Wooden model of Mass Radiography Unit x-ray apparatus, scale approx 1:12, with 7 figures, English, 1948-1955
Mass miniature radiography was used in the United Kingdom from 1936 until the 1970s. Doctors using radiography and X-rays found that some of those who appeared ‘healthy’ still showed signs of disease, such as lesions in the lungs caused by pulmonary tuberculosis. It was the ability to detect and diagnose this disease that motivated the development of cheap and quick radiography units. X-ray units are now available in hospitals. This model shows what a unit would have looked like and it may have been made for an exhibition or to show people what to expect at a mobile unit.
- Object Number:
green man figure: 162 mm x 58 mm x 32 mm,
figure: 163 mm x 65 mm x 35 mm, 0.08kg
display shelf: 598 mm x 302 mm,
area of model: 185 mm x 460 mm x 205 mm,
- visual and verbal communication
Cite this page
We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.
Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero
Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence
Download catalogue entry as json
Download manifest IIIF
Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.