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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.)
The Return After Three Days
Albumen print 'The Return After Three Days' by Julia Margaret Cameron, 1865. A photographic study of Mary Kellaway (born 1846), Mary Ann Hillier (1847-1936), William Frederick 'Freddy' Gould (born 1861) and Mary Ryan (1848-1914), taken by Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) in 1865. This albumen print forms part of the Herschel Album, created by Cameron for her friend Sir John Herschel (1792-1871). Cameron's inspiration for this photograph was the Bible. Mary, Joseph and Jesus (aged twelve) travel to Jerusalem for Passover. Mary and Joseph then return home without realising that Jesus has stayed behind: 'And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple'. No inscription. '53' handwritten in black ink, recto mount, top right corner.
Prototype battery Megger tester, in leather case,
Electricity and Magnetism
Prototype battery Megger tester, in leather case, ranges 0 to 50 Mohms, 0 to 200 ohms, 0 to 500V, serial number EX640127, rechargeable, by Evershed and Vignoles Ltd., London, England. Lacks carrying strap.
Nylon moulded universal joint,made by fairlon Eng
Mechanical Power Transmission
Nylon moulded universal joint,made by fairlon Engineering Co.; 1963.
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.
Portable 3-cup anemometer by Casella London, marke
Portable 3-cup anemometer by Casella London, marked MO 154/63, cased
Heavy worker's arm for a long right above elbow st
Heavy worker's arm for a long right above elbow stump. Blocked leather socket with metal elbow dome reinforcement. Metal upper forearm section with heavy-duty, hand-operated bolt lock, set on the inner side of the elbow. Two-knob wrist rotary (for old style stem fitting - 3/4" x 3/8") The large ball-headed 'pin' on the wrist is for release of the terminal device and the small 'pin' is the rotary lock. The pulley, at axillary level, is for a leather operating cord which passes through it and then through the eyelet on the elbow flexion lever before terminating at the wrist. This cord together with the harness appendages, hand and lower forearm section are missing as patient failed to attend for delivery of this prosthesis. N.B. The earlier type of Steeper adaptor, with long stem, is fitted into the wrist rotary. Made by Steeper in 1962.
'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.
Moon on T.V. Screen
Silver gelatin photograph by the United Press Association, titled "Moon on T.V. Screen". Caption on verso reads: Turin, Italy: A part of the moon surface visible on television screen at Bert Tower Radio Space Centre, where Italian scientists Achille and Giovanbattista Judica-Cordiglia monitored signals from Lunik IV. It was the first timethe Lunik signals were TV-monitored.
Rutherford's period at McGill University, Montreal
Photographic print (1 of 21 black & white images), showing emanations from Thorium and Radium equipment at the MacDonald Physics Laboratory used by Professor Ernest Rutherford during his period at McGill University, Montreal, Canada (1898-1907)
Box for NASA Space Station Toy
Box for battery operated toy NASA space station made by Horikawa, Japan, late 1960s.
Snub Icosidodecadodecahedron a semi-regular solid,
Snub Icosidodecadodecahedron a semi-regular solid, one of 10 uniform non-convex snub polyhedron models, made of coloured card by Mr R. Buckley, c.1965.
Scientific Instruments & Research
Potentiometer, type PiB2, range 2 - 11 feet, by Fielden Electronics.
Model of the Cockshoot 'Landau' carriage
Model of the Cockshoot 'Landau' carriage made by Thomas Laws in 1964 and presented to John O.H. Norris seventy years after he joined the company on the 31st December 1894.
Ball and spoke crystal structure model of graphite
Ball and spoke crystal structure model of graphite.
Victor four valve mains/batter
Victor four valve mains/battery operated super-heterodyne radio by the Radio Corporation of America, New Jersey, USA, c.1963
Breathalyzer, model 900, made by the Stephenson Co
Breathalyzer, model 900, made by the Stephenson Corporation, New Jersey, USA, 1963-1964
Unknown wire component, from Met Office exhibition rocket sonde model, dummy, for demonstration
Unknown wire component, from Met Office exhibition rocket sonde model, dummy, for demonstration, by Bristol Aerojet Ltd., Banwell, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England, 1962-1964
Electronics component section, possibly to fit inside nose cone housing section, inscribed with: ‘E. M. / 67’, from Met Office exhibition rocket sonde model, dummy, for demonstration
Electronics component section, possibly to fit inside nose cone housing section, inscribed with: ‘E. M. / 67’, from Met Office exhibition rocket sonde model, dummy, for demonstration, by Bristol Aerojet Ltd., Banwell, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England, 1962-1964
Pneumatic gauge fitted with contact type plug gauge for bore measurement.
`Precisionaire' pneumatic gauge fitted with contact type plug gauge for bore measurement. Made by M.P.J. Gauge and Tool Company, Birmingham in 1964. Without air filter set but complete with operation manual.
Wright airflow meter
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Wright airflow meter as used in International Child Centre Study in relation to International Biological Programme, 1965.
Remington mains dual voltage electric razor,model
Hand and Machine Tools
Remington mains dual voltage electric razor,model 26 with 'lektro blade' comfort system, c1965.
Photograph contact strip showing enor Charles Craig and a Bengal leopard
Daily Herald contact strip titled 'The leopard meets the tenor, Sadler's Wells'. Caption on back reads: This afternoon at Sadler's Wells Theatre "Shapur", a Bengal leopard, was taken on the stage for an audition with Charles Craig, the tenor, who will sing the role of "Bacchus". Shapur and Charles Craig are seen here during the audition.
Schoolboys horror film
11 September 1964
Daily Herald contact sheet by Tony Eyles titled 'Schoolboys horror film'. Caption on back reads: A group of boys from the Walworth Secondary School are making a horror film called "The Second Birth" and are shooting scenes in the school science lab. OPS: The Doctor Steven King; "Feeds" the Monster Brian Gatling. Filmed by Director Cameraman Ted Glenister.
Baby giraffe at London Zoo
07 April 1964
Fox Photos Ltd. photograph titled 5ft 6ins Baby. Caption on back reads: A baby, 66ins tall, was recently born at London Zoo. It's a giraffe, valued at £500, born to Maude, a 15ft Giraffe. Visitors can see it on closed circuit TV. Photo shows a keeper at the London Zoo watched the baby giraffe on CCTV.
Silver gelatin print. Photograph by Sir Cecil Beaton of playwright Harold Pinter.
Silver gelatin copy print made ca.1970s. Photograph by Sir Cecil Beaton of his lover, American-born Olympic fencer, art historian, and lecturer, Kinmont "Kin" Hoitsma (1934-2014).
Moving-coil galvanometer, type SS2.45E, serial no.
Electricity and Magnetism
Moving-coil galvanometer, type SS2.45E, serial no.156722, reflecting pattern with built-in lamp, mirror, 12 volt transformer, and movable scale, with calibration card, by H. Tinsley & Co. Ltd, London, SE25, England, 1961.
Pickford Projective Pictures Test
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Pickford Projective Pictures; a projective test for children, consisting of 120 line drawings of ambiguous situations; devised by R.W. Pickford, drawn by Winifred McElroy; published in London by Tavistock Publications Limited, 1963. This set owned by Margaret Lowenfeld. Instruction sheet not included.
Potted analogue hybrid integrated circuit modules
Potted analogue hybrid integrated circuit modules type ACJ-2 by Ancom, England, c.1965
Condoms, packet of 3
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Condoms, packet of 3, by Prevax, 1963-1965
Soledon Dyestuffs on Cotton, ICI, 1961
Dye book, ‘Soledon Dyestuffs on Cotton’, by ICI Limited, England, 1961
Procinyl Dyes for the Printing of Synthetic Fibres, ICI, 1961
Dye book, ‘Procinyl Dyes for the Printing of Synthetic Fibres’, by ICI Limited, England, 1961
Chlorazol, Durazol and Chlorazol Diazo Dyes, Volume 2, ICI, 1962
Dye book, ‘Chlorazol, Durazol and Chlorazol Diazo Dyes on Cotton, Volume 2: After Treatments’, by ICI Limited, England, 1962
Wooden model of the belfry of St Nicholas church, Laindon
Wooden model of the belfry of St. Nicholas Church, Laindon, Essex, scale 9/16" = 1 ft (approximately 1:21)
'Blackmore' Electrotype Printing Plate
Printing & Writing
'Blackmore' electrotype printing plate with a facing of chromium developed by Nickeloid Limited in 1963. Used for high quality work in monochrome and colour. Plate has electrolytically deposited lead backing and is laminated on to aluminium, one of thirty six specimens (mainly printing plates), mostly in current use. 1890-1950.
Silver gelatin copy print made ca.1970s. Photograph by Sir Cecil Beaton of playwright Harold Pinter (1930-2008).
Silver gelatin copy print made ca.1970s. Photograph by Sir Cecil Beaton of James Bond author Ian Fleming (1908-1964).
Presentation model of multi-stage image intensifier tube
Presentation model of multi-stage image intensifier tube on rectangular plastic stand, made by 20th Century Electronics staff in 1962. Given to the head of the company, Gilbert Tomes. During 1965, 20th Century Electronics (the forerunner of Centronic) developed image intensifiers for use in astronomy. A number of multi-stage devices were made using transparent antimony-caesium cathodes and using permeable filters as multipliers. Wall coatings provided the accelerating potentials and the intensified image appeared on the phospor-coated end window. The Admiralty in the UK and also government organisations in the Soviet Union expressed an interest in acquiring the image intensifiers, probably for military purposes. The devices could multiply the brightness of a faint images as much as 50,000 times, and were worth approximately £1000 each initially.
Two plastic nipple shields
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Two plastic nipple shields, Woolich type, in box by Allen and Hanburys Limited, 1965
blood donor needles
Public Health & Hygiene
Box containing 4 blood donor needles by S & R J Everett & Co. Ltd., Britain, circa 1963. Two small pieces of tape stuck to the box.
Twin tub washing machine made
Twin tub washing machine made by Servis Domestic Appliances Ltd, 1962, with 6 associated brochures and manuals.
Italian Brothers Receive Moon Picture
Gelatin silver print entitled 'Italian Brothers Receive Moon Picture', taken by Achille and Giovanni Judica-Cordiglia and released through Associated Press, 5 April 1963. 'A photograph of the moon's surface which was released in Torre Bert, Turin, Italy, yesterday, April 5, by radio amateurs Achille and Giovanni Judica-Cordiglia. The brothers, both university students, said they picked up images which they believed were transmitted from the Soviet mooncraft, Lunik 4, on a television set joined to their radio telescope...'
Daily Herald contact sheet showing Toto, a baby elephant at London Zoo
Daily Herald contact print titled 'Toto'. Caption on back reads: 'Female African baby elephant, made her first public appearance at the London Zoo today. She weighs 300 lbs. and is under 4ft tall'.
Photograph contact sheet showing an elephant in a hotel pub
Photograph contact sheet titled 'Elephant goes drinking'. Caption on back reads: 'Frances the six year old elephant goes in the Bath Hotel, Great Yarmouth, for a pint of bitter'.
Minimum centigrade thermometer
Sheathed alcohol in glass minimum centigrade thermometer by Short & Mason Ltd., London, BS 692, Met 21201, MO 35621/61, NPL 62.