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A. Abraham & Co., Opticians and Mathematical Instrument Makers
Trade card: Advertisement for A. Abraham & Co., Opticians and Mathematical Instrument Makers, 20 Lord Street, Liverpool., established 1817. ms date 1855, 9.2x12cm, conserved backed and edged to 13.2x15.4cm Description of goods offered, some prices, (Calv. 1) (C.C. 75)
Scophony model 123 Standard High Speed Scanner Motor
Scophony model 123 "Standard High Speed Scanner Motor", manufactured by Scophony Limited, 1938.
AVO Expsoure Meter
AVO exposure meter, BP 450546. Photoelectric meter, match needle type. In original carton with instructions.
Eclipse collapsible bellows camera
Eclipse collapsible bellows camera Patent No. 4102. for single dry plates, negative size 3 1/4 x 4 1/4. Lens panel supported by two wooden braces. Fitted with a Taylor T Hobson Rapid Rectilienear lens, approx F.8 4 1/2" lens with rotary between the shutter T and instantaneous. Of fixed speeds, cocked by rotating the shutter blade with release on lens barrel. Fitted in a helical mount. J F Shew c.1890
Excise officer's slide rule
Excise officer's slide rule, boxwood, 12" long, with four slides, inscribed "Edwd Roberts maker in Dove Court in Old Jewry London", in leather case
Public Health & Hygiene
Anti-diphtheritic serum made by Burroughs Wellcome, Snow Hill buildings, London, English
bottle; controlled drug; opium
Glass, oval based bottle with cork stopper. Paper label on front of bottle. Containing an estimated 288 Tabloid brand of Lead and Opium tablets. Paper label on reverse reads 'from Stanley, Expedition'.
Stereocard '168 The Bank, London'
Stereocard '168 The Bank, London', taken by an unknown photographer about 1900.
Shew 'Eclipse' 1/4-plate camera, with 3 slides, 1890
Shew 'Eclipse' 1/4-plate camera, with 3 slides, 1890.
Firemans' Farm in City of London
Photograph entitlted 'Firemans' Farm in City of London' by Planet News Ltd, 9 August 1944. Gelatin silver print
Detachable lens shooting sights with case
Detachable lens shooting sights fitted with spring clips for attaching to a firearm, in leather pouch case, by F. Cox, 100 Ludgate Street, London England, 1800-1850.
The City, London
Vintage silver gelatin print entitled 'The City, London' by Tony Ray-Jones, 1967. It is notated with printing instructions. It is one of a series of prints where Ray-Jones suggested changes to the print's tonal contrast.
Election of Sheriffs
A black and white silver gelatin print entitled 'Election of Sheriffs', taken by Keith Dobney at The Guildhall, London in 1987. From the Impressions Gallery exhibition 'Photographs from the Independent Newspaper'.
Plate Changer For 'Eclipse' Camera
automatic plate changer for 12 dry plates for the Eclipse collapsible bellows camera Patent No. 4102. for single dry plates, negative size 3 1/4 x 4 1/4. J F Shew c.1890
Shews eclipse shutter
Shews Eclipse Shutter. Rotating springloaded wheel operates reciprocating shutter plate. Speed adjustable by screw-operated brake.
Burroughs Antiseptic Wound Pad, light gauze, in pa
Burroughs Antiseptic Wound Pad, light gauze, in paper wrapping, English, by Burroughs Wellcome of Snow Hill Buildings, London, early 20th century
Azimuth compass, British., 1760-1780
Azimuth compass with mahogany body, by Dollond family, London, 1760-1780.
Bank, The City - Work Stations 1987-1988
One colour print by Anna Fox titled: 'BANK, THE CITY - WORK STATIONS 1987-1988'. Acquired under the terms of the 1989 Sun Life Photography Awards
Focusing screen for a Robinson micro-camera
Focusing screen for a Robinson micro-camera.
Two Wooden Darkslides
Two wooden darkslides for an Eclipse collapsible bellows camera Patent No. 4102. for single dry plates, negative size 3 1/4 x 4 1/4.
Eclipse collapsible bellows camera
Eclipse collapsible bellows camera Patent No. 4102. for single dry plates, negative size 3 1/4 x 4 1/4. Lens panel supported by two wooden braces. Fitted with a French Doublet lens, approx F.8 4 1/2" lens with rotary between the shutter T and instantaneous. Of fixed speeds, cocked by rotating the shutter blade with release on lens barrel. Fitted in a helical mount. J F Shew c.1890.
Marine barometer, 1853
Marine barometer by John Charles Dennis, Bishopsgate Street, City of London, 1853
Xit 2A camera
Collapsing side panel strur camera for 3 1/4 x 4 1/4" plates. Busch Detective Aplant No 2 lens F:5" f/6-64. Shew Pneumatic shutter (=Unicum) by Bausch & Lomb. 1/2/5/25/50/100/B/T. Helical focusing mount. Ground glass focusing screen. Detachable brilliant reflecting finder. Front slides up for rising front. With one blockform double darkslide, lens cap and cable release.
Glass bottle of Tabloid Dover Powder tablets
Glass bottle with cork stopper full of Tabloid brand 5 gr. Dover Powder tablets. 83 mm x 45 mm x 25 mm, 73g. Handwritten label on back of the bottle reads, 'From Stanley's Expedition'. By Burroughs Wellcome, Snow Hill, London, 1880-1900.
bottle; controlled drug; opium
Glass, oval based bottle with cork stopper. Paper label on front of bottle. Containing an estimated 288 Tabloid brand of Opium tablets. Paper label on reverse reads 'from Stanley, Expedition'.
Hobb's six lever protector lock with two keys
Locks & Fastenings
Example of Hobb's six lever protector lock with two keys
Robinson micro-camera. Manufactured by J Robinson and Sons, Optician, 172 Regent Street, London. Small mahogany box camera for pictures 1 1/2" x 2" on 1 3/4 x 2 1/4" plates.
Ship Flamex carbons for arclamp
Box of 44 Ship Flamex carbons, 9mm x 8". In original (unopened) box.
The City, London
Vintage silver gelatin print entitled 'The City, London' by Tony Ray-Jones, 1967. This was reproduced as plate 96 in Ray-Jones' posthumous book 'A Day Off - An English Journal' published in 1974.
Wollaston type single lens micrometer
Brass Wollaston type eyepiece micrometer, by George Dollond, London, England 1813-1852
travel guide - gossiping guide to wales. on & off the cambrian and mid-wales railway
Travel Guide, "Gossiping Guide to Wales. On & Off the Cabrian and Mid-Wales Railway", 1870, incorporating places to visit and myths, cost 6d, 142 pages, soft cover, cover illustration showing Whittington Castle, inscribed inside "W Jockson". 7.0866 x 4.9213 in.
Eclipse plate camera
Eclipse plate camera, made by J. F. Shew & Co. London. Collapsing A form, wooden camera for RR lens, rotating aperture plate f/8,11,16,32. Rotary shutter T/I. Helical screw and lever focusing inf.- 1 1/2 yards. Shew removable , reflecting finder. 1 double wooden bookform darkslide. No focusing screen. (M477)
The Pencil of Nature
Bound copy of 'The Pencil of Nature' No 1, by William Henry Fox Talbot, published by Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, Paternoster Row, London, 1844. (Plates 14, 16 & 18 lacking). Published over two years in six fasicles, between June 1844 and April 1846 (fasicle 1 - 24 June 1844; fasicle 2 - January 1845; fasicle 3 - May 1845; fasicle 4 - June 1845; fasicle 5 - December 1845; fasicle 6 - April 1846).
Menthol plaster dressing, light gauze, in metal co
Menthol plaster dressing, light gauze, in metal container, English, by Burroughs Wellcome of Snow Hill Buildings, London, 1900-1918
Trade card: Andrew Ross
Trade card: Andrew Ross, 2, Featherstone Buildings, High Holborn. 1853. A printed table of magnifying powers of object- and eye-glasses of a microscope. Values inserted in manuscript. (Calv. 323) (C.C. 142) Note: The dimensions of the card are reported as being 120mm x 185mm, whereas the Trade Card catalogue shows the card having dimensions 98mm x 158mm.
Trade Card:- Matthew Richardson, late Apprentice to Mr Scarlett at Sr. Isaac Newton's Head, & Golden Spectacles, against York Buildings in ye Strand. Optician to his Majesty. 7 1/4"x4 3/4" (Calv. 317)
Trade Card:- John Cuff. At the Sign of the Reflecting Microscope and Spectacles, against Serjeant's-Inn Gate in Fleet Street. Optician, Spectacle, and Microscope Maker. 6 5/ x 9 1/2-inches (Calv. 101)
Trade Card for Ed[ward] Scarlett, at the Archimedes & Globe near St Ann's Church Soho London. Optician to his Majesty King George the Second. In English, French and Dutch. 9 3/8"x11 3/8" (Calv. 339)
Ivy Bridge Viaduct, South Devon Railway
Pictorial Collection (Railway)
Engraving. 'Ivy Bridge Viaduct, South Devon Railway'. Drawn by J F Burrell. Engraved by A Ashley. Drawn and engraved for the British Gazetteer. Published by H G Collins, 22 Paternoster Row, London. Dimensions: 6.5748 x 10.0394 in (167 x 255 mm).