On Display

Sinclair ZX80 microcomputer, 1980.

The Sinclair ZX80 was the first computer made to appeal to the mass market. Sinclair Research Ltd of Cambridge developed it as a build-it-yourself programmable computer that was designed to connect to a television set or cassette recorder. It was sma

 
Equipment for spinning viscose rayon, 1901.

Godet of early spinning machine for viscose silk, designed by Charles. F. Topham Esq. in 1901 plus two spindles.

 
Sir Hiram Maxim's 'Pipe of Peace' bronchial inhaler, 1909-1910.

2 boxed sets of Maxim's inhaler, Sir Hiram Maxims "Pipe of Peace", with drug prepared by John Morgan Richards and Sons Ltd., London. One is illustrated.

 
Scissors, 1850-1900.

Scissors, very elaborate exhibition piece, steel with gilt brass handle in form of a dagger, by J. Moseley and Son, London, 1850-190 Steel is an ideal material for objects required for cutting, such as scissors. The ability of steel to be heat treat

 
Defibrillator, 1970-1980.

Defibrillator, battery operated type 180c with type 182 rechargeable power pack and paddles, by Cardiac Recorders Ltd., London

 
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

 
Crick and Watson's DNA molecular model, 1953.

Reconstruction of the double helix model of DNA built by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953 using some of the original metal plates (Inv No 1977-300)

 
Fleming's penicillin mould, 1935.

A sample of Penicillium mould presented by Alexander Fleming to Douglas Macleod, 1935.

 
Kenwood Sodastream, 1978.

Kenwood Sodastream model by Sodastream Ltd. of Peterborough, 1978

 
Caesium atomic clock, 1955.

This was the first successfull atomic clock, with an accuracy of one second in 300 years. It measures time by counting the vibrations of caesium atoms. The caesium atoms are subjected to radio waves of a very high frequency as they pass down an evacu

 
 
 
 
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