The Secret Life of the Home

     

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    Syphon-action coffee infuser, c 1855.

    Balance-type siphon-action coffee making machine, comprising porcelain base, central brass pillar with spring-loaded bracket, glass coffee vase with copper lid, white fluted porcelain boiler and glass spirit lamp, European, probably French, c. 1855.

     
    Seeger dry-air siphon refrigerator c 1900.

    Insulated wooden ice box (dry air siphon refrigerator), in which food is chilled by the insertion of ice blocks into an adjoining compartment from which cold air circulates, by the Seeger Refrigerator Co., St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, 1880-1920

     
    Gas cooker, c 1850.

    Gas cooker designed by James Sharp (a pioneer of domestic gas cooking technology) and manufactured by W. M. Lankester and Son of Southampton, sheet iron construction, top box missing, 1845-1855

     
    'Stimex' combination gas cooking range, fire and water circulator, c 1922.

    Stimex' combination gas range no. 8706, of cast iron construction with 7-radiant gas fire, Stimson's patent. The University hot water circulator, lagged oven, grill, three boiling burners and enamel drip tray, by Stimex Gas Stove Co. Ltd., Balham, Lo

     
    Creda New Series electric cooker fitted with Credastat thermostat, 1933.

    Creda electric cooker with oven, cast metal hotplate-griller, red-ring hotplate (a later addition); one of the early electric cookers to be fitted with a Credastat automatic oven thermostat patented by the Credenda Conduit Co. Ltd. of Birmingham, wh

     
    Crompton electric curling tong heater, 1891.

    Two Crompton electric curling tong heaters (brass) 1891-1897 element missing from one.

     
    Gas-powered fan heater, 1909-1920.

    Ventilating fan with gas-powered hot air engine and tilting fan designed to compete with electrically driven fans, of cast iron construction painted Lincoln green, patent no. 16,043 in 1909, by Brockway and Phillips, Lincolnshire, 1909-1920

     
    Sugar nippers, 19th century.

    Black-painted metal sugar nippers for breaking up blocks of crystalline sugar, English (?), 1880-1900

     
    'Reporter' tape recorder, 1953.

    Boosey & Hawkes "Reporter" tape recorder, 1953.

     
    'Scene One' stereo music centre, 1976.

    Bush "Scene One" A1006 Music Centre, Stereo