On Display

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

 
Nier Feuerhand paraffin lantern, Germany, 1960s.

Nier Fuerhand paraffin lantern (hurricane lamp) model Baby 275. Unused. Made in Germany. 1960s.

 
Tracy, a transgenic sheep, 1999.

Tracy, a transgenic ewe. Genetically modified to produce a human protein (alpha antitrypsin) in her milk, 1990-97.

 
Clocking-in machine, 1930.

This time recorder, made by the National Time Recording Co. Ltd., of London, was used at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, Hampshire up to 1976 to record the times of arrival and departure of workmen so that their wages could be calculat

 
Wind tunnel models of Concorde, 1955-1965.

Wind tunnel Models of Delta shaped Merged fuselage , elongated Narrow Delta , and hollowed out undersurface models in Concorde wing shape developement. In 1959 the Supersonic Transport Aircraft Committee recommended the construction of a fleet of lon

 
Watt's separate condenser, second model, 1765.

Second model separate condenser, formerly described as the "original" model. Made by James Watt (1736-1819), 1765. Early Newcomen engines were inefficient as their working cycle entailed continual heating and cooling of the cylinder, which wasted fue

 
Babbage's Difference Engine No. 1 (Trial Portion), 1832

Trial portion of the Difference Engine, the first known automatic calculator.

 
'The Activity' paint roller in metal paint tray, 1954-1964.

`The Activity' paint roller with metal paint tray and card storage box. A Wallpaper Stores Product. 1954-1964.

 
Arkwright's carding machine, 1775.

Carding machine by Arkwright, 1775, believed to be from Cromford Mill. This machine is similar to the cylindrical carding machine patented by Daniel Bourne in 1748. The cotton was first ginned and beaten, then fed on to the feed roller, called a "li