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Pye B16T television receiver
PYE B16T table-top television receiver, manufactured by Pye Limited, East Anglia, England, 1946-1948.
Reid III Rangefinder Camera
Reid III Type 2 35mm camera for 24 x 36mm pictures. Coated Taylor Hobson Anastigmat lens. F:2 inches f/2-16, Serial No 328898. Fabric focal plane shutter 1/2/5/8/20/30/40/60/100/200/500/1000/T. Interchangeable lens, Leica thread. Coupled rangefinder coincidence type, separate direct vision viewfinder. Flash synchronised, two coaxial sockets for electronic and flash bulbs. Accessory shoes. Reid and Sigrist. Camera Serial No P3277.
Ampoule of penicillin
Ampoule of the First International Standard (1945) of penicillin
Box of film for Camera Lite camera Model B
Box of 3 Minori Pan SS films for Suzuki Camera Lite Model b. 6x6mm 20 exposures; high speed, non-halation, fine grade, ultra. Develop before January 1957. With instruction leaflet.
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).
Transistorized audio-frequency telephone amplifier, 1955
Transistorized audio-frequency telephone amplifier, probably designed and made at the Post Office Research Centre at Dollis Hill, London, England, 1955.
Intercommunicating telephone with ten selector buttons, 1950
One of four intercommunicating office telephones, each with ten selector buttons, manufactured by ATM, c. 1950
British Railways Horse Box
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Horse Box, British Railways, No S96369, designed at Eastleigh, built at Earlestown Carriage & Wagon Works, 1957, withdrawn at Micheldever, 1971. [Built to diagram BR 751, construction span 1957-1958, number built 115, lot number 30146].
Underwood model 1 electric typewriter, c. 1950
Printing & Writing
Underwood model 1 electric typewriter, c. 1950
British Railways Special Cattle Van, 1951
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Cattle Van, railway wagon, No. 3733 8 ton Special Cattle Van, British Railways (Southern Region), built Lancing Works 1951. (Built to diagram number 3141, construction span 1930-1951, number built 60). Length over buffers: 29' 5"; weight: 8 tons.
Model of open oscillator with spherical radiators used by Heinrich Hertz, 1949
Model (scale 1:4) of open oscillator with spherical radiators used by Heinrich Hertz, Science Museum Workshops, South Kensington, London, England, 1949
Phillip's Economic Computer
Computing & Data Processing
Phillips Economics Analog Computer, devised by Bill Phillips at the London School of Economics, 1949 known as MONIAC [Monetary National Income Analogue Computer]
Polaroid Land camera Model 95
Polaroid Land Model 95 made by Polaroid in the United States, 1948-1953. Folding camera for self processing film packs 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches. Lens with rotating plate with apertures marked 1-8. T/I shutter. Lever focusing. Folding optical frame finder with front ball sight on spring stalk. Accessory show. Flash synchronized, bayonet fitting. No.0570942.
'Radio Times' volume 119 (Coronation Edition)
'Coronation Edition' of the Radio Times, published by BBC Magazines, London, 1953. No. 1542 Special Coronation number, North of England Edition.
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.
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
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.
Nutrition & Food Technology
Galvanised bath, for emergency feeding purposes, 1945-1955
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.
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"
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Marconi AXBT Microphone & matching desk stand
Marconi AXBT microphone Type A, manufactured by Marconi, c. 1944. BBC ribbon microphone with stand.
Bush TV22 Television Receiver, 1945-1955
Bush TV22 9 inch television receiver, made by Bush Radio Limited, England, 1945-1955. With band III convertor, 1957
Templates from Crick and Watson's DNA molecular model
Metal plate representing the base adenine (A). Used in the original Crick and Watson DNA model.
Bottle of penicillin lozenges, England, 1949
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
1x50 bottle of penicillin lozenges, calcium salt (benzylpenicillin sodium?), by Burroughs Wellcome, 1949
Molecular model of penicillin by Dorothy M Crowfoot Hodgkin, England, 1945
Penicillin; molecular model by Dorothy Hodgkin, ca. 1945.
two-valve radio receiver made on the ECME machine, 1947-1948
2 - valve radio receiver made on the ECME machine, made by Sargrove Electronics Ltd, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England, 1947-1948
home built 405-line television receiver, 1951-1953
Home-built 405-line television receiver with 7 inch screen constructed by electrical engineer J Hueting of Peckham, London, England, about 1952. Assembled using an ad-hoc assortment of electronic parts. Similarly the cabinet is constructed from scrap wood and metal collected at the time.
television receiver built from 'Premier Radio' kit, 1945-1955
Television receiver built from "Premier Radio" kit, made by Premier Radio Company, Hackney, London, England, 1945-1955
Penguin book, 'The Napolean of Notting Hill', by G
Penguin book, 'The Napolean of Notting Hill', by G. K. Chesterton (first published 1904). First Penguin, this edition 1946. Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, Middlesex. Made and printed in Great Britain for Penguin Books Limited by Wyman and Sons Ltd., London, Fakenham and Reading.
Xenon lamp from photic stimulator (stroboscope)
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Xenon lamp from a photic stimulator (stroboscope), made by Scophony of Wells in 1950. Used at the Burden Neurological Institute. Flashes were produced singly or repetitively up to a rate of about 30 flashes per second by the discharge of a capacitor. Connects to socket on the front of the control unit (2001-184/3).
Silk scarf, `Festival of Britain' design, with Fes
Silk scarf, `Festival of Britain' design, with Festival emblem pattern, 1951
Morphy Richards pop-up toaster
Morphy Richards pop-up toaster, model TUID, in cream, No. LC 20539, c. 1956.
Penguin book, 'Cakes and Ale', by W. Somerset Maugham
Penguin book, 'Cakes and Ale', by W. Somerset Maugham (first published in September 1930). Published in Penguin books, this edition, 1948 (in association with William Heinemann Ltd). Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, Middlesex. Made and printed in Great Britain for Penguin books Limited by Wyman and Sons Ltd., London, Fakenham and Reading.
Watson varifocal zoom lens model 75/6.7, 1948
Watson varifocal lens Model 75/6.7 (No 206), manufactured by Watson & Son, Barnet, London, England, 1948. Example of a television camera zoom lens, to fit a Pye Mark III camera. Used to film the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.
Festival Pattern Group Wallpaper
Large hand screen-printed wallpaper sample in grey, lilac and black with Insulin 8.27 pattern, crystallographer Dorothy Hodgkin, designer William J. Odell, made by John Line and Sons Ltd. Design was in production in 1951 and was used in the Regatta Restaurant. From a collection of 83 samples designed for the 1951 Festival of Britain.