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Insecticide powder for delousing, United States, 1939-1945
Public Health & Hygiene
Tin of insecticide louse powder by Lucky Heart Laboratories Inc., Memphis, Tennessee, USA, war time issue
SR 'Winston Churchill' 4-6-2 Battle of Britain Class, No 34051
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Steam locomotive, Southern Railway, Battle of Britain class 4-6-2 No 34051 "Winston Churchill", designed by O.V. Bulleid, built at Brighton in 1945, withdrawn in 1965.
Vessel for growing mould, used in Oxford, England, 1942
Penicillin surface fermentation vessel, European, 1940-44, in porcelain.
Molecular model of penicillin by Dorothy M Crowfoot Hodgkin, England, 1945
Penicillin; molecular model by Dorothy Hodgkin, ca. 1945.
Magnifying stereoscope, 1940
F-71 magnifying stereoscope, made by Fairchild Aviation Corporation, Jamaica, New York, United States, 1940
Penicillin powder in bottle
Penicillin powder in screw top bottle with label, unsigned, Oxford, England, 1942
Penicillin fermentation vessel, England, 1940-1945
Penicillin fermentation vessel (early surface fermentation method), c. 1943
Wooden chest for transporting penicillin during WWII
1942 - 1945
Wooden chest used by Major Scott Thomson, RAMC, to transport penicillin supplies to North Africa during the Second World War, 1939-1945
Bartholomew's Railway Map of the British Isles
Railway Maps & Plans
Bartholomew's Railway Map of the British Isles, c. 1939.
United States Army Air Force camera
USAAF Aircraft camera, type K20 Serial No. AC-45-552, designed by Fairchild and manufactured by Folmer Graflex Corporation, Rochester, New York, United States, 1940-1945
Glass bottle of penicillin powder
Penicillin, by Kemball, Bishop & Co., in a glass container with cork stopper, 1943. Label attached.
DLR No. 5 headphones from Wireless Set No. 38, 1939-1945
Headphones DLR no. 5 from wireless set no. 38 Mk. II serial no. 6319, unknown maker, British, 1939-1945
Government issue field operation instrument set
Field operation instrument set in cotton roll within metal box, by Down Bros., London, 1940
Part of Goldstein-Scheerer Object Sorting Test
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Part of Goldstein-Scheerer Object Sorting Test for assessing impairment of integrative mental functioning, devised by Kurt Goldstein and Martin Scheerer, 1943; comprising Kohs Blocks Test, part of Colour Sorting Test, Supplementary Sheets, Check List Sheet, Supplementary Manual, Cube Test Designs and two copies of Psychological Monographs (No. 239, 1941); used by the Institute of Education at the University of Liverpool, c.1960-1990.
Queen Elizabeth's Saloon
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Railway carriage, London Midland & Scottish Railway, Queen Elizabeth’s Saloon, No. 799, built 1941, Wolverton.
German two-load left split-hook prosthesis attachment
German two-load left split-hook. Made by Otto Bock c.1940.
USAAF Aircraft camera, type K20, 1940-1945
USAAF Aircraft camera, type K20 Serial No. AC-45-552, designed by Fairchild and manufactured by Folmer Graflex Corporation, Rochester, New York, United States, 1940-1945. With fitted case and instruction manual. Also known as the Fairchild K20
Tin of powdered milk
Nutrition & Food Technology
Tin of powdered milk, Nura brand, for civilian use, USA, 1939-1945
Mullard EF50 Valve, 1939
One complete EF50 valve, made by Mullard Limited, England, 1939
immersion suit blouse
Blouse from an immersion suit, made by P. Frankenstein and Sons Ltd, around 1945.
'Tabloid' first aid super pocket kit used on US Antarctic expedition
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Tabloid first aid super pocket kit by Burroughs Wellcome & Co (USA) Inc, used by Finn Ronne on U.S. Antarctic expedition of 1939-1941.
Ampoule of penicillin
Ampoule of the First International Standard (1945) of penicillin
Model of a Second World War canteen lorry, England, 1939-1945
Canteen lorry model.
Specimen of Baird's 2-colour cathode ray tube for colour television (telechrome tube), 1944.
B.S.A. folding bicycle, c. 1942
B.S.A. Airborne Bicycle, B.S.A. Cycles Ltd., c. 1942
Artificial right arm
Right above elbow heavy duty prosthesis with a blocked leather socket, (not the original). Dural elbow unit with internal/external rotation mechanism and lock (by means of ball-headed pin set on outer side). Detachable metal forearm section, released by rotation of the knurled ring. Similar ring at wrist, rotating externally releases the hand or other terminal device. Rotating the ring in the opposite direction locks the devices. Webbing appendages. The leather flexion cord passes through the back of the elbow and is attached to the stem on the upper part of the forearm. Certalmid hand with index and middle fingers suitably spaced at the base to permit a pen to be held. Fully opposed thumb with a groove at the tip for this purpose. Made by Blatchford, dated 9 December 1943.
Receiver unit from the ENIAC computer, 1943-1945
Computing & Data Processing
Receiver unit from the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC), designed by John Mauchly and J Presper Eckert, made at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, United States 1943-1945
Underground telephone cable marker
Cast-iron underground telephone cable marker from the reign of King George VI (1936-1952).
Positioning in Radiography
Book, 'Positioning in Radiography' by K.C. Clark, 3rd edition, London, 1942
Imperial Typewriter Model 50, 1940
Printing & Writing
Imperial Standard Model 50 typewriter, 1940 (serial no. Z164476). Serial number Z164476 can be dated to 1940.
Glass ampoule of penicillin powder, United States, 1942-1943
Ampoule of penicillin, by Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, 5000 Florey Units
Southern Railway 0-6-0 Q1 class steam locomotive, No C1
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Steam locomotive, No C1, Q1 Class, 0-6-0, Southern Railway, designed by O V Bulleid, built at Brighton in 1942, withdrawn in 1964. Weight: 51.25 tons; length 54 feet, 10 ½ inches; driving wheel diameter: 5 feet, 1 inch
Glass ampoules of penicillin
Five ampoules of early crystalline penicillin and one sample of undefined potency collected from Govt. agencies and industrial manufacturers in Britain and the USA by the Dept, of Biological Standards (DBS), National Institute for Medical Research Hampstead in 1944 in order to determine an International Standard.
Wartime civilian receiver A.C.mains type, 1944-1945
Wartime civilian receiver A.C.mains type, Wartime Joint Enterprise, British, 1944-1945
Artificial right leg, Singapore, c.1943
Right above knee prosthesis, constructed from crashed aircraft in a Japanese Prisoner of War Camp in Singapore during World War II. It was made by Royal Engineer prisoners, under the direction of Col. Julian Taylor FRCS and a Sergeant Armourer. Made c.1943. (Weight: 7.5 lbs 3.4 kg).
travel guide - on either side
Travel Guide, London & North Eastern Railway, On Either Side, Features of interest to be seen from the train, Kings Cross to Scotland/Scotland to Kings Cross, 1939. Soft cover with illustrations of Edinburgh, York and London by Frank Newbould. Text on reverse reads "Depicting & describing features of Interest to be seen from the train between London (Kings Cross) & Edinburgh (Waverley), Fort William, Inverness and Aberdeen". Comprises a lineal map of the railway with descriptive text and photographs of features along the route. Printed by Ben Johnson & Co Ltd of York. This edition issued in about 1946 with a gummed label on the cover detailing changes to pre-Second World War services.
Canvas cover for 'Tabloid' first aid super pocket kit used on US Antarctic expedition
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Waterproof canvas cover with tabloid first aid super pocket kit, by Burroughs Wellcome & Co (USA) Inc, used by Finn Ronne on U.S. Antarctic expedition of 1939-1941, with letter about the kit from Burroughs Wellcome
Samaritans SIGN, 1943
Direction sign from St. Stephen’s Walbrook for personal callers to Samaritans, unknown maker for The Samaritans, British, 1943
Telephone lineman's headphone set
Telephone lineman's headphone set, c. 1940.
'Picture Post' magazine. March 6, 1943
Copy of 'Picture Post' magazine. March 6, 1943 (Vol. 18 No. 10). Published by Hulton Press Ltd., 43/44 Shoe Lane, London EC4. Printed by The Sun Engraving Co. Ltd., London and Watford, Herts.
16-mm Gebescope sound/silent cine projector
16-mm Gebescope sound/silent cine projector with loudspeaker made by G.B. Equipments Ltd, London, c.1940.
Mummy of a peregrine falcon, Egypt, 2000-1001 BCE
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Mummy of peregrine falcon, Egyptian, 2000-1001 BC
Petri dish showing the effect of Penicillin on bacteria, United Kingdom, 1944
Petri dish containing a culture medium that shows the effect of Penicillin on bacteria colonies. Labelled P. notatum v Bacteria.
Saucer, ceramic, by Alfred Meakin, London & North Eastern Railway
Saucer, ceramic, by Alfred Meakin, London & North Eastern Railway, circular, white with border of pink and green roses and thistles, LNER "Keswick" design (Scottish).
MW valve radio receiver
Mains Minor MW valve radio receiver, made by Ferguson Radio Corporation Ltd, c. 1939.
Radio with Bakelite case
Plastics and Modern Materials
Murphy radio, model AD94 with brown Bakelite (phenol formaldehyde) plastic case, 1940