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Watch with mock pendulum, by M. Martinot
Watch by M.Martinot, Avignon, France, c.1700. Case made of gilt metal, covered in polished sharks skin. Dial made of repousse gilt brass, featuring a bust of Louis XIV, also with enamel hour plaques and inner enamel band. Watch wound through centre of dial. Short steel hand. Movement with verge escapement, Egyptian pillars and rack and pinion regulation. The balance and balance cock are very large; the latter with a section cut away to reveal a bob on the balance, known as a mock pendulum. Signed on movement 'M. Martinot A Avignon'.
Gas cylinder for nitrous oxide
Empty gas cylinder for nitrous oxide, part of medical equipment and tools supplied to members of the London’s Ambulance Cycle Response Unit
Clay pipe stamped “Henry Lyon”
James Watt's Garret Workshop
1 Clay pipe stamped “Henry Lyon”, stem broken, bowl chipped
Thorn-Ericsson 'Astrofon' telephone, 1981
'Astrofon' telephone, 1981, specially finished and inscribed to mark the inauguration of British Telecommunications on 1 October 1981, made by Thorn-Ericsson, Scunthorpe, England, 1981
six-stage super heterodyne receiver processed on the ECME system, 1936-1955
Six-stage super heterodyne receiver processed on the ECME system, probably made by Sargrove Electronics Ltd, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England, 1936-1955
Hip prosthesis, modification of Gosset type (1949). c. 1960, by Lusterlite Products Limited, Leeds, Yorkshire, England,
BBC L1 lip microphone, 1937-1960
L1 lip microphone, manufactured by Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Company Limited for the BBC, Chelmsford, Essex, England, 1937-1960
Lower limb artificial/prosthetic for a child living with limb difference
Pair of prosthetic legs for a child living with thalidomide impairments, including limb difference. The legs are non-jointed. The wooden feet have flat soles and red imitation shoe coverings. Made by Hanger in 1966.
Wandering hour watch by Sinclare, Dublin, c.1690
Watch with wandering hour dial by Gordon D. Sinclare, Dublin, c.1690. Silver case, with engraved back and bezel. Engraved silver dial, signed Sinclare. Wandering hour function comprising a semi circular slot in the dial , behind which is a blued steel disc with aperture for the hour figure, acting as pointer. Minute hand missing. Verge escapement with large balance, backplate signed 'Sinclare. Dublin. 146'.
'Channel' Band III television converter, type C2, 1955-1960
'Channel' Band III television converter, type C2, s/n2337, made by Channel Electronic Industries, Burnham on Sea, Somerset, England, 1955-1960
Hank Winding Machine
Cop-reel hank-winding machine, made by Platt Brothers & Co. Ltd, Oldham, 1897.
scale with metal stand for Thompson mirror speaking galvanometer, 1858
Scale on stand, for Thomson mirror speaking galvanometer, made by Elliott Brothers, Strand, London, England, 1858
Marine chronometer by E. Barthet, found on an abandoned ship
Marine chronometer by E. Barthet, Marseilles, France c.1840. Gimballed wooden box, with carry handle and sliding inspection hatch to top. Movement contained in a removable cannister. Silvered dial with central minute hand and subsidiary dials for hours and seconds; also a thermometer. Signed 'E Barthet A Marseille No 10' and 'Reaumur' under the thermometer; a reference to the Réaumur temperature scale. Fusee movement with double links to the fusee chain. Spring detent escapement with endwise adjustment. Two arm compensation balance, with spherical shaped balance spring. 30 hour duration.
Scale drawing of Nottingham Water Works Engine House, England, 1851-1860
[Engineering drawing] Nottingham Water Works. No. 12. Longitudinal Section of Engine House; Transverse Section of Boiler House / [T. Hawksley & Co. Line drawing with colour wash. Scale 1/4" : 1'. This item is on SM transparency BUI/C000013]
Braiding machine made around 1900, used at Croft Mill, Manchester.
One of four original Swan and Raven models used by Froude
One of four original Swan and Raven models used by William Froude on River Dart in 1867 measuring 6 foot in length.
Magnetic compass and sundial by Henry Sutton
Folding pocket compass and sundial in boxwood case made by Henry Sutton, Threadneedle Street, London, 1650-1665.
Bullion box containing lead shot
Miscellanea & Curiosities
Bullion Box, South Eastern Railway, box containing lead shot from Great Gold Robbery from London - Paris via Folkestone train on 15 May 1855.
Electric locomotive, No. E5001
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Electric locomotive, British Railways, Class 71 Bo-Bo, third rail 750V dc pick-up and overhead, No E5001, built at Doncaster in 1958, withdrawn in 1977.
Full-size replica of British Railways 'Duke of Gloucester' cab
Locomotives and Rolling Stock Components
Replica locomotive cab, British Railways, full-size cab from British Rail Class 8P Loco No.71000 'Duke of Gloucester'.
Bodmin & Wadebridge Railway, composite 1st & 2nd class railway carriage
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Railway carriage, four wheeled, composite (1st & 2nd Class), Bodmin & Wadebridge Railway, Prussian blue and cream livery, built in 1834. Length over buffers: 16' 2"
Portion of the first submarine cable between Dover and Calais, 1850
Portion of the first submarine cable laid between Dover and Calais, made by the Gutta Percha Company, Islington, London, England, 1850.
'Dutch forgery' watch signed John Wilter
'Dutch forgery' watch, signed John Wilter, Europe, c.1780. Gold coloured pair case, outer in repoussé style, but probably cast. Inner case stamped RRV but with no hallmark. Gold coloured champlevé dial with arcaded minute ring, signed 'Wilter, London'. Continental style hands. Movement with verge escapement, and balance bridge instead of balance cock. Signed on the movement ‘John Wilter, London’. Fine English type chain, seal and key.
Adjustable dental pelican with two claws
Dental pelican, adjustable, two claws, steel, Europe, 1720-1800
Print, 'Searching Fault' scene on 'Great Eastern' during the laying of the first Atlantic cable, 1865-1867
Coloured print of Robert Charles Dudley's 'Searching Fault' (scene on "Great Eastern" during laying of the first Atlantic cable), printed by Day and Son Limited, Camden, London, England, 1865-1867. Full title of the print is 'Searching for a fault after recovery of the cable from the bed of the Atlantic July 31st'
Print, 'Interior Tanks', a scene on 'Great Eastern' during the laying of the first Atlantic cable, 1865-1867
Coloured print of Robert Charles Dudley's 'Interior Tanks' (scene on "Great Eastern" during laying of the first Atlantic cable), printed by Day and Son Limited, Camden, London, England, 1865-1867. Full title of the work is 'Interior of one of the tanks aboard the Great Eastern - cable passing out'.
Two-wire telephone repeater, 1923-1925
Two-wire telephone repeater, made by Standard Telephones and Cables in collaboration with Western Electric Company, British, 1923-1925
Post mortem table ceramic
Anatomy & Pathology
Post mortem table ceramic, by Doulton, used until 1944 at the Rotherhithe Mortuary, c. 1925.
Cycling gloves, London Ambulance Cycle Response Unit
One pair of red, black and grey cycling gloves. Half fingered with velcro strap. Made by Specialized. Part of the uniform for the London’s Ambulance Cycle Response Unit. Owned and used by Tom Lynch.
One pair of black, Endura, cycling sunglasses. Orange lenses. Owned and used by Tom Lynch whilst trialling London’s Ambulance Cycle Response Unit.
Watson-Odelca x-ray set for mass miniature radiography, Europe, 1960-1961
Watson-Odelca photo-fluorographic x-ray set for mass miniature radiography (100mm images), by Watson and Sons (Electro-Medical), London, England, and N.V. Optische Industrie (De Oude Delft), specialist makers of X-ray equipment and optical technology, Delft, South Holland, Netherlands, used at Ilford Chest Clinic, London, England, where patients diagnosed with tuberculosis could be treated, 1960-1961
IBM ThinkPad 365e laptop computer
Computing & Data Processing
IBM ThinkPad 365e laptop computer, with Russian Cyrillic alphabet stickers on the keyboard keys, by IBM, Taiwan, 1997. This laptop computer was used in Helsinki, Finland.
Trademark printing block
Trademark printing block, used to stamp cotton cloth, around 1900.
Portable electrocardiograph, Cambridge, England, 1929
Portable electrocardiograph machine, No.C129668, by the Cambridge Instrument Co. Ltd., 1929.
Pye 'Cambridge International' 11-band broadcast receiver, 1953
Pye 'Cambridge International' 11-band broadcast receiver, type PE80, made by Pye Limited, Cambridge, England, 1953
Lancashire loom, made by J. & R. Shorrock, Darwen, c.1880, and used at Pennington Mill, Leigh.
Silver pill box, Birmingham, England, 1797
Silver cachou, pill or patch box, cylindrical with push on lid, hallmarked in Birmingham, possibly by Joseph Taylor, English, 1797
Clay tobacco pipe, Paris, France, 1840-1910
Clay tobacco pipe, tip of mouthpiece missing, bowl in form of skull, glass eye, one missing, nose bone, teeth touched up in white, short carved wood stem, by Gambier of Paris, French 1840-1910
Morning after contraceptive pills, Germany, 1986
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Morning-after contraceptive pills, "Schering PC4", by Schering, Germany, 1986
Specimen of Dover-Calais telegraph cable, 1851
Specimen of Dover to Calais telegraph cable showing corrosion, made by R S Newall and Company, Millwall, London, England, 1851
Specimen of the first transatlantic telephone cable, 1956
Specimen of the first transatlantic telephone cable, intermediate type or shore portion, made by Submarine Cables Limited, Erith, London, England, 1956.
sample of deep-sea section of first transatlantic cable, 1857-1858
Sample of deep-sea section of first transatlantic cable mounted on wooden presentation block, made by Glass, Elliot and Company, Greenwich, London, England, 1857-1858.
Ford model T Tourer car
Ford model T Tourer car, Reg. No. PP7963, Engine No. 1,122,607, by Ford Motor Company, Detroit, Wayne county, Michigan, United States, 1916
Cocked hat worn by French military surgeon
Cocked hat, beaver, belonging to military surgeon, French, 1790-1831
Scale Model 1:100 of the ULCC (ultra large crude carrier) Globtik Tokyo
BT Message Master series 1200 pager, 1980-2000
BT Message Master series 1200 pager, model 31D, made by British Telecom, Japan, 1980-2000. Black plastic pager with rectangular screen and two silver buttons plus clip, serial number 1212023. Phone number on the back: 930705007/7
Glass ampoule of liquid chloroform
Brown glass ampoule of chloroform, made by A Vicario, Paris, France, 1854-1945
SR 'Winston Churchill' 4-6-2 Battle of Britain Class, No 34051
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Steam locomotive, Southern Railway, Battle of Britain class 4-6-2 No 34051 "Winston Churchill", designed by O.V. Bulleid, built at Brighton in 1946, withdrawn in 1965.
Felt and Tarrant Comptometer, 1887.
Comptometer, early form (wooden box), 72 keys numbered, plate on top of box engraved " Trade Comptometer mark, Patd. July 19th 1887, Oct 11th 1887, Jan 8th 1889, June 11th 1889, Nov 25th 1890, Dec 15th 1891, Felt & Tarrant Manufacturing Co., Chicago"