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Mobile X-ray van, English, c 1955.

Model of a mobile mass miniature x-ray unit, cutaway to reveal equipment, operators and patients, English. 1010 mm long.

 
Apollo 10 Command Module, 1969

The capsule that took three astronauts around the Moon in 1969.

 
Viscose rayon (artificial silk), 1896-1900.

Six skeins and one spool of artificial silk made at Wolston, near Coventry, between 1896 and 1900.

 
Volkswagen Beetle motor car, 1965.

Volkswagen Beetle Motor car, 1965. In the early 1930s Dr Ferdinand Porsche (1875-1951) designed a car for purchase by the average working man.

 
Coolidge X-ray tube, 1913-1923.
 
Early X-ray tube, c 1896.

Large pear shaped x-ray tube of form originally used by Prof. Rontgen, manufactured in Germany about 1896. Inside of glass at end of tube eroded by bringing cathode rays to a focus with a magnet; on stand

 
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.

 
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