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'Leesona' pirn winder
'Leesona' pirn winder, made by the Universal Winding Co., Boston, USA.
Compound monocular microscope
Compound monocular microscope, signed by Tolles of the Boston Optical Works, American, circa 1870, bought by Crisp from C. Stodder
Magneto wall telephone
Magneto wall telephone by Charles Wiliams, Boston, USA, c.1880
Bell transmitter with membrane diaphragm, 1875-1877
Early type of Bell transmitter with membrane diaphragm, invented by Alexander Graham Bell, made by Charles Williams Jr,, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 1875-1914. This is an exact replica of Bell's first telephone made in June 1875 and was made by the same maker, Charles Williams Jr. of Boston, whose name is stamped on the baseboard.
Remington Arms Company lock-stitch sewing machine, 1870.
Original Remington Arms lock-stitch sewing machine head: the 'Empire' model of 1870, by the Remington Arms Company, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 1870.
Example of original pattern Singer sewing machine of 1851, made c. 1853.
Singer Lockstitch sewing machine model of 1851, by I. M. Singer and Company or the Singer Manufacturing Company, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 1851-1855
Stereo Hawkeye Model No 2 camera
Stereo Hawkeye Model No 2 camera. Stereoscopic camera for roll film 118, two 3 1/4 x 3/4 inch. Bausch & Lombe RR lenses. No 5233. A folding stereoscopic camera for 118 size rollfilm, fitted with a pair of rapid rectilinear lens in a Bausch and Lomb shutter.
Grover and Baker two-thread chain-stitch sewing machine, 1871.
Grover and Baker two-thread chain stitch sewing machine, 1871, an improved version of an 1851 model.
Demonstration microscope by Tolles, Boston, mid 19th century
Hypodermic syringe for administering anaesthetics
Hypodermic syringe for administering anaesthetics in the mouth, American, by Randall Faichney Co.
Crosby pressure gauge indicator used for engine te
Crosby pressure gauge indicator used for engine testing at RAE. In box.
Atomiser, made by Whitall Tatum Company, in box, U
Atomiser, made by Whitall Tatum Company, in box, USA
Hammond's Improved Planisphere, designed by Comman
Hammond's Improved Planisphere, designed by Commander S.E. Stubbs and made by C.S. Hammond & Co., New York and Boston
Combined vaginal, rectal and nasal syringe, gravit
Combined vaginal, rectal and nasal syringe, gravity-operated, the Self Acting Fountain Syringe, by Fairbanks and Co of 121 Court Street, Boston, cased, American, 1871-1900
Keystone 8mm camera model K-8
Keystone 8mm camera model K-8. Cine camera for double run 8mm film. Fitted with a Wollensak cine Veliostigmat lens, iris diaphragm f/3.5-16. Screw mount 12, 16, 48 fps, clockwork motor, lock on button. Folding frame finder, direct vision optical finder. Rotary footage indicator. No.887926. Keystone.
Caisson gauge, calibrated for heat, 1940
Caisson gauge, portable, calibrated for heat, by the Ashton Valve Co., Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, 1940
Case for refracting telescope
Case for refracting telescope of 2 7/8-inch aperture with mahogany tube by Robert B. Tolles, Boston, USA.
X-ray tube with tungsten anti-cathode, aluminium cathode and asbestos vacuum regulator, American,1915
X-ray tube, with tungsten anti-cathode, aluminium cathode and asbestos vacuum regulator, by Macalaster Wiggin Co., American,1915
Uterine curette with steel shaft and ebony handle
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Curette, uterine, steel shaft, ebony handle, by Godman and Shurtleff, of Boston, U.S.A., late 19th century
Keystone Model A-12 Cine Camera
Keystone Model A12 16mm cine camera. Clockwork-driven with running speeds of 10 (low), 16 (normal), 24 (sound) and 64 frames/second (slow motion), together with three 'intermediate' speeds. It can also take single frames. The button can be locked into its 'on' position. The camera takes 100 foot daylight-loading spools of 16mm film and has a double sprocket drive. The twin-lens turret has a f/2.5 Keystone Wollensak 1 inch Cine Raptar lens and a Dallmeyer 3 inch f/3.5 telephoto lens, in interchangeable C mounts. Each has an optical sight for the direct vision optical viewfinder that is brought into place as the turret is turned. On the side is an exposre calculator. Serial No J-3430. Keystone, Boston, Mass. With leather camera case and instruction manual dated June 1949, 44pp.
Hypodermic syringe, the 'Military', nickel-plated
Hypodermic syringe, the 'Military', nickel-plated brass in magazine case, by the Randall Faichney Co., USA, 1900-1914
Metal piston-action syringe, by the Randall-Faichn
Metal piston-action syringe, by the Randall-Faichney Co., Boston, USA
Industrial lockstitch button hole sewing machine by The Unio
Industrial lockstitch button hole sewing machine by The Union Button Sewing Machine Co., model No. D.12; but probably made by Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing Co.
Vaginal speculum, Notts, metal, nickel plated, by
Vaginal speculum, Notts, metal, nickel plated, by J.E. Turner of Boston, USA, second half 19th century
Student microscope on cast iron stand, by Tolles,
Student microscope on cast iron stand, by Tolles, Boston, early 20th century
Microscope by Tolles, 1870
Microscope by R. B. Tolles (unsigned), Boston, United States, c. 1870. (Tolles own working instrument.) Consists of: no mirror, substage fitted with standard thread fitting, early object lens (incomplete), rotating diatom stage, stage fitted with lens in centre, experimental centering stage (not fitting, but by Tolles), ordinary eyepiece, solid eyepiece (572) patd 1855, eyepiece (680') with micrometer on Coddington field lens, patd Sep.25 1855, Tolles' special eyepiece (573'), 1/16 patent eyepiece by Gundlach patd 1879, 1/6 immersion lens in case(802) [the celebrated "sixth" of the aperture controversy], two brass shields used by Wenham with above, in glass topped brass box(860), 1/10in water immersion object glass by Tolles, in case, 1/4in o.g. with prism illumination in case(801), Nosepiece Rotator(232), Tolles large transparent stage and aperture measurer(427), candle holder(446), 1/4in object glass by Tolles with conical front, in cardboard case (not original), amplifier by "Tolles, Boston", camera Lucida by Tolles, 4-in amplifier by Gundlach in case(298), transverse substage by Tolles (426), (215).
Celestial globe (12-inch) by Josiah Loring, Boston
Celestial globe (12-inch) by Josiah Loring, Boston, 1833, after Smith's New English Globe on turned wooden base with brass meridian ring
Weights from the Castlereagh Collection for Boston (USA)
Weighing & Measuring
Weights from the Castlereagh Collection for Boston (USA). Boxed set of 6 cylindrical brass weights for the Troy and Avoirdupois system in a leather bound lockable case.
Cataract cryoextractor, disposable, plastic(?), in
Cataract cryoextractor, disposable, plastic(?), in paper and plastic container, by Rudolph Beaver of Belmont (Boston), Massachusetts, United States of America, c. 1980
Ritchie's patent liquid compass
Ritchie's patent liquid compass with hollow metal cross type compass rose in tin bowl, (cover glass of compass broken - see note). By E. S. Ritchie (patentee), Boston, 1863.
Notice of ‘The late Sarti's new Florentine anatomical model’ exhibit, Boston, England, c. 1854
Printed Notice: The Late Sarti's New Florentine Anatomical Model .... Now open at the Assembly Rooms, Boston [Lincolnshire]. c.1854. Printed by Joshua Beverley, Market-place, Boston. overall: 52.5x27.2cm
Admission ticket to medical lectures on midwifery, Boston, United States, 1830-1837
admission ticket to medical lectures on the theory and practice of midwifery, Harvard University, USA, for Mr Henry Blanchard. Card 8.5x12cm, printed in red and dated 1 November 1837. Given by Dr Walter Channing.
Baxter dual-arm collaborative robot, with two plastic carrying boxes containing alternative gripper attachments
Baxter dual-arm collaborative robot, with two plastic carrying boxes containing alternative gripper attachments, designed and made by Rethink Robotics, United States, and Active Robots Limited, Radstock, Bath and North East Somerset, England, 2012-2016
Dental anaesthetic syringe, the "New Imperial No.2
Dental anaesthetic syringe, the "New Imperial No.2" nickel plated brass, by the Randall-Faichney Co., USA, 1900-1935
Comins electro-psychrometer by the American Moiste
Comins electro-psychrometer by the American Moistening Co., 1910.
Sample book of knitwear yarns
1996 - 2001
Sample book of knitwear yarn Autum/Winter 2001 from Shiloh Spinners Ltd.
Dalton electric toaster, manufactured by Dalton He
Dalton electric toaster, manufactured by Dalton Heating Co. Inc., Boston, Mass., USA (pre 1939)
Carton of bronchial troches, by John I. Brown and
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Carton of bronchial troches, by John I. Brown and Son, U.S.A.
Four stage planing machine for wood, type 132 BM,
Hand and Machine Tools
Four stage planing machine for wood, type 132 BM, c. 1918, made by F A Wood, Boston, USA
"Anodyne Filling" temporary cement
Boxed glass bottles of "Anodyne Filling" temporary cement with instructions, by P.N. Condit, 120 Boylston Street, Boston, USA, 1930-1955
Enclosed, floor standing belt driven air blower wi
Enclosed, floor standing belt driven air blower with 12" diameter fan and 5" outlet, made by Sturtevant Company of Boston, USA
Grey-white sock by Shiloh Spinners Ltd
Grey-white sock, Shiloh Spinning Ltd Athena 7-ONM (4.3 Ne), 70% cotton, 15% viscose, 15% linen black.
Top: Mod; Bottom: Karen
A black and white portrait photograph entitled "Top: Mod; [and] Bottom: Karen" taken by Nicola Manning in 1985. From the Impressions Gallery exhibition 'National Portrait exhibition: Photographs by children aged 8-18 years', 12th October - 11th November 1985.
Hawk-Eye Junior box camera for 3
Hawk-Eye Junior box camera for 3.5"x3.5" roll film or glass plates, serial number 10046. Manufactured by the Blair Camera Co., Boston, USA, c 1898. Overall: 130 mm x 116 mm x 157 mm.
Hawk-Eye Junior box camera
Hawk-Eye Junior box camera for 3.5"x3.5" roll film or glass plates, serial number 6397 or 0897. Manufactured by the Blair Co., Boston, USA, c1897. Overall: 125 mm x 116 mm x 156 mm.
Blair Hawk-Eye Junior Camera
Blair Hawk-Eye Junior 4x5 made by the Blair Camera Company, Boston Mass. USA. Box camera for 3 1/2" wide rollfilm or plates 4 x 5". Simple lens fixed aperture; lever focusing 100-8'; rotating shutter three speeds (unmarked) and T. Two reflecting finders. Rollfilm runs in hollow side through exposing chamber; removable ground glass focussing screen, provision for accepting darkslide. Pat, Feb 25 1890.
Keystone Twin Lens 409 Pocket Camera
Made in USA. Pocket camera for 110 cartridge film. Sliding portrait lens. Flipflash socket.