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Cooke and Wheatstone five-needle telegraph, 1837.

Cooke and Wheatstone's earliest (five-needle) telegraph, 1837

 
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

 
Boyle's type anaesthetic machine, 1941-1963.

This is the back bar for a Boyle's type anaesthetic machine with vaporisers for ether and trilene, flowmeters for oxygen, cyclopropane and nitrous oxide, and a rebreathing bag. The apparatus was made by the British Oxygen Company Ltd, London, England

 
Orthopaedic corsets, 19th century.

Brass orthopaedic corsets (A158526 & A121452), to correct deformities of the bones or muscles. Probably made in England during the 19th century

 
HMV portable gramophone, UK, c 1931.

H.M.V. portable gramophone No.102 with soundbox No.5B, c. 1931.

 
Swan's electric filament lamp, 1878-1879.

Early carbon and rod filament incandescent electric lamp 1878-9. Made by the English chemist, Joseph Swan (1827-1914).

 
Set of vaccination lancets, 19th century.

Six lancets, steel and tortoiseshell, by Weiss of London, in shagreen and silver case, 19th century, relic of Jenner

 
Chronoscope, 1921-39.

Chronoscope made by the National Institute of Industrial Psychology(NIIP), London, and was used to measure reaction times in pyschological tests, c.1921-1939. A chronoscope is used for measuring small amounts of time, to an accuracy of 1/1000th of a

 
Chronoscope, 1921-39.

Chronoscope made by the National Institute of Industrial Psychology(NIIP), London, and was used to measure reaction times in pyschological tests, c.1921-1939. A chronoscope is used for measuring small amounts of time, to an accuracy of 1/1000th of a

 
Flymo Super Professional 47 rotary air cushion mower, 1979-1980.

This mower is an example of the now famous Hover mower made by Flymo Ltd, of Darlington, Co Durham. It was Flymo who made the air-cushion mower into a practical proposition, and into an everyday sight on the lawns of Great Britain.