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Mobile X-ray van, English, c 1955.

Model of a mobile mass miniature x-ray unit, cutaway to reveal equipment, operators and patients, English. 1010 mm long.

 
Apollo 10 Command Module, 1969

The capsule that took three astronauts around the Moon in 1969.

 
Viscose rayon (artificial silk), 1896-1900.

Six skeins and one spool of artificial silk made at Wolston, near Coventry, between 1896 and 1900.

 
Volkswagen Beetle motor car, 1965.

Volkswagen Beetle Motor car, 1965. In the early 1930s Dr Ferdinand Porsche (1875-1951) designed a car for purchase by the average working man.

 
Coolidge X-ray tube, 1913-1923.
 
Early X-ray tube, c 1896.

Large pear shaped x-ray tube of form originally used by Prof. Rontgen, manufactured in Germany about 1896. Inside of glass at end of tube eroded by bringing cathode rays to a focus with a magnet; on stand

 
Avro Vulcan, experimental model, c 1950s.

Silvered radar echo measurement model of the Vulcan aircraft built and used at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, UK. The model is chrome painted with a black stripe on the nose section. Built by A V Roe of Manchester between 1955 and 196

 
Wind tunnel model of the Avro 730 supersonic bomber, c 1955.

2 off wind tunnel models of the Avro 730 supersonic bomber, on plinth. The Avro 730 was designed to be a high-altitude supersonic (Mach 2) nuclear bomber and strategic reconnaissance aircraft. The project was cancelled as a result of the 1957 Defence

 
Pewter sauce boat with unknown touchmark, English, 18th century.

Pewter sauce boat, unknown touchmark, English, 18th century. Pewter is an alloy of tin which can contain small amounts of lead, copper, antimony and bismuth. Athough known to the Egyptians, pewter was not widely used until Roman times, when it was us

 
Nier Feuerhand paraffin lantern, Germany, 1960s.

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