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Camera Lite camera Model B
Subminiature camera for 8mm wide film 6x6mm concealed in cigarette lighter' f/8 lens, B/I shutter, fixed focus; frame finder in lighter top; functioning flint/petrol ligther.
Arriflex 2C 35mm cine camera
35mm Arriflex IIC cine camera; body number C8587, wild motor number VR661949, constant speed mains synch motor, 24fps, plus parts, number 1867, bellow matte box (400ft magazine on camera), etched ground glasses, swan neck, cables for different motors. On fixed mount, with power cable. Serial Nunber 3452. Fitted with three lenses; Taylor Hobson 50mm lens, Serial No 516420; 75mm Speed Panchro lens, f2; Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon lens 1:2/28, Serial Number 3087691.
Analogue music synthesizer.
VCS 3 music synthesizer made by Electronic Music Studios, London Limited, London, England, 1970
replica of Bell's 1876 centennial telephone transmitter, 1959
Replica of Bell's 1876 'Centennial' telephone transmitter, made by Science Museum Workshops, South Kensington, London, England, 1959
Pair of prosthetic/artificial arms for a child living with thalidomide impairments, 1963
Pair of carbon dioxide powered prosthetic/artificial arms for a young child living with upper limb thalidomide impairments, fitted with pat-a-cake hands, made by Steeper, 1963
Haemoglobin model, with four movable sections, built in 1967, by Max Perutz
Rotative Compound Beam Engine, 1881
Annotated 1/2 inch scale model (1:24) of a compound beam pumping engine by Worthington-Simpson Ltd, 1881, originally built for the West Middlesex Waterworks, Hammersmith, London.
Diesel-hydraulic locomotive, Class 02 0-4-0 No D2860
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Diesel-hydraulic shunting locomotive, British Railways, Class 02 0-4-0 No D2860, built by Yorkshire Engine Company in 1960.
Portable "Spinney" transistor radio by Perdio Radi
Portable "Spinney" transistor radio by Perdio Radio Co., England, 1965.
Wind tunnel models of Concorde, c 1960s.
Wind tunnel Models of Delta shaped Merged fuselage , elongated Narrow Delta , and hollowed out undersurface models in Concorde wing shape developement.
EMI CT brain scanner
EMI CT brain scanner, installed at Atkinson Morley's Hospital, Wimbledon in 1971 (the first used clinically), by EMI, Hayes, Middlesex, 1970-1971.
Raleigh 'Chopper' Mk2 bicycle. The Chopper is one of the most iconic children’s bicycles and was first produced in 1968. Its design resembled an American Harley Davidson motorcycle and was unlike anything on the market, its success also helped by the film ‘Easy Rider’ released in 1969. This is a Mark 2 Raleigh Chopper, first produced in 1971 in response to safety concerns, and differing most notably with un-adjustable handle-bars and a shorter seat with a warning that only one person should sit on it at a time. The Chopper Mark 2 continued to be produced until 1984. However this wasn’t the end of the Chopper, and it once again returned to shops in 2004 with the Mark 3.
BBC Vision mixing desk
Vision mixing desk, made by Grass Valley Group and used in the gallery of the 'North West Tonight' studio at BBC Manchester.
Plane line articulator
Plane line articulator, de Trey's free plane with full denture on plaster mould, by de Trey, England, 1965-1975
Hamilton Electric Wrist- Watch, 1957
Complete Hamilton electric watch movement, also watch-case, strap and one spare battery, designed by Richard Arbib, made by the Hamilton Watch Company, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, 1957.
Forest of Rods model of myoglobin
Part of model of myoglobin ("forest of rods") constructed in 1960 during work on the structure of the molecule to a resolution of 2 Angstroms: it comprises steel rods with meccano clips in wooden base-boards with Kendrew-type skeletal models showing the peptide chain
sub unit from LEO II computer, 1958
Computing & Data Processing
Metal sub-unit containing valves and other electronic components mounted as presentation souvenir from LEO II, made by the English Electric Company, British, 1958
Westrex teletype terminal, 1960-1980
Westrex teletype terminal, Type ASR/KSR33, made by the Westrex Company Limited, London, England, 1960-1980.
Pentex production unit: B switch, 1965-1971
Pentex (TXE2) production unit: B switch, made by Plessey Company Limited, England, 1965-1971
Printer for electroencephalogram (EEG) pen recorder
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Printer unit for Type T Dynograph portable 8 channel EEG pen recorder manufactured by Offner in 1958 and used at the Burden Neurological Institute. The instrument employs direct coupled amplifiers enabling recording of steady potentials and transients. 8 double ganged 24 way switches enable any two of 24 electrodes to be connected to each of the 8 channels.
Pair of 'swivel-walkers' designed for a child with limb difference
Pair of "swivel-walkers" designed for a child, born with limb difference designed at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital formerly called the Ontario Crippled Childrens Centre in Canada, made in the United Kingdom by Hanger with modifications of a chest piece made by Dr Ian Fletcher, 1966
Cops of spun cotton yarn made on a spinning mule, around 1960.
Pye PTC 2007 radio telephone, 1955-1964
Pye Ranger V.H.F. radio telephone set. Type PTC 2007, made by Pye Telecommunications Limited, Cambridge, England, 1955-1964
Model of the 1956 designed Bluebird CN7 racing car
Model (Scale 1:25, approx.) of the 1956 designed Bluebird CN7 racing car, by Cherilea UK Limited, Kirkham, Lancashire, England, 1960. The actual Bluebird car was made for an attempt on the World Land Speed Record in 1960. The car was driven by Donald Campbell.
Red & White Kings cigarettes, Bombay, India, 1975-1980
Red & White Kings cigarettes, cellophane wrapped, Godfrey Phillips India Ltd. One of a selection of drugs and related material from India, 1975-1980.
System 2000 video recorder
System 2000 video recorder made by Grundig, Federal Republic of Germany, c.1980
Bottle of Gibbs' "Sunsilk" shampoo, c.1955
Bottle of Gibbs' "Sunsilk" shampoo, c.1955
Shade guide for "Myerson's Special" acrylic teeth
Shade guide for "Myerson's Special" acrylic teeth, in plastic envelope, by Myerson, USA, 1970-1980
In memory of Henry West
Fixtures & Fittings from Railway Buildings
Memorial, oak plaque, in memory of Henry West, killed in a whirlwind at Reading Station, Great Western Railway, 24th March 1840, replacement panel of 1971. The panel reads: "In memory of Henry West, who lost his life in a whirlwind at the Great Western Railway station, Reading on the 24th March 1840, aged 24 years. Sudden the change. I in a moment fell and had not time to bid my friends farewell. Yet hushed be all complaint, tis sweet, tis blest to change Earth's stormy scenes for endless rest. Dear friends prepare, take warning by my fall, so shall you hear with joy your Saviour's call. A rail was erected at the time by his fellow workmen as a token of affectionate respect to his memory. Renewed by his brother George, 1862. Renewed by his niece, F G Rixon, 1924. Renewed by the Reading Corporation, 1971".
Spirit of the Southern
Pictorial Collection (Railway)
Painting, acrylic on canvas, British Railways, Southern Region, 'Spirit of the Southern', viaduct, train and Downs, by Harry Stevens. A contemporary depiction of a commuter train passing over a viaduct, surrounded by a number of hills beyond which is the sea. The linear portrayal of the train and track contrast with the exaggerated undulation of the hills, fields and clouds. Commissioned by L.W Ibbotson General Manager of the Southern Region in 1969 to promote the 'Southern into the Seventies' campaign. Framed 1970.
DEC PDP-8 minicomputer, 1965.
Computing & Data Processing
Digital Equipment Corporation PDP - 8 minicomputer serial no.857, 1965
'Do It Yourself' magazine, March 1962. Printed by
'Do It Yourself' magazine, March 1962. Printed by Bournemouth Times Ltd., Branksome, Bournemouth, for the proprietors and publishers, The Bazaar, Exchange & Mart Ltd., Link House, 24 Store Street, London WC1.
Poster of Valentina Tereshkova, First woman cosmonaut
Poster, translated as the Light of (or Long live) the (World's) first woman (female) Cosmonaut; issued by the Soviet State Publishing House of Decorative/Fine Arts Moscow, 1963. Slogan title in Czech 'At Zije prvni kosmonautka sveta'; imprint in Russian. Featuring design of Vostok-6 and (photograph) HS portrait of Valentina Tereshkova in space helmet. [orbited Earth June 1963]. Lithograph, col. offset, 57 x 85 cm. In frame 67x95x2cm
Kodak Brownie 8 8mm movie camera
Brownie Movie 8 camera. Brownie 8 8mm movie camera f/2.7, made by the Eastman Kodak Company in the United States, c. 1960. Serial Number 0283.
‘Larzine’ Unani medicine for malaria
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Larzine, Unani medicine for malaria, one of a selection of drugs and related material from India, 1975-1980.
Hermes Ambassador typewriter, c. 1960
Printing & Writing
Hermes Ambassador typewriter, c. 1960, made in Switzerland.
Specimen of the first transatlantic telephone cable, 1956
Specimen of the first transatlantic telephone cable, intermediate type or shore portion, made by Submarine Cables Limited, Erith, London, England, 1956.
'Data General' computer console for EMI brain scanner
'Data General' computer console for EMI CT brain scanner, installed at the Atkinson Morley's Hospital, Wimbledon in 1971 (the first used clinically), by EMI, Hayes, Middlesex, 1970-1971.
National Benzole tank wagon
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Tank Wagon, British Railways, National Benzole Company Limited oil tank wagon, No 2022, built by Powell Duffryn Engineering Company Limited, 1954.
Watson-Odelca x-ray set for mass miniature radiography, Europe, 1960-1961
Watson-Odelca photo-fluorographic x-ray set for mass miniature radiography (100mm images), by Watson and Sons (Electro-Medical), London, England, and N.V. Optische Industrie (De Oude Delft), specialist makers of X-ray equipment and optical technology, Delft, South Holland, Netherlands, used at Ilford Chest Clinic, London, England, where patients diagnosed with tuberculosis could be treated, 1960-1961
Bonochord Transitron transistor hearing aid case, c.1954
Bonochord transistor hearing aid case, c.1954. The Bonochord Transitron all-transistor hearing aid case was introduced in 1954 and was made by Bonochord, 48, Welbeck Street, London, W1. It was an early all-transistor hearing aid, using a transistor in place of a radio valve. The active element of the transistor was a piece of the metal germanium about 1/16 inch square and half as thick. Unlike the contemporary 3-valve hearing aid, the Transitron did not require a high-tension battery, operating using only a very small low-tension cell. The running costs of everyday use was estimated as being as little as five shillings a year. The power output was variable, according to the number of battery cells used. Total current consumption was 2mA for 1.5V and 7.6mA for 4.5V, and according to the maker's figures the maximum air-to-air gain was 70db. The instrument was advertised as having the advantage of small size and weight – the polished stainless steel case measured 3.25 x 2.25 x 0.125 inches and the weight including battery was only 4.4oz); great reliability and life; and great volume in proportion to size. Features included separate on/off and volume controls.
Demonstration model with intrauterine device and inserter
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Intra-uterine device with inserter, plastic, supplied by May and Baker, 1960-1979
Dextralog selector box
Selector box made by Dextralog, around 1975, attached to textile looms by sensor leads.
Six bifurcated needles for smallpox vaccination
Public Health & Hygiene
Six bifurcated needles for smallpox vaccination, developed by Wyeth Laboratories, German(? ), 1975-1978
Model of H.M. Bark 'Endeavour', 1974
Rigged model of H.M. Bark 'Endeavour', 1974. Originally merchant collier ‘Earl of Pembroke’, the ship was purchased by the Royal Navy in 1768, to be refitted and renamed for the voyage of Lieutenant (later Captain) James Cook for his voyage to Tahiti to observe the transit of Venus.
Couch unit for EMI brain scanner
Couch Unit for EMI CT brain scanner, installed at the Atkinson Morley's Hospital, Wimbledon in 1971 (the first used clinically), by EMI, Hayes, Middlesex, 1970-1971.