Ventilating fan with gas-powered hot air engine and tilting fan designed to compete with electrically driven fans, of cast iron construction painted Lincoln green, patent no. 16,043 in 1909, by Brockway and Phillips, Lincolnshire, 1909-1920
Clem' universal travelling iron, electric, patent no. 604081, variable voltage, with flex and light socket adaptor, and iron stand, in original box (with instructions), 1948-1960
Example of original pattern Singer sewing machine of 1851, made c. 1853. This lock-stitch machine is one of the first built by Isaac Merritt Singer (1811-1875) in accordance with his patent of 1851. This machine was originally called the 'Jenny Lind'
Ten cylindrical phonograph records.
Morphy Richards Electric Toaster model TOS, 1962
Goblin 'Teasmade' model D26, 200-250V, pat. no. 571849, serial no. 26786, by the British Vacuum Cleaner & Engineering Company Ltd., c. 1945
Burglar alarm by Burgot Alarms Ltd., c. 1939, dials telephone number and plays message from gramophone record
Child's china teaplate, with cartoon bearing the legend "2ZY Manchester calling"; 1922-1923
At the end of the 1940s / early 1950s, a number of large regional television transmitters were built to extend the BBC's television service across the UK. As each region used a different frequency, receiver manufacturers produced a different version
Sony 'Stowaway' stereo cassette-recorder, 1980, model TCS-300. This was one of the earliest cassette players intended to be used while on the move. The small size was made possible by omitting a loudspeaker, listening being via headphones. The equipm