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Crookes radiometer, 1877.

Radiometer on stand; etched on glass "No 1327 Dec. 1877 Ag. Vanes"

Crookes radiometer, 1877.

One of William Crooke's original radiometers.

Raleigh Chopper bicycle MK 2, 1978

The 'Chopper' children's bicycle.

'Electric Build-it Set', c 1956-1960.

Model E-1 'Electric Build-it Set' by Electric Games Co., Inc Holyoak, MA, USA

Mechanical cash register, c 1910.

Cash register, National model 422X, mechanical with paper receipt printer, serial no. 1520476. by the National Cash Register Company, c.1910. The National Cash Register Company, so named after it was sold by the inventor in 1884, dominated the saleso

Edison's filament lamp, American, 1879.

Very early incandescent electric lamp made by Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931), this lamp has a single loop of carbon which glowed when a current flowed through it. The glass bulb (made by the glass blower, Boehm) was evacuated so that there was so lit

Wooden statue of Saint Margaret, possibly French, 1700-1850.

Wooden statue of Saint Margaret of Antioch, patron of nurses, invoked by married woman and against sterility, wounds and facial blemishes, possibly French, 1700-1850


2 metal containers, each containing 12x100mg of Distaval Forte tablets (thalidomide), by The Distillers Co. Ltd., 1958-1962

DNA synthesiser, c 1980.

DNA synthesiser designed and built by Celltech, First generation c. 1980

Holmes arc lamp from South Foreland Lighthouse, c 1860-1880.

Holmes' arc lamp from South Foreland Lighthouse