On Display

The 'Vowel Y' washing machine and wringer, 1897.

Hand-operated 'Vowel Y' washing machine and mangle, by Thomas Bradford, 1897

 
Cannon charcoal heated flat-iron and bellows, c 1850.

Cannon' charcoal heated flat-iron, c. 1850.

 
Lily portable oil (paraffin) heater, c 1890.

Lily' portable oil (paraffin) heater with 2 flat wicks, with pale blue enamelled cast iron casing with removeable lid to permit cooking operations, with unusual neo-gothic windows, by John Harper and Co., Willenhall, 1880-1900

 
Belling Rotadine oven/hotplate, 1965.

Belling Rotadine Oven, 1965

 
Sony Compact Cassette Recorder, c 1969.

Sony TC50 Compact Cassette Recorder, c. 1969

 
'Daisy' No 2 vacuum cleaner, c 1914.

Daisy' no. 2 vacuum cleaner, c. 1914

 
Gas cooker, of Alfred King's design, 1859.

Gas cooker manufactured to a design of Alfred King of Liverpool for installation in Lionel Nathan Rothschild's house at 148 Piccadilly, with hotplate comprising three concentric aerated drilled-tube burners and a false oven, English, 1859

 
Automatic electric 'pop-up' toaster, c 1960.

Automatic electric toaster with two slots so that each bread slice is simultaneously toasted on both sides, with timer dial, encased in chrome-plated steel with pale blue panels, by Morphy-Richards, English, 1956-1966.

 
Rubbing stone, c 1850.

Glass Gnidestein (rubbing stone), Viking style for cold smoothing of cloth

 
Hoover 'Junior' vacuum cleaner, 1936.