On Display

Two freeze dried genetically engineered mice, 1988.

Two freeze dried male transgenic mice (nos 1134 and 1136) that are direct descendents of the first mammals to be granted a US patent, #4,736,866 dated 12 April 1988

 
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.

 
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.

 
Candle making machine, English, c 1888.

Working model, scale 1:2, of a candle making machine. Made by Price's Patent Candle Company Ltd., Battersea, London.

 
'Smoothwell' electric iron, 1935.

"Smoothwell" electric iron by Premier Electric Co. of Birmingham, c.1935

 
Ballooning scenes on a fan, late 18th century.

One fan, 10' x 19', light tortoiseshell covered sticks incorporating balloon. 3 painted panels. Ascension de Blanchard a Paris 1784. Experience de mm. Charles et Robert, 1783. Ascension des Freres Robert, 27 Aout 1783.

 
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