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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.
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
Analogue music synthesizer.
VCS 3 music synthesizer made by Electronic Music Studios, London Limited, London, England, 1970
Pritchards DDT Insect Spray.
Pritchards DDT Insect Spray. Small rectangular can with metal circular lid. Manufactured by Robert's Laboratories Ltd.
Sony 'Trinitron' colour television, 1969-1970
Sony 'Trinitron' colour television set, model type KV-1320UB, manufactured by Sony, Japan, 1969-1970. Serial No. 505704
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
Keracolor Sphere TV set
Keracolor Sphere TV set, made in 1970 by Group Systems (Keracolor) Ltd, Northwich, with associated archive material.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Telephone crossbar switch RVD 211, 1970
Telephone crossbar switch RVD 211, made by Swedish Ericsson, Sweden, 1970
Submarine repeater pentode P.O. type 10P, 1950-1970
Submarine repeater pentode P.O. type 10P, made by the Post Office, England, 1950-1970
Mitral and aortic replacement heart valves, 1960s.
Starr-Edwards mitral and aortic artificial heart valves, used, possibly English, (without bottle), 1968-1969
Submerged repeater amplifier, 1967
5MHZ submerged repeater amplifier, made by Standard Telephones and Cables Limited, England, 1967.
Uher Portable Tape Recorder
Portable tape recorder, made by Uher, Munich, West Germany, c.1970.
lineman's nylon safety belt
British Telecom lineman's nylon safety belt made by Aerolex Ltd, c.1970
Telescopic 'dressing sticks'
Two telescopic 'dressing sticks', designed for use by completely armless (amelic) people or those with very short arms (phocomelia), with an S-shaped tip which can be located in a trouser zip, held in the mouths of amelic people, or in the hands or people with short arms, also used to pull-up trousers and tuck-in shirt tails, originally made from a telescopic car aerial and stethoscope tubing, originally designed by Dr. Ian Fletcher in 1959, modifed by Steeper c. 1968.
Transistor radio, made by the Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd, c.1970.
1500-pair exchange area cable, 1969
1500-pair exchange area cable, with dry paper insulation and copper conductor cable suitable for subscriber-exchange circuits, made to Western Electric Company (USA) specification, unknown maker, 1969. Sheathed with aluminium, steel and polythene, and constructed in units each of 100 pairs.
Head Phones for Tape Recorder
Head phones for tape recorder, made by Uher, Munich, Federal Republic of Germany, c.1970.
LP `Mister Rock `N' Roll', Bill Haley and the Come
LP `Mister Rock `N' Roll', Bill Haley and the Comets. Ember Records, EMB 3041. Distributed by Pye Record (Sales) Ltd. First issue, 1969
Pair of prosthetic limbs, for Thalidomide affected 4-year old child
Pair of prosthetic limbs made for a child, Tracey Baynam, aged 4 years 10 months affected by thalidomide, made by J E Hanger, United Kingdom, March 1967
'Rover' portable video camera
'Rover' portable video camera in fitted case, made by the Sony Corporation, Japan, c.1970.
Model 2 plank wagon
Model railway wagon, 33mm gauge, Cambrian Railway 2-plank 10 ton open No 1947 of 1893, built by J P Richards, 1969.
Protector Lamp and Lighting Co
Protector Lamp and Lighting Co. Ltd miner's safety lamp, type SL, 1970
Concorde prototype aircraft
British Aircraft Corporation/Aerospatiale Concorde prototype aircraft, Serial no. 002, G-BSST
Parts from the Cambridge Interplanetary Scintillation Array
Parts of the interplanetary scintillation array (also known as the 4-acre array) built at Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory, Cambridge, 1967. Designed by Antony Hewish and used by Jocelyn Bell to detect pulsars. Consists of two wooden vertical supports, one wooden cross support, and a section of copper wire and cables.
Thermogene Medicated Rub. Card
Thermogene Medicated Rub. Card box containing labelled brown glass jar with metal lid. Box is lined with corrugated card.
Tachymeter-theodolite, "Theo 020", serial no.14655
Tachymeter-theodolite, "Theo 020", serial no.146557, by Carl Zeiss of Jena, in superb condition, c.1970
Quickfit & Quartz organic chemistry micro-preparat
Quickfit & Quartz organic chemistry micro-preparative set.
Two pieces of blue flint glass cullet
Two pieces of blue flint glass cullet, 1968
Public Health & Hygiene
Card sorter by International Computers & Tabulators, British, 1967. Used at the Institute for Social Studies in Medical Care. ECD - The handling of data is a major part of experiments in public health that follow the experience of large numbers of people. Until the 1970s, data was coded on to individual punch cards which were then analysed using tabulators or by hand. This card sorter was used at the Institute for Social Studies in Medical Care for over twenty years. The Institute carried out surveys of general practice, maternity services, the needs of the elderly and other groups, and attitudes to death. The results of individual surveys were on punched cards and sorted by machine into each pocket on the side to generate results for analysis.
Oil jar, Egypt, 1580-1350BCE
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Earthenware oil jar, Egyptian, probably New Kingdom, 1580-1350BC
Cottam power station control desk
Control desk unit for coal mill and oil burners, 500MW power generation unit no.3, designed and commissioned by the Central Electricity Generating Board, Cottam power station, Nottinghamshire, 1968
Metal lunar globe with plastic stand, 6-inch diame
Metal lunar globe with plastic stand, 6-inch diameter, made by Scan-globe, Denmark, 1969. Copyrighted by Replogle Globes, Division of Meredith Corp.
Empty Windolene glass container
One of ten assorted glass containers. Marked "Windolene: wipe it on wipe it off" on front of container, "small" on back of container.
110milEllimans Universal Embrocation
110milEllimans Universal Embrocation. Card box containing labeled glass bottle with a plastic lid. Box has shop price label – ‘W J Atherton & Son, 75 Oxford Street, Manchester, 4/5d’.
Premier acetylene cap lamp
Acetylene cap lamp, coal mining use. Premier 'acetylene' cap lamp.