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Compressed Collection

Background imageCompressed Collection: T class Submarine

T class Submarine
Inside a British submarine: complex details of the craft in which our underwater crews live and fight. A sectional view of a boat of the T class, showing how machinery, torpedoes

Background imageCompressed Collection: Advert for Horlicks ration of malted milk tablets 1916

Advert for Horlicks ration of malted milk tablets 1916
Restoring energy and vitality Horlicks malted milk compressed tablets, supplied in a air tight tin. 1916

Background imageCompressed Collection: LCC-LFB Fireman in his fire kit with new cork helmet

LCC-LFB Fireman in his fire kit with new cork helmet
A London fireman in his fire kit, including the new style compressed cork helmet with its LFB crest, which replaced the traditional brass helmets used since the days of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade

Background imageCompressed Collection: Rotorcraft RH-1 Pinwheel

Rotorcraft RH-1 Pinwheel at Dayton. The RH-1 was powered by rotor-tip rockets using Hydrogen Peroxide as an Oxidiser passing over a catalyst, pressurised by compressed Nitrogen.

Background imageCompressed Collection: Dornier Do 32E ultra-light helicopter D-HOPS

Dornier Do 32E ultra-light helicopter D-HOPS
the Dornier Do 32E was a simple, collapsible one-man helicopter from Germany powered by a BMW 6012L gas turbine, driving a compressor which supplied compressed air to the rotor tip jets

Background imageCompressed Collection: Oxen train Australia New South Wales NSW probably

Oxen train Australia New South Wales NSW probably 1920s taking compressed wool to the railway

Background imageCompressed Collection: Oxen taking compressed wool to railway station

Oxen taking compressed wool to railway station, NSW, Australia

Background imageCompressed Collection: American Helicopter XA-5 Top Sergeant

American Helicopter XA-5 Top Sergeant
The American Helicopter XA-5 Top Sergeant having one of its AJ 8.75in rotor-tip mounted pulse-jet engines started, using an external compressed air source. Date: 1949

Background imageCompressed Collection: Dubarry et Cie Advertisement

Dubarry et Cie Advertisement
An illustrated advertisement for Dubarry et Cie, London based perfumers. The image is a promotion of Dubarry's tablets of compressed bath salts, in a variety of scents. Date: circa 1917

Background imageCompressed Collection: New firefighters breathing equipment 1907

New firefighters breathing equipment 1907
Firefighters wearing new breathing apparatus to protect them from inhaling fumes, lasting twenty minutes

Background imageCompressed Collection: Firing a torpedo out of a tube

Firing a torpedo out of a tube
German sailors firing a torpedo out of a tube using compressed air. circa 1898

Background imageCompressed Collection: Napier Oryx gas generator turbine engine

Napier Oryx gas generator turbine engine on the D. Napier & sons stand at the 1954 SBAC Farnborough Air Show. The Oryx was designed to power the Percival P.74 helicopter rotor which was driven by

Background imageCompressed Collection: COMPRESSED AIR BLOWING

COMPRESSED AIR BLOWING
The introduction of compressed air for blowing glass put an end to the occupational ailment of glassblowers whose lungs were destroyed by their work Date: 1883

Background imageCompressed Collection: COAL / COMPRESSED FUELS

COAL / COMPRESSED FUELS
Manufacture of compressed fuels Date: 1884

Background imageCompressed Collection: EXACT TIME, FRANCE 1880

EXACT TIME, FRANCE 1880
The unification and distribution of time using pneumatic chronometers, France - reservoirs of compressed air. Date: 1880

Background imageCompressed Collection: Horse drawn turntable-ladder at LFB HQ, Southwark

Horse drawn turntable-ladder at LFB HQ, Southwark
The turntable-ladder was introduced into the London Fire Brigade in 1905 and could be extended to a height of 85 feet. The ladders were self supporting

Background imageCompressed Collection: Lens Making, France

Lens Making, France
Making lenses from a glass sphere which has been blown using compressed air; at a French glassworks Date: 1896

Background imageCompressed Collection: Advert for John Pound & Co luggage case 1920

Advert for John Pound & Co luggage case 1920
Advertisement John Pound & Co, compressed fibre cabin trunk, covered brown painted flax canvas, ladys purse and wrist bag. John Pound became Lord Mayor of London in 1904

Background imageCompressed Collection: Whale hunting vessel and factory by G. H. Davis

Whale hunting vessel and factory by G. H. Davis
Floating whale factories: ships which reduce their prey to oil and by-products on the spot. A whale-hunting factory and its catcher vessels at work in the Antarctic

Background imageCompressed Collection: LCC-LFB Change from brass to cork fire helmets

LCC-LFB Change from brass to cork fire helmets
A significant landmark when on 14 July 1934 the LFB started to replace its traditional brass helmet with a new compressed cork design. It would be four years before the changeover was completed

Background imageCompressed Collection: GLC-LFB Damaged compressed air BA sets

GLC-LFB Damaged compressed air BA sets
The compressed air set of a firefighter caught in a flashover during a fire, showing the heat and smoke damage caused to the set and the obscuring of the face mask by the heat damage

Background imageCompressed Collection: The Torpedo Washer / 1888

The Torpedo Washer / 1888
THE TORPEDO WASHER - clothes cleaned by compressed air, in half the time of any other washer

Background imageCompressed Collection: Threshing 1930S

Threshing 1930S
Harvest time, Essex. The ripe barley is being fed into the thresher, the straw forced out is then compressed into bales, wired up and then carried up to the stack to be stored

Background imageCompressed Collection: Switzerland. 19th century. Locomotive driven by compressed a

Switzerland. 19th century. Locomotive driven by compressed air used for the drilling of Saint-Gothard. Colored engraving of The Spanish and American Illustration, 1875

Background imageCompressed Collection: Building the Metro

Building the Metro
Construction workers building the Opera metro station emerge from the compressed-air caissons in the Avenue de l Opera, in front of the Paris Opera Date: 1903

Background imageCompressed Collection: Real Turtle Soup

Real Turtle Soup
An illustrated advert by Freemans table delicacies offering turtle soup, made with West Indian turtles in compressed tablet form. A cheap alternative at two pence per plate. Date: 1915

Background imageCompressed Collection: New device for torpedoed tankers by G. H. Davis

New device for torpedoed tankers by G. H. Davis
Saved by compressed air: a new device for torpedoed tankers. How tankers holed by U-boat torpedoes during the Second World War can remain afloat by using compressed air. Date: 1943

Background imageCompressed Collection: Hargraves compressed air machine No13

Hargraves compressed air machine No13

Background imageCompressed Collection: Four-decker compressed-air driven model

Four-decker compressed-air driven model. Hargrave Slide 67

Background imageCompressed Collection: Compressed air flying machine shown at Chicago Exhibition

Compressed air flying machine shown at Chicago Exhibition (now in Smithsonian). Hargrave Slide 29

Background imageCompressed Collection: Compressed air bow screw machine

Compressed air bow screw machine. Hargrave Slide 28

Background imageCompressed Collection: Larger model compressed air flying machine

Larger model compressed air flying machine. Hargrave Slide 27

Background imageCompressed Collection: Compressed air flying machine

Compressed air flying machine. Hargrave Slide 26

Background imageCompressed Collection: First compressed air engine

First compressed air engine. Hargrave Slide 19

Background imageCompressed Collection: Plate 29 from Zoological drawings by Ferdinand Bauer

Plate 29 from Zoological drawings by Ferdinand Bauer
Gaston Tissandier. Head-and-shoulders portrait of French balloonist, Gaston Tissandier. Date between 1880 and 1900

Background imageCompressed Collection: Brachaluteres jacksonianus, southern pygmy leatherjacket

Brachaluteres jacksonianus, southern pygmy leatherjacket
Plate 28 from Zoological drawings by Ferdinand Bauer. This is a small compressed fish with no pelvic fins and a prominent dorsal spine

Background imageCompressed Collection: GLC LFB Breathing apparatus communications set

GLC LFB Breathing apparatus communications set
Battery operated communications equipment for use with compressed air breathing apparatus sets. Microphones are fitted into the specially adapted full face masks

Background imageCompressed Collection: NFS (London) breathing apparatus training, WW2

NFS (London) breathing apparatus training, WW2
NFS firefighters, with instructor, demonstrating a compressed air breathing apparatus set and the Proto oxygen breathing apparatus sets

Background imageCompressed Collection: Diving, Malta 1969

Diving, Malta 1969
Divers vent compressed air from a valve in the roof of the Underwater House, after setting it up, 30 feet beneath the surface of Paradise Bay, off the coast of Malta. Date: 1969

Background imageCompressed Collection: Sewer Construction under London, 1910

Sewer Construction under London, 1910
Illustration showing the construction of a sewer from Belgrave Square to Barking, under London, in 1910. On the right of the image is the Greathead Shield

Background imageCompressed Collection: Hiking Sanitary Towels

Hiking Sanitary Towels
Advert for Southalls compressed sanitary towels, each one packed with two safety pins and made especially for hikers! Talk about cashing in!

Background imageCompressed Collection: V-1 Flying Bomb exhibited in London; Second World War, 194

V-1 Flying Bomb exhibited in London; Second World War, 194
Photograph showing a German V-1 Flying Bomb, on display in an exhibition in the Piccadilly showrooms of Rootes Ltd. London, 1944

Background imageCompressed Collection: The Aerophore Breathing Apparatus, 1874

The Aerophore Breathing Apparatus, 1874
Engraving of the Aerophore Breathing Apparatus, invented by the French engineer M. Denayrouze, 1874. Denayrouze designed this compressed air breathing machine for use in exploring mines full of

Background imageCompressed Collection: Preserving life in mines, the aerophore apparatus

Preserving life in mines, the aerophore apparatus. Invented by Mr B. Rouquayrol and Mr. Denayrouze, the Aerophone, which supplied compressed air through a hose

Background imageCompressed Collection: Castel Helicopter 1878

Castel Helicopter 1878
The compressed-air project of French engineer P Castel

Background imageCompressed Collection: Paul Bert / Anaesthetics

Paul Bert / Anaesthetics
Dr. Paul Berts method of using compressed nitrous oxide

Background imageCompressed Collection: Glass Blowing, France

Glass Blowing, France
Blowing a large globe using compressed air, in a French glassworks



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