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sample of the first transatlantic cable, 1857-1858
Sample of deep-sea portion of first transatlantic telegraph cable, manufactured by Glass, Elliot and Company, Greenwich, London, England, 1857-58. With outer wire armouring wound with a left-hand lay.
Sign for keeping away evil spirits, China, 1801-1900
Raffia hanging loop, for large wooden sign, painted with a demons face, hung outside house to keep away evil spirits, China, 1801-1900
Nurse's cap, organza
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Nurse's cap of organza with flock design and pearl button for back fastening, by Robinson & Cleaver, United Kingdom, 1901-1982
91 drinking straws, London Midland & Scottish Railway - Hotels
Drinking straws, 91, London Midland & Scottish Railway - Hotels, made by H.H.&S, London - Hills "Swan" brand; individually wrapped, marked "L.M.S. HOTELS". 'Hygenic drinking straws'. Overall: 200 mm x 6 mm, 0.00 kg; total weight: 0.03 kg.