This paperweight was made to represent a contraceptive pill. The contraceptive pill became available in 1960. It uses female hormones to control fertility and became commercially viable when it was discovered that the Mexican yam was a cheap natural
The 'Chopper' children's bicycle.
Holmes' arc lamp from South Foreland Lighthouse
Working model, scale 1:2, of a candle making machine. Made by Price's Patent Candle Company Ltd., Battersea, London.
Very early incandescent electric lamp made by Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931), this lamp has a single loop of carbon which glowed when a current flowed through it. The glass bulb (made by the glass blower, Boehm) was evacuated so that there was so lit
Early carbon and rod filament incandescent electric lamp 1878-9. Made by the English chemist, Joseph Swan (1827-1914).