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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.
Cybernetic tortoise, developed to help with studies on brain function
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Cybernetic tortoise, with photo-electric cell, developed to help with studies on brain function, invented and made by William Grey Walter, at the Burden Neurological Institute, Bristol, England, 1950-1952
Wall mounted amusement arcade machine
Public Health & Hygiene
Amusement arcade machine, for wall mounting, with central targets marked either 'won' or 'lost', activated via penny (1d) slot and rewarded winning players with a cigarette payout, no maker indicated but probably made in UK, c. 1930-1940.
Dr. Mays and Dr. Prinz's Relay-operated logic machine
Computing & Data Processing
Relay-operated logic machine designed by Dr. Wolfe Mays and Dr. Dietrich Prinz at the University of Manchester and made by Ferranti Limited, British, 1951
'Smith-Clarke Senior' adult cabinet 'Iron Lung'
'Smith-Clarke Senior' adult cabinet respirator 'Iron Lung' designed by George Thomas Smith-Clarke and made by Cape Engineering Company Limited, Warwick, England, 1953
Aircraft radio telephony transmitter, complete with round valve and microphone
Aircraft radio telephony transmitter, complete with Round transmitter valve type T31 and microphone, unknown maker, modified by Major Charles E. Prince, Surrey, England, 1915
Cascade generator built at the Cavendish Laboratory
Cascade generator, designed by and built at the Cavendish Laboratory, by Philips, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England and Phillips, Holland, 1937. For Philips 1.5 million volt accelerator (also known as voltage doubler stack).
Mobile x-ray machine for use on hospital wards, England, 1940-1955
Mobile x-ray set for ward radiography, by A.E. Dean and Co. Ltd with "Aeromax 8" tube by Machlett x-ray tubes (Great Britain) Ltd., 1940-1955
Prestcold Packaway' electric refrigerator, 1959.
"Prestcold Packaway" electric refrigerator, Type 301, serial no. 137549, by the Pressed Steel Company Limited, Oxford, 1959
State Registered Nurse's shoulder flash, England, 1925-1940
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Two State Registered Nurses' shoulder flashes, blue fabric with silver metal badge SRN, English, 1925-1940
Cascade generator for 1.5 million volt accelerator
Cascade generator, for 1.5 million volt accelerator, designed by and built at the Cavendish Laboratory, by Philips, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England and Phillips, Holland, 1937. The 1.5 million volt accelerator was also known as voltage doubler stack.
Small Electrolux ammonia absorption domestic refrigerator
Small Electrolux ammonia absorption domestic refrigerator designed to operate on paraffin, of the type used in post-war prefabs and bungalows, by Electrolux Ltd, Luton, 1945-1955
Plesch type tonoscillograph and oak wood box
Plesch tonoscillograph with tonoscillogram(?), with oak wood case, type invented by Professor Janos Plesch and made by Hawksley and Sons Limited, London, England, 1931-1940
Gnome 50 HP 7 Cylinder Rotary aero engine
Gnome 50 HP 7 Cylinder Rotary aero engine, with metal engine to fuselage gasket, designed by Louis Seguin and Laurent Seguin, and made by Societe des Moteurs Gnome, France, 1908-1914. The engine has seven cylinders, machined out of solid nickel-chrome-steel ingots. The cylinders and crank-chamber revolve around the stationary crankshaft. The carburettor, which is stationary, is of the single-jet type and feeds the engine through the hollow crank shaft. The connecting rods all operate on a single crank pin. Henri Farman used this type of engine to win a prize for the greatest distance flown (180 km), setting a World record.
Leak "point one" sound pre-amplifier, 1956
Leak "point one" sound pre-amplifier, by H. J. Leak & Co. Limited, London, England, 1956. Used for Hi Fi apparatus.
Hypodermic syringe for insulin, England, 1960-1970
Hypodermic syringe, 1ml, for insulin, glass and chrome plated metal, by Everett, England, 1960-1970
FACIT electrical calculating machine model ESA-O, serial no. 357520
FACIT electrical calculating machine model ESA-O, serial no. 357520, by Atvidaberg-Facit, Atvidaberg, Ostergotland, Sweden, 1950-1955
Whirling Psychrometer, 1950-1953
Whirling psychrometer (type of hygrometer), with wet and dry thermometers, designed by J. J. Griffin & Son Ltd., and designed and made by A. Gallenkamp & Co. Ltd., to B.S.2842, England, 1950-1953
Mangle (wringer) attachment for 'Hotpoint' brand
Mangle (wringer) attachment for 'Hotpoint' brand washing machine, made by Associated Electrical Industries Limited, British, 1950-1955.
Telephone 700F black C56/1
Telephone 700F black C56/1, marked 'ORPINGTON 22695', unsigned, British, 1950-1965
McArthur portable microscope
An early example of the McArthur portable microscope, with one eyepiece and one objective lens (made by R. & J. Beck Ltd.) in slide holder with three spaces. Made by Charles Hearson & Co. of London in 1938
Hoover 'Keymatic' washing machine
Hoover 'Keymatic' model 3224 washing machine, designed and developed by Hoover Limited engineering laboratories, Perivale, Middlesex, and made by Hoover (Washing Machines) Limited, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, with motors made at Hoover (Electric Motors) Limited, Cambuslang, Scotland, 1963
Decca scanner unit type 4680 Class X
Decca scanner unit type 4680 Class X, serial no.P.0120, by Decca Radar Limited, English, 1960-1963
Decca display unit
Radar display unit type 667 MT class B. (Serial no. RD.0001), displayed in side a perspex cover, by Decca Radar Ltd., England, 1958-1963
'Service II' monocular microscope
'Service II' monocular microscope by W. Watson and Sons, London, England, 1957. Includes three objective lenses on turret and one eye piece x7, holos
Pair of plastic opera glass binoculars
Pair of ‘Galilean’ type opera glass binoculars (3-4 power & 23mm objective lenses), ‘TIVOLI’ model, patent No. 410292 with plastic body and chrome plated brass parts, by A. Kershaw and Sons Ltd., 1930-1960.
Nelrod Liteflash camera
Nelrod Liteflash camera. Press camera with built-in electronic flash head (seperate power pack missing); Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar lens F:135 f/4.7 Serial No 2624976. Synchro-Compur shutter; 1-1/500 sec. Coupled longbase coincidence rangefinder. Frame finder; sockets for Liteflash triggers and flashbulbs. Flash unit fitted with Mullard LSD3 flashbulb. In fitted case with 34 single metal darkslides.
Coffee percolator made by A.D. Davidson Electric Co.
Coffee percolator made by A.D. Davidson Electric Co., Birmingham.
Cupping kit, Japan, 1981-1990
Cupping kit, consisting of box containing three graded cupping glasses, for Dry Cupping Vacuum Therapy, Japan, 1980-90 from the surgery of a British practitioner c.1996.
Aiglon miniature camera
Aiglon miniature camera. Eight pictures on unperf. 16mm roll film 12 x 14mm. Chromium plated all metal construction F:25mm f10. T/I shutter. Frame finder. With packet of two films. Price 48 Francs.
Decca scanner turning unit type 4681 A.H. Class X
Decca scanner turning unit type 4681 A.H. Class X, serial no. P.0094, by Decca Radar Limited, English, 1960-1963
Mk. E-1 minor gyro compass
Mk. E-1 minor gyro compass with mahogany mounting pad, by Sperry Gyroscope Company Limited, Brentford, Middlesex, England, 1945-1954. Mounted on wood plinth for display purposes.
'Immunopan' fluorescence microscope
'Immunopan' fluorescence microscope by Reichert, Vienna, Austria, c. 1965. Serial no. 340384, fitted with 4 objective lenses on turret and binocular eyepiece.
Locomotives and Rolling Stock Components
Worksplate, Kent & East Sussex Railway, "Kent and East Sussex Railway Company", brass & chrome, oval.
Fuel pipe elbow, attached to straight connector, for De Havilland Gipsy Twelve aero-engine
Fuel pipe elbow attached to straight connector, for De Havilland Gipsy Twelve aero-engine, designed and made by De Havilland Aircraft Company Limited, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, 1935-1937
Citroen type DS19 automatically guided motor car,
Citroen type DS19 automatically guided motor car, 1960. This 1960 Citroen DS19 has been modified by the Road Research Laboratory for experiments on the automatic steering of vehicles by means of a cable buried in the road. Sensors attached to the front of the vehicle detect the magnetic field generated by a current flowing through the cable. The magnitude of the signal depends on how far the car deviates from the cable and this error signal is used to operate the car's steering to bring the car back in line with the cable. The Citroen DS19 has a high-pressure hydraulic system which is used for operating brakes, steering, gear-change and the self-levelling suspension. It was chosen for these experiments because it was one of the few cars whose power-assisted steering can be readily modified for automatic steering.
Compound monocular petrological microscope
Compound monocular petrological microscope serial No.19820 by J. Swift and Son, London, c. 1935. Includes one eyepiece, Huygenian, x 10, in body tube and fitted with 3 objective lenses (2 by J. Swift & Son, one by Cooke) on rotating turret head.
Goblin "Teasmade", Model D.25B, 1966. This model has a cream body with clock face in the centre, and lights on either side. It is designed in a faux art deco style. This was the first model made at Leatherhead Works.
Trephine attached to drill stock with bevelled gear action, plated steel, made by Jetter and Scheerer Co., German, 1910-1940
Electric fire with base and stem made of reddish p
Plastics and Modern Materials
Electric fire with base and stem made of reddish phenol formaldehyde, and reflector made of aluminium, by Hackel, Germany, 1920-1940.
Curette, uterine, steel shaft, ebony handle, by Arnold and Sons of London, late 19th century
Magnetic drum store storage device, from Deuce computer
Computing & Data Processing
Magnetic drum store made by English Electric Company, England, British, 1955-1964. The magnetic drum store is from the DEUCE computer, which was used at the National Physical Laboratory. DEUCE was the commercial version of the ACE computer.
Elliott G-PAC analogue computer, with operational amplifiers
Computing & Data Processing
Elliott G-PAC analogue computer, with operational amplifiers, two racks of control panels on castors, by Elliott Brothers (London) Ltd., London, England, and amplifiers by Amp Incorporated, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, 1957
Microscope, 'Nikon L-Ke', with binocular eyepiece
Research microscope, Nikon L-Ke fitted with binocular eyepiece and quintuple turret with five objective lens (two by Nikon, three by Wild), serial no. 90898, c.1972, 1971-1975. Fitted with integral light source in base.
Y-guide in chrome-plated monocoil
Y-guide in chrome-plated monocoil giving a gooseneck construction for directing light, made by TBL Fibre Optics Group Ltd., Leeds, England, 1980-1985
Locomotives and Rolling Stock Components
Locomotive Worksplate, "The Avonside Engine Co. Rebuilt by - 1906 Bristol", red, aluminium, oval.
Auto Helmsman steering control
Auto Helmsman steering control unit on mahogany stand, by S. G. Brown Ltd., Acton, Ealing, London, England, 1938-1948