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Air and Space Hall
Manchester's inventors and engineers made a big impact on the way we travel today, whether by road or air. See the cars, bikes and aeroplanes that got the industrial city moving on display in the Air and Space Hall.
SCH 'Scrambler' Motorcycle
SCH 'Scrambler' motorcycle made by DOT Motors Ltd, Manchester, 1955.
Sinclair C5 Electric Vehicle
Sinclair C5 electric vehicle, made by Hoover plc on behalf of Sinclair Vehicles Ltd and presented to Joe Harvey of Harvey (Manchester) Ltd, in 1985.
Johnny Berry Bicycle
15" frame made by Rusholme frame maker Johnny Berry for his son, Donald, 1951. Serial number 511387.
D.H.89a Dragon Rapide rudder
D.H.89a Dragon Rapide rudder, made by De Havilland Aircraft Co. Ltd, Hatfield, 1934-46.
Sectioned F2/3 Jet Aircraft Engine
Sectioned F2/3 jet aircraft engine, made by the Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park and used to demonstrate the layout of the Metropolitan-Vickers aft fan engine (using the F3 augmentor) for the SBAC (Society of British Aircraft Constructors) show at Farnborough in 1948.
Stenton Glider Tandem Bicycle
Stenton Glider tandem bicycle frame, parts and wheel frames, Ardwick, 1930-1935.
9-Cylinder Leonides 173 Radial Engine
9-cylinder Leonides 173 radial engine, made by Alvis Ltd, Coventry, c. 1936.
No. 3A Folding Pocket Kodak camera
No. 3A Folding Pocket Kodak camera, made by the Canadian Kodak Co. Ltd, Toronto, 1905 and used by Jack Alcock.
Electric Blue Milk Float
Electric Blue milk float, made in Birmingham in 1969 (as a Morrison Type F) and refitted with batteries supplied by Chloride Motive Power of Bolton to become the world's fastest milk float.
Pegasus Quantum Microlight
Pegasus Quantum microlight operated by the Scottish Flying Club from Strahaven airfield in Scotland. Taken out of service due to suspected heat damage following a hangar fire.
Kite of the type used by the British Army for observation made by Samuel Franklin Cody, England, c.1906-1914. This is believed to be an original cover and reproduction frame for a Cody kite made by one of S. F. Cody's sons for anti-aircraft barrage trials at Scapa Flow, c.1942.
Hercules 264 Radial Engine
Hercules 264 Radial engine made by Bristol Aircraft Co. Ltd, Bristol, 1953
Bensen B-7M Gyrocopter made by Wing Commander Kenneth H. Wallis, Southwick, Essex, c.1957
Trailer for Microlight Aircraft
Trailer for Tri-Flier/Hiway Demon 175 G-MJXE microlight aircraft.
Co-operative Wholesale Society Bicycle
Co-operative Wholesale Society bicycle, made in Tyseley, Birmingham, c. 1935.
Axial-flow compressor from B10 'Betty' self-sustaining gas turbine test rig, developed and manufactured by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park, Manchester, 1937-40.
Horse-drawn Cockshoot carriage, 1900
Horse drawn Liverpool gig, made by Joseph Cockshoot & Co. Ltd, Manchester, c.1900.
Berry Touring Bicycle
Touring bicycle made by Johnny Berry, Manchester, 1973. Serial number 731897.
Tri-ang children's bicycle. Made by Line Bros Ltd between 1920 and 1970.
Silver model of Vimy aeroplane
Silver model of Vickers Vimy aeroplane, presented by the Shell Marketing Department to Jack Alcock's mother.
Motorcycle and sidecar
Motorcycle and sidecar combination, made by the Royal Ruby Cycle Co. Ltd, Altrincham, c.1916.
Fire extinguisher from the Avro Shackleton A.E.W.2 reconnaissance aircraft WR 960 made by Chubb Fire Security Limited, Great Britain.
Letter opener made from part of a Vickers Vimy aeroplane and formerly owned by Jack Alcock.
F2/2 axial-flow compressor
F2/2 axial-flow compressor, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park, 1942.
Fire extinguisher from the Avro Shackleton A.E.W.2 reconnaissance aircraft WR 960 made by Chubb Fire Security Ltd, Great Britain.
Three blade propeller
This 3-blade propeller was made by De Havilland Aircrews, under licence from Hamilton Standard, for the Douglas DC3/C47 airliner and transport aeroplane. The DC3 flew first in 1935 and a few hundred are still flying today.
Promotional model of ATP airliner
Promotional scale model of British Airways ATP airliner made by Master Models, finished in British Airways colours.
Reva Electric Car
A Revolutionary Electric Vehicle Alternative or 'REVA'/G-Wiz electric car used for development work by Chloride Motive Power batteries, Bolton.
Childrens' hire bicycle
Bicycle, 16 inch steel frame, used by children at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester between 1996 and 2008.
RST Model D motorcycle
RST Model D motorcycle, made by DOT Motors Ltd, Hulme, Manchester, 1951.
Avro Vulcan model
1:20 scale Avro Vulcan B2 aircraft wind tunnel model made by Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd, Manchester, c.1957
W2/700 Gas Aircraft Engine
W2/700 gas turbine jet engine, made by Power Jets Ltd, c.1941.
1:25 scale model of a British Airways Boeing 757 airliner made by Space Models, and used to promote the introduction in to service of the Boeing 757 to replace the Trident on the British Airways Manchester to London shuttle.
Model of South African Airways Boeing 747
1:72 scale model of South African Airways Boeing 747 made by Space Models Ltd, Middlesex.
Dolan Precursor Bicycle
Dolan Precursor bicycle, donated to the National Cycling centre by Dolan's of Ormskirk for use as a hire bike. The Precursor has a 7005 aluminium double butted frame and carbon fibre forks. A total of ninety are available for hire at the Velodrome, in varying frames sizes, though all have an 84 inch gear 650C fixed wheel. Six Dolan tandems are available for visually impaired riders.
F2/1 jet engine
F2/1 'Freda' jet engine, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Manchester, 1941.
Model aircraft engine
Scale model of proposed Redrup 2000 horse power aeroengine, 1952.
Mignet HM 14 Aeroplane
Mignet HM 14 French designed homebuilt aeroplane made in Rishworth in 1936. Also known as the 'Flying Flea'.
Jack Sibbit Touring Bicycle
Touring bicycle made by Jack E. Sibbit, Manchester, 1938.
wind tunnel model
1/9.673 scale wind tunnel model of a HS1034 variable geometry aircraft made by Hawker Siddeley, Woodford.
Promotional model of Avro RJ115 airliner
Promotional scale model of Avro RJ115 airliner made by Space Models Ltd, Middlesex. This airliner was not built
1/44th scale wind tunnel model of HS1033
1/44th scale wind tunnel model of a HS1033 made by Hawker Siddeley.
Windcheetah Recumbent Tricycle
Windcheetah recumbent tricycle, made by the Seat of the Pants Co. Ltd, Altrincham, 1997.
Wing of conceptual aircraft model
PR Wing of conceptual scale model of futuristic blended wing body airliner, commissioned by Shell UK Oil Products Ltd, c.2000.