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Chinese seamen play mah-jong in seamen's hostel, Liverpool
A photograph of Chinese seamen playing mahjong in a seamen's hostel in Liverpool, taken in August 1962 by Ralph for the Daily Herald.
Kenwood model A200 electric food mixer
Kenwood model A 200 electric food mixer, one of the earliest Kenwood models, streamlined casing design with four speeds, by Kenwood Manufacturing Co., Woking, 1948
C4 Rotating Mirror High Speed Camera
C4 Rotating Mirror High Speed Camera bolted to rectangular wheeled steel frame - wheels missing, and detachable handle, by the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment (A.W.R.E), Aldermaston, Hampshire, 1950-1959.
Facit mechanical calculator, model ESA by Atridabe
Facit mechanical calculator, model ESA by Atridaberg-Facit, Sweden, with motor drive and instruction book, 1951.
L.G. Hawkins 'Supreme' Electric Hair Dryer
L.G. Hawkins 'Supreme' Electric Hair Dryer, 550W, 220-250V (type C. LGH 95722), by L G Hawkins and Company Limited, England, 1947-1949
Decca display unit
Radar display unit type 667 MT class B. (Serial no. RD.0001), displayed in side a perspex cover, by Decca Radar Ltd., England, 1958-1963
GPO 50v gas detector No 4 in l
GPO 50v gas detector No 4 in leather case made by the General Electric Co. Ltd, 1954
Kenwood Electric Chef' food mixer, model A700, with accessories, Woking, Surrey, 1950-1956
'Kenwood Electric Chef' food mixer, model A700, plus liquidiser, juice extractor, potato peeler and bread dough mixing attachment, by Kenwood Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Woking, Surrey, 1950-1956
WAIS (Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale) test in b
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
WAIS (Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale) test in blue card box, comprised of a spiral bound book of Picture Arrangement tests, a spiral bound book of Picture Completion and Block Design Cards, a boxed Block Design test, 4 boxed Object Assembly tests, and card aids. Marked N.I.I.P. (National Institute for Industrial Psychology). (BPS Inv. No. 0079.)
Thorens 'Riviera' clockwork dry shaver
Hand and Machine Tools
Thorens 'Riviera' clockwork dry shaver (razor), registered design number 876,564
Watson Bactil binocular microscope
Scientific Instruments & Research
Watson Bactil binocular microscope, c.1950, used by Dr Kathleen Drew-Baker for her research on nori seaweed.
Merrill-Palmer Scale of Mental Tests
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Merrill-Palmer Scale of Mental tests for the preschool child; originally devised in 1931 and consisting of 19 subtests of intelligence;used by the Department of Psychology, Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool; postwar.
Automaton 'Dan Dare' pocket watch.
Automaton 'Dan Dare' pocket watch with pin-pallet lever escapement by Ingersoll Ltd., Great Britain, 1953. The dial shows a helmeted Dan Dare holding a ray gun, with a monster approaching. The emblem of the 'Eagle' children's comic is impressed in the back of case.
Kershaw 'Vanguard' 10x50 Prismatic binocular no 71193
Kershaw 'Vanguard' 10x50 Prismatic binocular no.71193, with leather strap, made in England, coated lenses, in leather case
EAI Pace TR-48 Analogue Computer c.1960
Computing & Data Processing
Pace TR-48 Analogue Computer, by Electronic Associates Inc (EAI), United States, 1960-1965. Designed to work on a 'desk top', this model was used by Brunel University, London, until 1989.
Thompson British Auto-Platen Printing Press, 1948
Printing & Writing
Thompson British auto-platen printing press, serial number 13981, 1948
Photograph of actress Hedy Lamarr and husband John Loder
Photograph titled 'Altar-Bound'. Caption on back reads: 'Hedy Lamarr and John Loder as they got a marriage license in 1943. They were married when Hedy finished making 'Heavenly Body', but it turned out the marriage wasn't made in Heaven'. Used by the Daily Herald, 11 August 1953. Photographer unknown.
Tin containing yellow Basilicon Ointment
Tin containing yellow Basilicon Ointment, c1950s.
Corker safety helmet
Corker crash helmet. 1957. Made by J. Compton, Sons and Webb Ltd. to BS 2061/56
Eau-de-nil Champion "Venus" acrylic four-valve radio
Plastics and Modern Materials
Eau-de-nil Champion "Venus" acrylic four-valve radio, in the form of a globe supported on four twisted transparent acrylic arms and square base, made by the Champion Electric Corporation Ltd, 1947.
Sterolist 3D Slide Viewer
A Sterolist stereoscopic 3D viewer, with slides, in a black case.
A gelatin silver print photograph of English actress Belinda Lee (1935-1961), taken by Zoltan Glass, c. 1960.
Neonatal incubator, London, England, c. 1955
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Neonatal incubator by Oxygenaire Limited, London, England, c. 1955.
Brownie Flash B camera
Box camera for 620 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Fitted with a meniscus lens, fixed aperture. Rotary suter /40/80/B. Flash synchronised screw and pin contacts. Exposure guide. Yellow filter and close up portrait lenses on sliding plate. Two brilliant reflecting finders. Buff leatherette and brown paint. Kodak Limited, 1958-1960.
Sid Field greeting Danny Kaye
A photograph of entertainer Sid Field (1904-1950) greeting the American actor and comedian Danny Kaye (1913-1987), taken in May 1949 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald. The photograph was taken at a 'Picturegoer' magazine luncheon in honour of Kaye at the Savoy Hotel in London.
Kolster Brandes Royal Star television receiver
KB PVP20 'Royal Star' 17" monochrome television receiver.
East Radcliffe anaesthetic machine, Oxford, England, 1953-1963
East Radcliffe anaesthetic machine, circa 1958
Kodak Retinette IIA Camera, Type 036
Solid body for 35mm camera 24 x 36mm.Fitted with a Reomar lens F:45mm, f/2.8-22. With a prontormat shutter - no exposure times marked - symbols for daylight and flash, B setting. Aperture and shutter coupled, set by aligning pointer of built in photoelectric meter in brightline viewfinder. Incident light cover for photocell. Front cell focusing, automatic depth of field indicators. Accessory shoe, film type dial. Plastic windon lever is placed below the body. No. 52237. Kodak AG 1959-1960.
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.
Baby Calculator', c.1960.
`Baby Calculator' stylus adding device by Glenview, Illinois, USA, c. 1960. With suede pouch and steel selector
Man and woman with curtains
Colour negative of a man and woman looking at a pair of curtains, taken by Photographic Advertising Limited, c. 1955. The curtains are props hung in a studio, resulting in a simple image that could be easily manipulated by advertisers.
Fans at a Birmingham City v Aston Villa football match
A photograph of young fans watching Birmingham City v Aston Villa, taken in March 1962 by Terry Fincher for the Daily Herald.
Phage typing machine, London, England, 1959
Public Health & Hygiene
Phage typing machine used to determine bacteria strains present in multiple samples inoculated onto petri dishes, developed at the Public Health Laboratory Service, used particularly to identify strains of salmonella, 1959.
Handley Page HP115 wind tunnel model
Handley Page HP115 wind tunnel model made of wood and resin with moveable control surfaces. The model was used at RAE Farnborough in the 1960s.
Molecular model of the structure of vitamin B12, 1957-1959.
Model showing the structure of vitamin B12
Barbara Hepworth's Surgery Sketchbook
Sketchbook, depicting stages of an operation inscribed on the title page with: “fenestration of the ear by Surgeon Garnett Passe at the London Clinic, 1948”, by Barbara Hepworth, London, England, 1948. Comprises 31 pages of drawings in pencil, some in ink. Signed and dated by the artist on the title page. Some pages have been removed.
Con Edison's 'Plan Your Kitchen Kit', c 1958.
Con Edison's Plan Your Kitchen Kit, a kitchen planning aid supplied free to customers by the Consolidated Edison Company, New York, ca. 1958.
Mensinga diaphragm, London, England, 1950-1954
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Rubber diaphragm, size 99 1/2, by Lambutt, Dalston, London, E8, England, 1950-1954.
Kodak Brownie Flash camera
Kodak Brownie Flash camera. Made in France. Plastic box camera for 620 roll film 2 ¼ x 2 ¼". Simple lens, B/I shutter, reflecting finder, pin-and-screw flash contacts, c 1956. Overall: 120 mm x 95 mm x 115 mm.
Four of the seven coal miners rescued from Hickleton Main Colliery, Doncaster
A photograph of four miners rescued from Hickleton Main Colliery, Doncaster, taken in October 1960 by an unknown photographer for the Daily Herald.
Spray bottle of compound flavazole and penicillin
Empty bottle with spray attachment, of compound flavazole and penicillin powder, by Boots Pure Drug Co., England, 1948-1952
Woman with homemade craft gifts
Colour transparency of a woman in a knitted jumper, taken by Photographic Advertising Limited, c. 1955. The woman is surrounded by homemade gifts including knitted teddy bears.
Mummy of a peregrine falcon, Egypt, 2000-1001 BCE
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Mummy of peregrine falcon, Egyptian, 2000-1001 BC
Haemoglobin 8.26, Festival Pattern Group blue fabric, 1950-1951
Sample of clothes or furnishing fabric, blue colour, with 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.
NBTS blood type cards
Public Health & Hygiene
Set of eight unused NBTS 101 (rev. 1960) cards, 1960. Cards are colour coded for each blood group and there is one each for positive and negative blood types. A-yellow, O-blue, B-pink, AB-cream.
'Dishmaster' brand, top loading electric dishwasher, first designed in Wellington, New Zealand, manufactured by Kenwood Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Woking, Surrey, England, 1952.
Raymax 150 x-ray tube. (No. 162), Newton-Victor, 1
Raymax 150 x-ray tube. (No. 162), Newton-Victor, 1949-1962.
Mercedes Addelectra accounting machine, 1948, seri
Mercedes Addelectra accounting machine, 1948, serial no. 22912, with thirteen detachable totaliser boxes