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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.
Pair of prosthetic limbs, for Thalidomide affected 9-year old child
Pair of prosthetic limbs made for a child, Tracey Baynam, aged 9 years, affected by thalidomide, made by J E Hanger, United Kingdom, May 1971
Apollo 10 command module, call sign 'Charlie Brown'
Apollo 10 command module, call sign 'Charlie Brown', by North American Rockwell Corporation, Downey, Los Angeles county, California, United States, American, 1969. Apollo 10, carrying astronauts Thomas Stafford, John Young and Eugene Cernan, was launched in May 1969 on a lunar orbital mission as the dress rehearsal for the actual Apollo 11 landing. Stafford and Cernan descended in the Lunar Module to within 14 kilometres of the surface of the Moon, the closest approach until Neil Armstrong and Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin in Apollo 11 landed on the surface two months later.
Sony 'Trinitron' colour television, 1969-1970
Sony 'Trinitron' colour television set, model type KV-1320UB, manufactured by Sony, Japan, 1969-1970. Serial No. 505704
Apollo 11, Lunar Module 'Eagle', 1969.
Replica Apollo 11 lunar excursion module
Triumph Palm Beach, gent's bicycle, 23" frame, 196
Triumph Palm Beach, gent's bicycle, 23" frame, 1964.
Two bifurcated needles used for smallpox vaccination
Public Health & Hygiene
2 Bifurcated needles for use in smallpox vaccination
Apollo 11 Lunar Lander kit (21-7-69). First moon l
Apollo 11 Lunar Lander kit (21-7-69). First moon landing 1969.
Haemoglobin model, with four movable sections, built in 1967, by Max Perutz
Diesel Locomotive Class 47 'Prince William'
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Diesel Locomotive Class 47/4 No 47798 'Prince William'. Co-co 4 foot 8 1/2 inch gauge, built at Crewe by British Rail Crewe and Brush Ltd in 1965. Named 'Firefly' from August 1985 to March 1995; renamed 'Prince Willliam' in May 1995.
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.
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
Scale Model 1:100 of the ULCC (ultra large crude carrier) Globtik Tokyo
Kodak Instamatic 50 camera
Solid body camera for 126 cartridge film 26x26mm. Meniscus lens, fixed aperture. Two speed shutter bright/hazy sun-flash. Direct vision optical finder. Lever wind. Shoe flash contacts. Overall: 62 mm x 105 mm x 50 mm.
Analogue music synthesizer.
VCS 3 music synthesizer made by Electronic Music Studios, London Limited, London, England, 1970
Terence Tenison Cuneo
Painting. [Waterloo Station] / by Terence Cuneo, May 1967. Signed and dated bl. Painted on site in the Science Museum, with the assistance of Anthony Kerr. Perspective view of the concourse of Waterloo Station, London, as seen from the first floor British Rail Southern Region Board Room windows. Includes both steam and diesel locomotives, porters, cars, passengers, indicator board and clock; relatives, artist and politicians of the day amongst the travelling public. General activity any day in the early 1960s
Pye Bantam radio telephone set, 1963-1965
One Pye Bantam radio telephone set, labelled as 'Museum A', made by Pye Telecommunication Limited, Cambridge, England, 1963-1965
CO2 gas-powered artificial arms, Roehampton, England, 1963
Early pair of CO2 gas powered prostheses for a very young child born with very short upper limbs (phocomelia) due to Thalidomide. Plastic arms and forearms with spade-like hands. Friction joints permitting abduction and rotation at the shoulders and rotation and flexion at the elbows respectively. The limbs were positioned by an Occupational Therapist and fixed by tightening the large slotted screws, with the aid of a coin. When the two elbows are set at 900 and the front valve is activated the hands come together. Likewise the hands part when the rear valve is activated. Each valve is connected, by a nylon cord, to a leather waist belt (or lower limb prostheses if worn). Forward bending of the trunk opens the rear valve and the reverse movement causes the front valve to operate. N.B. Limbs such as these, were worn for short training periods each day until the child could progress to more sophisticated prostheses. Made by Steeper 1963.
Portable "Spinney" transistor radio by Perdio Radi
Portable "Spinney" transistor radio by Perdio Radio Co., England, 1965.
Pritchards DDT Insect Spray.
Pritchards DDT Insect Spray. Small rectangular can with metal circular lid. Manufactured by Robert's Laboratories Ltd.
GXC-40 cassette recorder
GXC-40 stereo cassette recorder, made by Akai Electric Co. Ltd, Tokyo, c.1972.
Minovlar ED combined monophasic contraceptive pills
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Combined monophasic contraceptive pills, "Minovlar ED", 2 wallets each with pill packet and instruction booklet, 1970
Trident 3B 'G-AWZP' aircraft
Trident 3B 'G-AWZP' aircraft flight deck and nose, made by Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd, Hatfield, c.1971.
Keracolor Sphere TV set
Keracolor Sphere TV set, made in 1970 by Group Systems (Keracolor) Ltd, Northwich, with associated archive material.
HST power car
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Diesel power car, British Railways, No 41001, prototype High Speed Train power car, built 1972.
Prosthetic limbs for a child afffected by thalidomide
Pair of prosthetic limbs made for a child, Tracey Baynam, aged 11 months affected by thalidomide, made by J E Hanger, United Kingdom, April 1963
Crash helmet, made for child affected by the drug thalidomide
'Crash helmet', used by Eddie Freeman, a child affected by the drug thalidomide, made at The Limb Fitting Centre, London, 1967-1972
Pair of artificial legs for a child affected by the drug thalidomide
Pair of artificial legs, used by Eddie Freeman, a child affected by the drug thalidomide, made at the Roehampton Limb Fitting Centre, London, 1967-1972
DEC PDP-8 minicomputer, 1965.
Computing & Data Processing
Digital Equipment Corporation PDP - 8 minicomputer serial no.857, 1965
Molecular model showing the structure of insulin
Model, one of two, made by Dorothy M. Crowfoot Hodgkin c.1967, to show the structure of 2 zinc pig insulin crystals at a resolution of 2.8A
PDP 10 operators console, 1966-1970
Computing & Data Processing
Operators Console from PDP 10 (system 1050) mainframe computer, made by Digital Equipment Company Limited, Massachusetts, United States, 1966-1970
Éclair NPR 16mm cine camera
Eclair 16 NPR cine camera. 16mm Eclair camera body, camera No CJ77, Serial Number 3779; with Perfectone Compact motor attached, Serial Number 7691; 400 foot film magazine CJ80; eyepiece right angle viewfinder Serial Number 1209; Angenieux 12-120 zoom lens Type 10x12B 12mm f/12, by P Angenieux, Paris, Serial No 141235, with on-board fluid attachment; Cooke Kinetal 9mm f/1.9 wide angle lens, Serial Number 747284, by Taylor, Taylor & Hobson; 25mm Bell & Howell Angenieux fast lens Serial Number 1307829; Tiffen professional lens shade/filter holder, No 1 Diopter, No 85 filter, zoom bars, fuses. Finder Serial No 1209, lens Serial No 1412315, collar No 12A, A Chroszle, Munich, Serial No 3742.
Lower limb prostheses for child
A pair of lower limb prostheses for a Thalidomide affected child who was born with complete absence of upper limbs (amelia) and phocomelic lower limbs (absent femora, absent tibiae. Fibulae and feet present with additional toes). Blocked leather sockets, embracing both hips and buttocks, open ended to allow the natural feet to hang free. Well padded rigid pelvic bands. Non-jointed dural side struts to wooden feet with imitation shoe covering. Soles are completely flat to aid balance. Note the valve housings on both sockets, these were positioned to permit the natural toes to control valves which operated CO2 wrist rotation units and terminal devices on her upper limb prostheses. A CO2 gas cylinder is located in the left prosthesis. Made by Hanger in 1966.
Honda C100 motorcycle
Honda C100 motorcycle, 1965. In 1958 Honda launched the Super Cub or C100 in Japan, introducing a new generation of light motorcycles that offered a level of comfort and performance not found in 50cc mopeds and scooters. By doing this Honda created a new market selling motorcycles to people who would never have considered buying one before. This is an example the basic C100 that was introduced to the UK in 1962. By this stage Honda had already achieved massive success around the world with the C100, selling 167,000 in 1959, more than 50% of Hondas output. In 1963 Honda had become the world’s largest motorcycle manufactures and by 1982 they had sold over 14 million Super Cubs.
Bell & Howell Autoload 308 cine camera, 1968
Cine camera for Super 8 film cartridges; Bell & Howell Zoom lens F:10.5-26.5mm, f/1.9, reflex finder; auto or manual exposure. Foldaway handle. Serial No 8413567. Made in Japan. Electrically driven, it runs at 18 frames/second. There is also a single-frame option.
'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.
Black-and-white television made by Murphy Radio Ltd, Welwyn Garden City, c.1968.
Empty glass Dettol bottle
One of ten assorted glass containers. Marked "DETTOL" on base. "Tea spoons" and "table spoons" scales on each side of the container.
Kodak M6 Instamatic Super 8 Movie Camera
Kodak M6 instamatic movie camera, 1965-1966, in rigid foam lined carrying case. Electric cine camera for Super 8 film in 50' Kodapak Movie cartridges. Kodak Zoom lens f/1.8; helical focusing. Through lens automatic exposure control; +1 stop backlight setting. Direct vision optical finder with lowlight warning; focusing eyepiece. Linear footage scale. Film speed sensors. Integral folding handle. Powered by three 1.5v AAA cells. Provision for accessory battery boost pack. Manual zoom control. Slot for movie light or key to remove daylight filter. The film transport, common to all in the range, is mounted on a die-cast inner frame and the camera is made of glass-reinforced plastic in two-tone grey. This is an example of the top of the range of the Kodak Instamatic Super 8 cameras introduced in May 1965. In rigid foam-lined carrying case.
More money. More fun. If you don't smoke
Public Health & Hygiene
Poster with an anti-smoking message, featuring an image of a young woman surrounded by a range of consumer goods and the message 'More money. More fun. If you don't smoke', prepared for the Ministry of Health by the Central Office of Information, London, England, 1966
Copy of clay liver used for divination, original from Babylon, 2050-1750 BCE
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Babylonian clay liver used for divination, c.2050-1750 BC, copy, 1981
AJAX Mark 5 lawnmower by Ransome
"Ajax" Mk 5 12" roller lawnmower by Ransome, marking the end of the line of successful versions of this style of mower
Mullard circuit blocks, 1965.
Computing & Data Processing
Mullard 100 kcs circuit block. FF1 B8 920 00 (red) x 4 on printed circuit board. 1965
Nordmende Spectra Color Studio Television Receiver
Spectra Colour Studio television receiver, manufactured by Nordmende 1967-1970, Germany. Features four picture tubes, one colour and three monochrome.
Knochenhauer spirals, 1963
Set of Knochenhauer spirals, replica of originals in Deutsches Museum, made by the Science Museum, South Kensington, London, England1963.
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".
Post Office 746 telephone, 1967-1971
Post Office 746 telephone, two-tone grey, made by General Electric Company Limited, Coventry, England, 1967-1971