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'Szondi-Test', psychological test, Switzerland, 1947
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Szondi-Test, Experimentelle triebdiagnostik, Testband. Box set containing cards with photographic portraits, includes instructions. From effects of psychiatrist Ann Dally.
Logitech FotoMan digital camera
Logitech FotoMan (Digitalkamera aus der Steinzeit) RA digital camera. Monochrome digital camera. First truly digital camera. 320x240 (latter 376x284) resolution; 1Mb internal RAM; fixed focus f4.5 lens. Serial No FAL22921198. In recharging stand, built-in flash. Logitech, Switzerland, 1990
Paillard-Bolex B8 8mm cine camera
Paillard-Bolex B8 cinecamera. Made in Switzerland. Standard 8mm. Yvar lens F:13mm f/1.9, No. 548378, and Kinotel lens F:38mm f/1.9, No. 2094, in two lens turret. Clockwork drive 8-64 fps. Totaly closing adjustable shutter. No. 616799.
Paillard-Bolex H8 8mm cine camera
Paillard Bolex H8 cine camera. Cine camera for double run 8mm film, 100 foot spools. Three lens turret; Meyer-Gorlitz Kino Plasmat lens F:12.5mm f/1.5-11. No 782189. Dallmeyer 25mm lens f/1.9-16 No 206500. Dallmeyer F:1 1/2 inch f/1.9-16 lens, No 213206. Clockwork motor drive; claw intermittent, two continuous sprockets. 8,16, 24, 32, 64 fpr. Back wind handle; optional hand turning. Single/ over frame facility, T/I exposires. Rotary frame counter, Direct vision optical finder, parallax compensation, hinged auxiliary lenses for telephoto lenses. Critical focuser, reflex type for top lens on turret. No 10630.
Paillard Bolex H16 16mm Cine Camera
Paillard-Bolex H16 cine camera with fitted case, instructions and pistol grip. It has a three lens turret; Kern Yvar F=16mm f/1:2.8, Serial No 154788; Kern Switar F=25mm f/1.4, Serial No 156462; Kern Yvar F=75mm f/1:2.8 lenses, Serial No 150601; all three lens by Kern-Paillard, Switzerland.
Hermes Ambassador typewriter, c. 1960
Printing & Writing
Hermes Ambassador typewriter, c. 1960, made in Switzerland.
Human growth hormone
Sample of SAIZEN recombinant human growth hormone for clinical trial use, made by Laboratories Serono, Switzerland, 1987
Explanted Relay dual chamber demand pacemaker
Main part of explanted Relay dual chamber demand pacemaker, with two leads, ends missing, senses and delivers pulses to both the atrium and ventricle, with sensor enabling response to variations in activity by wearer, by Intermedics SA, Switzerland, from St George's Hospital, Tooting, 1993.
atomic clock prototype for 'Galileo' satellite, 2002
Prototype atomic clock for use with the Galileo communications satellite, manufactured by Temex Neuchâtel Time SA, Swizerland, 2002
Bolex 150 Super 8mm Cine Camera
Cine camera for Super 8 cartridge film; hinged lens cover; Paillard Box zoom lens F:8.5-30mm, f/1.9; refelx finder, visible meter needle, auto exposure; macrofocusing capability - faulty; electric motor drive. The first Bolex Super 8 camera is of strikingly unconventional design, not only externally but inside the camera body too. Uniquely, the light from the lens is deflected 90 degrees by a prism inside the body so that the film cartridge sits horizontally above the lens. The f/1.9 8.5-30mm zoom lens is built into the camera housing and its focus and zoom setting is adjusted by the knurled knob. It has through-the-lens CdS metering and can be operated at 18 frames/second or a single frame at a time.
Swiss cylinder escapement pocket watch
Swiss cylinder escapement pocket watch with subsidiary seconds hand, 8 jewels, movement and case marked GT, in plated case with engine-turned silver back insert, case also marked 800M and numbered 254161 inside back, Switzerland, 1850-1899
Vaccine cold chain monitor cards, Switzerland, 1994
Public Health & Hygiene
Ten Vaccine Cold Chain Monitor Cards, with instructions in English, which irreversibly change colour if exposed to temperatures above the safe limit, approved by UNICEF and the World Health Organisation for use in the Expanded Programme on Immunisation. Manufactured by Berlinger & Co, Ganterschwil, Switzerland and supplied by the UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1994
Tessina camera. Subminiature camera for 35mm film 14 x 21mm. Coated tessinon lens F: 25mm f 2.8-22. 2 blade shutter 2/4/8/15/30/60/125/250/500/B/X/F/M flash synchronisation. Coaxial socket. Clockwork motor for automatic wind on. Reflex focusing viewfinder, adjustable to 1 foot, depth of field indicator. Collapsing sports finder, optical type. Film at right angle to optical path of lens. Pictures taken via surface of a silvered mirror. With wrist strap. Manufactured by Concava AG, Switzerland. c.1961
Carved wooden male anatomical figure, Switzerland, 1731-1770
Anatomy & Pathology
Carved wooden male anatomical figure showing musculative and arterial system, right arm missing. Made in Switzerland, mid-18th century. Copy/variation of the full-scale statue produced by Jean-Antoine Houdon in Paris in 1767.
'De humani corporis fabrica' by Vesalius, published Basel, Switerland, 1555
Book, Vesalius, De humani corporis fabrica, second edition, 1555
Centrifugal blood analyser, Switzerland, 1988-1998
COBAS® bio centrifugal analyser, Roche Diagnostics, Switzerland, 1988-1998
Longines 'Ultraquartz Cybernetic' quartz analogue wristwatch, 1969-70.
Ultraquartz "Cybernetic" quartz analogue wristwatch by Longines, Switzerland, c.1969. With seconds hand and date indicator. An example of the first quartz wristwatch of European origin. Case back marked '16' and '228794'.
Dried smallpox vaccine
Public Health & Hygiene
One of two ampoules, in boxes, of Dried Smallpox Vaccine B.P. (Ovine) by Swiss Serum and Vaccine Institute, expires 1981. Box also contains glass vial, instruction leaflet and a rubber attachment.
Geneva independent centre seconds movement
Geneva independent centre seconds movement, horizontal escapement, seconds hand missing, damaged, 1801-1900, Switzerland, donated by Evan Roberts in 1916
Display case, for quartz wrist watch: Swatch 'AquaChrono'
Rigid plastic display case for Swatch 'AquaChrono' quartz wrist watch.
A resonator and miniature turntable from a "Mikiphone" pocket phonograph
A resonator and miniature turntable from a "Mikiphone" pocket phonograph, Switzerland, Europe, 1923
Flik-Flak quartz analogue child's wristwatch
Flik-Flak quartz analogue child's wristwatch, Swiss made by ETA, c.1988. Black-painted aluminium case, dial marked for easy reading by a child with hours and minutes numbered. On red fabric strap., 1987-1989
Electronic f300 Hz Seamaster Chronometer wrist watch
Electronic f 300 Hz Seamaster Chronometer wrist watch made by Omega, of Bienne, Switzerland, with escapement made by Bulova controlled by an electrically maintained tuning fork, sold new in Jersey, Channel Islands, in 1972
Omega Marine Chronometer, 1950-1976
Omega Megaquartz 2400 marine chronometer, 1950-1976
Quartz master clock QM 1, with movement by Patek P
Quartz master clock QM 1, with movement by Patek Phillippe, Switzerland, 1965-1975. Supplied by English Clock Systems.
Naphtanilide Dyestuffs in Printing, Rohner, 1920-1993
Dye book, ‘Naphtanilide Dyestuffs in Printing’, by Rohner Aktiengesellschaft, Switzerland, 1920-1993
Bar movement with Geneva lever escapement
Bar movement with Geneva lever escapement no.16670, incomplete, 1801-1900, Switzerland, donated by Evan Roberts in 1916
Drimaren X – Reactive Dyestuffs for Exhaustion Dyeing, Sandoz, 1939-1993
Dye book, ‘Drimaren X – Reactive Dyestuffs for Exhaustion Dyeing’, by Sandoz Limited, Switzerland, 1939-1993
Glass faced skeleton clock.
'Skeleton clock' made by Jaeger-LeCoultre, Switzerland, 1937-1938. Consists of miniature clock movement with an anchor escapement, supported on a transparent glass clock face which is in a circular frame upon a curved stand.
Presenta Pocket Ciné Silent 9.5mm projector/viewer
PPC (Presenta Pocket Ciné) Silent 9.5mm projector/viewer. Pocket sized viewer and projector for 9.5mm film in closed cassettes. Retailed in United Kingdom by Presenta Ltd, manufactured in Switzerland, 1926. British Patent Nos 259935 and 267812; other patents pending. Cable missing plug attachment.
Self-service ticket machine
Fixtures & Fittings from Railway Buildings
Self-service ticket machine, model B8050 by Ascom Autelca AG, Gunlingen- Bern, Switzerland.
Three Werner's models illustrating racemization
Three Werner's models illustrating racemization, by Science Museum Workshops, South Kensington, London, England, 1920-1924
Face mould for administering radiotherapy
Full face mould applicator with plaster of paris mould insert, one of three, for administering radiotherapy using the 35 MeV betatron for cancer therapy, by Brown Boveri, Switzerland, from St. Luke's Hospital, Guildford, 1962-65.
Landis & Gyr Rotating Sub Standard Meter
Landis & Gyr Rotating Sub Standard Meter
Compass miniature camera
Miniature all-metal camera for 24 x 36mm plates. Fitted with a Kern anastigmat lens F:35mm, f/3.5 NO.CCL 3B rotating plate with 4 apertures: B-3.5, W-4.5, H-6.3, G-16. With multiple speed rotating shutter 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3, 2, 1.5, 1/2/4/8/10/16/25/32/50/64/125/200/250/375/500/T. Rotating plate with 3 fillers: K1 ortho, P2 G panchro, P4 1X panchro. Lens cover with depth of field scale. Coupled coincidence type rangefinder. Direct vision optical finder converting right angle finder. Extinction type exposure meter is built into the viewfinder with two ranges. With a spirit level and a click stop rotating tripod bush for panoramic photographs. There is provision for a stereo head. With a ground glass focusing screen with magnifier. The back swings out to accept plate holder with a removable attachment of film holder. No. 3691. Jaegar LeCoultre, 1937.
Stethoscope: CADItec electronic 'Cadiscope', with
Stethoscope: CADItec electronic 'Cadiscope', with integral phonocardiogram (graphic recording of the heart sounds) and electrocardiogram ( a record of the electrical activity of the heart) display. (Number 120 in R.Wilkie's catalogue)
Total Station surveying instrument, Swiss, 1975-1979
TCI Tachymat surveying instrument with recording attachment, in two carrying cases, by Wild Heerbrugg A.G., Switzerland, 1975-1979. The earliest form of total station
Amuletic pendant depicting William Tell
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Amuletic pendant in form of metal figure of William Tell with crossbow, De Mortillet collection, Swiss, 1851-1920
Anthropometric callipers in canvas roll
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Anthropometric calliper in canvas roll, as modified for use in the Harpenden Growth Study, by GPM Gneupel, Switzerland, 1930-1948.
Research microscope, Nikon L-Ke with interchangeab
Research microscope, Nikon L-Ke with interchangeable binocular and monocular eyepiece tubes, with box, Japanese, 1971-1979
Wooden towel rail, Switzerland, 1750-1900
Wooden towel rail, in the form of a human figure, with arms outstretched holding towel roller, cansdand painted, Swiss, 1750-1900
Victorinox 'Swiss Army' knife
Victorinox 'Swiss Army' knife, by Victorinox, Switzerland, 1999
Pocket Tripod for Compass Camera
Pocket tripod in fountain pen shape. Opens to 9 or 12 inches high with a built in ball and head socket. Jaegar LeCoultre, 1937.
Fi-Cord 101 Portable Tape Recorder/Dictating Machine, 1965
Fi-Cord 101 Portable Tape Recorder/Dictating Machine by Fi-Cord International, Switzerland, 1965
Bol Cinegraphe camera
Bol Cinegraphe camera/projector/printer. Hand turned cine camera for 35mm film. Fitted with a Solar Bol anastigmat lens F: 55mm f/3.5-24 in removable mount. No. 14527. 8 frame handle. Film in 30 foot chambers, daylight loading. Frame finder with pendulum level and exposure calculator. Indicator for open/ closed shutter. Slots to permit use as printer. Rotary footage counter.
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Earthenware pap boat with polychrome painted decoration, Swiss, 1701-1900
Pocket Watch with Tourbillon Mechanism, 1850-1910
Swiss lever watch with tourbillon movement, 1850-1910
Plastic box used to store components associated with the Thorens high-fidelity sound system
Plastic box used to store components associated with the Thorens high-fidelity sound system, by Solar-Quartz. Front of box is inscribed; ‘parts of the QUAD record player’