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‘Oakaloy’ cemented tungsten carbide ‘tapered shank drill’
Hand and Machine Tools
‘Oakaloy’ cemented tungsten carbide ‘tapered shank drill’, by Lenchs Ltd., Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, 1954
Vinolia 'Baby Powder' bear
Plastics and Modern Materials
Vinolia 'Baby Powder' bear, blow moulded in polythene, 2nd British blow bottle, by Cascelloid Limited (BXL Cascelloid Division), Leicester, England, 1950
Johnny Berry Bicycle
Johnny Berry bicycle made for Hazel Barnes, a member of Withington Wheelers, 1951. Serial number 511379.
Pilot TV-37 television receiver
Pilot TV-37 Candid 3" portable television receiver, 1947-1949.
Bowjection projection television
'Bowjection' projection television by Rainbow Radio serial no X10013, 1952. Monochrome video projector using the Mullard optical system (2.5 inch tube in a schmidt folded optical system).
Badge for a State Certified Midwife
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Metal pendent badge with blue silk cord for an S.C.M. (State Certified Midwife), presented to B.J.M. Glencross in 1947, badge made by Thomas Fattorini, Birmingham, 1947
Black Knight test vehicle, c. 1957.
Two 1:8 scale model of Black Knight rocket (includes 2 launch platforms, base, umbilical tower and various nose cones)
Dux Kino Model 44 toy projector
Dux Kino projector, Model 44. Projector for 35mm film strip carrying two horizontal rows of cartoon pictures with alternate phases of motion. Projected alternately by oscillating shutter operated behind two projection lenses. Serial No 568 on base, trade mark in gold on top of projector body. With a paired condenser lens, two 3.5v bulbs powered by 4 1/2 volt battery. Clockwork drive. Dux-Fabrik Markes and Co, about 1957. With one film strip, Mickey and Pluto (1990-5036/2659/1).
Éclair Cameflex 16/35mm camera
Éclair Cameflex 16-35mm camera, Serial No1635-296. Based on the Cameflex Standard (CM3) it has three pulldown claws (two for 35mm, one for 16mm) in the film gate. Includes three Cooke Speed Panchro lenses; 2 x 75mm Serial No's 4547533 and 468797 and 1 x 100mm Serial No 39333.
Éclair Cameflex CM3 35mm camera
Cameflex 35mm cine camera No 614, with 400' magazine, six lenses and various filters in a fitted box, matt box, along with a portapower battery. Cameflex Standard (CM3) 35mm film camera, manufactured by Etablissement Eclair in 1946.
Raytheon Model M-1601 console television receiver
The Donald Fleming Collection of North American television receivers: Raytheon Model M-1601 C-1602, 17" console television receiver, 1949. 'Washing Machine' (circular screen or 'porthole') Type Set. Very unusual looking set to Europeans used to oblong screens.
Pathé Webo A 9.5mm cine camera
Pathe Webo A cine camera for 9.5mm film in Webo chargers; Som Berthiot Cinor B lens F;20mm f/1.9 Serial No 575935 in interchangeable mount. Clockwork drive (claw intermittent in magazine), guilotine shutter; single frame; DV optical finder; exposure table. No 4411. Instructions in French.
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.
Kolff artificial kidney, Netherlands, 1955-1956
Prototype twin coil dialyser in an apricot tin with lid, by Willem Johann Kolff, Netherlands, 1955-1956
Both-type iron lung
Both-type iron lung c.1950 presented by Viscount Nuffield to the Memorial Hospital Darlington (see also part records)
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.
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.
Woman with flowers
A dye transfer print photograph of a woman standing next to an azalea bush, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1950.
'Ekcovision' TMB272 mains/battery portable television, 1956
'Ekcovision' mains/battery portable television model TMB 272, by E K Cole Limited, Southend-on-Sea, England, 1956.
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.
Transverse Axial Tomographic Unit, Italy, 1957
Transverse Axial Tomographic Unit by Zuder of Turin, 1957
Perspex model of a house, showing electrical ring main system
Perspex model of a house, showing ring main system of domestic electric power distribution, by Workshops of the Science Museum, London, England, 1957
Model 0.1cc internal combustion engine
Model internal combustion engine, 0.1cc, by Bert Martin, Southampton, Hampshire, England, 1945
Glass phial of British Standard penicillin, London, England, 1946
Cardboard tube containing glass phial of British Standard Penicillin, dated 27.4.46, by the National Institute for Medical Research, London, British
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
Photograph contact sheet showing Diski the elephant at London Zoo
Photograph contact sheet titled 'Biggest elephant at the zoo'. Images show Diksi, the London Zoo's largest elephant, being looked after by her keeper.
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.
Experimental magnetic drum store
Computing & Data Processing
Experimental model used in design of magnetic-drum store
Watson Model 75 Television Zoom Lens
Watson Model 75 Television Zoom Lens, No. 117, manufactured by W Watson and Sons Limited, London, 1949-52.
Mensinga diaphragm, London, England, 1950-1954
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Rubber diaphragm, size 99 1/2, by Lambutt, Dalston, London, E8, England, 1950-1954.
Tube of tuberculin jelly, London, England, 1955
Public Health & Hygiene
1 tube Tuberculin Jelly 5gr, made by Allen & Hanburys Ltd, London E2, 15 Feb.1955
Model of Huygens' Pendulum Clock, as Illustrated in his 'Horologium' of 1658.
Reconstruction of Huygens' pendulum timepiece of 1658, with pendulum, 2 weights and 2 pulleys. Illustrated in the 'Horologium' in 1658, it is controlled by a pendulum and driven by a weight.
Arrangement of gear wheels used on Barr and Stroud
Arrangement of gear wheels used on Barr and Stroud predictor
Cambridge electrite direct-writing electrocardiograph machine
Cambridge electrite direct-writing electrocardiograph machine, by Cambridge Instrument Co. Ltd., Cambridge, 1950
GEC 1091 television receiver
GEC 1091 television receiver, 1949. 9 inch TV with bakelite cabinet. Screen and loudspeaker side by side and of equal size.
Two figures walk by cleared blitz site, Liverpool
A photograph of two figures walking by a cleared Blitz site in Liverpool, taken in November 1949 by White for the Daily Herald.
Animation cel and background from 'Animal Farm'
Animation panning cel and background from the animated film 'Animal Farm', by Halas and Batchelor, 1954. Animals and fire.
Mach meter Type K B 222/01, c 1950s.
Machmeter type K.B. 222/01 (sectioned by Museum Workshops)
Molecular modelling kit, 1955.
Set of Catalin molecular models of the space-filling Stuart type together with rubber connecting pegs and special pliers in a partitioned case. An engineering drawing showing dimensions and facial angles is included, c.1955
Pye V4 12 " television receiver
Pye V4 12 " monochrome television receiver, tabletop model, single channel, Serial Number 985035, known as 'washboard' set.
Printing & Writing
Typewriter, c.1950, modified to type music, "Musikriter"
Leather flying helmet and mask, Air Ministry, c 1946.
Leather flying helmet, with head phones 10A/12401, oxygen mask and microphone 10A/12570. Air Ministry, c. 1946.
Polish seamen toast their freedom
A photograph entitled 'Polish seamen toast their freedom', taken by R Powell in around 1953 for. Daily Herald.
Woman taking food from a fridge
A photograph of a woman taking food from a Hotpoint deluxe refrigerator, taken by Photographic Advertising Limited in 1950. The woman lifts jars of preserved vegetables from the refrigerator.
Tom Bavin, Labour candidate
A photograph of Tom Bavin, Labour candidate, canvassing during the general election, taken in June 1945 by George W Roper for the Daily Herald.
Woman with a curtain
Colour transparency of a woman holding a multi-coloured curtain, taken by Photographic Advertising Limited, c. 1955.