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Technophone 'EXCELL PC105T' mobile telephone, 1986
Technophone EXCELL PC105T mobile telephone, manufactured by Technophone Limited, Camberley, Surrey, England, 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
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.
IBM ThinkPad 365e laptop computer, with Russian Cyrillic alphabet stickers on the keyboard keys
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.
Analogue music synthesizer.
V.C.S. 3 music synthesizer made by Electronic Music Studios, London Limited, London, England, 1970
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
Marconi Mark II television camera head, 1951
Marconi Mark II television camera head, made by Marconi's Wireless Telegraphy Company Limited, British, 1951.
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.
Home-made equipment for 30-line television reception, 1929-1935
Home-made equipment for 30-line television reception, unknown maker, British, 1929-35. Comprises Nipkow disc, neon lamp, viewing lens, phonic-wheel unit, home recorded discs of signals, square punch for Nipkow disc).
William Thomson's marine mirror galvanometer, 1850-1900
William Thomson's marine mirror galvanometer, made by Siemens and Halske, Berlin, Germany, 1850-1900.
Low power transportable radio transmitter in teak case, 1920-1930
Low power transportable radio transmitter in teak case, complete with hand-driven generator, made by G E Mortley-Sprague and Company, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, 1920-1930
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
Murphy 14-inch Band I/Band III television receiver, 1954
Murphy 14-inch Band I/Band III television receiver, Model V240, made by Murphy Radio Limited, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, 1954
Receiver for Baudot Multiplex type-printing telegraph, 1911-1925
Receiver for Baudot Multiplex type-printing telegraph, made by the Automatic Telephone Manufacturing Company, Edge Hill, Liverpool, England, 1911-1925
part of Rugby transatlantic telephone transmitter, 1927-1956
Part of Rugby transatlantic telephone transmitter, made by Standard Telephones and Cables, New Southgate, England, 1927
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.
Video Networks Limited (HomeChoice) set top box, 2000-2006
Video Networks Limited (HomeChoice) set top box, manufactured by Video Networks Limited, 2000-2006
Cooke and Wheatstone’s double-needle telegraph, 1838
Cooke's and Wheatsone's two-needle telegraph, unknown maker, British, 1838.
'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.
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
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.
Silicon crystal for wireless telegraphy, mounted in a locket, 1906-1916
Silicon crystal for wireless telegraphy, mounted in a locket, unknown maker, England, 1906-1916
Sinclair line selector automatic switch board, 1880-1890
Sinclair line selector automatic switch board (glass broken and incomplete), patented by David Sinclair, probably made by the National Telephone Company, British, 1880-1890
'Control indicator group' unit for mobile communications, 1985-2010
'Control indicator group' unit from Ptarmigan communications system used by the British Army, made by Plessey Limited, England, 1985-2010
Pace DSL4000 satellite receiver with remote control, 2001
Pace model DSL4000 NT digital multimedia services satellite receiver, with remote control, manufactured by Pace plc, British, 2001.
replica of Bell's 1875 tuned reed telephone receiver, 1925-1958
Replica of Bell's tuned reed telephone receiver, made by Bell Telephone Laboratories Inc, Albany, New York, United States, 1925-1958
antenna tuner from 'Oscar One' transceiver, 19801-983
CB antenna tuner 100TU27 from `Oscar One' 27 MHz f.m. CB mobile/base radio transceiver, manufactured by South Midlands Communications Limited, Eastleigh, Hampshire, England, 1980-1983
Claudivs Converse electronic voice unit, 1985
Claudivs Converse, invented at the BT Test Equipment Design Centre, manufactured by Crystalate Electronics for British Telecom, Hove, England, 1985
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.
Pye B16T television receiver, 1946-1950
PYE B16T table-top television receiver, manufactured by Pye Limited, East Anglia, England, 1946-1948.
Edison carbon button transmitter No. 32, 1878
Edison carbon button transmitter No. 32, invented by Thomas Edison, United States, 1878.
Desk telephone transmitter and receiver (sectioned), 1926.
Sectioned desk telephone transmitter and receiver, made by the Automatic Telephone Manufacturing Company, Edge Hill, Liverpool, England, 1926
Brownie crystal receiver and pair of Lissen headphones, 1924-1927
Brownie crystal receiver and pair of Lissen headphones, made by the J W B Wireless Company and Lissen Limited, London, England, 1924-1927
Magnetic key, 1850-1870
Magneto induction key for an electric telegraph, made by Siemens and Halske, Germany, 1850-1870
‘Trans-Pac’ GPS receiver, 1990-1991
‘Trans-Pac’ GPS, global positioning system receiver, made by Trimble Navigation, California, United States, 1990-1991. Retrieved from helicopter shot down in the Gulf War, 1991. Marked P/N 14992-00, S/N 3016A00570. Patented 4, 754, 465
Experimental model of Marconi's magnetic detector, 1900-1910
Experimental model of Marconi's magnetic detector with moving magnet, unknown maker, England, 1900-1910
Marconi-Reis transverse-current carbon microphone, 1925-1935
Marconi-Reis transverse-current carbon microphone, invented by Georg Neumann, unknown maker, British, 1925-1935.
Galvanometer from prototype Cox selenium-cell magnifier equipment, 1910-1920
Galvanometer from prototype Cox selenium-cell magnifier equipment, possibly made by Kenwrick Cecil Cox, 1910-1920
Diorama showing a First World War field dressing station, England, 1960-1975
Diorama of a First World War dressing station, in Lower Wellcome Gallery
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]
Sargrove sprayed circuit radio receiver production prototype, 1936-1948
Sargrove sprayed circuit radio receiver (production prototype), made by John Sargrove, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England, 1936-1948.
Strowger calling dial, 1906
Calling dial from a Strowger telephone, manufactured by the Automatic Electric Company, United States, 1906.
Edison's electric carbon filament lamp
Original incandescent electric carbon filament lamp, by Thomas Alva Edison, Menlo Park, New Jersey, United States of America, with bulb made by Ludwig K. Boehm, Menlo Park, New Jersey, United States of America, 1879
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
Oscar One CB mobile/base radio transceiver, 1980-1983
`Oscar One' 27 MHz f.m. CB mobile/base radio transceiver, CB27/81, manufactured by South Midlands Communications Limited, Eastleigh, Hampshire, England, 1980-1983
low-pass filter from 'Oscar One' CB transceiver, 1980-1983
CB low-pass filter 100LP30 from `Oscar One' 27 MHz f.m. CB mobile/base radio transceiver, manufactured by South Midlands Communications Limited, Eastleigh, Hampshire, England, 1980-1983
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.
Single needle telegraph, 1846
Single needle telegraph, made by William Reid for the Electric Telegraph Company, London, England, 1846
Table instrument with dial, 1903
Table instrument with dial, made by the Clark Automatic Telephone Company, United States, 1903. From automatic interdepartmental telephone switchboard installed at Guy's Hospital, February, 1903