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Jugum penises, United Kingdom, 1880-1920
Jugum penis, an anti-masturbatory device also known as a spermatorrhoea ring, steel, nickel-plated, probably British, 1880-1920
'Build a Better Burger' game
Nutrition & Food Technology
Game, 'Build a Better Burger' game for 2-4 players ages 5 and over, marked 'All the action of a real fast food restaurant!', players compete to be the first to assemble a meal according to the menu card they select, made by Action Games and Toys Ltd, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, under license from Lakeside Games (a division of Leisure Dynamic Inc, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA), 1984-1986.
Pair of prosthetic limbs, for Thalidomide affected 9-year old child
Pair of prosthetic limbs made for a child, Tracey Baynam, aged 9 years, affected by thalidomide, made by J E Hanger, United Kingdom, May 1971
Liquid-filled plastic lens television magnifier, 1935-1965
'Standlens' liquid-filled plastic lens for magnifying a television picture, mounted on adjustable wooden stand, probably made by Lumex, probably British, 1935-1965
Cat-o-nine tails, United Kingdom, 1700-1850
Cat o'nine tails, whip-cord with wooden handle, reputedly British Navy, 1700-1850
Motorola 'GSM flare' mobile telephone, 1995
Motorola GSM flare mobile phone, type 6200, made by Motorola, British, 1995. Pack no. S4647BBBB
DLR No. 5 headphones from Wireless Set No. 38, 1939-1945
Headphones DLR no. 5 from wireless set no. 38 Mk. II serial no. 6319, unknown maker, British, 1939-1945
Section of a CB1 manual telephone exchange switchboard, 1925-1960
Section of a CB1 manual telephone exchange switchboard with positions for three operators, unknown maker, British, 1925-1960. In use at Enfield Telephone Exchange 22 July 1925 to 5 October 1960
Motorola 'Timeport' L7089 mobile telephone, 1999-2002
Motorola L7089 mobile phone, manufactured by Motorola, British, 1999-2002. The first tri-band model that could be used on GSM system in USA and Europe
Viscount telephone, 1982-1995
Viscount telephone, S/N 89171029261, made by Standard Telephones and Cables for British Telecom, British, 1982-1995. Bronze coloured telephone with twelve black buttons and three white buttons, black cable.
Cut-away model of the T.S. 'Olympic', 1910-1937
Cut-away model, scale 1:144, of the triple-screw passenger liner, the T.S. 'Olympic' (1910), with painted panel showing the inner compartments with passengers, made by Bassett-Lowke Limited, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, 1910-1937
Aerial tuning inductor from the Rugby Radio Station, 1943-1966
Variable inductance coil for tuning the aerial of the very-low-frequency (16 kHz) transmitter (callsign GBR) installed at Rugby Radio Station, unknown maker, British, 1943-1966. Constructed in 1943 to the original 1926 design, and as modified in 1966, together with separate transformer and variometer with supporting framework.
Penicillium mould presented by Alexander Fleming
A sample of Penicillium mould presented by Alexander Fleming to Douglas Macleod, 1935.
CRS WISARD and key
Computing & Data Processing
Artificial intelligence (neural network) computer built for pattern recognition 1981 (WISARD) and key
Vickers-Maxim machine gun (deactivated), smooth jacket, comp
Public Health & Hygiene
Vickers-Maxim machine gun (deactivated), Mark I, complete with tripod and smooth jacket, .303 calibre, by Vickers Limited, United Kingdom
Anderson-type obstetrical forceps, United Kingdom, 1901-1930
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Forceps, obstetrical, Anderson, steel, nickel-plated, by Reynolds and Branson, British, early 20th century
A steam hammer at work
James Hall Nasmyth
Painting. [A steam hammer at work] / by James Nasmyth (1808-1890), 1871. Oil on board; 40 x 50 cm, in gilt frame 52x62x6cm. Initialled and dated bl, J.N. 1871. This is an apotheosis of the artist-engineer's invention of 1839 as a triumph of civil engineering. Inside a foundry works, the large steam hammer is shaping a massive iron bar before it can be rolled onto a plate. Possibly the sketch exhibited at a Conversazione of the Institution of Civil Engineers on 1871 June 6, item 46, and painted at their request. Steel-making
Gecophone crystal detector radio set no. 1, 1923
Gecophone crystal detector radio set no. 1, complete with instruction handbook, made by the General Electric Company Limited, British, 1923. Instruction handbook not mentioned in the nominal file (4868), nor on the form 100. Polished mahogany case with a lift up lid and ebonite control panel.
Three-dimensional model of electricity consumption in Manchester
Three-dimensional chart used by Central Electricity Generating Board, c.1954.
Pace DSL4000 IPTV set-top box with Remote Control
Pace model DSL4000 IPTV set-top box, with remote control, manufactured by Pace plc, British, 2001.
Volume 1 No. 1 of "Television" monthly magazine, 1928
Volume 1 number 1 of "Television" monthly magazine, "The Official Organ of the Television Society", published by Television Press Limited, British, March 1928.
Section of TAT-8 transatlantic optical fibre cable, 1989
Section of TAT-8 transatlantic optical fibre cable in display case, made by British Telecom International, British, 1989. Brass plaque inscribed:- 'Section of TAT-8- the first transatlantic optical fibre cable. Presented to the Science Museum, London, by Mr. Alan Jefferis, director, satellite and lines, British Telecom International, on 22nd March 1989'.
Magneto-ringing Ericsson telephone, 1892-1920
Magneto-ringing Ericsson telephone, mouthpiece chipped, two base supports missing, probably made by British L M Ericsson, British, 1892-1920
Zonephone handset, 1989-1991
Zonephone Handset, Serial No. 83229411, by Ferranti Creditphone Limited, England, 1989-1991
Trevithick's model road locomotive engine
Trevithick's original model road locomotive engine, unsigned, British, 1796-1802. This model is possibly constructed by either Richard Trevithick, or Whitehead & Co., of Manchester.
Marconi Mark II television camera head, 1951
Marconi Mark II television camera head, made by Marconi's Wireless Telegraphy Company Limited, British, 1951.
Glass flask containing urine
Glass flask, containing urine, prepared by Lister, used in his experiments on putrefaction, from 1871-1877
Trimphone in two-tone green, 1982
Two-tone green Trimphone with dial (tele 8772G), also known as a Phoenixphone, from the Snowdon Collection, manufactured for British Telecom, British, 1982
Model of the Blue Star Line T.S. 'Arandora Star'
Whole model, scale 1:48, of the Blue Star Line twin-screw turbine steamer 'Arandora Star' (launched in 1927), probably by Cammel Laird and Co Ltd, Birkenhead, England, 1927-1946
Wall telephone with Blake transmitter, 1880-1900
Wall telephone with Blake transmitter, unknown maker, possibly the United Telephone Company, British, 1880-1900
J D Bernal's x-ray diffraction camera, United Kingdom, 1928
Oscillation-rotation x-ray diffraction camera (believed to be the first constructed in Great Britain). Used by Professor Bernal.
Clear green glass bottle for Mellin's Infant Food, United Kingdom, 1866-1950
Green clear glass bottle for Mellins Infants Food, no stopper, unsigned, United Kingdom, 1866-1950
Colt's stretcher for narrow trenches
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Colt's stretcher for narrow trenches, first World War, British, 1915-1918
Protective face mask, United Kingdom, 1917-1918
Protective mask, leather and chain mail, worn by tank crews, probably British, 1917-1918
Prosthetic limbs for a child afffected by thalidomide
Pair of prosthetic limbs made for a child, Tracey Baynam, aged 11 months affected by thalidomide, made by J E Hanger, United Kingdom, April 1963
Blue ridged glass bottle for arsenic, Europe, 1701-1935
Poison bottle, blue for arsenic in solution, unsigned, British, 1801-1935.
Standard morse key, 1880-1950
Standard Morse key 1222, made for the General Post Office, unknown maker, British, 1880-1950
Transdata acoustic coupler port for telephone data link 307, 1981-1990
Transdata acoustic coupler port for telephone data link 307, made by British Telecom, British, 1981-1990. Cream coloured with black cradles for telephone mouthpiece and earpirce, with British Telecom logo on the side.
Marconi-Reis transverse-current carbon microphone, 1925-1935
Marconi-Reis transverse-current carbon microphone, invented by Georg Neumann, unknown maker, British, 1925-1935.
Penile prosthesis, named as a Urolume Endourethral Prosthesis
Materials Science Gallery
Two Urolume Endourethral Prostheses, penile prosthesis implants, by AMS UK, United Kingdom, 1996. Contains Elgiloy as the metal component (see note).
wall telephone using a Blake transmitter, 1880-1890
Wall telephone with Blake transmitter, made by the United Telephone Company, 1880-1890
pole climbing irons, 1900-1960
Pole climbing irons for single pole, probably made by the General Post Office, British, 1900-1960
Baudot five key keyboard, 1897-1926
Baudot five key keyboard (without message desk) with 'send' and 'receive' switch for simplex working, Post Office pattern, unknown maker, British, 1897-1926
A crowd of people waiting to take a photograph
A photograph showing a crowd of people waiting to take a snapshot photograph, taken in 1950 by F Greaves for the Daily Herald.
Baird Model B 'Noah's Ark' Televisor
Baird Model B Televisor, 1928. These were also known as the 'Dual Exhibition' receiver, or the 'Noah's Ark' receiver. They were constructed in London at the Baird premises at 133 Long Acre. A very small number were made originally, 'perhaps only a dozen', according to the memoirs of TH Bridgewater, an engineer who worked for the Baird Company at this time. Nonetheless, they represent the first mass-produced television sets.
Motorola V3688 mobile telephone, 1998-2000
Motorola V3688 folding mobile telephone, made by Motorola, United Kingdom, 1998-2000
Child's bib printed with "MMR is safe, tell your friends"
Public Health & Hygiene
White child's cotton bib with printed message: "MMR is safe, tell your friends", from badscience.net, British, 2007.
Hand perforator and copy stand for Wheatstone automatic telegraph system, 1890-1910
Hand perforator and copy stand for Wheatstone automatic telegraph system, invented by Charles Wheatstone, unknown maker, probably British, 1890-1910. Wheatstone two unit stickpunch with paperslip dispenser.
Amateur radio call books, 1938 and 1951
1938 and 1951
Two amateur radio call books: RSGB Amateur Radio Call Book First Edition, published by the Radio Society of Great Britain, British, Autumn 1951; Radio Amateur Call Book Magazine Vol.19. (worldwide), unknown publisher, Summer 1938.