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Copy of a fumigating torch carried for protection against bubonic plague, 1601-1700
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Metal and wood fumigating torch (copy), carried around for protection against bubonic plague, 17th century
Morphy Richards Portable Radio
A Morphy Richards 3-band portable radio, model R150.
British Rail Mark II model, sectioned
Model railway carriage section, British Rail, approx 1/12 scale, BR MK II sleeping car, probably BR apprentice built, c.1963.
Sectioned model steam locomotive boiler
Model steam locomotive boiler with `Belpaire' fire box and superheater, approximately 1/8 scale, sectioned, circa1920.
Firgrove Mill Steam Engine
Firgrove Mill tandem compound condensing engine, made by J. & W. McNaught, Rochdale, c.1907.
Cut-away model of internal combustion engine.
Demonstration, cut-away model of a four-stroke engine, by Werner Degener Lehrmittel G.m.b.H., Germany, 1964-1965
C. F. Casella & Co. Rain gauge, 1908
Sectioned (longitudinal) insulated copper rain gauge by C. F. Casella & Co., London, England, 1908. Consists of three parts: funnel, case and inner bucket.
Electrofusion apparatus used to create Dolly the sheep, Scotland, 1996
Electrofusion apparatus used by the Roslin Institute to create Dolly, the first cloned sheep, at Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland, 1996-1998 (see note).
Model of a hospital promoting the King Edward's Hospital Fund
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Miniature hospital, scale 1:16, made for publicity for King Edward's Hospital Fund for London, 1932
Hertzian oscillator, 1894
Small Hertzian oscillator, made by E E Robinson, England, 1894. Used by Oliver Lodge in his lecture before the Royal Institution on 1 June 1894 on ‘The work of Hertz and his successors’
Working model of an electric passenger lift.
Working model of a Waygood-Otis Passenger Electric Lift, scale 1 to 12, unsigned, United Kingdom, 1924
Casella-Miller Mercury Deep-Sea Thermometer, 1869-1872
Casella-Miller mercury deep sea thermometer, London, England, 1869-72. In copper case.
Model of Henry Cavendish's Torsion Balance Gravitational Apparatus, 1798
1798 (original); 1977 (model)
Model (scale 1:48) of Henry Cavendish's torsion balance and gravitational apparatus in his laboratory, 1798.
Berthelot-Mahler calorimeter fitted with mechanical stirring aparatus, mercury thermometer and reading microsope, by A. Gallenkamp & Co. Ltd., London, England, 1889. Calorimeter consists of double-walled copper vessel to contain water at room temperature, and lid, two-piece wood composite, and three wood insulators above the water holder.
Massey's patent ships' log
Massey's patent log consisting of two parts connected by rope, the rotator (or fly) with brass fins and an engraved brass recorder, patented and made by Edward Massey, London, England, 1854-1857
The original Gyroscopic compass
The original Gyroscopic compass, invented by Sidney George Brown, Esq.,F.R.S., the first compass with liquid level control, patented in 1916
Dhara Chatti, copper bowl with chains for suspension
Copper bowl, Dhara Chatti, with string loop for suspension, used in Ayurvedic Shirodhara therapy, manufactured by The Arya Vaidya Pharmacy Ltd, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, c2005.
Google 'Cork board' server, 1999
Computing & Data Processing
Google Corkboard Server, made by King Star Computers Inc, California, United States, 1999
Sectioned model of one of the Calder Hall Nuclear Power Station reactors
Sectioned model of one of the Calder Hall Nuclear Power Station reactors, by Denzil Skinner & Co. Limited, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, England, 1956-1960. With separate table stand.
Expendable Bathythermograph Marine Temperature Recorder, 1976
Expendable bathythermograph probe temperature recorder, by The Sippican Corporation, Massachusetts, USA, 1976
Electrolux Refrigeration Unit, 1953
Electrolux continuous-absorption refrigeration unit, type 15A3, serial No. 3838185, by Electrolux Ltd., Luton, England, 1953.
"Lightometer" light meter model E703 (for inspecti
"Lightometer" light meter model E703 (for inspecting places of work) by Sangamo Weston, Ltd., Enfield, Middlesex, 1950-1960, owned by Dr. E.J. Bowen FRS
Original Gyro compass
The second gyro-compass produced by S.G. Brown in 1916 with smaller rotor wheel and four control bottles, formerly filled with oil, by S.G. Brown, United Kingdom, 1916
Home-constructed Williamson amplifier, c. 1949
Home-constructed Williamson amplifier, c. 1949
Binatone Transistor Radio
Binatone novelty transistor radio with coloured casing in the shape of a globe.
prototype 'Holocam 50' laser machine for production of white light reflection holograms
prototype 'Holocam 50' laser machine for the production of 5 inch x 4 inch white light reflection holograms, made by Holofax Limited, Hereford, England, 1984.
Animated model of helium atom
Animated model of helium atom, designed and made by Niels Henrik David Bohr, Denmark, 1952
John Dugdill & Co. Horizontal Engine
Horizontal engine and dynamo made by John Dugdill and Sons Ltd, c.1890. Single cylinder slide valve steam engine, valve on top, with vertical governor, spring loaded. Large flywheel, probably because it was used to generate electricity. Boiler pump driven by eccentric on crankshaft. Last worked in 1894 when it drove the Edison dynamo.
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
Circular Coil for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, United Kingdom, 1998
Circular, magnetic coil with lead for transcranial magnetic stimulator, model 200, by The Magstim Company Limited, Whitland, Wales, 1998. Used for painless cortical or peripheral nerve stimulation.
Electronic foetal monitoring system, United Kingdom, 1980
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Foetal monitoring system with digital and recorded display of foetal heart rate, intrauterine pressure and uterine activity on trolley with accessories, by Sonicaid, Bognor Regis, Sussex, England, 1980.
Copper knife, Egypt, 600-200 BCE
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Knife blade, copper, hooked end, probably made for cutting attachments of internal organs in evisceration prior to embalming, Egyptian, 600-201BC
Edward Jenner's tobacco box, Europe, 1820-1821
Public Health & Hygiene
Leather covered tobacco box, owned by Dr. Edward Jenner, with masonic symbols and family crest, lip decorated with copper greyhound, by Hewitt's, England, 1810-1821.
Analytical chemical balance in glazed cabinet.
Analytical balance in cast iron framed case with glass panels and white marble base, capacity 200 grammes, by Florenz Sartorius, Göttingen, Germany, 1874-1876. Associated with 1876-369.
Braun table radiogram, c 1962.
Table Radiogram Model SK5 by Braun, Germany, serial no. 80560, c. 1962, with four speed record-playing deck, LW/MW/UKW
Perspex model of a house, showing electrical ring main system
Perspex model of a house, showing ring main system of domestic electric power distribution, by Workshops of the Science Museum, London, England, 1957
Allan's electromagnetic generator.
Allan's electro-magnetic engine, by Thomas Allan, London, Greater London, England, 1852
Whole model, scale 1:27, of Robert Fulton's first experimental steamboat
Whole model, scale 1:27, of Robert Fulton's first experimental steamboat built at Paris in 1803, by Robert Christian, Paris, France, 1949
Leg and ankle splint, England, 1940-1960
Lower leg and ankle splint, with laced leather casing and metal strengthening, from the Lord Mayor Treloar Orthopaedic Hospital, Alton, Hampshire, England, 1940-1960
Hand-Held Electronic Digital Thermometer, 1994
Electronic digital hand-held thermometer type C9001 by Comark Ltd, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, with thermocouple surface probe type SK23M, 1994.
Beyer Peacock Printing Block
A printing block with a surface image of a cartoon, based in a canteen, by G.F. Hayes.
Expendable Bathythermograph-Underwater Temperature Measuring Device, 1970-1977
Expendable bathythermograph, underwater temerpature measuring device, by Plessey Electronics Group, Plessey Co. Ltd., Ilford, London, 1970-1977. Probe attached to copper wire which is anchored to associated plastic cannister.
Admiralty-pattern frame sextant
Grey-lacquered brass sextant, Admiralty-pattern frame type with Bakelite handle containing battery for scale illumination and push-button control by Henry Hughes and Son Ltd, London, England, 1942-1947. Consists of inlaid silver 130° scale (-5° to 130°) with 1° divisions and plastic drum micrometer reading to 1’, four filter shades (all green), two horizon shades (both green). Fitted with threaded telescope bracket for telescope (148 mm) inverted image, wit four cross-wires.
Crookes radiometer tube by Griffin and George, Wem
Crookes radiometer tube by Griffin and George Limited, Wembley, London, England, 1969. Originally part of the Circulation Collection, a touring education exhibition, 1960s-1970s (see note)
'Ekcovision' mains/battery portable television model TMB 272
'Ekcovision' mains/battery portable television model TMB 272, by E K Cole Limited, Southend-on-Sea, England, 1956.
Bonnici's Claws, Depth Gauge and Sampler, 1855
Bonnici's Claws mechanical sounder (depth gauge and sampler), constructed by Carmelo Bonnici, blacksmith on HMS Spitfire, 1855. Used in surveys in the Black Sea and Mediterranean.