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Chain Collection

Background imageChain Collection: Isambard Kingdom Brunel with chains

Isambard Kingdom Brunel with chains
Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806 - 1859) Designer and builder of railroads, bridges, tunnels, steamships, docks &c. pictured in front of the launching chain of the Great Eastern

Background imageChain Collection: Anne Boleyn / Players / 23

Anne Boleyn / Players / 23
ANNE BOLEYN Second Queen of Henry VIII from 1533 until 1536

Background imageChain Collection: FABRITIUS, Carel (1622-1654). The Goldfinch. ca

FABRITIUS, Carel (1622-1654). The Goldfinch. ca. 1654. NETHERLANDS. The Hague. Mauritshuis. Baroque art. Oil

Background imageChain Collection: Horn & Hardart Automat, New York City, USA

Horn & Hardart Automat, New York City, USA
Horn & Hardart Automat, 57th Street and 6th Avenue, New York City, USA, one of a large chain of cafes and restaurants serving over half a million people per day. Date: circa 1930

Background imageChain Collection: Sobranie cigarettes advertisement, 1963

Sobranie cigarettes advertisement, 1963
Advertisement for Sobranie Cocktail cigarettes, available in a variety of fancy rainbow colours with gold tips - like all the best parties well bred, well dressed and perfectly packed. Date: 1963

Background imageChain Collection: Richard Iii / Players / 18

Richard Iii / Players / 18
KING RICHARD III OF ENGLAND Reigned 1483 - 1485

Background imageChain Collection: Nicolas Poster

Nicolas Poster
Poster for the Nicolas chain of wine shops, France

Background imageChain Collection: Metropolitan Police whistle and chain

Metropolitan Police whistle and chain
A Metropolitan Police whistle and chain

Background imageChain Collection: Busy street scene at Spitalfields, East End of London

Busy street scene at Spitalfields, East End of London
A busy street scene at Spitalfields in the East End of London. The location is the junction of Commercial Street and Brushfield Street. The building at the right is Spitalfields Market

Background imageChain Collection: Lyons Corner House, 1931

Lyons Corner House, 1931
LYONS CORNER HOUSE, OXFORD STREET Opened in 1923, the Oxford Street restaurant was one of a chain owned by J Lyons and Co Ltd

Background imageChain Collection: The Fox Theatre, Detroit, Michigan - The Auditorium

The Fox Theatre, Detroit, Michigan - The Auditorium. Opened in 1928 as a flagship movie palace in the Fox Theatres Chain. The first theatre to be designed to incorporate a speaker system for sound

Background imageChain Collection: Suspension Pier, Seaview, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

Suspension Pier, Seaview, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England
The elegant Suspension Pier, Seaview, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England. The suspension pier was designed by Frank Caws, a Seaview-born engineer/architect then working in Sunderland

Background imageChain Collection: Sandbanks Chain Ferry No. 1 - Entrance to Poole Harbour

Sandbanks Chain Ferry No. 1 - Entrance to Poole Harbour
The No.1 steam-powered Sandbanks chain ferry. Sandbanks Ferry is a vehicular chain ferry which crosses the entrance of Poole Harbour in the English county of Dorset

Background imageChain Collection: Consequences, illustration by William Heath Robinson

Consequences, illustration by William Heath Robinson
Consequences -- How the thoughtlessness of a butterfly seriously affected a bishops corn, illustration by William Heath Robinson. Credit must appear as: Courtesy of Mrs J. C

Background imageChain Collection: Shah of Iran - Reza Shah Pevlavi

Shah of Iran - Reza Shah Pevlavi
Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, (1919 - 1980). Emperor of Iran from 16th September 1941, until his overthrow by the Iranian Revolution on 11th February 1979"

Background imageChain Collection: Fowlers Steam Engine

Fowlers Steam Engine
Fowlers patent engine and windlass for steam-ploughing

Background imageChain Collection: I K Brunel / Chain Cdv

I K Brunel / Chain Cdv
ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL Designer and builder of railroads, bridges, tunnels, steamships, docks &c. pictured in front of the anchor chain of the Great Eastern

Background imageChain Collection: Electric Chainsaw

Electric Chainsaw
Two men, possibly the foreman and an assistant, using an electric Damarm Chain Saw to saw up a huge tree trunk. Date: 1930s

Background imageChain Collection: Metropolitan Police air raid siren

Metropolitan Police air raid siren
A Metropolitan Police air raid siren, as used in wartime

Background imageChain Collection: Caterpillar track steam engine by R. Hornsby & Sons

Caterpillar track steam engine by R. Hornsby & Sons
The first and original Caterpillar or walking engine made by R. Hornsby & Sons of Grantham. R. Hornsby & Sons grew into a major manufacturer of agricultural machinery, at their Spittle Gate Works

Background imageChain Collection: Clan Macdonald

Clan Macdonald
Clan MACDONALD OF THE ISLES clad in a coat of chain-mail, the chieftain with an angry look gives orders for some miscreant to be punished

Background imageChain Collection: George Ii / Players / 38 / 50

George Ii / Players / 38 / 50
GEORGE II, KING OF ENGLAND Reigned 1727 - 1760

Background imageChain Collection: Metropolitan Police whistle and chain

Metropolitan Police whistle and chain
A Metropolitan Police whistle and chain

Background imageChain Collection: Shaping metal with a steam hammer

Shaping metal with a steam hammer
Two metalworkers use a clamp and chain to hold a large piece of metal in place while it is shaped by a pneumatic steam hammer

Background imageChain Collection: Charles Ii / Players / 31 / 50

Charles Ii / Players / 31 / 50
CHARLES II British Royalty

Background imageChain Collection: Brighton / Chain Pier 1835

Brighton / Chain Pier 1835
The Chain Pier, Brighton, Sussex

Background imageChain Collection: Suffragette woman in the stocks, unsympathetic cartoon

Suffragette woman in the stocks, unsympathetic cartoon
Unsympathetic comment on Votes or Women 1913

Background imageChain Collection: 1950S Pinup Girl

1950S Pinup Girl
A 1950s model reclining wearing a rather revealing gold dress, gold earrings and gold ankle chain

Background imageChain Collection: Spartacus and rebellion of Gladiators

Spartacus and rebellion of Gladiators
In 73 B.C Spartacus was sold, into the service of Lentulus Batiates, a man who taught at a ludus for gladiators. Spartacus and two Gallic gladiators led a riot at the school

Background imageChain Collection: Sir Francis Crossley, businessman, philanthropist and MP

Sir Francis Crossley, businessman, philanthropist and MP
Sir Francis Crossley (1817-1872), 1st Baronet of Halifax, British carpet manufacturer, philanthropist and Liberal Party politician. Date: 1860s

Background imageChain Collection: Cartier advertisement 1965

Cartier advertisement 1965
Advertisement for Cartier featuring a number of gold pieces of jewellery, 1965. 1965

Background imageChain Collection: Sutton Hoo Treasure. Royal shoulder-clasps. 7th-8th centurie

Sutton Hoo Treasure. Royal shoulder-clasps. 7th-8th centurie
Sutton Hoo Treasure. Royal shoulder-clasps decorated with inlaid gold, enamel and garnet. 7th-8th centuries AD. From Mound 1. Near Woodbridge, Suffolk, England. British Museum. London. England

Background imageChain Collection: Knight Templar, knight and Bishop

Knight Templar, knight and Bishop
Knight Templar stands on a Mediterranean shore, wearing the red cross on his cloak authorised by pope Eugenius III in 1146. Knight in chainmail, robe and holding shield and sword, and bishop

Background imageChain Collection: Decorated Christmas tree with toys and food below

Decorated Christmas tree with toys and food below. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageChain Collection: LCC-LFB Shand Mason motor steam fire engine

LCC-LFB Shand Mason motor steam fire engine
The motor steam fire engine with independent pumping and propelling engines was developed later than the Merryweather Fire King self-propelled steam engine

Background imageChain Collection: Bone-Shaker Bike C1830

Bone-Shaker Bike C1830
It has pedals, but no chain, and no pneumatic tyres - hard work to propel, and hard on the seat... Date: circa 1830

Background imageChain Collection: Great Crane at Woolwich Arsenal, south east London

Great Crane at Woolwich Arsenal, south east London
The Great Crane at the Arsenal, Woolwich, south east London, used to lift sections of large guns

Background imageChain Collection: Reginald Malby, photographer

Reginald Malby, photographer
Reginald Malby (1882-1924), official photographer to the Royal Horticultural Society. Seen here in a head and shoulders portrait with a pipe in his mouth

Background imageChain Collection: Kenneth Kendall

Kenneth Kendall (b 1924), retired British broadcaster. He worked for many years as a newsreader for the BBC and other channels, and also hosted the game show Treasure Hunt for Channel 4 (1982-1989)

Background imageChain Collection: New Banting Bed for Reducing the Figure

New Banting Bed for Reducing the Figure
The New Banting Bed for Reducing the Figure. Cartoon by William Heath Robinson

Background imageChain Collection: Cossack Trousers 1820

Cossack Trousers 1820
Furry top hat, cut-away coat with long narrow tails, fawn colour cossack trousers, red under-waiscoat, shawl waistcoat, fob ribbon, watch seals & chain & tie-pin

Background imageChain Collection: Henry Viii / Players / 21 / 50

Henry Viii / Players / 21 / 50
KING HENRY VIII OF ENGLAND Reigned 1509 - 1547

Background imageChain Collection: Hugh Gibson & James Eastwood on their 1911 Bradbury motorcyc

Hugh Gibson & James Eastwood on their 1911 Bradbury motorcyc
Hugh Gibson & James Eastwood, record holders, on their 1911 3.5 H.P. Bradbury Chain Drive motorcycle & sidecar in Ireland in 1911

Background imageChain Collection: Millicent Duncan, early woman police officer

Millicent Duncan, early woman police officer
Millicent Duncan, an early woman police officer. Date: 1910s

Background imageChain Collection: Firefighters with motor fire engine, Whitefriars MFB

Firefighters with motor fire engine, Whitefriars MFB
Firefighters with a motor fire engine, Whitefriars MFB (Metropolitan Fire Brigade)

Background imageChain Collection: Draycott, Cotswold village, Edith Hodgkins, milkmaid

Draycott, Cotswold village, Edith Hodgkins, milkmaid
Draycott, Cotswold village, Edith Hodgkins (later Mrs Brown), milkmaid. Date: 1916

Background imageChain Collection: Mont Blanc, the chain from La Flegere, Chamonix Valley, Fran

Mont Blanc, the chain from La Flegere, Chamonix Valley, France. Date between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900. Mont Blanc, the chain from La Flegere, Chamonix Valley, France. Date between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900

Background imageChain Collection: Elderly woman in front of a Welsh dresser, Mid Wales

Elderly woman in front of a Welsh dresser, Mid Wales
An elderly woman in Victorian style costume sitting in front of a Welsh dresser, Mid Wales. The dresser contains family photographs and crockery



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