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Cells Collection

Background imageCells Collection: Pentonville Prison, Islington, North London

Pentonville Prison, Islington, North London
An aerial view of Pentonville Prison in Islington, North London. The prison was opened in 1842 as the new Model Prison, on the separate system

Background imageCells Collection: Wandsworth Prison, south west London

Wandsworth Prison, south west London
A galleried wing of Wandsworth Prison in south west London. Two warders inspect the cells

Background imageCells Collection: Cut-away Diagram of the Tower of London, 1913

Cut-away Diagram of the Tower of London, 1913
Cut-away illustration showing a number of the rooms of the Tower of London, including the Chapel of St. John, the Armouries and the cells of Guy Fawkes, Sir Thomas More and Sir Walter Raleigh

Background imageCells Collection: Aylesbury Prison 1900

Aylesbury Prison 1900
Aylesbury Prison corridor B3 1900 Date: 1900

Background imageCells Collection: Aylesbury Prison 1900

Aylesbury Prison 1900
Aylesbury Prison cell 1900 Date: 1900

Background imageCells Collection: State Penitentiary at Stateville, Joliet, Illinois, USA

State Penitentiary at Stateville, Joliet, Illinois, USA
Interior view of a cell block at the Illinois State Penitentiary at Stateville, near Joliet, Illinois, USA. The prison was designed using the panopticon principle promoted by Jeremy Bentham

Background imageCells Collection: Electricity / Voltaic Pile

Electricity / Voltaic Pile
VOLTAIC PILE The first workable device for generating a consistent flow of electricity, invented in 1799 by Alessandro Volta

Background imageCells Collection: Plan Pentonville Prison

Plan Pentonville Prison
A plan of the floor layout of Pentonville, a model prison built in London in 1843, with corridors of cells radiating out from a central point & exercise yards

Background imageCells Collection: Cell Block Interior, Wakefield Prison, West Yorkshire

Cell Block Interior, Wakefield Prison, West Yorkshire
The interior of a cell block at Wakefield Prison, West Yorkshire. Cells line the open galleries which have a safety net strung across to prevent inmates falling

Background imageCells Collection: Corridor and cell doors, Bodmin Gaol, Cornwall

Corridor and cell doors, Bodmin Gaol, Cornwall
The main corridor and cell doors at Bodmin Gaol, Cornwall

Background imageCells Collection: Plan and elevation of a Regency villa

Plan and elevation of a Regency villa. Floorplan shows drawing rooms, dinner room and study.. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Rudolph Ackermanns Repository of Arts, London, 1817

Background imageCells Collection: Interior of St Marys Convict Prision 1861

Interior of St Marys Convict Prision 1861
Interior of St Marys Island Convict Prision in Chatham. Date: 1861

Background imageCells Collection: PRIESTLEYS BATTERY

PRIESTLEYS BATTERY 64-cell electro-chemical battery, invented by Joseph Priestley (1733-1804), English clergyman and chemist. Date: 1810

Background imageCells Collection: FRENCH ELECTRIC BATTERY

FRENCH ELECTRIC BATTERY
Batterie electrique - an early French model Date: circa 1830

Background imageCells Collection: La Sante prison, Paris

La Sante prison, Paris
La Sante, Paris: guards checking the cells on the upper gallery. Date: 1870

Background imageCells Collection: The Simmer and Jack Proprietary Gold Mines - South Africa

The Simmer and Jack Proprietary Gold Mines - South Africa
The Simmer and Jack Proprietary Gold Mines - east of Johannesburg, South Africa. The company which was founded in 1887 by the German August Simmer and Scotsman John Jack

Background imageCells Collection: Cleve Backster experimenting on plant sensitivity

Cleve Backster experimenting on plant sensitivity
Grover Cleveland " Cleve" Backster (b.1924), American scientist, best known for his experiments with biocommunication in plant and animal cells

Background imageCells Collection: Presidio Modelo Prison, Isla de Pinos, Cuba

Presidio Modelo Prison, Isla de Pinos, Cuba
General view of the Presidio Modelo Prison on the Isla de Pinos (Isle of Pines), Cuba, now renamed Isla de la Juventud (Isle of Youth)

Background imageCells Collection: Suffragette Chess Set

Suffragette Chess Set
A painted figural chess set, entitled Topical Chessmen (Suffragettes v The Law). It comprises King and Queen, bishops as judges, rooks as burning buildings, prison cells

Background imageCells Collection: Pentonville prison cell interior

Pentonville prison cell interior
Pentonville prison in London: interior of cell with a hammock for sleeping. Date: 1843

Background imageCells Collection: Police Station at Cherat - NWFP

Police Station at Cherat - NWFP. Cherat is a hill station, immediately above the village Chapri and Saleh Khana in the Nowshera District of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan

Background imageCells Collection: Midday mealtime, Wormwood Scrubs Prison, West London

Midday mealtime, Wormwood Scrubs Prison, West London
Prisoners at Wormwood Scrubs prison, west London, return to their individual cells for their midday dinner. Uniformed prison warders watch as prisoners climb the metal staircases to the galleries

Background imageCells Collection: Electricity / Daniell Cell

Electricity / Daniell Cell
DANIELL CELL Invented in 1836 by John- Frederic Daniell, English chemist and physicist, using zinc and copper

Background imageCells Collection: San Quentin Penitentiary, Marin County, California, USA

San Quentin Penitentiary, Marin County, California, USA
Prison cells at San Quentin Penitentiary, Marin County, California, USA. Date: circa 1910

Background imageCells Collection: Borstal New Cell Corridor

Borstal New Cell Corridor
A new-style cell corridor at an unidentified Borstal - the inmates have rooms not cells. Date: circa 1926

Background imageCells Collection: Aylesbury Inebriate Reformatory - Corridor of Cells

Aylesbury Inebriate Reformatory - Corridor of Cells
Aylesbury Inebriate Reformatory - uniformed staff on duty in a corridor of cells. Date: 1908

Background imageCells Collection: Policewoman WW1

Policewoman WW1. Captioned, You should see the Damsels (Dam-Cells) at the station. Policewoman questions nervous looking man. Date: circa 1917

Background imageCells Collection: French Prison Interior

French Prison Interior
A French prison interior, showing the guards patrolling on a gallery balcony and the doors of some of the cells. Date: early 1930s

Background imageCells Collection: Havelock Moralising

Havelock Moralising
SIR HENRY HAVELOCK Scottish military commander, urging his comrades to steer clear of drink which is the most speedy road to the guard-room and the cells. Date: 1795 - 1857

Background imageCells Collection: Oriental Egyptain Beauty wearing a Dragonfly Wing skirt

Oriental Egyptain Beauty wearing a Dragonfly Wing skirt
Oriental Egyptian Beauty wearing a Dragonfly Wing skirt, a very popular motif of the period in fashion and jewellery. The terminology was Plique-a-jour (French for " letting in daylight" )

Background imageCells Collection: Discodermid sponge

Discodermid sponge
Discodermia lives a sessile life on the seabed around North America and the Caribbean

Background imageCells Collection: Cells at Establishment for Recidivists, Merxplas, Belgium

Cells at Establishment for Recidivists, Merxplas, Belgium

Background imageCells Collection: Warwick Prison - Interior View

Warwick Prison - Interior View

Background imageCells Collection: Tonbridge Union Workhouse, Pembury, Kent

Tonbridge Union Workhouse, Pembury, Kent

Background imageCells Collection: Durham Gaol interior

Durham Gaol interior
Interior of prison block at Durham Gaol. Cells line the open galleries which have a safety net strung across to prevent inmates falling. Date: Date unknown

Background imageCells Collection: Northleach Prison, Gloucestershire

Northleach Prison, Gloucestershire
The Gloucestershire County gaol at Northleach. Unusually, its cells were arranged around the circumference of a polygon with the cell doors opening onto an unenclosed walkway

Background imageCells Collection: Convicts delivering meals to prison cells

Convicts delivering meals to prison cells
Uniformed warders supervise convicts delivering food cans and bread to the cells at an unnamed London prison

Background imageCells Collection: Chatham Prison Riots - Interior of the Prison

Chatham Prison Riots - Interior of the Prison
The interior of St Marys Convict Prsion at Chatham, scene of riots amongst inmates in March 1861

Background imageCells Collection: Bolshevik Cell

Bolshevik Cell
Bolshevik cells (small local committees) are formed through out Russia to ensure everyone toes the party line, however distant from Moscow. This one is in Penzensky province

Background imageCells Collection: Leclanche Electric Cell

Leclanche Electric Cell
LECLANCHE CELL An early version of the battery invented by Georges Leclanche, made up of zinc in an ammonium chloride solution

Background imageCells Collection: Plante Accumulator

Plante Accumulator
The accumulator (a secondary or storage battery) invented by French physicist Gaston Plante

Background imageCells Collection: Matthias J Schleiden

Matthias J Schleiden
MATTHIAS JAKOB SCHLEIDEN German anatomist known for his work on cells

Background imageCells Collection: Bunsens Battery

Bunsens Battery
BUNSENs CELL A carbon-zinc electric cell invented by Robert Bunsen in 1841

Background imageCells Collection: Refuelling in Space

Refuelling in Space
Recharging the Energy Cells of a Future Aircraft in Mid- Flight

Background imageCells Collection: Microscopic Objects

Microscopic Objects
A variety of living and non- living objects magnified through a microscope

Background imageCells Collection: Battery constructed at the Royal Institution, London

Battery constructed at the Royal Institution, London
A large battery constructed at the Royal Institution, London, by Wollaston, for Davy

Background imageCells Collection: Construction of a voltaic battery in Paris

Construction of a voltaic battery in Paris
Construction of a large voltaic battery at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, covering 54 square metres, on the orders of Napoleon



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