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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.
Positioning in Radiography
Book, 'Positioning in Radiography' by K.C. Clark, 3rd edition, London, 1942
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
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.
Oil jar, Egypt, 1580-1350BCE
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Earthenware oil jar, Egyptian, probably New Kingdom, 1580-1350BC
Man and woman in an office
Colour negative of a man and his secretary in an office, taken by Photographic Advertising Limited, c. 1950. The man dictates whilst the woman is seated and takes notes.
An audience of children at a Punch and Judy show
A photograph of an audience of children watching a Punch and Judy show at Christmas, taken in 1944 by Jack Esten for the Daily Herald.
Kiddies walk through wreckage of their homes at Liverpool
A photograph entitled 'Kiddies walk through wreckage of their homes at Liverpool', taken in 1941 by an unknown photographer for the Daily Herald.
A photograph of workers in the Swan Hunter Shipyard on Tyneside, taken by Bishop Marshall for the Daily Herald newspaper on 8 January, 1940. Harry Hinson, an iron shipwright, stands with a co-worker amongst a framework of ship's girders. He is shouting directions up to colleagues in the scaffolding. This photograph is one of a series taken to illustrate a Dudley Barker feature story on workers in wartime.
Shaw psychological test, United Kingdom, 1948
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Shaw Test material, comprises: 1 hexagon block (marked "A" on one end and "LAMB" on the other), 1 cuboid block (marked "B" on one end and "RAT" on the other), 1 pentagon block (marked "C" on one end and "OX" on the other), 1 triangle block (marked "D" on one end and "WHALE" on the other), and 2 sets of instructions with envelopes, no maker marked, 1948.
Duke of Sutherland's train at Golspie during her last journey
A photograph of the Duke of Sutherland's train at Golspie, Scotland, during her last journey, taken in March 1950 by an unknown photographer for the Daily Herald.
Mill worker eating lunch
A photograph of a mill worker eating his lunch, taken by Bishop Marshall for the Daily Herald newspaper on 21 January, 1940.
Little girl with bananas
A photograph of a little girl standing on a bollard at Avonmouth Dock holding a bunch of bananas, taken by Smith for the Daily Herald newspaper on 30 December, 1945.
Connector for radio equipment, 1942-1946
Connector, 6 point, for use with Wireless Set No. 19, unknown maker, British, 1942-1946
Wireless set no. 38 Mk. II serial no. 6319, 1942-1945
Wireless set no. 38 Mk. II serial no. 6319, unknown maker, British, 1942-1945. Complete with ancillaries: Junction box no.2, headphones, throat microphone, 150/3 V dry battery, webbing harness, 16 foot aerial (in four sections with webbing case), and webbing signal satchel, with strap
Wireless set no. 19 with ancillary equipment, 1942-1946
Wireless set no. 19 Mark III, together with ancillary equipment, developed by Pye Limited and the Signals Research and Development Establishment, unknown maker, British, 1942-1946
Aerial for 'S-phone' transceiver, 1942-1945
Aerial for "S-phone" type 13/Mk IV personal portable UHF transmitter/receiver, designed by Charles Bovill, unknown maker, British, 1942-1945
aerial base, 1942-1946
Aerial base for use with Wireless Set No. 19, unknown maker, British, 1942-1946
First sample of 100% spun 'terylene' yarn
Plastics and Modern Materials
First sample of 100% spun "Terylene" yarn, produced at the Shirley Institute, c. 1949
Artificial leg made by British prisoner-of-war, Germany, 1940
Artificial leg, wood, leather and steel, reputedly made by a British prisoner-of-war in 1940
V2 rocket test kit, Germany, 1943.
Electrical ground test set used for checking the V2 rocket before launch.
Arriflex llB 35mm Cine Camera with 200' Magazine
35mm Arriflex IIB cine camera body, Serial Number 3452, with synch-pulse adapter, camera motor, 28mm Schneider lens (Serial Number 3087691), 50mm Cooke lens (Serial Number 518420), 75mm Taylor-Hobson lens, (Serial number 500107), one 200' magazine on camera, one 400' magazine, swan neck, camera leads.
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
Pilot's appliance for holding the joy-stick, England, 1942-1943
Aviator's appliance for holding the 'joy-stick' (This was owned by the late Air Vice-Marshal Sir Augustus Walker who flew Vulcans). Made by Steeper c.1942.
Leather flying helmet
Leather flying helmet, with zipped ear pockets, and fittings for oxygen mask, Air Ministry, England, 1940-1942
Potter-Bucky diaphragm used in radiology, England, 1940-1950
Potter Bucky diaphragm, sectioned, English, 1940-1950
Mobile X-Ray Vehicle
Mobile mass miniature radiograph unit, housed in a 1948 Leyland "Beaver" van. Vehicle registration no. OPL 840.
Open scale barograph by Short & Mason Ltd., London. MO 2278/-/41 in glazed carrying case, dated 1941
Radio set containing original printed circuit boards
Radio set containing original printed circuit boards, by Paul Eisler, Europe, 1942
Ashbourne Shrovetide Football
A photograph entitled 'Ashbourne Shrovetide Football', taken in February 1947 by Bert Abell for the Daily Herald.
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.
headboard - the red dragon
Locomotives and Rolling Stock Components
Headboard, British Railways (Western Region), "The Red Dragon", brown letters on cream surmounted by Red Dragon, between London Paddington and Carmarthen, 1950-c.1965.
Model of Lima Excavator type 1201.
Mining & Ore Dressing
Model of Lima Excavator type 1201.
Wind Tunnel Model of Spitfire Mark I
Wind tunnel model of the Spitfire Mk. I, by RAE [Royal Aircraft Establishment], Farnborough, Hampshire, England, 1941
Cambridge electrite direct-writing electrocardiograph machine
Cambridge electrite direct-writing electrocardiograph machine, by Cambridge Instrument Co. Ltd., Cambridge, 1950
Minute 16 camera
Universal Minute 16 camera. Subminiature camera for 16mm film in special cassette. Manufactured by Universal Camera Co., USA. Sub miniature camera for 16mm film in special cassette 10x14mm. Fixed aperture lens; fixed speed shutter; lever wind; folding frame finder. Shaped like small cinecamera.
Artificial arm with knife accessory for eating
Artificial arm with knife accessory for eating, made by Desoutter Brothers Ltd, 1940, with original ‘care and upkeep’ signed letter from Desoutter. Cream metal left (below elbow) prosthetic arm with leather upper-arm band for suspension. Articulated fingers and tenon thumb, with palm-box fitting for optional knife attachment. Knife comes with leather pouch. Original letter from Desoutter and envelope containing 7 photographs of wearer.
Arrangement of gear wheels used on Barr and Stroud
Arrangement of gear wheels used on Barr and Stroud predictor
The Colt Blackout Ventilator
Public Health & Hygiene
Blackout ventilator made by Colt Ventilation Ltd, around 1940.
A dye transfer print photograph of a parrot taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1950. The parrot is chained to a stand in a zoo.
Bentley MK VI Saloon
A Dufaycolor colour transparency of a Bentley Mk VI Saloon, taken by an unknown photographer in about 1948.
Woman in hat
A dye transfer print photograph of a woman wearing black hat and gloves, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1940.
Woman with flowers
A dye transfer print photograph of a woman standing next to an azalea bush, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1950.
Model 0.1cc internal combustion engine
Model internal combustion engine, 0.1cc, by Bert Martin, Southampton, Hampshire, England, 1945
Newall 35mm studio camera
Newall 35mm studio cine camera. Mitchell 'lookalike' 35mm camera; 4-lens turret with 3 lenses; Cooke Speed Panchero Ser. II lens F:50mm f/2 No 572143; Cooke Speed Panchero Ser. II lens F:75mm f/2 No 538629; Cooke Speed Panchero Ser. II lens F:32mm f/2 No 567730. Lens hood/matte box; optical frame finder with adjustable format indicators; Critical focusing through lens by rack-over mechanism; adjustable shutter; footage, frame counters. Electric motor drive, Mitchell Camera Corp. synchronous motor model DCNS. On steerable TV type dolly ser. no 500/110, with pan and tilt head; power box with three ammeters.
Letter to the Red Cross by HRH Prince Henry
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Letter to Mrs Althill from HRH Prince Henry thanking her for collecting for the 'Red Cross Penny-a-week Fund on headed notepaper from Government House, Canberra, Australia, with metal pin badge showing the emblems of the Red Cross and the Order of St John, June 1945
Shadowgraph for Punch Cutting Machine
Printing & Writing
Floor-standing shadowgraph, Plant No. 1777, made by The Monotype Corporation Ltd., Salford, Redhill, Surrey, England, 1948. Used to magnify (x 200 times) outlines of matrix punch cutting tools. Part of the equipment used in the production system for Monotype matrices.