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Pathé Kok 28mm projector
Home projector for 28mm safety film; claw inrtermittent; single sprocket wheel; hand turned; dynamo generated current for 6 volt electric lamp; with one reel of film. Composition rewind gear broken. Patent No 28714, 1903, DRP No 230675, OP No 47796 (with list of patents). Threaded with 310x32mm filmstrip entitled 'Jellyfish'. Trademark Pathe Ccokeel 'Kok' on back, No 3010. Transfer print on base.
Ekco model radio in phenoilc plastic case.
Ekco SH25 radio, 1932, restored 1973. 5-valve domestic receiver in Art Deco Bakelite case featuring large circular tuning scale around metal speaker grille depicting treescape
Williamson Cinematograph Camera
Williamson cinematograph camera. Manufactured by The Williamson Kinematograph Co. Ltd., London and Brighton. 'English Pattern' upright cine camera for 35mm film in internal 300 foot magazines. Zeiss Tessar lens F:5cm f/3.5, Serial No 116208; fixed sector shutter; claw mechanism, two continuous sprockets. Helical focusing mount. Critical focusing through rear of gate; Vinten matte celluloid focusing screen and circle and binocular mattes in clip inside door. Footage counter (pointer missing) shoe fitting for viewfinder; carrying strap broken. Hand turned; single frame shaft. (Handle inside).A Vinten matte celluloid focusing screen (and circular and binocular mattes) are in the clip inside the door.
Darling Kinematograph 35mm cine camera
Darling cine camera. Cine camera for 35mm film in 300 foot magazines, internal. Lens missing. Rack and pinion mount. Reflex through-the-film focusing from side. Folding optical frame finder. Two sprocket and claw drive. Hand turned. Three shafts marked 1, 1,6 32. Handle missing. Speed indicator 16-32fps. Rotary footage indicator. A Darling, Brighton, Sussex.
flat plane Thorp gratings
flat plane Thorp gratings, 5.5 cm x 8 cm, 14,438 lines per inch, one of two, prepared by T. Thorp himself in 1902.
Geodetic theodolite, German, 1820-1850
Geodetic theodolite with accessories in wooden box, by T. Ertel und Sohn, Munich, Germany, 1820-1850.
flat plane Thorp grating
flat plane Thorp grating, 5.2 cm x 8 cm, 14,438 lines per inch, one of two, prepared by T. Thorp himself in 1902.
Right-angled prism with replica grating on hypoten
Right-angled prism with replica grating on hypotenuse, by Thomas Thorp, Manchester, English, c.1900.
OKO Multi-Gauge Cinecamera-Projector
OKO cine camera/projector. Designed by Kasimir Proszynski. Mechanism for 12cm wide specially perforated film; moved laterally to expose 12 frames side by side, then moved down one frame and exposed on the return, and so on. Three-blade shutter; lens missing. Fitted inside light-tight case (missing) for filming. With short length of deteriorating nitrate film; 120mm roll of film with multiple images, 12 frames across.
Galvanometer, used with Spekker photo-electric absorptiometer
Galvanometer by Cambridge Instrument Co., 1940, used with Spekker photo-electric absorptiometer.
Stadiometer (telemeter), Blakey type, British, 1825-1835
Stadiometer (telemeter), Blakey type, by W. Heath, Devonport, Plymouth, England, 1825-35.
Cavalry sketching board, 1910
Cavalry sketching board by Aston & Mander Ltd., London, 1910. Serial no. 2599, Ordnance Mark military issue.
Thorps replica grating (2 1/8 x 1 3/8-inches) on g
Thorps replica grating (2 1/8 x 1 3/8-inches) on glass (2 1/2 x 2-inches) of Rowlands metal diffraction grating 14535 lines to one inch, in small leather case.
Mechanism From Kinora Cine Camera
Mechanism from Kinora cine camera. Mutilated roller intermittent drive on unperforated paper or celluloid film, 24mm wide. Aluminium feed and takeup magazines; continuous roller takeup. Mechanismslides over on base for critical focusing on frosted glass screen. This is the internal mechanism of the second version of the Kinora camera, produced for amateur use around 1910-1911. Kinora Limited.
Spirograph Experimental Disc
Spirograph experimental disc, by Urban Motion Picture Industries Inc, Irvington-on-Hudson, New York, USA for Urban-Joy by H W Joy, about 1917. Published by Kineto Ltd, London.
Colour slides of printing machinery and processes at Herald & Walker and Megsons, Manchester.
Two boxes of 35mm colour slides (44 in total) showing images of machinery and processes at Herald & Walker Limited and A. Megson & Son Limited, Manchester, 1960-1979.
Spirograph Experimental Printing Sheet
Spirograph experimental printing sheet, by Urban Motion Picture Industries Inc, Irvington-on-Hudson, New York, USA for Urban-Joy by H W Joy, about 1923.
Discs by Urban Motion Picture Industries Inc For Urban-Joy 'Spirograph'
Discs by Urban Motion Picture Industries Inc, Irvington-on-Hudson, New York, USA for Urban-Joy 'Spirograph' 16mm home projector by H.W.Joy, 1920.
Urban Bioscope cine camera
Urban Bioscope cine camera, No 198. Manufactured by Charles Urban Trading Company, 48 Rupert Street, Piccadilly, London W1. 300 foot magazines. Hand-cranked, with a fixed 180 degree sector shutter. The lens is a 70mm Collinear II, Serial No 80427, in a rack and pinion focussing mount. The camera has critical focussing though the rear of the film in the gate with an inspecting tube from the front. The cover for this is not original. It has a film speed indicator showing between 12 and 24 frames per second and a footage counter calibrated for 100 foot. Film punch inside. Possibly made by Darling, who made most of Urban's cameras.
Animal Kingdom, Our Zoo Friends
Uncut and unperforated 'Spirograph' 16mm home projector disc entitled 'Animal Kingdom, Our Zoo Friends', by Urban Motion Picture Industries Inc, Irvington-on-Hudson, New York, USA for Urban-Joy by H W Joy, about 1923.
Spirograph Experimental Two Colour Disc
Spirograph experimental two colour disc, by Urban Motion Picture Industries Inc, Irvington-on-Hudson, New York, USA for Urban-Joy by H W Joy, about 1917.
Spirograph: Animal Kingdom, Apes and Monkeys
'Spirograph' 16mm home projector disc entitled 'Animal Kingdom, Apes and Monkeys', by Urban Motion Picture Industries Inc, Irvington-on-Hudson, New York, USA for Urban-Joy by H W Joy, about 1923. Disc No 004. The label on this disc has been altered to remove part of the Urban logo and has the name THEODORE BROWN written across the centre of the disc.
Petie Vanity Camera
Petie Vanity camera outfit manufactured by W Kusik, Frankfurt, 1958. With two rolls of Tuxi 16mm film.
Philco mains radio receiver in phenolic plastic case.
Plastics and Modern Materials
Philco mains radio receiver, model 444 in curvilinear black phenolic plastic cabinet with seven vertical fins over the loudspaeker aperture and three control knobs, British, 1939-1942
Tinted Cartes-de-Visites of Royal Family in Leather Case
Tinted Cartes-de-Visites of Royal Family in a leather acordion-style case and box, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall, 1860s. Part of Rickett's collection. Photographs of 'The Queen HRH The Prince Consort', 'The Queen HRH Princess Beatrice', 'The Queen', 'HRH The Prince Consort', 'HRH The Princess Fredercik William of Prussia', 'HRH The Prince of Wales HRH Princess Alice', 'HRH The Prince of Wales', 'HRH Prince Alfred', 'HRH Princess Helena HRH Princess Louisa', 'HRH Princess Helena', 'HRH Princess Louisa', 'HRH Prince Arthur HRH Leopold', 'HRH Prince Arthur', HRH Princess Beatrice'.
'Radar Kilovolter', a spark-gap voltmeter
Electricity and Magnetism
'Radar Kilovolter', a spark-gap voltmeter for measuring the e.h.t. voltage of television picture tubes etc. in the range 3-30kV, Waveforms Ltd, Radar Works, Truro Road, London, N22, England, 1950-1974.
Labora apron developing tank
Developing tank for 120 rollfilm. Celluloid apron with crinkled edge. Wound on Bakelite spool (one cheek missing). Light tight lid and pouring hole.
Eastman Double-X Negative Film
Eastman Double-X negative film 7222; 30 metres of 16mm rollfilm in metal tin and cardboard carton; Kodak Ltd.
Animation cel head and shoulders of a vicar with church in background, by an unknown animator.
Variable-frequency radiosonde, 1940
Variable-frequency radiosonde, Met. Office, Kew Mark 1v type, unsigned, British, 1940. This was the first british radio-sonde to go into production.
Paintbrush with wooden handle
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Paintbrush with wooden handle, roll of celluloid secures bristles to handle, from wooden medicine chest
Newman and Sinclair film perforator
Newman and Sinclair film perforator. Reciprocating perforator for 35mm film. Single pair of punches. Film moved by double claw mechanism. Single registering pin. No feed or take up provision. Patent. Newman and Sinclair. c1910.
Variable-frequency radiosonde, by Vilho Vaisala, 1935
Incomplete (without anemometer vanes) variable-frequency radiosonde, number 1310, in plastic cut-away case, designed and made by Vilho Vaisala, Helsinki, Finland, 1935