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Elizabeth Taylor leaves the London Clinic
A photograph of Elizabeth Taylor (b. 1927) leaving the London Clinic, taken in January 1963 by Randle for the Daily Herald.
The Spotniks (in Paris) . Extended play EP record
The Spotniks (in Paris) . Extended play EP record. EP-7078. First published 1963 Oriole label (inc.cover sleeve)
cylindrical slide rule
Otis King's calculator (type C) with instruction leaflet, made by Carbic Ltd, 1960.
LP Cliff Richard and the Shadows, soundtracks from
LP Cliff Richard and the Shadows, soundtracks from Cliff's first film musical `The Young Ones'. Columbia (EMI) Records 33SX 1384. 1962
Penguin book, 'The Ballad of Peckham Rye', by Muri
Penguin book, 'The Ballad of Peckham Rye', by Muriel Spark (First published by Macmillan 1960). First Penguin, this edition 1963. Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, Middlesex. Made and printed in Great Britain by Hazell, Watson & Viney Ltd., Aylesbury and Slough.
Fire bucket made by British Small Arms Co. Ltd, Birmingham, 1961.
'Electric Eye' camera
'Electric Eye' camera model 850 with case and accessories made by Polaroid of Cambridge, Massachusetts in the USA in around 1963.
LP original soundtrack recording `Lawrence of Arab
LP original soundtrack recording `Lawrence of Arabia', music composed and conducted by Maurice Jarre, performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Colpix Records (Pye International), NPL 28023. First published 1963.
8mm cine camera
Zoomatic Director Series 8-mm cine camera in leather case made by Bell and Howell Co. of Chicago, USA in around 1960.
Dictating machine, made by Grundig, Federal Republic of Germany, c.1960.
Bryant & May's book matches 'Over 100 Years of Goo
Bryant & May's book matches 'Over 100 Years of Good Matches', Bryant & May Ltd., London E3. c. 1960.
British Rail Mark II model, sectioned
Model railway carriage section, British Rail, approx 1/12 scale, BR MK II sleeping car, probably BR apprentice built, c.1963.
De Havilland Comet 4B Airliner
De Havilland Comet 4B airliner, G-APYD, serial no. 6438, built at Hatfield 1960
Model railway wagon, 1/24 scale, BR 10-ton `Carflat'
Model railway wagon, 1/24 scale, BR 10-ton `Carflat', c.1960, model contemporary
Prototype British Railways 'Merry-go-Round' hopper coal wagon, 1964
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Coal hopper wagon, Prototype HAA 'Merry-Go-Round' wagon No 350000, 32.5 ton, built by British Railways, Darlington Works, 1964. Length over buffers: 29' 8"; width 9'.
Two sacks of money recovered from the Great Train Robbery
A photograph showing two sacks of stolen money, recovered from the Great Train Robbery, taken in August 1963 by Ron Burton for the Daily Herald.
The first orangutan to be born at London Zoo
The first orangutan to be born at London Zoo. Original caption reads: No orangutan has ever been successfully reared in the British Isles, so London Zoo are taking very special care of the new female baby born to 'Toli' and 'Charlie' last Sunday afternoon. The section in which they live in the Money House is cordoned off to give them seclusion for the first week or two and 'Toli' has taken the question of 'no visitors' into her own hands by disappearing under the cover of her straw bedding. Seven-and-a-half years old 'Toli' came to the Zoo when she was a year old and 'Charlie' arrived when he was three. He was brought back by David Attenborough after a 'Zoo Quest' expedition to Indonesia in 1956. Photo shows: 'Toli' the orangutan at the London Zoo with her day-old baby - the first orangutan to be born at the London Zoo. Photograph by The Zoological Society of London, 15 March 1961.
Eumig C5 Zoom Reflex 8mm cine camera
Eumig C5 Zoom Reflex 8mm cine camera,c.1961.
Model of Associated Electrical Industries (AEI) transformer group
Model of Associated Electrical Industries (AEI) transformer group. Made by Severn lamb Ltd around 1960.
Map poster for the Cinerama film, 'How the West Was Won'
Map poster produced for advertising purposes for the film 'How the West Was Won', 1962, illustrating the 'history of the American Indian', from 1840 to about 1900.
Crossley Type IHD4 Diesel Engine
Four-stroke diesel engine, Type IHD4, made by Crossley Brothers Ltd, Manchester, c.1960. Used at the Tameside Collecge of Technology for testing different engine loads.
Ferrograph tape recorder, c 1960.
Ferrograph tape recorder model 4A/N, c. 1960.
British Railways Banana Van, 1960
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Railway wagon, banana van, No B882593, British Railways, 1960. Length 20' 10"; width 7' 10"; height 12" 10'.
Ariel 'Leader' motorcycle
Ariel Leader twin-cylinder, two-stroke motor cycle, 1963.
Kodak Brownie 8 movie camera model f/2.7
Cinecamera for double run 8mm film; f/2.7 lens; clockwork motor; DV optical finder; No. 22696. Manufactured from both Eastman Kodak and Kodak Ltd parts.
Imperial 66 typewriter, 1960-1961
Printing & Writing
Imperial 66 typewriter serial no. 6F33013, 1960-1961. The spools on the sides are for typing onto a tape. Serial number 6F33013 dates this typewriter to 1960-1961.
Alfred Hitchcock at the doors of Coronation Street's Rovers Return
A photograph of Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) peering through the doors of the Rovers Return pub in the soap Coronation Street, taken in June 1964 by Joe Darby for the Daily Herald.
Oil jar, Egypt, 1580-1350BCE
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Earthenware oil jar, Egyptian, probably New Kingdom, 1580-1350BC
Single pan analytical balance by L. Oertling Ltd., 1964
Single pan substitution analytical balance, Oertling type R.20, serial no. 11332, made 1964, capacity 200 gms. Features pre-weighing facility, glazed, bronze coloured, metal and plastic case.
British Rail firing shovel
Tools of the Trade & Personal Accessories
Fireman's shovel, British Rail, 'Bulldog', by English Tools Ltd., 1963.
'Jason' nuclear reactor control panel, from Royal Naval College
Control panel for the Jason nuclear reactor installed in Royal Naval College, Greenwich, made by Elliott-Automation Limited, Borehamwood, England, 1961-1962. The control panel was used to train nuclear submarine officers. Jason was an Argonaut type reactor of 10kW maximum power enriched-uranium fuel, water moderated and cooled, graphite reflected system and was second hand when installed at RNC in 1962. The control desk was last used in July 1995 when the reactor was shut down for the last time. It was powered by 3-Phase at 415 volts.
Semflex Twin-Lens Camera
Twin-lens reflex camera by Semflex. Includes leather case and additional lens or filter (without glass).
Ferrograph tape recorder, c 1960.
Unit from Ferrograph tape recorder model 4A/N, c. 1960.
Philips 19TG 142 A television receiver
Philips television receiver, 19" table model, 19TG 142A, serial no.BA23836, 1961110 degree deflection, Band I/III table top television fitted with vision AGC (automatic gain control) and sound AVC (automatic volume control).
National Panasonic Super Sensitive 10 Transistor R-307, by Panasonic, Japan, c.1963
National Panasonic Super Sensitive 10 Transistor R-307, by Panasonic, Japan, c.1963 This is a rare short-wave radio receiver with a leather case, made by Panasonic in Japan in the early 1960s. Made and sold in the Far East, this three-band radio was one of the earliest such short-wave receiver to bring affordable long-distance listening to the public in an easily portable form. Developed for the Far Eastern market where radio broadcasting and listening were often strictly controlled and hence demand for long-distance reception was high, there were no comparable devices available in Britain in the early 1960s.
Perdio Portorama portable television receiver
Perdio 'Portorama' portable television receiver, 1962.
Grundig 3040M Radio with 49m Europa Band, LW/MW/FM
Grundig 3040M Radio with 49m Europa Band, LW/MW/FM German, c. 1962/63
Ellington mining loco No. DM1274
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Mining locomotive, 3 foot gauge, Fleet No. 14, Hudswell Clark No DM1274, 0-6-0 diesel mechanical, used at Ellington Colliery until April 2005.
J H Naylor Ltd Spiralarm miner
J H Naylor Ltd Spiralarm miners safety lamp and methane detector, c. 1960
Victor Bulkhead Roadway electric lamp
Electric lamp, Victor Bulkhead Roadway, coal mining.
The first moving pavement in a shopping centre, Leeds
A photograph of Joy Marshall (d. 1968), an American jazz singer, on the first moving pavement in a shopping centre, Leeds, taken in March 1964 by Roy Spencer for the Daily Herald.
Goodbye Mr Jiggs
Goodbye Mr Jiggs the amiable ape. Mr Jiggs, London Zoo's famous orangutan, is dead. The 16-year-old, 22-stone ape, a great favourite with the visitors to the zoo, was found dead in his cage. Cause of death is a mystery. A post-mortem is being held. Mr Jiggs loved attention -- and always got it. He loved skylarking--and always raised a laugh. Here he is pictured wearing a keeper's hat and spectacles. 4 July 1961.
Tobacco tin, for loose tobacco, 'Tom Long', by W.
Tobacco tin, for loose tobacco, 'Tom Long', by W. & F. Faulkner. Label issued by the Imperial Tobacco Company (of Great Britain & Ireland) Limited. c. 1962.
Decca scanner turning unit type 4681 A.H. Class X
Decca scanner turning unit type 4681 A.H. Class X, serial no. P.0094, by Decca Radar Limited, English, 1960-1963
'Numbers in Colour' set
A Cuisenaire 'Numbers in Colour' set, a mathematical teaching aid, by 'The Cuisenaire Company Limited', Reading, England, 1964.
Tessina camera. Subminiature camera for 35mm film 14 x 21mm. Coated tessinon lens F: 25mm f 2.8-22. 2 blade shutter 2/4/8/15/30/60/125/250/500/B/X/F/M flash synchronisation. Coaxial socket. Clockwork motor for automatic wind on. Reflex focusing viewfinder, adjustable to 1 foot, depth of field indicator. Collapsing sports finder, optical type. Film at right angle to optical path of lens. Pictures taken via surface of a silvered mirror. With wrist strap. Manufactured by Concava AG, Switzerland. c.1961