Making the Modern World

     

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    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

     
    Set of vaccination lancets, 19th century.

    Six lancets, steel and tortoiseshell, by Weiss of London, in shagreen and silver case, 19th century, relic of Jenner

     
    Chronoscope, 1921-39.

    Chronoscope made by the National Institute of Industrial Psychology(NIIP), London, and was used to measure reaction times in pyschological tests, c.1921-1939. A chronoscope is used for measuring small amounts of time, to an accuracy of 1/1000th of a

     
    Chronoscope, 1921-39.

    Chronoscope made by the National Institute of Industrial Psychology(NIIP), London, and was used to measure reaction times in pyschological tests, c.1921-1939. A chronoscope is used for measuring small amounts of time, to an accuracy of 1/1000th of a

     
    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