On Display

'Reporter' tape recorder, 1953.

Boosey & Hawkes "Reporter" tape recorder, 1953.

 
'Scene One' stereo music centre, 1976.

Bush "Scene One" A1006 Music Centre, Stereo

 
Child's china teaplate, c 1922.

Child's china teaplate, with cartoon bearing the legend "2ZY Manchester calling"; 1922-1923

 
Bush television receiver, type TV22, c 1950.

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 Walkman with headphones, c 1980.

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

 
'Daisy' No 2 vacuum cleaner, c 1914.

Daisy' no. 2 vacuum cleaner, c. 1914

 
Syphon-action coffee infuser, c 1855.

Balance-type siphon-action coffee making machine, comprising porcelain base, central brass pillar with spring-loaded bracket, glass coffee vase with copper lid, white fluted porcelain boiler and glass spirit lamp, European, probably French, c. 1855.

 
Electric copper kettle, with immersed element, sectioned, c 1921.

Sectioned electric copper kettle, the first type of kettle to be fitted with a totally immersed heating element, thereby doubling its efficiency, provisional patent no. 33221/ 21, by Bulpitt and Sons Ltd., Birmingham, 1921-1922

 
Primax moving iron loudspeaker, c 1924.

Primax loud speaker (sectioned)

 
Hoover 'Junior' vacuum cleaner, 1936.
 
 
 
 
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