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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
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 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.
Apollo 11 Lunar Lander kit (21-7-69). First moon l
Apollo 11 Lunar Lander kit (21-7-69). First moon landing 1969.
HST power car
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Diesel power car, British Railways, No 41001, prototype High Speed Train power car, built 1972.
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.
Socata Rallye MS 880B G-AYTA
Socata Rallye MS 880B G-AYTA aircraft made in, France, c.1971
Analogue music synthesizer.
V.C.S. 3 music synthesizer made by Electronic Music Studios, London Limited, London, England, 1970
Keracolor Sphere TV set
Keracolor Sphere TV set, made in 1970 by Group Systems (Keracolor) Ltd, Northwich, with associated archive material.
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.
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".
Trident 3B 'G-AWZP' aircraft
Trident 3B 'G-AWZP' aircraft flight deck and nose, made by Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd, Hatfield, c.1971.
Scale Model 1:100 of the ULCC (ultra large crude carrier) Globtik Tokyo
Intel 4004 processor
Computing & Data Processing
Intel 4004 processor (open), manufactured by the Intel Corporation, United States, 1971
lineman's nylon safety belt
British Telecom lineman's nylon safety belt made by Aerolex Ltd, c.1970
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
Protector Lamp and Lighting Co
Protector Lamp and Lighting Co. Ltd miner's safety lamp, type SL, 1970
GXC-40 cassette recorder
GXC-40 stereo cassette recorder, made by Akai Electric Co. Ltd, Tokyo, c.1972.
'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.
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.
Transistor radio, made by the Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd, c.1970.
BR gas turbine train, APT-E, power car
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Gas Turbine Train, experimental, British Railways, APT-E, Advanced Passenger Train, power car.
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
Uher Portable Tape Recorder
Portable tape recorder, made by Uher, Munich, West Germany, c.1970.
Bookmakers settling machine, Genie 247. 8 digit display
Computing & Data Processing
Bookmakers settling machine, Genie 247. 8 digit display - vacuum-fluorescent tube, with an additional window for a 7-segment display. 4 function and betting functions. Made in England. 1972.
Pritchards DDT Insect Spray.
Pritchards DDT Insect Spray. Small rectangular can with metal circular lid. Manufactured by Robert's Laboratories Ltd.
7-inch vinyl single
A Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra 7-inch vinyl single, 1972, used at BBC Radio Manchester
Ricoh 500G 35mm camera, No
Ricoh 500G 35mm camera, No. 05820670, with 40mm. f2.8 Ricoh Rikenon lens, c. 1971.
Model of Richard Seifert’s NatWest Tower.1:250 scale
Model of Richard Seifert’s NatWest Tower.1:250 scale. 1971
Concorde prototype aircraft
British Aircraft Corporation/Aerospatiale Concorde prototype aircraft, Serial no. 002, G-BSST
Head Phones for Tape Recorder
Head phones for tape recorder, made by Uher, Munich, Federal Republic of Germany, c.1970.
Pair of spectacles with photochromatic lenses, pla
Pair of spectacles with photochromatic lenses, plastic and metal frames, by Birch(?), 1970-72
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
'Rover' portable video camera
'Rover' portable video camera in fitted case, made by the Sony Corporation, Japan, 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.
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.
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
The Wolf Safety Lamp Co. (Wm M
The Wolf Safety Lamp Co. (Wm Maurice) Ltd type FE2 miner's safety lamp, 1971
Crawford UV monitor type 760 by the Littlemore Sci
Crawford UV monitor type 760 by the Littlemore Sci. Eng. Co. Oxford, for measuring the ultraviolet component of light in the range 50 to 1600 microwatts per lumen, used at the National Museums and Galleries of Wales reputedly in the 1960s and early 1970s
Kodak Instamatic 333
Kodak "Instamatic 333", 126 cartridge camera; with Atlas flash cube, packet of Kodak Verichrome pan film all in original presentation box, and camera carrying case, 1972.
Hawker Siddeley Trident 3 aircraft
Hawker Siddeley Trident 3 aircraft, registration G-AWZM, built Hatfield, 1971
Thermogene Medicated Rub. Card
Thermogene Medicated Rub. Card box containing labelled brown glass jar with metal lid. Box is lined with corrugated card.
Quickfit & Quartz organic chemistry micro-preparat
Quickfit & Quartz organic chemistry micro-preparative set.
Hewlett Packard caesium beam frequency standard type 5061A
Atomic clock, Hewlett Packard caesium beam frequency standard type 5061A, No. 418, 1972. Atomic clock used at the National Physical Laboratory to define the UK’s time scale from 1972-1997. It contributed to the generation of the world’s time, known as Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) by the International Time Bureau (until 1988) and the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (after 1988).