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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.
Haemoglobin 8.26, Festival Pattern Group red fabric, 1950-1951
Sample of jacquard-woven cotton and yarn-dyed visose rayon furnishing fabric, red colourway, 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.
Volt test meter
Dual - Testoscope made by Runbaken, Manchester,in cardboard box with instructions and detachable flex.
Goblin Timespot radio receiver with electric clock, 1947
Goblin Timespot lw/mw/sw broadcast radio receiver, with built-in electric clock for automatic switch-on, 1947. There are several versions of the Timespot. All seem to have featured a three-waveband radio (short, medium and long wave), a fairly standard four valve plus rectifier superhet. The valve line-up was 6K7G, 6K8G, 6Q7G, 6V6G, 5Z4G.
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.
Yves Saint Laurent draws fashion designs on blackboard
A photograph showing Yves Saint Laurent (1936-2008) drawing fashion designs on a blackboard, taken in November 1957 by A Tanner for the Daily Herald.
Cambridge electrite direct-writing electrocardiograph machine
Cambridge electrite direct-writing electrocardiograph machine, by Cambridge Instrument Co. Ltd., Cambridge, 1950
Siemens-Hell-Schreiber stop-start facsimile telegraph, model T, 1956.
Stop-start facsimile telegraph, Siemens-Hell-Schreiber GL, model T type 72c, 1956
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.
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.
Model 48 Linotype composing machine, c.1957
Printing & Writing
Model 48 Linotype composing machine, c. 1957, with distributor keyway and eight matrices
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
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
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
Arrangement of gear wheels used on Barr and Stroud
Arrangement of gear wheels used on Barr and Stroud predictor
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
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
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.
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)
Printing & Writing
Typewriter, c.1950, modified to type music, "Musikriter"
Pye V4 12 " television receiver
Pye V4 12 " monochrome television receiver, tabletop model, single channel, Serial Number 985035, known as 'washboard' set.
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.
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
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.
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.
Kenwood 'Chef' food mixer and
Stainless steel mixing bowl, accessory for Kenwood 'Chef' food c.1957.
A photograph of two children tobogganing on Hampstead Heath, London, taken by Esten for the Daily Herald newspaper on 22 January, 1945. 1945 began with a spell of very cold weather, widespread snowfalls and severe frost.
Procession to Shrove Tuesday football match in Alnwick
A photograph of the procession to the Shrove Tuesday football match in Alnwick, taken in February 1953 by Kenneth Lauder for the Daily Herald.
Girl in a coat
Colour transparency of a young girl in a knitted coat, taken by Photographic Advertising Limited, c. 1955. Photographic Advertising took many photographs to illustrate knitting patterns.
Couch for X-ray and electron therapy machine, England, 1955
Part of the 15MeV Linear Accelerator: couch, by Newton/Victor
Two children in red and white knitted outfits
Colour transparency of two children in matching red and white knitted outfits, taken by Photographic Advertising Limited, c. 1955. The boy and girl wear capes, and the little girl wears a hat. The pair are stood in front of a drawn village backdrop.
St. Mary's Lighthouse, Whitley Bay
A photograph of St Mary's Lighthouse, Whitley Bay, Northumberland, taken in 1949.
Scene after a stampede for tickets to see Manchester United
A photograph showing the scene after a stampede for tickets to watch Manchester United, taken in February 1950 by Roland Hicklin for the Daily Herald.
Lincoln bombers fly-past
A photograph of the fly past of over 600 aircraft at the Coronation Review of the RAF at Odiham, Hampshire, on 15 July 1953.
Polish seamen toast their freedom
A photograph entitled 'Polish seamen toast their freedom', taken by R Powell in around 1953 for. Daily Herald.
Chinese 'South-pointing' chariot
Conjecture model of the south-pointing chariot invented as early as the reign of the Chinese emperor Huang-ti (2698 -2598 BC), showing mechanical device and pointing figure with cellulose cover, model by G.H. Lanchester, Esq., United Kingdom, 1945-1952
Couple posing with fishing props
Colour negative of a man and woman in matching jumpers, taken by Photographic Advertising Limited, c. 1957. The couple pose with fishing float, basket and rope. Photographic Advertising took many photographs to illustrate knitting patterns, many of which had a harbour or sea-side setting.