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A Short History of the Gramophone

A Short History of the Gramophone

A Brief History of Wireless

A Brief History of Wireless


Image of FOB WATCH HOLDER WITH MAGNIFIER, 1940's

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FOB WATCH HOLDER WITH MAGNIFIER, 1940's

A bedside fob watch holder with a magnifying glass illuminated by a bulb in front of the watch powered by an internal battery and turned on by a pear shaped push button switch. The individual would place the unit by there bedside, if they wished to know the time it could be viewed by pressing the switch without the need for there spectacles unlike other units of this type.

Bruce Hammond Collection

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A1571

Image of JOHN BULL PRINTING SET No8, 1959

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JOHN BULL PRINTING SET No8, 1959

Printing set from 1959, simple documents can be printed with this kit, aimed mainly at children creating a few words at a time.

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A1555

Image of RACING PIGEON CLOCK, circa 1940

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RACING PIGEON CLOCK, circa 1940

Required for racing competitions, on release the bird could fly up to 1000km when returning home the owners ring attached to bird would be placed in the slot on top of the unit, the handle being turned moved the ring onto a sealed position and the time was stamped on a roll of paper inside the unit.

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A1545

Image of POLICEMANS HAND/BELT LAMP, 1950's

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POLICEMANS HAND/BELT LAMP, 1950's

Police belt lamp with wire handle, containing spare bulb, and box. Crown and ER stamped on the front. As Spec MW/CS/105 marked on the box.

Bruce Hammond Collection

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A1490

Image of EXIDE ACCUMULATOR EVER READY BOX AND CARRYING CASE, 1940's

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EXIDE ACCUMULATOR EVER READY BOX AND CARRYING CASE, 1940's

Standard Exide Accumulator with Ever Ready cardboard box in a wooden carrying case for two units.

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A1447

Image of GEC EARLY ELECTRIC FAN, 1950's

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GEC EARLY ELECTRIC FAN, 1950's

An Electric Fan made by GEC.

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A0503

Image of EVER READY TORCH, 1940's

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EVER READY TORCH, 1940's

Wooden Lamp with handle and lever switch.
Battery type unknown.

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A0211

Image of DROP DOWN LAMP, 1950's

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DROP DOWN LAMP, 1950's

Common pull down system, used in offices and shops before the Second World War.
This one is a 1950's style

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A0113

Image of EP TOY MOTOR, 1940's

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EP TOY MOTOR, 1940's

Possibly made for powering Meccano builds. 2.4 Volt

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A0886

Image of EARLY WARNING SIGN  'IT IS DANGEROUS TO TOUCH THE WIRES', 1930's

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EARLY WARNING SIGN 'IT IS DANGEROUS TO TOUCH THE WIRES', 1930's

Early warning sign advising persons not to touch the electric wires.
Also written in Welsh.
Common when Electricity was first introduced into homes.

Bruce Hammond Collection

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A1151

Image of NOVELTY BIRD FOB WATCH HOLDER, 1920's

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NOVELTY BIRD FOB WATCH HOLDER, 1920's

A novelty item for children with two lamps for eyes. On its nose is a hook presumably for a fob Watch.

Bruce Hammond Collection

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A1228

Image of NANOX MAGNETO TORCH, 1919

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NANOX MAGNETO TORCH, 1919

Pushing the side flat metal lever drives a small generator to power the lamp.
This item is in perfect condition and still works.

Bruce Hammond Collection

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A1231

Image of CARBIDE LANTERN, 1950's

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CARBIDE LANTERN, 1950's

This Lantern was used by the 3rd Boxmoor Scouts before being donated to the museum.

Donated by Dennis Huke

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A0814

Image of TOY STEAM ENGINE, 1940's

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TOY STEAM ENGINE, 1940's

A working model of a Steam Engine made in Germany by M.G.& Company as a toy.

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A0807


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