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Avro Shackleton A.E.W. 2
Avro Shackleton A.E.W.2 reconnaissance aircraft, Military Service No. WR 960, made by A. V. Roe & Co. Ltd, Woodford, 1954.
Teletype teleprinter, 1910-1924
Teletype teleprinter, made by the Morkrum Company, Chicago, United States, 1910-1924
Electronic storm surge modelling machine
Electronic storm surge model, invented and constructed by Shizuo Ishiguro at the National Institute of Oceanography, Wormley, 1960-2007. The Electronic storm surge model is a depth-integrated single-layer two-dimensional electronic model based on hydrodynamic equations used to examine tidal surges, comprising three main units; a unit holding the input and output devices (Advance Instruments OS-240 oscilloscope, Commodore CBM 8032 Computer and Commodore 2031 5¼" floppy disk drive, and another two units (connected and wired together in a V formation) forming the mesh framework of the machine.
Ford Model T car
1912 Ford Model T motor car, made in Trafford Park, Manchester.
Phillip's Economic Computer
Computing & Data Processing
Phillips Economics Analog Computer, devised by Bill Phillips at the London School of Economics, 1949 known as MONIAC [Monetary National Income Analogue Computer]
P1A prototype experimental jet, made by the English Electric Co., Preston, c.1954.
replica of the satellite Telstar 1 from 1962, 1982
Full-scale replica of the Telstar 1 communications satellite original made by Bell Systems and launched in 1962, made by the Aeronautical and General Instruments Company, Croydon, England, 1982.
Avro 707A Aeroplane
Avro 707A aeroplane, manufactured by A. V. Roe & Co. Ltd at Chadderton and assembled at Bracebridge Heath in 1952.
Sinclair C5 Electric Vehicle
Sinclair C5 electric vehicle, made by Sinclair Vehicles Ltd and Hoover plc, c.1985.
1909 Roe I Triplane
Replica of the 1909 Roe I Triplane, made by A.V. Roe Ltd apprentices, Chadderton, c.1952.
Trident 3B 'G-AWZP' aircraft
Trident 3B 'G-AWZP' aircraft flight deck and nose, made by Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd, Hatfield, c.1971.
Bradshaw motorcycle made by DOT Motors Ltd, Manchester, 1923
35mm camera for 50 exposures 32 x 24mm. Wray unilite lens F:50mm f/2-22. Serial No 110095. With fabric focal plate shutter 2/5/10/25/50/100/250/500/1000/B. Automatic exposure counter, shutter cocked and film wound on by recess key in base. Reflex viewing via mirror giving laterally reversed image. Small magnifier in centre of ground glass screen. S-1906. Wray, 1951.
Quarter-plate `Cameo' camera used to take 'second phase' of Cottingley Fairies photographs, 1918-1920
Quarter-plate `Cameo' camera manufactured by W Butcher & Sons, London, 1915-1920, used to make a `second phase' of `Cottingley fairies' photographs between 1918 and 1920. Lukos II symmetrical lens back, made by Wollensak Optical Co. of USA.
Japanese Piloted Bomb
'Ohka' ('Cherry Blossom') MXY7 Model 11 piloted bomb, made by Dai-Ichi Kaigun Koku Gijitsusho, Yokosuka, Japan, 1945.
Diorama showing a First World War field dressing station, England, 1960-1975
Diorama of a First World War dressing station, in Lower Wellcome Gallery
home built 405-line television receiver, 1951-1953
Home-built 405-line television receiver with 7 inch screen constructed by electrical engineer J Hueting of Peckham, London, England, about 1952. Assembled using an ad-hoc assortment of electronic parts. Similarly the cabinet is constructed from scrap wood and metal collected at the time.
Reid II SLR Camera
Reid II single lens reflex camera35mm camera for 24 x 36mm pictures. Coated Taylor Hobson Anastigmat lens. F:2 inches f/2-16, Serial No 328898. Fabric focal plane shutter 1/2/5/8/20/30/40/60/100/200/500/1000/T. Interchangeable lens, Leica thread. Coupled rangefinder coincidence type, separate direct vision viewfinder. Flash synchronised, two coaxial sockets for electronic and flash bulbs. Accessory shoes. Reid and Sigrist. Camera Serial No P3277.
Marconi Mark II television camera head, 1951
Marconi Mark II television camera head, made by Marconi's Wireless Telegraphy Company Limited, British, 1951.
Ilford Witness camera
Ilford Witness camera. 35mm camera; coated Dallmeyer Super-Six anastigmat lens, F:2"; f1.9-22 in bayonet mount, Serial No 373726. Fabric focal plane shutter - two speed rings: 1-T/2/4/8/B-25 and BT/25-1/50/100/250/500/1000. Coincident coupled rangefinder, focussing inf.-3'; movable stop flash synchronising sockets. Accessory shoe.
Motor car, made by the Imperial Autocar Manufacturing Co. Ltd, Manchester, 1904.
C.W. transmitter/receiver, Mk.1, 1917
C.W. (continuous wave) transmitter/receiver, Mk.I**, also known as Trench set C.W. Mk.I, made by W/T Factory, W.D. Soho W. (Wireless Telegraphy Factory, War Department), England, 1917
Three-ring Enigma cypher machine in oak wood transit case
Three-ring Enigma cypher machine complete in oak wood transit case, together with original German battery (Serial number A6421/1937), unsigned, Germany, 1934 (see Note)
Rigged model of SS 'Great Eastern', 1853-1857
Builder's whole, rigged model, scale 1:96, of SS 'Great Eastern' by John Scott Russell and Company, Millwall, London, England, 1853-1857
Resuscitation set, Europe, 1801-1850
First aid kit in wooden case for resuscitation, first half 19th century
Bristol Belvedere helicopter HC1 XG454 made by Bristol Aeroplane Co. Ltd, Bristol, c.1960
Logic door from a Ferranti Mark I computer, 1951
Computing & Data Processing
Logic door from a Ferranti Mark I computer with 3 transformers and 42 valves in place, manufactured by Ferranti Limited, Moston, Manchester, England, 1951.
Analogue music synthesizer.
V.C.S. 3 music synthesizer made by Electronic Music Studios, London Limited, London, England, 1970
Pye B16T television receiver, 1946-1950
PYE B16T table-top television receiver, manufactured by Pye Limited, East Anglia, England, 1946-1948.
Miss Windermere VI Powerboat
Miss Windermere VI powerboat, the world's fastest prop-driven boat. There is an accompanying VHS tape showing successful speed record attempt, 17 October 2003, held in the museum archive.
D.H.89a Dragon Rapide aeroplane G-ADAH, made by the De Havilland Aircraft Co. Ltd, Hatfield, 1935.
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
Technophone 'EXCELL PC105T' mobile telephone, 1986
Technophone EXCELL PC105T mobile telephone, manufactured by Technophone Limited, Camberley, Surrey, England, 1986.
'Italian Navy' detector, 1899-1901
Carbon-mercury-iron semiconductor diode detector, of the type invented by J C Bose in 1899, modified version, unknown maker, 1899-1901. Known as the ‘Italian Navy coherer’, used by G Marconi in Newfoundland to receive the first wireless communication across the Atlantic, December 1901.
Radio transmitter and receiver unit from Ptarmigan communications system, 1985-2010
Radio transmitter and receiver unit from Ptarmigan communications system used by the British Army, made by Plessey Limited, England, 1985-2010
Stenton Glider Tandem Bicycle
Stenton Glider tandem bicycle frame, parts and wheel frames.
Handloom, c.1830. Large wood framed , has flying shuttle and three drop boxes, six foot pedals.
Model of Richard Seifert’s NatWest Tower.1:250 scale
Model of Richard Seifert’s NatWest Tower.1:250 scale. 1971
Berry & Bentley Track Bicycle
Track bicycle, made by Berry & Bentley, Manchester, 1934.
Reva Electric Car
Reva/G-Wiz electric car used for development work by Chloride Motive Power batteries, Bolton
Savoy Hill 'Meat Safe' microphone stand, 1923
Savoy Hill "Meat Safe" microphone stand for the Marconi-Sykes Magnetophone type microphone, made by Marconi's Wireless Telegraphy Company Limited, probably Chelmsford, Essex, England, 1923
Magnetic key, 1850-1870
Magneto induction key for an electric telegraph, made by Siemens and Halske, Germany, 1850-1870
Pace TDS850NB HD satellite receiver for Sky+ HD, 2008
Pace Sky+ HD satellite receiver, manufactured for Pace plc, Europe, 2008. It includes Sky+ functionality and a built in HD video recorder.
Windcheetah Recumbent Tricycle
Windcheetah recumbent tricycle, made by the Seat of the Pants Co. Ltd, Altrincham, 1997.
Special Isle of Mann TT 125cc Motorcycle
Special Isle of Mann TT 125cc motorcycle, made by John Anelay, Blackburn, 1952.
Cab of EM1 Electric Locomotive
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Cab of EM1 electric locomotive, made by the London & North Eastern Railway Company, Gorton, Manchester, and Metropolitan-Vickers, Trafford Park, c.1952.
Furness Railway station seat
Station Seat, Furness Railway, slatted bench on cast iron supports. Squirrel & grape design on ends. Overall: 730 mm x 2390 mm x 680 mm.