Search our collection
Volumes entitled: "The natural history of British shells including figures and descriptions of all the species hitherto discover'd in Great Britain systematically arranged ('in the Linnean manner')"
Collection of documents relating to the work of Marc Isambard Brunel, mainly concerning the Thames Tunnel
Volume entitled: "Some Account of Lewis Paul and his Invention of the machine for spinning cotton and wool by Rollers and his claim to such Invention to the exclusion of John Wyatt"
Journal of Weights, Measures, Weighing and Measuring Equipment submitted for Testing and Fees received by the Trading Standards Officer
Collection of letters to Richard Trevithick, mainly concerning the design and efficiency of steam-engines
Albums documenting the laying of submarine cables (Sierra Leone-Ascension, Durban-Mauritius)
Collection of documents relating to Arthur John Bohringer, automobile engineer and designer
1 box and 1 sleeve
Early submarine cables and grapnel, 1858-1866.
Glazed case (no glass) containing specimens of submarine cables etc:- viz: (a) two specimens of shore end and two specimens of main cable of each of Atlantic cables, 1858, 1865 and 1866; (b) two specimens of grapnel rope used in recovery of 1865 cable; (c) two specimens of 1865 cable recovered; (d) model of grapnel used in recovery of 1865 cable
Earthenware eye bath
Earthenware eyebath, with ornamental moulded stem, English
Mechanical telephone, 1880-1920
Mechanical telephone, used for communicating between two places a short distance apart, unknown maker, probably British, 1880-1920
Demainbray's optical model
King George III
Optical model of a spectrum with inverted colours, maker unknwon, 1752. Once belonged to Stephen Demainbray. A handwritten inscription on the base reads: 'Prism screen & convex lens/Colours inverted '4''.
Volume entitled: "Hipparchus of Bithynia. Of the Phenomena of Aratus and Eudoxus. The 3rd Exposition out of Book 3 in 3 Expositions"
Letters patent granted to Thomas Farmer for 'Improvements in treating Pyrites to obtain Sulphur, Sulphurous Acid and other products'
Parchment, with attached (broken) wax seal in can, housed in a wooden/leather box
Portsmouth Dockyard notebook
Manuscript notebook with handcoloured sketches and a fold out plan at the back. The book is contained in a box.
Letters patent granted to Stephen Thomas Wentworth for 'Improvements in burners for consuming gas and air combined', plus ephemeral material
Parchment, with attached wax seal in can
Collection of papers of Professor Carus-Wilson relating to electrical and railway engineering and astronomy
Bound manuscript translation entitled: "The Evolution & Future of Large Sailing Ships" by Professor W. Laas; translated by James Hayes
Scrapbook entitled: "Centenary of Sir Joseph Swan. With Description of Swan's Electric Light, as used at the Residence of Sir Wm. G. Armstrong, Cragside"
Photograph album presented to Field Marshall Viscount French of Ypres as a memento of His Lordship's visit to Olympia, Leeds