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Polaroid Land camera Model 95
Polaroid Land Model 95 made by Polaroid in the United States, 1948-1953. Folding camera for self processing film packs 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches. Lens with rotating plate with apertures marked 1-8. T/I shutter. Lever focusing. Folding optical frame finder with front ball sight on spring stalk. Accessory show. Flash synchronized, bayonet fitting. No.0570942.
Penicillium Mould presented by Alexander Fleming
A sample of Penicillium mould presented by Alexander Fleming to Douglas Macleod, 1935.
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.
Kodak Retina (Type 117)
Retina camera type 117. Folding camera for 35mm for 24 x 36mm. Fitted with a Schneider Xenar lens F: 5cm, f/3.5 No 694235. Compur shutter 1/2/5/10/25/50/100/300/B/T. Helical focusing of whole lens to 3.5 feet. Direct vision optical finder. Rotary exposure counter. Depth of field scale. No. 449875. Kodak AG, 1934-1935.
Reid III Rangefinder Camera
Reid III Type 2 35mm 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.
'Midg' Camera Used to Make the First Two `Cottingley fairies' Photographs in 1917
Quarter-plate `Midg' camera manufactured by W Butcher & Sons, London, 1902-1920, used by Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths to make the first two `Cottingley fairies' photographs in 1917.
Contax S camera
VEB Carl Zeiss Ikon Jena, East Germany. Solid body 35mm refelx camera for 35mm film 24x36mm. Zeiss, Jena, Tessar lens F:5cm f/3.5-22, No 3220957, interchangeable, screw thread, helical focusing through pentaprism. Fabric focal plane shutter, horizontal travel 1/2/5/10/20/50/100/200/500/1000/B, delayed action lever. Body release, with lock-on time exposures. Film type and speed indicator on rewind knob. Knob windon.
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.
Strowger step-by-step automatic telephone exchange switch, 1897-1898
Strowger step-by-step automatic telephone exchange switch, made by the Strowger Automatic Telephone Company, United States, 1897-1898
Kodak No 1 Camera
Kodak No 1 camera, manufactured by Eastman Kodak Co 1889 to1895. Box camera for factory loaded film, 100 exposures. 2 1/2" diameter / rapid rectilinear lens, fixed aperture and focus, sector type shutter, cocked by string, with attached lens plug. Serial No 10275 embossed in top and rear of camera body.
The Ardente Hearing aid, London, England, 1920-1930
The Ardente Hearing aid, manufactured and sold by Mr.R.H. Dent's, Oxford Street, London, England, 1920-1930
Paillard Bolex H16 16mm Cine Camera
Paillard-Bolex H16 cine camera with fitted case, instructions and pistol grip. It has a three lens turret; Kern Yvar F=16mm f/1:2.8, Serial No 154788; Kern Switar F=25mm f/1.4, Serial No 156462; Kern Yvar F=75mm f/1:2.8 lenses, Serial No 150601; all three lens by Kern-Paillard, Switzerland. Clockwork-driven camera for 16mm film on 100 foot spools; claw intermittent and two continuous sprockets. It can be run at 8, 16, 24, 32 and 64 frames per second. Single frame and over frame exposure facility and time and instantaneous exposures. The camera has a back-wind facility (for double exposures/fades, etc). The direct vision optical finder is mounted at the top of the camera, with a critical reflex focusser situated behind the top lens on the turret.
No 2A Folding Rainbow Hawk-Eye Model B camera
No. 2A Folding Rainbow Hawkeye model B camera, no. 678468, 1931-32. Rollfilm 2 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch. Achromatic lens, iris diaphragm apertures 1-4. No 1 Kodex shutter, 25/50/B/T with cable release, sliding focusing with pip stops, rotating brilliant reflecting finder. Green bellows, body and baseboard. Overall (deployed): 200 mm x 92 mm x 160 mm.
Pathé Baby-Cine 9.5mm camera
Constinsouza, Paris. Pathe Baby-Cine camera. Cinecamera for 9.5mm film in Pathex chargers. Berthiot Stellor lens f/3.5-14, Serial No 144055. Hand-turned, two turns per second. Rotary frame counter. Folding wire frame finder. Claw intermittent. Serial No 066928. British Patent Number 144055. Fitted with 30 foot film charger.
Paillard-Bolex H8 8mm cine camera
Paillard Bolex H8 cine camera. Cine camera for double run 8mm film, 100 foot spools. Three lens turret; Meyer-Gorlitz Kino Plasmat lens F:12.5mm f/1.5-11. No 782189. Dallmeyer 25mm lens f/1.9-16 No 206500. Dallmeyer F:1 1/2 inch f/1.9-16 lens, No 213206. Clockwork motor drive; claw intermittent, two continuous sprockets. 8,16, 24, 32, 64 fpr. Back wind handle; optional hand turning. Single/ over frame facility, T/I exposires. Rotary frame counter, Direct vision optical finder, parallax compensation, hinged auxiliary lenses for telephoto lenses. Critical focuser, reflex type for top lens on turret. No 10630.
Case for haemoglobinometer
Case for haemoglobinometer, by Allen and Hanburys, English. Marked T. Lauder Brunton (user?)
Kodak Beau Brownie No 2
Box camera for 120 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Fitted with a doublet lens, sliding plate with three apertures, rotary shutter, B/I and two reflecting finders. In blue leatherette with two tone blue geometrical design on the front panel. Eastman Kodak, 1930-1932
Homeopathic medicine chest, London, England, 1880-1920
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Medicine chest with 2 drawers, mahogany, containing 38 phials and 6 bottles of homeopathic medicines, also Homoeopathic Vade Mecum Medical and Surgical by Ruddock, 1877 ed., parts of stethoscope and enema syringe and styptic pencil, made in England, 1880-1920
Kodak XL55 Super 8 ciné camera
Kodak XL55 Super 8 ciné camera, for Super 8 cartridges; Kodak Ektar Zoom lens, F:9-21mm f/1.2, focusing. Auto expopsure 9, 18 fps, electric drive; electric zoom option. Takes 4 AA batteries (removed). Automatic exposure and the direct-vision optical viewfinder is at the side. The Kodak XL55 Super 8mm Camera was one of the first Kodak Super 8 cameras to incorporate the 230 degree shutter and fast f/1.2 lens that when used with the (then) highly sensitive Ektachrome 160 filmstock allowed filming in very low light levels - the marketing suggested this was possible in candlelight. The XL55, like the simpler XL33, is of unconventional design and is held by its sides. The film cartridge is inserted at the rear of the camera.
Keystone Model A-12 Cine Camera
Keystone Model A12 16mm cine camera. Clockwork-driven with running speeds of 10 (low), 16 (normal), 24 (sound) and 64 frames/second (slow motion), together with three 'intermediate' speeds. It can also take single frames. The button can be locked into its 'on' position. The camera takes 100 foot daylight-loading spools of 16mm film and has a double sprocket drive. The twin-lens turret has a f/2.5 Keystone Wollensak 1 inch Cine Raptar lens and a Dallmeyer 3 inch f/3.5 telephoto lens, in interchangeable C mounts. Each has an optical sight for the direct vision optical viewfinder that is brought into place as the turret is turned. On the side is an exposre calculator. Serial No J-3430. Keystone, Boston, Mass. With leather camera case and instruction manual dated June 1949, 44pp.
Bauer Mini S cine camera
Bauer Mini S cinecamera. Cine camera for Super 8 film magazines; Schneider Xenoplan lens F:15mm f/1.8. Auto exposure - cell operates aperture directly; needle visible in DV optical finder. Electric motor drive. This camera was in production from 1966-1968. The followed on from the Mini of 1966-1967. The only difference seems to have been the lens.
Pathescope Motocamera 9.5mm Cine Camera With Loaded Charger
Pathescope Motocamera 9.5mm cine camera. Pathe, Made in France. Carl Zeiss (Jena) Tessar lens F:2cm f/2.7-14, Serial Number 863648. Clockwork motor, claw intermittent. Run and lock lever. Rotary meter counter. Direct vision optical finder. Distribution No W 31797.Patent Number 252.283. With loaded Pathex charger. General operating instructions on card inside door of camera.
Cine-Kodak Special II Camera
Cine-Kodak Special II camera. Cinecamera for 16mm film, 100' load. Turret with two lenses; Kodak Anastigmat F:25mm f/1.9 and Kodak Anastigmat F:2 1/2 inches, f/2.7; on 2-point bayonet mounts; folding optical frame finder, critical refelx focuser behind lens; clockwork drive 8-64 fps, single frame. Adjustable shutter - totally closing. Backwind, single frame shaft, hand turning option; interchangeable film magazine. Frame and footage counters. Control panel cover replaced by one form CK Special II.
Child’s car safety seat ‘Tot Guard’, United States, 1974-1975
Public Health & Hygiene
‘Tot Guard’, child’s car safety seat, the first example of the ‘impact shield’ type of restraint and the first popular safety seat produced by Ford USA in 1967, this example c.1974-1975.
No 5 Cirkut camera
No. 5 Cirkut camera, manufactured by Eastman Kodak Company, Folmer and Schwing Division. Panoramic camera for 5 inch rollfilm. Convertible lens (Gundlach-Manhattan rapid rectigraph). F: 6 1/4, 11 and 14 inches - glasses missing. No. 84766. Shutter speeds 12/10/9/8/6/4/2 sec. Film transport coupled to rack work drive, powered by clockwork motor. When release, camera rotates on tripod head while film moves in synchronism past slit. Various picture lengths and angles covered by selecting different drive gears, 79,76,74, 49,48, 46, 37, 36, 34 teeth - stored in compartment on camera body. Rack and pinion focusing. Sliding rising front. Focusing screen in camera back. Pricker to mark end of picture. With geared tripod head. Instruction book filed. Overall: 250 mm x 310 mm x 280 mm, 185 mm (dia. base).
Reynaud's Praxinoscope Theatre
Reynaud's Praxinoscope Theatre, c.1879. Emile Reynauld, Paris. Box opening and errecting to carry mirror drum with twelve facets; black background picture bands fit around circumference. Image viewed through hole in upright lid, seen through glass plate in which is reflected interchangeable background and foreground scene; the galss set in theatre style proscenium. Instructions pasted on lower proscenium panel. Candle holder and shade missing. With four bands; girl blowing bubbles (fitted in drum); leapfrog; girl skipping; boy foot-juggling. Background/foreground cards; circus; country house; background only; snow scene. Three advertising cards for - Praxinoscope, Projection Praxinoscope, Praxinoscope Theatre. Reproduction candle shade, made by Science Museum from original in BFI, in 1956.
Leatherette case for mechanical hearing aids
Leatherette case for a pair of Brune-Sedeyn mechanical hearing aids, by the Naturton Company, London, 1935-1936
Cameo Camera owned by Frances Griffiths
This is the last extant camera used by Francis Griffiths and Elsie Wright around the time of the Cottingley Fairies. It is a Folding plate ‘Cameo’ camera, similar to 1998-5139. This camera was given to Frances by Edward Gardiner and Arthur Conan Doyle in 1920 around the time that they took their fifth and final photograph of fairies in their back garden in Cottingley, Yorkshire.
Universal Special Pattern B camera
Newman & Guardia Universal Special Pattern box-form plate camera for 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch plates. Serial No SB494. Fitted with an Anastigmat lens F:285mm f/12.5-45, convertible. Newman & Guardia shutter 2/4/8/16/32/64/100. Sliding rising and cross front. Rack and pinion focusing, double extension. Two reflecting finders, with hoods and frames for alternative focal length. Two pairs of spirit levels. Bag type plate changer. Ground glass focusing screen. Newman and Guardia. Overall (deployed): 160 mm x 135 mm x 335 mm.
Siemens B 16mm Magazine Cinecamera
Siemens 16mm magazine cinecamera. Made in Germany, sold by James A Sinclair & Co Ltd, 3 Whitehall, London SW. This cine camera was made for 16mm film in Siemens magazines. It has a Busch Glaukar Anastigmat 2cm f/2.8 lens, Serial No 363726, with a focussing scale under the lens and an exposure guide to its left. The clockwork motor runs at 8, 16 and 64 frames per second, as well as a single frame facility. There are direct vision and reflecting optical finders and a footage counter. Stamped on side 'L. H. L.'
Three-wheeled motor car
Benz 3 wheeled motor car, sent in 1888 by Karl Benz from Mannheim to Emile Roger in Paris in "kit" form and where it was assembled and by Roger in 1888. It is reputed to be the oldest petrol-engined car in the UK and the fifth oldest commercially produced car in the world.
Brownie Flash B camera
Box camera for 620 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Fitted with a meniscus lens, fixed aperture. Rotary suter /40/80/B. Flash synchronised screw and pin contacts. Exposure guide. Yellow filter and close up portrait lenses on sliding plate. Two brilliant reflecting finders. Buff leatherette and brown paint. Kodak Limited, 1958-1960.
Design reigstered in France 12th January 1853. Book form folding stereoscope for stereo daguerreotypes 11.5 x 7.5cm. With two prismatic lenses, supporting catches are broken. Brass bound. Covered with dark green leather. Spine marked Kilburn stereoscope. c.1853.
Nikon F camera
Single lens reflex camera for 35mm film 24x36mm; Nikko-S Auto lens F:5cm f/2 Serial No 542635; with lens cap 'Nippon Kogaku Tokyo 52mm Patent Pending'; focal plane shutter 1-1/1000 sec. delayed action; pentaprism/meter head, coupling to shutter setting and aperture; match needle in finder and on prism top; set shutter; adjust aperture no. 480256; Camera Serial no. 6451677.
Cigar holder representing the coronation of King Ludwig II of Bavaria
Carved meerschaum cigar holder (large), representing the coronation of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, carved coach, seven horses, livery amber mouthpiece, in leatherette case, A. Zimmermann (supplier), Munich, Bavaria, Germany, 1864-1867
Box Ensign camera 2 ½ model
Box Ensign camera 2 1/2 model. Box rollfilm camera for 2 1/4 x 4 1/4" pictures c1925. Frame finder plus reflectors. Covered with brown grained leatherette. overall: 146 mm x 88 mm x 170 mm.
Early child’s car safety seat, Europe, 1958-1963
Public Health & Hygiene
Early child’s car seat, intended as a restraint rather than a safety device, unknown maker, European, c.1958-1963
Pathe Baby Cine Camera With Motor
Pathe Baby Cine Camera With Motor. Cine camera for 9.5mm film chargers. H. Rousel Kynor lens f/3.5-14 No.55870. Attached French made clockwork motor. Single speed with meter counter. Optical frame finder. No. 035887. Continuous, Paris. Originally hand-cranked, this is fitted with a French-made Motrix single speed clockwork motor attachment. This could expose less than half the film at one winding. The camera has a folding optical frame finder and a metre counter.
No 2 Portrait Brownie Model F camera
Box camera for 120 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Fitted with a meniscus lens, sliding plate with three apertures, rotary shutter T/I, portrait lens on spring loaded lever with two brilliant reflecting finder. In brown leatherette. 1929-1935.
Set of fifty artificial eyes, Liverpool, England, 1900-1940
Set of 50 artificial glass eyes, all shapes and sizes, by E. Muller, 26 St. James Road, Liverpool, England, 1900-1940
Currie type clinical thermometer, 1800-1810
Fahrenheit clinical thermometer, Currie's type, 1800-1810, cased
Pilot balloon slide rule, 1927
Pilot balloon slide rule, Met Office MkII model, designed by Francis John Welsh Whipple, and made by James J. Hicks, London, 1927
Nelrod Liteflash camera
Nelrod Liteflash camera. Press camera with built-in electronic flash head (seperate power pack missing); Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar lens F:135 f/4.7 Serial No 2624976. Synchro-Compur shutter; 1-1/500 sec. Coupled longbase coincidence rangefinder. Frame finder; sockets for Liteflash triggers and flashbulbs. Flash unit fitted with Mullard LSD3 flashbulb. In fitted case with 34 single metal darkslides.
35mm camera for 24 x 36mm pictures. Coated Lumar X lens. F:50mm f/3.5-16. Front cell focusing. Fabric focal plane shutter 30/60/125/250/500/1000/B. Preiscopic reflex focusing aid. Small mirror on spring loaded column can be pushed into lens path for critical focusing. Push on adaptor with mirror for eyelevel use, parked, on rewind knob when not required. Optical direct vision finder fitted in accessory shoe. Coaxial flash socket. Interlocked shutter release. Corfield Ltd. c.1954. Overall: 84 mm x 140 mm x 78 mm.
Leatherette injection kit
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Leatherette first aid serum kit, including 7 glass ampoules of drug preparations, missing syringe and cocaine ampoule. 22 mm x 122 mm x 82 mm, .08kg. Ampoules contain: Ether, spartine, ergotinine, camphorated oil, caffeine and morphine. Supplied by Marius Fraisse and Co., Paris, French, c. 1905.
Pathe Freres Cinematograph 35mm Camera
Pathe Cinematograph. Cine camera for 35mmm film in 100 metre magazines. f/4.5-25 lens in helical focusing mount. Hand turned. Single frame and 8 frame shaft. Rotary metre counter. Reflecting side viewfinder. Two sprocket and claw drive, interchangeable felt covered or frame gate pressure plate. Wooden magazines with provision for two spares. Double spirit level. Film punch. Manufactured by Pathe Freres, 14 Rue Favant, Paris. Serial No 1187.
Kodak No. 3 Roll Film Camera, 1890
Kodak No. 3 roll-film camera, 1890. Overall: 145 mm x 110 mm x 300 mm, 1.562kg.
Zeiss Ikon Kinamo 16mm camera
Zeiss Ikon Kinamo 16mm camera. Serial No 92044. For 16mm film in 10 metre loads, in S10 chargers. Fitted with a Zeiss Tessar lens F:1.5cm f/2.7-16, Serial No 865801. Single speed clockwork motor with state of wind indicator. And direct vision optical frame finder. The claw mechanism is unusual in engaging the sprocket holes from the back rather than the front as is usual in amateur cameras. Zeiss Ikon.
No 2A Folding Buster Brown camera Model A
Folding bellows camera for 116 rollfilm 2 1/2 x 4 1/4". Simple lens, US 116-128. Wollensak Optical Co shutter T/I/B. Brilliant reflecting finder on baseboard, reversible. Sliding focusing, with 3 position preset stop. Patent 20 September 1910.