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Bellows Collection

Background imageBellows Collection: Illustration, Railway Ribaldry by W Heath Robinson

Illustration, Railway Ribaldry by W Heath Robinson -- The building of Saltash Bridge. Date: 1935

Background imageBellows Collection: Science / Gillray Satire

Science / Gillray Satire
New Discoveries in Pneumaticks! A satire on the Royal Institution: Thomas Young experiments on Hippisley, Humphry Davy at the bellows, Rumford by the door

Background imageBellows Collection: How Pianola Works 1912

How Pianola Works 1912
How the player-piano works - air passes through the holes in the piano-roll and acts on the bellows mechanism, causing a hammer to strike a key

Background imageBellows Collection: Northumbrian bagpipes and Lowland Scotch bagpipe

Northumbrian bagpipes and Lowland Scotch bagpipe.. Chromolithograph from an illustration by William Gibb from A.J. Hipkins Musical Instruments, Historic, Rare and Unique, Adam and Charles Black

Background imageBellows Collection: Alchemist at work

Alchemist at work
Black and white print of the painting, " L Alchimiste" by David Teniers the Younger, dated 1790. HPF/5C/4"

Background imageBellows Collection: Barbers shop with Monkeys and Cats

Barbers shop with Monkeys and Cats. Teniers, Abraham (1629-1670). Oil on copper

Background imageBellows Collection: Dressed to Kill 1912

Dressed to Kill 1912
Woman: tailor-made with a narrow skirt, belted long line jacket with bellows pockets & a trilby hat. Man: jodphurs, gaiters or leggings, belted jacket with a pleated back & patch pockets

Background imageBellows Collection: The Monkey and the Cat

The Monkey and the Cat
THE MONKEY AND THE CAT A monkey persuades a cat to steal chestnuts roasting on the fire; the monkey eats the nuts and the cat gets the blame

Background imageBellows Collection: Swiss Cow Lowing

Swiss Cow Lowing
A Swiss bull, high on an Alpine meadow, bellows breathily

Background imageBellows Collection: Iron smelting in a furnace, Bronze Age, Kazakhstan area

Iron smelting in a furnace, Bronze Age, Kazakhstan area
Craftsmen (blacksmiths) of the Bronze Age in the Kazakhstan area, smelting and shaping metal (iron) using an ancient furnace with bellows. 3000-1200 BCE

Background imageBellows Collection: Gentleman trying to play footsie with a beauty at the table

Gentleman trying to play footsie with a beauty at the table
Gentleman trying to play footsie with a beauty under the dining table but pressing the wrong foot. More Miseries. Handcoloured copperplate engraving designed

Background imageBellows Collection: Medieval comedian playing bellows and tongs

Medieval comedian playing bellows and tongs
Vignette of a comedian holding bellows and tongs as if playing a fiddle, 14th century manuscript. Handcoloured lithograph by Joseph Strutt from his own Sports and Pastimes of the People of England

Background imageBellows Collection: The Alchemist

The Alchemist Date: early 19th century

Background imageBellows Collection: Georgian cartoon, Music Hath Charms

Georgian cartoon, Music Hath Charms, black man playing guitar to a kitchen maid Date: circa 1820s

Background imageBellows Collection: Comic postcard, A pair of bellows Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, A pair of bellows Date: 20th century

Background imageBellows Collection: Cleaning tea with bellows, air fans, China

Cleaning tea with bellows, air fans, China
Vintage 19th century photograph: Cleaning tea with bellows, China

Background imageBellows Collection: Metalwork and woven items from Senegambia, 18th century

Metalwork and woven items from Senegambia, 18th century
Forged metalwork and woven items from Senegambia, 18th century. Horses bit, spade and napha or portfolio. After Rene Claude Geoffroy de Villeneuves l Afrique, Paris, 1814

Background imageBellows Collection: Man and woman lost in the countryside in a night storm

Man and woman lost in the countryside in a night storm with a servant holding a lantern. Miseries of the Country. Handcoloured copperplate engraving designed

Background imageBellows Collection: Man using bellows in front of a fire in a smoky room

Man using bellows in front of a fire in a smoky room with a scolding wife and bawling child. Handcoloured copperplate engraving designed

Background imageBellows Collection: Frontispiece with skeleton of death seated with scythe

Frontispiece with skeleton of death seated with scythe and globe. Vignettes of death attacking a baby, an invalid, a glutton and a drunkard

Background imageBellows Collection: King David playing handbells from a 14th century manuscript

King David playing handbells from a 14th century manuscript
King David playing handbells with hammers from a 14th century manuscript of his psalms, with a vignette of a comedian holding bellows and tongs as if playing a fiddle

Background imageBellows Collection: Ancient musical instruments including bellows

Ancient musical instruments including bellows
Foot instrument used by a faun in a Florentine gallery 1, bellows from a relief in the Pallavicini Gardens 2, bagpipe from an ancient basrelief 3, tambourine, castanets and tibia from Greek vases 4

Background imageBellows Collection: Respiration bellows and foundry mould

Respiration bellows and foundry mould
Apparatus for restoring those drowning to life with respiration bellows, and foundry moulds for bells, letters, types, etc. Copperplate engraving by Wilson Lowry after a drawing by J

Background imageBellows Collection: Chinese tinker with portable forge, bellows

Chinese tinker with portable forge, bellows and tools, Qing Dynasty. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Freschi after Antoine Cardon from Henri-Leonard-Jean-Baptiste Bertin

Background imageBellows Collection: Furnace for making cannon balls in the days of Trafalgar

Furnace for making cannon balls in the days of Trafalgar. circa 1805

Background imageBellows Collection: Cats having a picnic on a German postcard

Cats having a picnic on a German postcard. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageBellows Collection: Village blacksmith 1870

Village blacksmith 1870
Village smithy stands in front of the open forge. Date: 1870

Background imageBellows Collection: Authropoglossos St. Jamess Hall, Piccadilly

Authropoglossos St. Jamess Hall, Piccadilly
Authropoglossos or mechanical large vocalist dummy head, made of wax and ornamented with that profusion of hair and beard, in the month he wears a large tin funnel

Background imageBellows Collection: Steam Boiler Making at Vulcan Foundry, Glasgow 1843

Steam Boiler Making at Vulcan Foundry, Glasgow 1843
Construction of a large steam boiler for a boat at the Vulcan Foundry, Clyde, Glasgow. A large pair of bellows stands at the front of the scene. Date: 1843

Background imageBellows Collection: Photographic studio 1878

Photographic studio 1878
Photographer with bellows style camara taking a photograph of a posed victorian woman. Date: 1878

Background imageBellows Collection: Pair of bellows with comic verse on a Christmas card

Pair of bellows with comic verse on a Christmas card
Pair of bellows with comic verse on a Christmas and New Year card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageBellows Collection: Advert for Lancaster & Sons bellows cameras 1890

Advert for Lancaster & Sons bellows cameras 1890
Advertisement for 19th century bellows cameras, pocket combination aneroid barometers, selection of scientific equipment compound microscope, achromatic microscope

Background imageBellows Collection: Children by a kitchen hearth

Children by a kitchen hearth
Two children and a dog pictured gazing at the burning embers of a fire in a kitchen inglenook. Other kitchen furniture and equipment include an armchair, bellows and a basket of vegetables

Background imageBellows Collection: Interior of an English church organ

Interior of an English church organ.. Interior mechanism of an English church organ showing pipes, bellows, stops, keys, choir, swell and great organ

Background imageBellows Collection: Water-powered furnace bellows

Water-powered furnace bellows
A water wheel operates two sets of bellows to keep two furnaces burning hotly. Date: 1588

Background imageBellows Collection: The Elements (Fire), by Philippe Mercier

The Elements (Fire), by Philippe Mercier (1689-1760)

Background imageBellows Collection: Old Rose - A Cavaliers Drinking Song

Old Rose - A Cavaliers Drinking Song - " Now we re met like jovial fellows, let us do as wise men tell us, Sing Old Rose & burn the bellows

Background imageBellows Collection: A Co. Antrim Kitchen With Fireplace for Coal and Turf

A Co. Antrim Kitchen With Fireplace for Coal and Turf
A Co. Antrim Kitchen With Fireplace forCoal and Turf - an interior shot showing a woman using bellows on an open fire with griddle and pot. (Location: Northern Ireland; County Antrim)

Background imageBellows Collection: Christmas card in the shape of bellows

Christmas card in the shape of bellows decorated with white and purple flowers. circa 1890s

Background imageBellows Collection: Cupids and hearts on nine Victorian scraps

Cupids and hearts on nine Victorian scraps. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageBellows Collection: French Girls School 1820

French Girls School 1820
A French school for young ladies - this particular lesson is taking place in the open air. Date: circa 1820

Background imageBellows Collection: House Repairs / Bellows /

House Repairs / Bellows /
General house repairs - one man is up a ladder and another is using bellows. Date: 18th century

Background imageBellows Collection: Main Street, Bellows Falls, Vermont, USA

Main Street, Bellows Falls, Vermont, USA. Date: circa 1940

Background imageBellows Collection: Cartoon, Scientific Researches

Cartoon, Scientific Researches! New Discoveries in Pneumaticks! or, an Experimental Lecture on the Powers of Air, by James Gillray

Background imageBellows Collection: Cartoon, Shakespeare Sacrificed

Cartoon, Shakespeare Sacrificed; or the Offering to Avarice, by James Gillray. Showing Alderman John Boydell, an engraver and publisher, in the role of Prospero burning his books

Background imageBellows Collection: Macroramphosus scolopax, or Longspine Snipefish

Macroramphosus scolopax, or Longspine Snipefish, also known as Bellowfish, Bellows-Fish, Common Bellowsfish, Spine Trumpet Fish, and (simply) Trumpetfish. Date: 1864

Background imageBellows Collection: Cornemuse, Calabrian bagpipes, musette and bellows

Cornemuse, Calabrian bagpipes, musette and bellows.. Chromolithograph from an illustration by William Gibb from A.J. Hipkins Musical Instruments, Historic, Rare and Unique, Adam and Charles Black

Background imageBellows Collection: Pneumatics- bellows, plans and elevations, 18th century

Pneumatics- bellows, plans and elevations, 18th century.. Pneumatics- bellows, plans and elevations, 18th century. Copperplate engraving by Wilson Lowry after an illustration by J



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