Making the Modern World

     

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    Mullard circuit blocks, 1965.

    Mullard 10 pin 100 kcs circuit block 2.2N1 B8 930 01 (orange), with plastic pin cover, 1965. Made by the British company Mullard Ltd., these devices are complete electronic circuits, consisting of components sealed into boxes, which carry out specifi

     
    Mullard circuit blocks, 1965.

    Mullard 10 pin 100 kcs circuit block 2.1A B8 940 02 (yellow), with plastic pin cover, 1965. Made by the British company Mullard Ltd., these devices are complete electronic circuits, consisting of components sealed into boxes, which carry out specific

     
    Apple I computer, 1976.

    Personal computer by Apple Computers, model Apple I, 1976-79. This was the first computer made by Apple Computers Inc, which became one of the fastest growing companies in history, launching a number of innovative and influential computer hardware an

     
    Mullard circuit blocks, 1965.

    Mullard 100 kcs circuit block, FF1 B8 920 00 (red) x 4 on printed circuit board, 1965. Made by the British company Mullard Ltd., these devices are complete electronic circuits, consisting of components sealed into boxes, which carry out specific logi

     
    Mullard circuit blocks, 1965.

    Mullard 10 pin 100 kcs circuit block OS1 B8 950 01 (green), with plastic pin cover, 1965. Made by the British company Mullard Ltd., these devices are complete electronic circuits, consisting of components sealed into boxes, which carry out specific l

     
    Henry Maudslay's original screw-cutting lathe, c 1800.

    Henry Maudslay's original screw-cutting lathe, c.1800. This is the machine that Maudslay used to pioneer the manufacture of highly accurate screw threads. Before Maudslay's invention, screw threads were crudely manufactured by hand. The lathe is buil

     
    Early submarine cables and grapnel, 1858-1866.

    Glazed case containing specimens of submarine cables etc:- viz: (a) two specimens of shore end and two specimens of main cable of each of Atlantic cables, 1858, 1865 and 1866; (b) two specimens of grapnel rope used in recovery of 1865 cable; (c) two

     
    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.

     
    Arkwright's water frame, c 1775.

    Improved spinning machine (water frame), Richard Arkwright, 1775. These spinning machines were driven by water power at Arkwright's Cromford mill, hence the name of Water Frame. This is an improvement on 1860-4, having an arrangement for guiding the

     
    Plane table outfit, 1745-1755.

    This plane table was made by Benjamin Cole. Plane tabling is a method of survey which allows observations to be plotted directly on a map by a surveyor in the field. Modern versions are still used today for filling in or updating detail on street pla