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Crick and Watson's DNA molecular model
Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA, using some of the original metal plates, by Francis Crick and James Watson, England, 1953
Philips 'Savvy' mobile telephone, 1999-2003
Philips "Savvy" (TCD128) mobile phone, manufactured by Philips, France, 1999-2003
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.
NeXT cube computer, 1990
"NeXTcube," a NeXT computer, including screen, keyboard and mouse, made by NeXT, Redwood CIty, California, United States, 1990. Used by Tim Berners-Lee to design the World Wide Web, at CERN, 1990.
Avro Shackleton A.E.W. 2
Avro Shackleton A.E.W.2 reconnaissance aircraft, Military Service No. WR 960, made by A. V. Roe & Co. Ltd, Woodford, 1954.
Personal Computer, model Apple I
Computing & Data Processing
Personal Computer, model Apple I, devised by Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs and Ron Wayne, and made by Apple Inc, United States, 1976-1979.
Three-ring Enigma cypher machine in oak wood transit case
Three-ring Enigma cypher machine complete in oak wood transit case, together with original German battery (Serial number A6421/1937), unsigned, Germany, 1934 (see Note)
Rolls-Royce 10 hp, two cylinder motor car
10 hp two-cylinder Rolls-Royce motor car, 1905. Reg. No. AX148; Chassis No. 20162; 10 hp
Sony 'Trinitron' colour television, 1969-1970
Sony 'Trinitron' colour television set, model type KV-1320UB, manufactured by Sony, Japan, 1969-1970. Serial No. 505704
Builder's whole, rigged model, of SS 'Great Eastern', 1853-1857
Builder's whole, rigged model, scale 1:96, of SS 'Great Eastern' by John Scott Russell and Company, Millwall, London, England, 1853-1857
Bosch 509e mobile telephone, 1999-2003
Bosch 509e mobile phone, sold for exclusive use on the Orange network, manufactured by Bosch, Denmark, 1999-2003
Machine used for covering wires with silk and cotton, 1837
Machine used for covering wires with silk and cotton for electrical purposes, made by W T Henley, Whitechapel, London, England, 1837
Main part of Edison Kinetoscope. Invented by Edison's British employee, William Kennedy Laurie Dickson (1860 - 1935), this was the first device to show moving pictures. Painted in white on left side 'Dept II No 584'. Brass plaque on upper front inscribed 'No 509 / Edison Kinetoscope / Manufactured by Edison Mfg Co Orange / NJ USA'.
Nokia 1011 mobile telephone, 1992-1994
Nokia 1011 mobile phone, manufactured by Nokia, Germany, 1992-1994. An example of the first mass produced phone to be available for use on the GSM digital mobile networks.
Phillip's Economic Computer
Computing & Data Processing
Phillips Economics Analog Computer, devised by Bill Phillips at the London School of Economics, 1949 known as MONIAC [Monetary National Income Analogue Computer]
main frame, for Automatic Computing Engine (ACE) pilot model, 1949
Computing & Data Processing
Main frame, for Automatic Computing Engine (ACE) pilot model, made at the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, London, England, and some of the valves by Osram, Germany, 1949. The construction of the (ACE) pilot model was based on designs by Alan Turing.
Bell's harmonic telegraph receiver, 1925-1958
Replica of Bell's 1875 harmonic telegraph receiver, made by Bell Telephone Laboratories Inc, Albany, New York, United States, 1925-1958
Motorola 'MicroTAC Classic' mobile telephone, 1991-2000
Motorola 'MicroTAC Classic' mobile telephone, together with switching phone battery eliminator and second battery eith charger attached, made by Motorola, USA, 1991-2000
Reid III Rangefinder Camera
Reid III Type 2 35mm camera for 24 x 36mm pictures. Coated Taylor Hobson Anastigmat lens. F:2 inches f/2-16, Serial No 328898. Fabric focal plane shutter 1/2/5/8/20/30/40/60/100/200/500/1000/T. Interchangeable lens, Leica thread. Coupled rangefinder coincidence type, separate direct vision viewfinder. Flash synchronised, two coaxial sockets for electronic and flash bulbs. Accessory shoes. Reid and Sigrist. Camera Serial No P3277.
Alcatel 'One Touch Easy' mobile telephone, 1998-2002
Alcatel One Touch Easy mobile phone, manufactured by Alcatel, Europe, 1998-2002
Marconi 1.5kW transmitter used by 2LO, 1922
Marconi 1.5kW transmitter, Marconi Company Limited, Chelmsford, 1922. Used by the BBC London station 2LO between 1922 and 1925, as rebuilt c.1954 incorporating some non-original but contemporary components
Hutchinson 'Rabbit' mobile telepoint telephone, 1993
'Rabbit' mobile telepoint telephone, made by Hutchison Personal Communications Limited, 1993
Electronic storm surge modelling machine
Electronic storm surge model, invented and constructed by Shizuo Ishiguro at the National Institute of Oceanography, Wormley, 1960-2007. The Electronic storm surge model is a depth-integrated single-layer two-dimensional electronic model based on hydrodynamic equations used to examine tidal surges, comprising three main units; a unit holding the input and output devices (Advance Instruments OS-240 oscilloscope, Commodore CBM 8032 Computer and Commodore 2031 5¼" floppy disk drive, and another two units (connected and wired together in a V formation) forming the mesh framework of the machine.
Metal lice comb, 'Derbac' brand, England, 1930-1940
Public Health & Hygiene
Metal lice comb for the removal of lice and their eggs from human hair, 'Derbac' brand, made in England, 1930-1940
Sony CM-H333 mobile telephone, 1991-2000
Sony CM-H333 mobile cellular telephone, made by Sony, probably Japan, 1991-2000
Avro 594 Avian Mk IIIA
Avro 594 Avian Mk IIIA, civil registration code G-EBZM, two-seater sports biplane made by A. V. Roe Ltd, Newton Heath, Manchester, 1928.
Kodak No 1 Camera
Kodak No 1 camera, manufactured by Eastman Kodak Co 1889 to1895. Box camera for factory loaded film, 100 exposures. 2 1/2" diameter / rapid rectilinear lens, fixed aperture and focus, sector type shutter, cocked by string, with attached lens plug. Serial No 10275 embossed in top and rear of camera body.
One of Fleming's first thermionic diode valves, 1889
Thermionic valve, one of three original examples, by Sir John Ambrose Fleming, London, England, 1904. This valve uses a lamp with a flat concertina wire filament, by Edison & Swan United Electric Company, London, England, 1889.
Three-valve radio receiver, 1922-1925
Three-valve receiver used in a Derbyshire colliery test, unknown maker, Derby, England, 1922-1925. Ref. Wireless World 2/12/22 p.314
DLR No. 5 headphones from Wireless Set No. 38, 1939-1945
Headphones DLR no. 5 from wireless set no. 38 Mk. II serial no. 6319, unknown maker, British, 1939-1945
Ped-O-Jet mass inoculation gun
Public Health & Hygiene
Multidose Jet Injection Apparatus, known as 'PED-O-JET', hydraulically powered, by Scientific Equipment Manufacturing Corp, New York, U.S.A., 1970-1975
Polaroid Land camera Model 95
Polaroid Land Model 95 made by Polaroid in the United States, 1948-1953. Folding camera for self processing film packs 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches. Lens with rotating plate with apertures marked 1-8. T/I shutter. Lever focusing. Folding optical frame finder with front ball sight on spring stalk. Accessory show. Flash synchronized, bayonet fitting. No.0570942.
'Lucky Jim' toy cat mascot
'Lucky Jim' toy cat mascot, formerly owned by Jack Alcock and with him during the first non-stop transatlantic flight in 1919.
Gaumont-Kalee GK21 35mm cinema projector
Gaumont-Kalee GK21 35mm cinema film projector with President lamphouse, made in Leeds, 1948-1958. Type 83. Manufactured by BAF Ltd London Ser No 653.
Section of a CB1 manual telephone exchange switchboard, 1925-1960
Section of a CB1 manual telephone exchange switchboard with positions for three operators, unknown maker, British, 1925-1960. In use at Enfield Telephone Exchange 22 July 1925 to 5 October 1960
Motorola 'Timeport' L7089 mobile telephone, 1999-2002
Motorola L7089 mobile phone, manufactured by Motorola, British, 1999-2002. The first tri-band model that could be used on GSM system in USA and Europe
Complete Omega Speedmaster watch with velcro strap
Complete Omega Speedmaster watch with velcro straps as used on American Apollo programme
'Radio Celebrities' cigarette card albums, 1934-1940
Two albums of cigarette cards showing early British radio performers, "Radio Celebrities" and "Radio Celebrities Second Series", manufactured by Imperial Tobacco and distributed under the brand name W D and H O Wills and Company, probably Bristol, 1934-1940
Video Networks Limited (HomeChoice) set top box, 2000-2006
Video Networks Limited (HomeChoice) set top box, manufactured by Video Networks Limited, 2000-2006
Motorola V70 mobile telephone, 2002
Motorola V70 mobile phone, manufactured by Motorola, China, 2002. Plus original accessories including charger, headphones and user manual
Cooke and Wheatstone 5-needle telegraph, 1837
Large 5-needle Cooke and Wheatstone telegraph, designed by William Cooke and Charles Wheatstone, England, 1837
Dandy car, North British Railway
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Dandy car, North British Railway, Port Carlisle Dandy Car (dark red horse drawn rail coach).
Vodafone 'Transportable' mobile telephone, 1985
Transportable mobile telephone, made by Vodafone Limited, England, 1985
Merlin 45 Aeroplane Engine
Merlin 45 aeroplane engine, made by Rolls-Royce Ltd, Crewe, c.1940. 12 cylinder arrangement with the lower dual ignition sectioned for demonstration purposes and fitted with electric motor to turn it around. Formally part of the UMIST study collection, this engine has been sectioned and motorised for instructional use. The Mark 45 Merlin was used to power Supermarine Spitfire III and V fighters.
Magellan 1000M GPS receiver, 1990
Magellan 1000M GPS receiver, made by Magellan Systems Corporation, California, United States, 1990
Early inhaler for ether anaesthesia
Early inhaler for ether anaesthesia, ether bottle connected by tubing to face mask, by Weiss of London, 1847-1848
Knochenhauer spirals, 1963
Set of Knochenhauer spirals, replica of originals in Deutsches Museum, made by the Science Museum, South Kensington, London, England1963.
Howard Sun Compass MK2, 1980-2000
Howard Sun Compass MK2, unknown maker, 1980-2000