Making the Modern World

 

On Display

Kenwood Sodastream, 1978.

Kenwood Sodastream model by Sodastream Ltd. of Peterborough, 1978

 
Con Edison's 'Plan Your Kitchen Kit', c 1958.

Con Edison's Plan Your Kitchen Kit, a kitchen planning aid supplied free to customers by the Consolidated Edison Company, New York, ca. 1958.

 
'Royal' all transistor tape recorder, c 1958-1965.

`Royal' all transistor tape recorder Model IM-501, with microphone and earphone, and original packaging. Serial No. 04114. Made in Japan c1958-1965.

 
Sunbeam Ironmaster iron, c 1955.

Sunbeam Ironmaster Model X21 electric dry iron, 225-250V, 780-970W, AC only, with maroon plastic body, chromed soleplate. Made by Sunbeam Electric Limited, East Kilbride, Glasgow c1955

 
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

 
Whitworth's self-acting screw feed reversing tool box planing machine, 1842.

Whitworth's self-acting screw feed reversing tool box planing machine, 1842. The planing machine cuts flat surfaces in metal components. This power-driven planing machine drives a cutting tool over the workpiece, removing a small amount of metal in a

 
Crookes radiometer, 1877.

Radiometer on stand; etched on glass "No 1327 Dec. 1877 Ag. Vanes"

 
Crookes radiometer, 1877.

One of William Crooke's original radiometers.

 
Lockheed 10A Electra, serial no 1037, 1935.

Lockheed 10A Electra. The aircraft is pictured outside a hangar at the Science Museum's Wroughton airfield in Wiltshire. The Electra first flew in February 1934, and with its low-wing, all-metal monoplane contruction, supercharged air-cooled wing-mou

 
Double A-frame sextant of 12 inch radius, 1788-1803.

Dated to the late eighteenth century, this brass sextant was made by the London instrument makers, John and Edward Trougton. With its tripod stand and telescopic sights, it was designed for use in navigation, surveying and hydrography. The sextant c