and the two warning indicators. The only units which need be accessible during flight are the two warning devices and the control unit, the transmitter-receiver adjustments being pre-set before flight. Leading particulars were as follows :—Frequency: 415 Mc /s. Range: 200 to 800 yards (limited by gate) Power supply: 27 .5volts (25-284), 3.5amps. Receiver IF: 30 Mc /s. Transmitter prf: 300-450 p.p.s Pulse width: 0.4 microsecond Peak pulse power: 200 watts Aerial system: Comprises a folded dipole with one director and one reflector Altitude limits: 2,600 feet. to 50,000 feet approx. Angular coverage: -I- or — 45 degrees vertical + or 30 degrees horizontal (for half field strength)
A crowd of people waiting to take a photograph
A photograph showing a crowd of people waiting to take a snapshot photograph, taken in 1950 by F Greaves for the Daily Herald.
Memento mori showing a decomposing corpse, Europe, pre 1936
Anatomy & Pathology
Wooden model of a stylised decomposing corpse, covered in maggots, in wooden coffin
Cambridge electrite direct-writing electrocardiograph machine
Cambridge electrite direct-writing electrocardiograph machine, by Cambridge Instrument Co. Ltd., Cambridge, 1950
Houses of Parliament
A Dufaycolor colour transparency of the River Thames and the Houses of Parliament in London, taken by an unknown photographer in about 1945.
Clitoridectomy knife, Ganza, Congo, pre-1936
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Clitoridectomy knife, metal and wood, from Banda tribe, Ganza, Congo, from Vassal collection
Bestone Hammond B698 ornamental clock with three-valve radio, 1937, restored 1980
Restored (1980) Bestone Hammond B698 ornamental clock with three-valve radio, 1937. 3-valve Tuned-Radio-Frequency (TRF) Medium Wave (MW) domestic receiver hidden inside a working electric clock mechanism with a Hammond Synchronous movement. Bestone were a brand merchandised in England by Percy L Schoen.
Universal Avo Minor AC/DC multimeter by the Automa
Electricity and Magnetism
Universal Avo Minor AC/DC multimeter by the Automatic Coil Winder and Electrical Equipment Company Ltd., Winder House, Douglas Street, SW1, ranges 5 to 500V, 2.5 to 500mA, and 20000 ohms, serial number 130527-255.
L.G. Hawkins 'Supreme' Electric Hair Dryer
L.G. Hawkins 'Supreme' Electric Hair Dryer, 550W, 220-250V (type C. LGH 95722), by L G Hawkins and Company Limited, England, 1947-1949
Gas-Fuelled 'Slaxon' Wash Boiler
Gas-fuelled 'Slaxon' wash boiler (washing machine) with manual agitator and 'Acme' wringer, c.1949.
Model of Frankl Regenerator Packing for Heat Exchanger, 1950
Model to illustrate the heat exchanger used in a Frankl regenerator, made by Science Museum, workshops and The British Oxygen Company Limited, England, 1950.
Passap M 201 flat bed domestic knitting machine, c
Passap M 201 flat bed domestic knitting machine, c. 1950; complete with accessories and operating instructions.
A Century of Progress
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Poster, London Midland & Scottish Railway, A Century of Progress, Centenary of the London & Birmingham Railway by "M", 1938. Coloured lithograph depicting a London and Birmingham Railway locomotive leaving a station with a train of passenger carriages, and a road carriage on a railway wagon. Text in red and black on a white backfground reading "A century of progress. The centenary of the London & Birmingham Railway will be celebrated at Euston from September 19th to 25th inclusive 1938. London, Midland & Scottish Railway". Text at bottom margin reads "E.R.O. 53350, Printed by in England by Beck - Inchbold - Leeds". Format double royal. In poor condition, with areas of loss and damage at the edges.
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
Six-20 Kodak Folding Camera
A Six-20 model A bellows folding camera, made by Kodak Limited, with an Epsilon shutter.
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, Paris, France, 1946
"Stabilax" right above knee prosthesis. There is a two-piece shin and a 4-bar linkage in the knee. Only when there is pressure on the toe does the knee flex. When the heel strikes the ground the knee is locked. Made by Juenin Hanger, Paris 1946. (Weight: 6.75 lbs 3 kg).
MCR1 'Biscuit Tin' Radio Receiver
'Biscuit Tin' radio, British Government Miniature Communications Receiver, Mark 1 (MCR1), 1943. Box containing two receivers, two PSU and two extra tuning coil units. Came from BBC receiver section, Balham. System covers 150KHz to 15MHz in 4 bands (4 x different plug-in coil units). Mains/battery. Headphones out.
A photograph of British heavyweight boxer Jack London (1913-1963), taken by an unknown photographer for the Daily Herald newspaper on 15 September, 1944.
Lockheed 10A Electra, serial no 1037, 1935.
Lockheed 10A Electra aircraft, serial no 1037, by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, Burbank, Los Angeles county, California, United States, 1935
Kima model microscope and accessories by W. Watson
Kima model microscope and accessories by W. Watson and Sons Ltd., in case, serial no.63794, c.1937
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.
Chainomatic balance by Griffin and Tatlock, 250g c
Chainomatic balance by Griffin and Tatlock, 250g capacity, with box of weights, poor condition, probably 1930's, no serial number. Freestanding on a Bakelite base in a glazed mahogany case, black painted beam and brass column.
Ekco TA201 television receiver
Ekco TA201 television receiver, 1939. 7" vision only.
Cine-Kodak Magazine 8 8mm Camera
Eastman Kodak Company. For 8mm film in 50' magazines; Kodak Cine Ektanon lens F:13mm f/1.9; no. ET35395 in bayonet mount; zooming finder; 16, 24, 32, 64 fps, clockwork motor; No 200756.
Kodak "Six-20 Brownie C" roll film box camera with original
Kodak "Six-20 Brownie C" roll film box camera with original carrying case, c. 1948.
Whole model, scale 1:27, of Robert Fulton's first experimental steamboat
Whole model, scale 1:27, of Robert Fulton's first experimental steamboat built at Paris in 1803, by Robert Christian, Paris, France, 1949
Certificate presented by St John Ambulance Association, England, 1942
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
'Instruction' course certificate for Nellie Roche, 1942
‘Magnet’ model electric cooker, around 1935
‘Magnet’ model electric cooker. Made by the General Electric Company Ltd, around 1935.