Making the Modern World

 

On Display

Clocking-in machine, 1930.

This time recorder, made by the National Time Recording Co. Ltd., of London, was used at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, Hampshire up to 1976 to record the times of arrival and departure of workmen so that their wages could be calculat

 
Wind tunnel models of Concorde, 1955-1965.

Wind tunnel Models of Delta shaped Merged fuselage , elongated Narrow Delta , and hollowed out undersurface models in Concorde wing shape developement. In 1959 the Supersonic Transport Aircraft Committee recommended the construction of a fleet of lon

 
Apple II desktop computer and monitor, 1977.

Personal Computer by Apple - model Apple II S/n A2S126608. The Apple II was designed and built by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak by the end of 1976. It was the first mass-marketed personal computer. The Apple II was a single-board computer like the App

 
BTM vertical sorter, 1911.

BTM vertical sorter, c. 1911, ICT Museum no. 33. The function of the sorter was to arrange punched cards in the order required for the tabulator. The cards were fed one at a time into a mechanism which sensed the position of a hole in a particular co

 
Picador Roto-saw electric drill attachment, 1956-1966.

4" Picador Roto-saw attachment for Cub and Cubmaster electric drills. 1956 - 1966.

 
Master football game, 1945-1960.

Table-top coin-operated football goal-scoring machine, with approximately 50 old pennies in a canvas bag, entitled 'Master Football Game', 1930-69.

 
Wooden statue of Saint Margaret, possibly French, 1700-1850.

Wooden statue of Saint Margaret of Antioch, patron of nurses, invoked by married woman and against sterility, wounds and facial blemishes, possibly French, 1700-1850

 
Ballooning scenes on a fan, late 18th century.

One fan, 10' x 19', light tortoiseshell covered sticks incorporating balloon. 3 painted panels. Ascension de Blanchard a Paris 1784. Experience de mm. Charles et Robert, 1783. Ascension des Freres Robert, 27 Aout 1783.

 
Ballooning scenes on china, late 18th century.

One shallow bowl in Bristol Delft china, blue and white, 9', showing aeronaut with flags.The scene on the plate in French blue and white faience shows a hydrogen balloon over a village. The bowl in blue and white Bristol Delft china shows a balloon w

 
Sir Hiram Maxim's 'Pipe of Peace' bronchial inhaler, 1909-1910.

2 boxed sets of Maxim's inhaler, Sir Hiram Maxims "Pipe of Peace", with drug prepared by John Morgan Richards and Sons Ltd., London. One is illustrated.