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706L telephone, 1959-1967
706L telephone in blue, PL59/2, designed by the General Post Office and Ericsson Telephones Limited, British, 1959-1967.
Aerial tuning inductor from the Rugby Radio Station, 1943-1966
Variable inductance coil for tuning the aerial of the very-low-frequency (16 kHz) transmitter (callsign GBR) installed at Rugby Radio Station, unknown maker, British, 1943-1966. Constructed in 1943 to the original 1926 design, and as modified in 1966, together with separate transformer and variometer with supporting framework.
BBC model B microcomputer
Computing & Data Processing
BBC model B microcomputer, designed by Acorn Computers Limited and manufactured by ASTEC Components Limited, British, 1982-1984. Serial number 1,000,000
Pair of 'swivel-walkers' designed for a child born with no lower limbs, United Kingdom, 1966
Pair of "swivel-walkers" designed for another child, born with complete absence of lower limbs (amelia). Designed at the Ontario Crippled Childrens Centre - Canada and modified in U.K. Made by Fletcher/Hanger 1966.
Haemoglobin 8.26, Festival Pattern Group navy blue and white fabric
Sample of roller-printed viscose rayon marocain dress fabric, navy blue and white, Osman brand, based on Max Perutz's crystallography, haemoglobin 8.26, nested hexagonal motif surrounded by circles, made by Barlow & Jones Ltd., Manchester, England, 1950-1951. Based on the X-ray crystallographic pattern of the haemoglobin molecule. From a collection of 83 samples designed for the 1951 Festival of Britain.
first sealed-off travelling wave tube, 1945-1946
First sealed-off travelling wave tube, made by Rudolf Kompfner, England, 1945-1946
Replica apparatus for the extraction and purification of penicillin
Replica of the apparatus for the continuous extraction and purification of penicillin, by Dr. Norman Heatley, England, 1986. The actual apparatus was first used by Dr. Norman Heatley on the Howard Florey team, in early 1941.
Mitral and aortic replacement heart valves, 1960s.
Starr-Edwards mitral and aortic artificial heart valves, used, possibly English, (without bottle), 1968-1969
Portable "Spinney" transistor radio by Perdio Radi
Portable "Spinney" transistor radio by Perdio Radio Co., England, 1965.
Towelling loom, made by the British Northrop Loom Co. Ltd, Blackburn, 1947.
Pair of climbers for climbing telegraph poles
Signalling & Telecommunications
Pair climbers for climbing telegraph poles; made at Doncaster Works for J.H. Borrett from "Flying Scotsman" tyre steel in 1948; steel bar with silver steel points, leather straps and pads.
Hopper bale opener
Hopper bale opener, made by Platt Brothers & Co. Ltd, Oldham, 1955 and used at Bank Top Mill in Oldham.
Cops of spun cotton yarn made on a spinning mule, around 1960.
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Black plastic cervical cap, 1950-1960
Nutrition & Food Technology
Galvanised bath, for emergency feeding purposes, 1945-1955
Kenwood Sodastream, 1978.
Kenwood Sodastream model by Sodastream Ltd. of Peterborough with three bottles, 1978
Multivitamin liquid 'Vitavel', London, England, 1987
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Box containing 150ml bottle containing powder for 150ml of Vitavel Multivitamin Liquid, by Bencard, Brentford, 1987
External cardiac pacemaker ‘Type E4162’
External cardiac pacemaker, external pulse generator type E4162, made by Implants Division of Devices Ltd., British, 1978
Artificial kidney machine, France, 1955
Rotating coil artificial kidney machine, Necker Hospital model, effectively a French-manufactured Kolff-Brigham type, made by Societe Usifroid, Paris, c.1955, and used from that date at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, London.
Dextralog electronic circuit board
Electronic circuit board from a selector box, made by Dextralog, c.1974. One of the earliest circuit boards produced by Dextralog.
Wind tunnel models of Concorde, c 1960s.
Wind tunnel Models of Delta shaped Merged fuselage , elongated Narrow Delta , and hollowed out undersurface models in Concorde wing shape developement.
Kendrew's original model of the myoglobin molecule
The original model of the myoglobin molecule, (the first ever to be made of protein molecule) constructed in plasticine in 1957 by Dr. J.C. (later Sir John) Kendrew; the contorted cylindrical shape, showing the track of polypeptide chain, is supported by wooden rods protruding from a pegboard base; an attached label reads "Medical Research/ Laboratory of Molecular Biology/Cambridge"; dimensions of base 18" x 1 1/2"; overall height 8 1/2"
Ped-O-Jet mass inoculation gun
Public Health & Hygiene
Multidose Jet Injection Apparatus, known as 'PED-O-JET', hydraulically powered, by Scientific Equipment Manufacturing Corp, New York, U.S.A., 1970-1975
Picture and waveform monitor and camera control chassis for the Marconi Mk II television camera, 1950-1955
Picture and waveform monitor B.D. 627C, plus camera control chassis B.D. 626E for the Marconi Mk II television camera, made by Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Company, Chelmsford, Essex, England, 1950-1955
Electronic induction motor for Dry Cupping Vacuum Therapy
Single phase electronic induction motor, by Hitachi, Tokyo, for Dry Cupping Vacuum Therapy, with twenty glass cupping vessels of various grades, from the surgery of a British practitioner c.1996, unsigned, Japanese, 1980-1990.
Working model of the co-axial escapement built by George Daniels
Electrically powered demonstration model of the Co-axial escapement by George Daniels. Isle of Man c.1985.
HST power car
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Diesel power car, British Railways, No 41001, prototype High Speed Train power car, built 1972.
Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Diesel-electric locomotive, British Railways, Co-Co. Deltic No 55002 "Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry", built by Vulcan Foundry, Newton-le-Willows in 1961, withdrawn 1982.
Jubilee Telephone wall mounting, 1977
Wall mounting for Jubilee telephone, made by the Post Office, Cwmbran, Wales, 1977
Replicas of Alexander Graham Bell's 1879 'Patent Office' telephone, 1959
Replica of Bell's 'Patent-office' telephone of 1876, made by Science Museum Workshops, South Kensington, London, England, 1959
Specimen of the first transatlantic telephone cable, deep sea type, 1956
Specimen of the first transatlantic telephone cable, deep-sea type, made by Submarine Cables Limited, Erith, London, England, 1956.
coil of 7mm fibre optic cable on cable drum, 1977
Coil of 7 mm fibre optic cable, wound on to a cable drum, as used on the Hitchin-Stevenage fibre optic telephone link, made by Standard Telephones and Cables Limited, Harlow, Essex, England, 1977
Hospital bed cycle
Stoke Mandeville bed cycle designed by Dr Ludwig Guttmann while working at the Stoke Mandeville Hospital and used at The Chaseley Trust for Disabled Ex-Servicemen, Eastbourne, Sussex in 1946 until 1994 by people with spinal cord injuries for both independent and assisted exercise
Model of the 1956 designed Bluebird CN7 racing car
Model (Scale 1:25, approx.) of the 1956 designed Bluebird CN7 racing car, by Cherilea UK Limited, Kirkham, Lancashire, England, 1960. The actual Bluebird car was made for an attempt on the World Land Speed Record in 1960. The car was driven by Donald Campbell.
Smiths De Luxe wristwatch worn by Sir Edmund Hillary on his ascent of Mount Everest 1953
Wristwatch by Smiths English Clocks Ltd. Steel waterproof case by the Dennison Watch Case Co. Silvered dial with a subsidiary seconds dial and signed ‘Smiths De Luxe'. 15 jewel lever-escapement movement. Cheltenham, England, 1953.
Half set of gold electrodes
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Half set of gold electrodes made at the Burden Neurological Institute in 1962. The electrodes were implanted in the right frontal lobe of a patient. There are two sheaves each of 4 electrodes (light gold in colour) and 4 sheaves of 3 electrodes (dark gold). Stitches anchor the bundle to the scalp. Cotton tape on the socket was tied to a stainless steel wire looped to another loop through the skull to prevented the patient pulling the wires out.
'Phones on the Move' discussion document, 1989
'Phones on the Move: Personal Communications in the 1990s - a discussion document', document produced by the Department for Trade and Industry, British, 1989
Transistorized audio-frequency telephone line amplifier, 1954
Transistorized audio-frequency telephone line amplifier, probably designed and made at the Post Office Research Centre at Dollis Hill, London, England, 1954.
Transistorized audio-frequency telephone line amplifier, 1953
Transistorized audio-frequency telephone line amplifier, probably designed and made at the Post Office Research Centre at Dollis Hill, London, England, 1953.
Penicillin powder in bottle
Penicillin powder in screw top bottle with label, unsigned, Oxford, England, 1942
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Carton of 6 "Safari" pre-lubricated condoms, 1970s.
Pye Band III converter, type F124, 1955-1960
Pye Band III converter, type F124, made by Pye Limited, East Anglia, England, 1955-1960
Antiference Band I (Channel 4) television aerial, 1957-1985
Antiference Band I (Channel 4) television aerial, "H" type, on mounting pole, manufactured by Antiference Limited, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, 1957-1985
BBC Marconi AXBT ribbon microphone
BBC Marconi AXBT ribbon microphone, inst. no. 498044, made by Marconi's Wireless Telegraphy Company Limited, Chelmsford, Essex, England, 1944-1959
Pye PTC 2007 radio telephone, 1955-1964
Pye Ranger V.H.F. radio telephone set. Type PTC 2007, made by Pye Telecommunications Limited, Cambridge, England, 1955-1964
Models of three wooden prisms used by Heinrich Hertz, 1949
Models (scale 1:4) of three wooden prisms used by Heinrich Hertz, made by the Science Museum Workshops, South Kensington, London, England, 1949
Model of plane zinc reflector used by Heinrich Hertz, 1949
Model (scale 1:4) of plane zinc reflector used by Heinrich Hertz, made by the Science Museum Workshops, South Kensington, London, England, 1949.
coaxial switch from 'Oscar One' CB transceiver, 1980-1983
CB coax switch 150CX3W from `Oscar One' 27 MHz f.m. CB mobile/base radio transceiver, manufactured by South Midlands Communications Limited, Eastleigh, Hampshire, England, 1980-1983