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An Act to Amend the Laws for the Erection and Regulation of County Lunatic Asylums
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Red leatherbound copy of An Act to Amend the Laws for the Erection and Regulation of County Lunatic Asylums and more effectually to provide for the Care and Maintenance of Pauper and Criminal Lunatics in England, 15th July 1828 Leather, paper (stored in the writing desk of the Office of the Metropolitan Commissioners in Lunacy)
Italian draw-tube refracting telescope with stand, 1701-1730
Italian draw-tube refracting telescope, on altazimuth wooden stand 17th-18th century.
Wheeled walking frame, London, England, 1901-1930
Wheeled walking frame, by Carters, London, 1901-1930
'Ekcovision' TMB272 mains/battery portable television, 1956
'Ekcovision' mains/battery portable television model TMB 272, by E K Cole Limited, Southend-on-Sea, England, 1956.
Bell & Howell Filmo 70 C-2 16mm cine camera
Bell & Howell Filmo 70 C-2 automatic cinecamera for 16mm film, 100 foot reels. GB-Bell & Howell Super Comat lens, 20mm f/1.9-16. fitted (not original?). Helical focusing. With three lens turret. Direct vision optical finder. Original clockwork motor replaced by external 12v electric motor. Serial No17817.
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.
Pathé Webo A 9.5mm cine camera
Pathe Webo A cine camera for 9.5mm film in Webo chargers; Som Berthiot Cinor B lens F;20mm f/1.9 Serial No 575935 in interchangeable mount. Clockwork drive (claw intermittent in magazine), guilotine shutter; single frame; DV optical finder; exposure table. No 4411. Instructions in French.
Éclair Cameflex 16/35mm camera
Éclair Cameflex 16-35mm camera, Serial No1635-296. Based on the Cameflex Standard (CM3) it has three pulldown claws (two for 35mm, one for 16mm) in the film gate. Includes three Cooke Speed Panchro lenses; 2 x 75mm Serial No's 4547533 and 468797 and 1 x 100mm Serial No 39333.
Debrie Sept 35mm cine camera
Debrie Sept cine camera for 35mm film in 10' loading chargers. Fitted with a Paris 'Huet' lens F: 5cm f/ 3.5-32, Serial No 1825, Detachable clockwork motor, rounded case, 'normal' and 'rapid' speed. With provision for single exposure T/I. Brilliant reflex finder. Front lens slides out to form optical frame finder. Helical focusing mount. Intermittent front sprocket drive. Light trapped slits for use as printer/ projector. Frame counter. Serial No E 00423. Andre Debrie. French Patent 2 June 1919. In lined case with four spare chargers.
Paillard-Bolex H8 8mm cine camera
Paillard Bolex H8 cine camera. Cine camera for double run 8mm film, 100 foot spools. Three lens turret; Meyer-Gorlitz Kino Plasmat lens F:12.5mm f/1.5-11. No 782189. Dallmeyer 25mm lens f/1.9-16 No 206500. Dallmeyer F:1 1/2 inch f/1.9-16 lens, No 213206. Clockwork motor drive; claw intermittent, two continuous sprockets. 8,16, 24, 32, 64 fpr. Back wind handle; optional hand turning. Single/ over frame facility, T/I exposires. Rotary frame counter, Direct vision optical finder, parallax compensation, hinged auxiliary lenses for telephoto lenses. Critical focuser, reflex type for top lens on turret. No 10630.
Vinten Model K 'Normandy' 35mm cine camera
Vinten Model K camera Mk 1 (Normandy). Cine camera for 35mm film on 200 foot spools, designed for combat use during second world war. Turret with three lenses: Cooke Speed Panchro F:35mm, f/2-32, Serial No 289547; Cooke Speed Panchro F:50mm, f/2-32, Serial No 287431; Dallmeyer Telephoto F:6 inches f/4.5-32, Serial No 290557. Helical focusing mounts, rubber lens caps. Clockwork motor drive. Direct vision optical finder with front lens engraved for three lens fields. Parallax adjustment on rear lens. Rotary footage counter. Serial No 251.
Original leather case for silver sundial
Original leather case for silver altitude sundial, made by Humfrey Cole, London, 1568-1590.
Weir vaccination and lancet, cased, London, England, 1865-1875
Public Health & Hygiene
Weir vaccination lancet and vaccinator, cased, by Millikin, English, 19th century
Top hat, London, England, 1831-1920
Top hat, by Cuthbertson, London, 1831-1920.
Salvarsan kit, containing Salvarsan in glass phial, hypochloric acid, crucible, litmus paper, and two instruction leaflet pages
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Salvarsan kit, containing Salvarsan in glass phial, hypochloric acid, crucible, litmus paper, and two instruction leaflet pages, by by W.Martindale and Lucius and Bruning, Höchst, Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany, 1909-1912
Sectional Model of a Beam Engine, 1866.
Sectional model of independent 'cabinet' beam engine by Boulton, Watt & Co., comprising a copy in wood of inv. 1858-1.
Hall haemoglobinometer, London, 1869-1930
Hall haemoglobinometer by Hawksley and Sons Limited, 357 Oxford Street, London, England, 1869-1930; in case.
Box Ensign camera 2 ½ model
Box Ensign camera 2 1/2 model. Box rollfilm camera for 2 1/4 x 4 1/4" pictures c1925. Frame finder plus reflectors. Covered with brown grained leatherette. overall: 146 mm x 88 mm x 170 mm.
Beck Field camera
Folding field camera for 4 3/4 x 6 1/2 inch plates. Fitted with a Portland soft focus lens F; 9 inches f/4.5-16 Serial No 2071. Sold by James A. Sinclair and Co. Serial No 721107 and 346. Sliding rising and cross front. Tailboard design. Rack and pinion focusing. Double extension. Swing back. Square bellows. Hinged ground glass focusing screen with clear centre spot. Reversible back. R & J Beck. c.1889. with lens cap.
Cordingley's computometer', adding machine, c 1900.
Cordingley computometer adding machine
White glass eye with blue iris, cased, London, England, 1901-1940
Hemispherical white glass eye with blue iris, in brown leather covered case, made by G. Taylor of London, English, 1901-1940, 8 New Oxford Street
Replica of an iron wrist restrainer
Replica of an iron wrist restrainer covered in leather. The original, probably from the late 19th or early 20th century, was found around 1930 in a chest in the cellar at Hanwell Asylum, the asylum on the outskirts of London whose superintendant, John Conolly (1794-1866), famously renounced all instruments of mechanical restraint in favor of 'moral treatment,' that is, regular labour under constant close surveillance.
William Marwood's powder flask, England, 1850-1880
Conical leather powder flask, personal relic of William Marwood, unknown maker, probably English, 1850-1880.
Palm splint, England, 1960-1980
Palm splint device for maintaining fingers in an extended position, from the Lord Mayor Treloar Orthopaedic Hospital, Alton, Hampshire, England, 1960-80
Jointed metal leg frame, England, United Kingdom, 1960-1975
Jointed metal leg frame to relieve the weight on the joints of the wearer, by Prof. Meredith Wooldridge Thring, 1960-1975.
Canvas bag from field surgical pannier set
Canvas with leather and metal straps bag from field surgical pannier, British, 1905 pattern101919
Box for a Potain type aspirator
Leather box with blue silk lining for a Potain-type aspirator from a surgical field pannier, pattern 1905
Urinometer with measuring cylinder, cased, England, 1830-1900
Urinometer with measuring cylinder in leather covered cylindrical case, English(?), 1830-1900
Lord Byron’s orthopaedic boot, England, 1781-1810
Child's orthopaedic boot, reputedly belonging to Lord Byron, 1781-1810
Arithmetical Jewel, 1619.
Arithmetical Jewel : a seventeenth century calculating device of ivory and brass in tooled leather binding, 5" x 3", with brass stylus 5 inches long, bound with 33 sheets of contemporary MS instructions and 7 blank sheets
Water testing kit, England, 1920-1940
Public Health & Hygiene
Water testing kit, in wooden carrying case by Burroughs Wellcome and Co., England, 1920-1940
Smellie-type obstetrical forceps
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Forceps, obstetrical, Smellie, steel and leather, British, c.1750
Album of cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns
Album of cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns, made and assembled by Anna Atkins and Anne Dixon for presentation to `CSA' (unknown), 1853
Sterling spark transmitter and key for use on aircraft, c.1915
Sterling spark transmitter and key, by W/T factory, W.D. Southgate, British, c.1915. Used in very early aircraft wireless during the First World War. The Sterling tuned spark gap wireless transmitter operated on the frequency range of 100-260 metres. The transmitter's output of 30-40 Watts fed to the 120 feet of trailing aerial gave it an operating range of 8-10 miles. The set was usually mounted on a tray on the side of the aircraft fuselage. The trailing aerial of stranded copper wire with a 3Ib weight on the end was spooled out either from the side of aircraft fuselage alongside the wireless set or through an insulated gland in the floor.
Low power transportable radio transmitter in teak case, 1920-1930
Low power transportable radio transmitter in teak case, complete with hand-driven generator, made by G E Mortley-Sprague and Company, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, 1920-1930
One of a pair of artificial/prosthetic legs with high heels
One of a pair of artificial/prosthetic legs, adapted for a teenager user living with thalidomide impairments, to wear high heeled shoes with nylon stockings, made by J E Hanger and adapted by a limb fitter at Queen Mary's Roehampton, United Kingdom, 1975-1985
Triumph Model H Motorcycle
Triumph Model H motor cycle, 1917, with lamp, horn and pump.
Bersey electric taxi cab
Bersey electric cab, designed by Walter Bersey (General Manager of the London Electrical Cab Company), 1897.
Cutter Grinder Machine
Printing & Writing
Double ended cutting and grinding machine, Plant No.406, made by Lanston Monotype Corporation, Salford, Redhill, Surrey, England, 1911. Part of the equipment used in the production system for Monotype matrices.
Depth Facing Mill, rough
Printing & Writing
Matrix twin spindle, auto-depth and length, rough milling machine, Plant No.2294, made by The Monotype Corporation Ltd., Salford, Redhill, Surrey, 1960. Part of the equipment used in the production system for Monotype matrices. Integral with bench, incorporating electrical and compressed air services, and shared with machines Nos. 2728 and 2895.
Printing & Writing
Pierpont punch-cutter. Matrix punch cutting machine, Plant No. 355, modified by Frank H Pierpont of the Lanston Monotype Corporation, Salford, Redhill, Surrey, 1907. Mounted on bench with machine Nos.503, 289, 290 & 958.
Rollei Magic Camera
Francke and Heidecke. TLR Xenar 75mm f/3.5 No 6561307 taking lens, Heidomat viewing lens. Prontormat-s shutter. Automatic exposure option. No 25054406.
Telescope by Galileo (replica)
Facsimile of telescope by Galileo with main tube measuring 2-foot, 8 1/2-inches and magnification of 21 times. Made by Cipriani and purchased from the Museo di Fisica e Storia Naturale, Florence, Italy in 1923.
'Critchley' artificial leg, United Kingdom, 1918-1945
British "Critchley" wooden above knee prosthesis. Adjustable leather socket by means of a lace at the upper half. Leather shin, the outer side of which has been removed to reveal the central rod support. (Weight: 7 lbs 6 oz 3.4 kg).
James Watt's Garret Workshop
1 Linguae Latinae Exercitatio Joan Lod. Vive Autore. Typis A.W. MDCIX. Signed in ink, “James Watt” leather 6” x 3¼”
Book; Exercises for schoolboys to translate into Latin
James Watt's Garret Workshop
1 Exercises for schoolboys to translate into Latin. By J. Garretson, Schoolmaster, MDCCLXXVII, Cloth bds. 6¾” x 4”.
Kodak ciné camera in fitted case
Cine-Kodak camera in fitted case by James Sinclair. Eastman Kodak Co. Cine camera for 16mm film, 100' or 50' loading. f/3.5, 50mm lens; hand-turned; direct and refelcting optical finder combined. Focusing and aperture controls on camera back. Serial No 02503. Sold complete with Kodascope projector, tripod and screen for $335. Available in US from June 1923. Introduced in Britain in 1924 when the outfit cost £88. From January 1924 items were available separately in the United States; camera $125. An electric motor drive for the camera was announced in May 1924. In July 1925,with the introduction of the Cine-Kodak B, this was renamed the Model A. Not listed in Kodak catalogue after 1930.
Pair of leg prostheses, Roehampton, England, 1966
Pair of artificial/prosthetic legs for a 4 year old boy born with impairments due to thalidomide. The aluminium legs are attached to wooden feet without ankle joints and leather shoes. Made by Hanger in 1966.