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Arkwright's original drawing frame (lantern frame), c 1775.

Arkwright's drawing frame, commonly known as a lantern frame, c.1780. 'Drawing' was part of the preparatory processes applied to cotton prior to it being spun - Drawing both strengthens and evens the fibres and adds some twist. This machine was proba

 
Folding joiner's workbench, c 1969.

Folding joiner's bench, the fore runner of the 'workmate' bench.

 
Remington Arms lock-stitch sewing machine, 'Empire' model, 1870.

Original Remington Arms lock-stitch sewing machine head: the 'Empire' model of 1870. The Empire Sewing Machine Company made this model from about 1860. In 1870, the United States Remington Small Arms Company took over the company but continued to ma

 
Motorola StarTAC mobile phone, 1997.

STAR TAC mobile telephone by Motorola, Alencon Link, Basingstoke, Hampshire, 1997.

 
Excell M2 Pocketphone, 1987.

Excell M2 Pocketphone, cellular mobile phone made by Excell Communications, 1987

 
Kundo 'Space Timer' radio-controlled desk clock, 1988.

The Space Timer was one of the first mass-produced radio-controlled clocks. It is synchronised by time signals transmitted from Frankfurt in Germany and indicates Mid-Euopean time, which is one hour fast of Greenwich. It automaticlly resets itself fo

 
Toothbrushes with ivoride handles, c 1870-1920.

Two horsehair toothbrushes with ivoride handles produced by Savory and Moore in London. The Chinese are credited with inventing the use of toothbrushes and toothpastes, although the ancient Egyptians used branches with frayed ends to clean their teet

 
Con Edison's 'Plan Your Kitchen Kit', c 1958.

Con Edison's Plan Your Kitchen Kit, a kitchen planning aid supplied free to customers by the Consolidated Edison Company, New York, ca. 1958.

 
The Rolls-Royce vertical take-off-thrust measuring rig, 1954.

Rolls-Royce V.T.O. Test Bed, XJ 314, (Flying Bedstead), 1954

 
Avro 504K biplane D7560 with 130hp Clerget engine, c 1917.

Avro 504K biplane D7560 with 130hp Clerget engine no. 52090; The Avro 504 first appeared in 1913 and was in service with the Royal Flying Corps during WWI. As early as November 1914, three 504s carried out a 'mass' bombing raid on German airship cons

 
 
 
 
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