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Background imageControls Collection: Flight simulator in use, RAF Lyneham, Wiltshire

Flight simulator in use, RAF Lyneham, Wiltshire
A flight simulator in use at RAF Lyneham, Wiltshire. Before computers, flight simulators used actual models of different airfields in order to train pilots

Background imageControls Collection: The first Hawk XX154 in the air for the first time

The first Hawk XX154 in the air for the first time
The first Hawk, XX154, in the air for the first time on 21 August 1974 with chief test pilot, Duncan Simpson, at the controls. The flight from the flight test centre at Dunsfold lasted 53 minutes

Background imageControls Collection: Advert for the Radiation New World Gas Cooker 1933

Advert for the Radiation New World Gas Cooker 1933
Radiation porcelain enamelled New World Gas Cookers, the only gas cookers with regulo control. Ask to see the unrivalled Radiation New World Gas cooker at your gas showrooms

Background imageControls Collection: Pilots cockpit of a spitfire 1940

Pilots cockpit of a spitfire 1940
Cockpit, with its amazing array of dials, is the epitome of intensive mechanical warfare. 1940

Background imageControls Collection: Advert for Main Mainstat gas cookers 1938

Advert for Main Mainstat gas cookers 1938
Providing ample accommodation for all the food and untensils required in cooking for a family of 6 to 8. This is one of the popular Main gas cookers obtainable in all-enamel

Background imageControls Collection: Harry Prices ghost hunting kit

Harry Prices ghost hunting kit
Undated photograph of Harry Prices ghost hunting kit, comprising a Reflex and cine cameras, tools for sealing doors and windows, apparatus for secret electrical controls, steel tape

Background imageControls Collection: Royal Aircraft Factory S. E. 2

Royal Aircraft Factory S. E. 2
Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.2 (Scouting Experimental 2) with Geoffrey de Havilland at the controls. One of a series of incremental steps at the Royal Aircraft Factory

Background imageControls Collection: The first Hawk XX154 takes to the air for the first time

The first Hawk XX154 takes to the air for the first time
The first Hawk, XX154, takes to the air for the first time on 21 August 1974 with chief test pilot, Duncan Simpson, at the controls

Background imageControls Collection: The first Hawk XX154 during its second flight

The first Hawk XX154 during its second flight
The first Hawk, XX154, during its second flight, 22 August 1974, chief test pilot, Duncan Simpson, again at the controls. Date: 1974

Background imageControls Collection: Glenwood Cooker Advert

Glenwood Cooker Advert
Gas or coal does its best work in this remarkable Glenwood range - five burners for gas and four covers for coal... the Thermolator automatically controls the oven heat

Background imageControls Collection: Two men at the controls of a Sunderland flying boat

Two men at the controls of a Sunderland flying boat
Two men (second fitter and rigger) at the controls of a Sunderland Mark I flying boat and bomber, used by RAF 230 Squadron during the Second World War. Date: circa 1938

Background imageControls Collection: The first flight of the Sikorsky VS-300 14 September 1939

The first flight of the Sikorsky VS-300 14 September 1939
The first flight of the Sikorsky VS-300, 14 September 1939. Igor Sikorsky is at the controls. Date: 1939

Background imageControls Collection: Metropolitan Police operations room, London

Metropolitan Police operations room, London
View of a Metropolitan Police operations room at New Scotland Yard, London, with officers and telephonists busy taking calls

Background imageControls Collection: The four men in charge of the signal box at Brighton

The four men in charge of the signal box at Brighton
The four electrical signal men in charge of the large electrical signal box at Brighton which controls the passage of trains entering Preston Park, Brighton Station

Background imageControls Collection: Cartoon, Honourable Ratio

Cartoon, Honourable Ratio
Honourable Ratio: or, Naval Conversationsin London. Ratio 5:5:3, between Great Britain, United States of America and Japan. Date: 1934

Background imageControls Collection: Menu, Simpsons Grand Divan Tavern, Strand, London

Menu, Simpsons Grand Divan Tavern, Strand, London
Wartime menu (Bill of Fare), Simpsons Grand Divan Tavern, Strand, London -- including a Ministry of Food Control Order relating to the need for rationing. (1 of 2) 1917

Background imageControls Collection: The Empress Dowager Cixi (Tzu-Hsi)

The Empress Dowager Cixi (Tzu-Hsi)
L Dorado. The Empress Dowager Cixi (Tzu-Hsi) (1835-1908) causing trouble for a (representation of) the Chinese Emperor. Date: 1900

Background imageControls Collection: Leduc 0. 21 01, mounted on a S. E. 161

Leduc 0. 21 01, mounted on a S. E. 161
Leduc 0.21 01, mounted on its SNCASE SE.161 Languedoc mother-ship, parked next door to the second 0.21, also mounted on a Languedoc mother-ship

Background imageControls Collection: Marjorie Vereker and Adelaide Cleaver - Heston Aerodrome

Marjorie Vereker and Adelaide Cleaver - Heston Aerodrome
Mrs Marjorie Rosamond Seton Dower Vereker (nee Mulliner) (1902-1992) and Adelaide Franklin Cleaver (nee Pollock) (1885-1939)

Background imageControls Collection: A steam engine cab, Victorian period

A steam engine cab, Victorian period

Background imageControls Collection: WW2 - R. A. F. Fighter Plane Cockpit

WW2 - R. A. F. Fighter Plane Cockpit
A photograph of a British WW2 fighter plane cockpit, showing various controls including the machine gun button on the joystick. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageControls Collection: A Henpecked Husband

A Henpecked Husband. A henpecked man is controlled by and a little frightened of a woman, especially his wife. Date: circa 1909

Background imageControls Collection: English Electric Canberra PR. 9 WH793

English Electric Canberra PR. 9 WH793
English Electric Canberra PR.9 WH793 (msn EE-242), the prototype PR.9, at the SBAC Farnborough Air Show from 3-9 September 1956

Background imageControls Collection: Cunard Line, QE2 - master clock control system

Cunard Line, QE2 - master clock control system with original signage. Ex. Cobwebs Southampton. 27 x 14 inches. (1 of 2) Date: 20th century

Background imageControls Collection: Cunard Line, QE2 - bridge telegraph

Cunard Line, QE2 - bridge telegraph
Cunard Line QE2 - original bridge telegraph that was installed in 1967 and remained until it was removed in 1987. Date: 20th century

Background imageControls Collection: RAF cadets watch an expert demonstrating the controls, WW2

RAF cadets watch an expert demonstrating the controls, WW2
RAF cadets watch an expert demonstrating the controls Date: circa 1941

Background imageControls Collection: Controls of RAF Short Sunderland Flying Boat, WW2

Controls of RAF Short Sunderland Flying Boat, WW2
Controls of an RAF Short Sunderland Flying Boat Date: circa 1941

Background imageControls Collection: Pilot's cockpit in a Tiger Moth aircraft

Pilot's cockpit in a Tiger Moth aircraft Date: 1938

Background imageControls Collection: A Driver Climbing in to his Cab

A Driver Climbing in to his Cab
A train driver climbs in to the cabin of a British Rail diesel locomotive. Photograph by Heinz Zinram Date: 1950s

Background imageControls Collection: Trans-Canada Lockheed Aircraft, Pilots cockpit

Trans-Canada Lockheed Aircraft, Pilots cockpit fitted for blind flying Date: 1930s

Background imageControls Collection: Man at work in an oil rig control room

Man at work in an oil rig control room
Man at work in the control room of an oil rig drilling platform off the coast of Cornwall. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageControls Collection: Chief Engineer of Tower Bridge, London 1926

Chief Engineer of Tower Bridge, London 1926
Chief Engineer John Gass in the control house at Tower Bridge, seen here actuating the levers which control the 1000 tonne bascules. Date: 1926

Background imageControls Collection: Curtiss 1911 - Hydro

Curtiss 1911 - Hydro
Curtiss 1911 Hydro 2-seater, with dual controls. Date: circa 1912

Background imageControls Collection: Pilot Talks To Tower Date: 1947

Pilot Talks To Tower Date: 1947

Background imageControls Collection: Romney, Hythe, Dymchurch Railway - New Romney - Duke of York

Romney, Hythe, Dymchurch Railway - New Romney - Duke of York
Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway - at New Romney, Kent - Albert, Duke of York (1895-1952) (later King George VI) driving the first passenger service over the two-mile track on 5th August, 1926

Background imageControls Collection: Albert, Duke of York - at the controls of a Glasgow Tram

Albert, Duke of York - at the controls of a Glasgow Tram
Albert, Duke of York (1895-1952) (later King George VI) - at the controls of a Glasgow Tram, which he drove for more than a mile to the Depot! Date: 1924

Background imageControls Collection: MAN AFTER 35 000 YEARS

MAN AFTER 35 000 YEARS
MACHINE MAN OF ARDATHIA (Francis Flagg) 35, 000 years hence, man lives in a container fitted with controls for everything, including powerful rays Date: 1927

Background imageControls Collection: OPEN FOOTPLATE 1870

OPEN FOOTPLATE 1870
On the open footplate of a train at night - driver at the controls, stoker shovelling in coal, while their train hurtles into the darkness... Date: 1870

Background imageControls Collection: Cover design, Amazing Stories

Cover design, Amazing Stories. Machine Man of Ardathia (Francis Flagg) -- 35, 000 years hence, man lives in a container fitted with controls for everything, including powerful rays. Date: 1927

Background imageControls Collection: Bullock-Curtiss 1912 pusher replica NX5704N

Bullock-Curtiss 1912 pusher replica NX5704N. Built in 1947 this aircraft is currently registered to the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum

Background imageControls Collection: Marjorie Vereker in her aircraft at Heston Aerodrome

Marjorie Vereker in her aircraft at Heston Aerodrome
Mrs Marjorie Rosamond Seton Dower Vereker (nee Mulliner) (1902-1992) in her aircraft at Heston Aerodrome at the annual flying meeting of The Brigade of Guards at their HQ at Heston Air Park where

Background imageControls Collection: Parisian Officer directing traffic on Les Grand Boulevards

Parisian Officer directing traffic on Les Grand Boulevards
A French Traffic Gendarme with a VERY fine moustache and beard combo direct traffic at a junction on the Grand Boulevards, Paris at the Porte Saint-Denis. Date: circa 1920

Background imageControls Collection: Amazing Stories scifi magazine cover - Machine Man of Ardathia

Amazing Stories scifi magazine cover - Machine Man of Ardathia
Cover design, Amazing Stories. Machine Man of Ardathia (Francis Flagg) -- 35, 000 years hence, man lives in a container fitted with controls for everything, including powerful rays. Date: 1927

Background imageControls Collection: WW2 - Shortage of Potatoes in Britain during the War

WW2 - Shortage of Potatoes in Britain during the War
Sorry No Potatoes - a British housewife has limited choice for her vegetable purchasing, as potato stocks dry up due to tight rationing control over supply - December, 1941. Date: 1941

Background imageControls Collection: Cockpit of British SE5A biplane on airfield, WW1

Cockpit of British SE5A biplane on airfield, WW1
View of the cockpit and controls of a British SE5A biplane, one of the main aeroplanes in use by the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War. Seen here on an airfield with other aircraft

Background imageControls Collection: Instrument panel, Brandenburg DI fighter plane, WW1

Instrument panel, Brandenburg DI fighter plane, WW1
A close-up view of the instrument panel of the Hansa-Brandenburg DI (KD) 28.68 Phonix-built fighter plane in service during the First World War from 1917 onwards

Background imageControls Collection: Two-Headed Boy

Two-Headed Boy
Two-headed boy, five years old, born in Turin, Italy in 1877 : each is a distinct individual, and controls his own arm and leg; both are friendly and intelligent Date: 1882

Background imageControls Collection: Supermarine S5 N221 with Flt Lts M Kinkead at the controls

Supermarine S5 N221 with Flt Lts M Kinkead at the controls
Supermarine S5, N221, with Flt Lt S.M. Kinkead at the controls



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