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Patient register, England, 1900-1970
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Register of patient departures, discharges, transfers and deaths (blank), from Brighton County Borough Asylum/St. Francis Psychiatric Hospital, Haywards Heath, 1900-1970.
Cocked hat, France, 1790-1831
Cocked hat, beaver, belonging to military surgeon, French, 1790-1831
Pocket surgical instrument set, Sheffield, England, 1901-1950
Pocket instrument set in nickel plated case with chamois leather outer case by J. Gray & Son, Sheffield, first half 20th century
Portable electrocardiograph, Cambridge, England, 1929
Portable electrocardiograph machine, No.C129668, by the Cambridge Instrument Co. Ltd., 1929.
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
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.
Experimental microphone, 1878-1890
One experimental microphone consisting of one gas carbon pencil hanging horizontally in contact with one vertical gas carbon pencil, probably made by David Edward Hughes, England, 1878-1890
Bell telephone, mahogany case, 1878
Bell telephone receiver, mahogany case, made by the India Rubber, Gutta-Percha and Telegraph Works Company Limited, Silvertown, Newham, London, England, 1878. Handle stamped '7082' and the 'crossed telephones' trade mark. One of the earliest Bell telephones to be made in England.
Home made 30-line televisor, 1934
Home made 30-line televisor, made by Robert Albert Lampitt, Wolverhampton, England, 1934.
selector switch, 1903
Selector switch, made by the Clark Automatic Telephone Company, United States, 1903. From automatic interdepartmental telephone switchboard installed at Guy's Hospital, February, 1903
Pye 'Cambridge International' 11-band broadcast receiver, 1953
Pye 'Cambridge International' 11-band broadcast receiver, type PE80, made by Pye Limited, Cambridge, England, 1953
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'
Cherry editing keyboard, 1979-1994
Editing Keyboard Type UB80-0023, by Cherry GmbH, possibly Germany, 1979-1994. Serial No 4486.
Nokia 1011 mobile telephone, 1992-1994
Nokia 1011 mobile phone, manufactured by Nokia, Germany, 1992-1994. An example of the first mass produced phone to be available for use on the GSM digital mobile networks.
Marconi Mark II television camera head, 1951
Marconi Mark II television camera head, made by Marconi's Wireless Telegraphy Company Limited, British, 1951.
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'.
Embossing telegraph receiver 1878-1900
Embossing telegraph receiver, made by J. H. Bunnell and Co., New York, United States, 1878-1900
National Telephone Company directory, 1898-1899
National Telephone Company UK telephone directory for 1898-9, published by the National Telephone Company, British, 1898-1899
imitation Nokia mobile telephone, 2010-2012
C1 Mobile phone with spaces for two SIM cards made to imitate a Nokia C1-00 mobile phone, manufactured by SQ, 2010-2012
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.
Original wheel or steel-disc coherer, 1902
Original wheel or steel-disc coherer (thin-film detector), made by E E Robinson, England, 1902. Made for Oliver Lodge and Alexander Muirhead
sample of 1865 transatlantic cable (shore end), 1865
Sample of 1865 transatlantic cable (shore end) with end rings embossed 'Telegraph Construction & Maintenance Company Limited' and 'Contractors. London Atlantic Shore End 1865', made by the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company Limited, Greenwich, London, England, 1865.
section of first telegraph cable, 1837
Piece of the original telegraph line laid down between Euston Square and Camden Town, made by William Cooke and Charles Wheatstone, England, 1837.
Machine used for covering wires with silk and cotton, 1837
Machine used for covering wires with silk and cotton for electrical purposes, made by W T Henley, Whitechapel, London, England, 1837
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
Experimental form 1 (Licence to use Wireless Telegraph), 1905
Experimental form 1 (Licence to use Wireless Telegraph for Experimental purposes) dated 14 November 1905 and made out to Ernest Dundas Gledall Esq BSc, issued by the General Post Office on behalf of the Postmaster General, British, 1905
Official UK copy of the Bonn GSM mobile phone agreement, 1987
Official UK copy of the Bonn political declaration between the Ministers of France, Germany, Italy and the UK to support the GSM mobile phone specification in their respective countries and calling for the drawing up of the GSM MoU, signed by Geoffrey Pattie (UK), R Panella (Italy), Marcel Roulet (France) and Christian Schwarz-Schilling (Germany), in Bonn, Germany, 1987
stock exchange automatic telegraph, 1872-1880
Stock exchange automatic telegraph, made by Thomas Edison, Menlo Park, New Jersey, United States, 1872-1880
polarized 'guillotine' relay, 1862-1866
Polarized 'guillotine' relay, designed by W Andrews, England, 1862-1866.
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
Model of wire screen in octagonal frame used by Heinrich Hertz, 1949
Model (scale 1:4) of wire screen in octagonal frame used by Heinrich Hertz, made by the Science Museum Workshops, South Kensington, London, England, 1949
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.
Lucas grapnel, 1888-1960
Lucas grapnel, designed by F R Lucas and manufactured by the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company Limited, British, 1888-1960
Phillips 9140 'remote control' boot mounted mobile telephone, 1982-1987
Philips 9140 'remote control' mobile phone, designed for use with System 4, made by Philips, 1982-1987
Anderson-type obstetrical forceps, United Kingdom, 1901-1930
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Forceps, obstetrical, Anderson, steel, nickel-plated, by Reynolds and Branson, British, early 20th century
Medicated soap, England, 1935-1945
Public Health & Hygiene
One of four cakes of soap (A631019) by Charles Midgeley, Manchester, c. 1940
'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
Wheatstone ABC telegraph receiver, 1942
ABC telegraph receiver, invented by Sir Charles Wheatstone, unknown maker, England, 1842
Technophone 'EXCELL PC105T' mobile telephone, 1986
Technophone EXCELL PC105T mobile telephone, manufactured by Technophone Limited, Camberley, Surrey, England, 1986.
Alexander Performance Scale Test kit, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1946-1950
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Alexander Performance Scale Test material comprising: Passalong Test, Kohs' Block Design Test and Cube Construction Test with test cards and instructions in wooden case, made by Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., Edinburgh, 1946-1950
Trimphone in two-tone green, 1982
Two-tone green Trimphone with dial (tele 8772G), also known as a Phoenixphone, from the Snowdon Collection, manufactured for British Telecom, British, 1982
Morning after contraceptive pills, Germany, 1986
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Morning-after contraceptive pills, "Schering PC4", by Schering, Germany, 1986
Zonephone handset, 1989-1991
Zonephone Handset, Serial No. 83229411, by Ferranti Creditphone Limited, England, 1989-1991
Willis world clock, 1929-1935
Example of the Willis world clock, with winding key (for showing local time in any part of the world), patented by John Henry Willis in 1929, made by J. H. Willis and Company, Norwich, England, 1929-1935.
Stock ticker for Stock exchange printing telegraph, 1907
Receiver printer, or stock ticker, for Stock Exchange printing telegraph, No. 5022, made by the Exchange Telegraph Company, England, 1907
Post Office 332 telephone, 1938
Post Office no. 332 telephone, black, unknown maker, England, 1938.
Post Office 706 telephone, 1958-1960
Ivory 706 telephone, made by the General Electric Company for the General Post Office, British, 1958-1960
Clockwork picture showing a tooth extraction, France, 1850-1909
Clockwork picture of an itinerant dentist performing an extraction in French rural scene, wood frame, metal workings, first half 19th century, once owned by Dr Paul F Gachet.