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Mullard counter device Pandicon Type ZM1206 tube,
Mullard counter device Pandicon Type ZM1206 tube, circa 1960
National Benzole Mixture, white, sphere with three
National Benzole Mixture, white, sphere with three flat faces, petrol pump 'globe'.
'Glockner' automatic stop-cylinder press
Printing & Writing
printing press, 'The Glockner' automatic high speed cylinder printing press, with integral feeders and motors, 1950 manufactured by Frank F. Pershke Ltd., Enfield, England
Facit model NLx manual calculating machine (green)
Facit model NLx manual calculating machine (green) (104945)
British Railways electric locomotive Bo-Bo Class 84, No 84001, 1960
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Electric locomotive, British Railways, Class 84 Bo-Bo No. 84001, built by North British Locomotive Company, 1960.
Direction finding (DF) receiver
Lodestar D/F receiver type 2464A, serial no.378, by Marconi International Marine Communications Company Limited, Europe, 1953-1963. Connected to the fixed loop aerial (1963-19) via the matching unit (1963-18).
Duke of Edinburgh visits Pye Ltd.
Gelatin silver print by unknown photographer showing HRH the Duke of Edinburgh inspecting machinery at Pye Ltd. in Cambridge. Also pictured are L-R: Harry Woolger (Telecom Managing Director), Charles Orr (C.O.) Stanley, unknown, and John Brinkley.
Pointed tool, bronze, Egyptian, 2000BC-500AD
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Pointed tool, bronze, Egyptian, 2000BC-500AD
Clock striking ship's bells
'Celeste' clock striking ship's bells, by Westclox Scotland, Scotland, 1948-1954
Clay Hall in old Windsor, Berkshire
Photograph of Clay Hall in old Windsor in Berkshire, the home of Sir William Herschel from 1785 to 1786. The building was demolished in the late 1960s or early 1970s.
EoNType 463 Glider
EoNType 463 glider and ground handling dolly, made by Elliot's of Newbury Ltd, 1962.
Murphy model A124 radio receiver, by Murphy Radio
Murphy model A124 radio receiver, by Murphy Radio Limited, Murphy Radio Limited, 1944-1948. Restored 1979. 4-valve domestic receiver of flat baffle design anticipating "Festival of Britain" style of 1951
Oertling chain-dial balance model No.J10 serial No
Oertling chain-dial balance model No.J10 serial No.12875, capacity 250g, complete with weights from 100g to 1g, total 250g, and tweezers in swing-out drawer in base, in an oversized fully-glazed wooden case. (The chain-dial reads 0 to 0.9g by 0.1g, and the swing of the pointer is calibrated 0 to 0.1g by 0.01g.)
'Antelope Chair' designed by Ernest Race
'Antelope Chair' designed by Ernest Race and manufactured by Race Furniture Ltd., London, England, 1955-1962. Ernest Race designed the original 'Antelope Chair' for the 1951 Festival of Britain.
Oertling Release-o matic, model 128, balance, capa
Oertling Release-o matic, model 128, balance, capacity 200gms Serial No. 43065, made 1955. It has glazed mahogany case with black glass base, the beam and pillar are brass and it has cylindrical dampers.
Box for tie press made by Pifc
Box for tie press made by Pifco Ltd, Oldham, c. 1955.
Aircraft radio Trans-receiver Type TR 1934 10d/21
Aircraft radio Trans-receiver Type TR 1934 10d/21544. Serial No. 19848/PL Type No. 13046.
Photograph Reuben the mountain gorilla at London Zoo
Photograph titled 'New Gorilla at London Zoo', shows Ugandan baby mountain gorilla called Reuben at his new home, the London Zoo. Daily Herald photograph by Terry Fincher.
A device by Favag of Neuchatel which enables a sto
A device by Favag of Neuchatel which enables a stop watch to be operated by an electric signal, 1961
Corfield 66 Camera
A Corfield 66 single lens reflex plate camera, made by K.G. Corfield, with Lumax lens; the camera is accompanied by case and accessories.
Plastic cup and saucer
Plastic cup and saucer, red, by `Seno', Maartensdijk, Holland. c1960.
Argus 300 Panoramic Slide Projector
Argus "300" panoramic, blower cooled colour slide projector, with slide changer and spare lamp. Manufactured in Australia by Fotek Corporation Pty. Ltd., manufacturing unit of Hanimex Pty Ltd., Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale, N.S.W. Australia. c. 1960.
De Fonbrune pneumatic micromanipulator, made by Be
De Fonbrune pneumatic micromanipulator, made by Beaudouin, Paris, French, 1953-1956
Computing & Data Processing
Friden Flexowriter Mk 1 Model F computer input/output equipment. Includes seporate spool (part numbered Y19184.108.40.206)
Pye "Ranger" Radio Receiver
A "Ranger" radio receiver, manufactured by Pye Limited.
Sunbeam Shavemaster foil type electric razor, circ
Hand and Machine Tools
Sunbeam Shavemaster foil type electric razor, circa, 1958.
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Poster, British Railways (Western Region), Plymouth Delightful Centre for Holidays, by Harry Riley about 1958. Coloured lithograph depicting the view looking down from Plymouth Hoe to Tinside Lido, with Plymouth Sound in the background, with holidaymakers and sailors ascending and descending steps. Format: double royal.
Heathrow from the Air
Painting. Heathrow from the Air, by Norman Wilkinson, c.1948-50. Oil on canvas; 61x81.5cm in frame 69.5x90x3cm. Signed brc. The scene is Green Belt, a landscape of main runways prior to development.
Machine for solving cubic equations
Prototype model of a machine invented by Professor F. Soddy for solving cubic equations, Mark III.
Gamma 201 rocket engine, c. 1957.
Gamma 201 rocket engine (Black Knight type), 1957
Zenith G2326 tabletop television receiver
The Donald Fleming Collection of North American television receivers: Zenith G2326 14" 'porthole' tabletop television receiver, 1948.
Leaflet, ‘The Science of Tridosha’, United States, 1956
The Science of Tridosha: an analysis of the three cosmic elements in medicines, food and diseases. Pamphlet written by Dr B Bhattacharyya, published in U.S.,1956. Located at Science Museum Library at Wroughton. Shelfmark: 615.8 BHATTACHARYYA
Leaflet relating to smoking, London, England, c. 1957
Public Health & Hygiene
Fold out comic-style leaflet entitled 'The Adventures of the Wisdom Family', subtitled 'What - No Smoking', dealing with smoking issues within a fictional family in the light of the then recent health concerns about smoking, produced by the Central Council for Health Education, London, England, c. 1957
Wing model used during the investigation of the Concorde wing shape
Wing model used by Mr W E Gray in the RAE 24 foot wind tunnel during investigation of the Concorde wing shape, by Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, Hampshire, England, 1960-1970
Housewives League demonstration at the House of Commons
A photograph entitled 'Housewives League demonstration at the House of Commons', taken in 1951 by G Warner for the Daily Herald. Showing women demonstrating against meat rationing, leaving the House of Commons on the way to the Ministry of Food.
Young couple listening to music and looking at records in a living room
A photograph showing a young couple listening to music on a portable record player, taken in August 1962 by White for the Daily Herald.
Avis Scott poses in front of a 3-D television camera
A photograph of actress and television announcer Avis Scott (1927-2010) in front of a 3-D camera, taken in August 1954 by F Greaves for the Daily Herald. The caption read '3D Television at Radio Show, Earls Court Today. People at the Radio Show, Earls Court watched through 3D spectacles as TV's Miss Avis Scott poses before a 3D TV camera'.
Pathéscope Princess 9.5mm cine projector
Pathescope Princess projector, 1960. For 9.5mm film on 400 foot reels. Fitted with a colotar projection lens F: 32mm, helical screw focusing. Double claw intermittent, no sprockets. Gate and lens mount on hinged arm. Framing adjustment on claw mechanism. 22v prefocus lamp with mirror and condenser lenses. Push on, push off switch for lamp. Adcraft 200-250v electric motor, AC only, manufactured by R T Adcock & Co Ltd, London, Serial No 179A92. Provision for hand turning, for still projection. 4-core supply lead connected to transformer. Tripod support, legs detachable. 400 foot take up reel. Serial No RP 95 1702.
Six year old Carol and three year old Christopher help dad Walter Hesketh
A photograph of Walter Hesketh (1930-2007) and his two children Carol and Christopher, taken in December 1960 by Roland Hicklin for the Daily Herald.
Leaflet relating to smog, London, England, c. 1950-1955
Public Health & Hygiene
Leaflet giving information about precautions to take on the appearance of smog pollution, produced by the Central Council for Health Education, London, England, c. 1950-1955
Model of Victor B2 nuclear bomber
Model of Victor B2 nuclear bomber in anti-nuclear white flash finish.
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.
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.
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.
Malcolm Patton outside a cinema showing 'A Kind of Loving'
A photograph showing Malcolm Patton sitting outside a cinema showing 'A Kind of Loving', taken in April 1962 by Eastwood for the Daily Herald.
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
Watson Model 75 Television Zoom Lens
Watson Model 75 Television Zoom Lens, No. 117, manufactured by W Watson and Sons Limited, London, 1949-52.