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Devices Collection

Background imageDevices Collection: The Kinecar by William Heath Robinson

The Kinecar by William Heath Robinson
Double page illustration by William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) showing a well-equipped omnibus transporting passengers while they watch a film

Background imageDevices Collection: Russian Imperial Eagle

Russian Imperial Eagle
The Russian Imperial two- headed eagle surrounded by heraldic devices of the provinces of Imperial Russia

Background imageDevices Collection: Ufos / Reich Device

Ufos / Reich Device
One of Wilhelm Reichs weather-influencing devices which also affect UFOs, and could perhaps destroy them

Background imageDevices Collection: The Coat of Arms of Peebles

The Coat of Arms of Peebles, a royal burgh in Tweeddale, Scottish Borders region of Scotland. Date: circa 1900

Background imageDevices Collection: More Golfing Notes, by William Heath Robinson

More Golfing Notes, by William Heath Robinson
Some suggestions for the novice. Illustrations showing various devices to assist golfing skills. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the Estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary

Background imageDevices Collection: King George VI - Thanking British Children

King George VI - Thanking British Children
A certificate from King George VI to the children of Great Britain on 8th June, 1946 - issued as a momento for sharing in the hardships and ultimate triumph during World War Two

Background imageDevices Collection: A simple device for removing a wart

A simple device for removing a wart
Contrary to the title of this picture, a complicated and convoluted machine to help a sufferer remove a wart from his head

Background imageDevices Collection: Mutoscope at Gravesend

Mutoscope at Gravesend
New Road, Gravesend (Kent) - notice the premises of The Wonderful Mutoscope (a forerunner of the cinema) - Admission Free !

Background imageDevices Collection: BRITANNIA

BRITANNIA
Britannia depicted with various devices emblematic of Britains greatness

Background imageDevices Collection: Ufos / Reichs Cloudbuster

Ufos / Reichs Cloudbuster
Wilhelm Reich finds that his weather-influencing devices also affect UFOs, and could perhaps destroy them; here he is operating one of his instruments

Background imageDevices Collection: Talbot Heraldic Dog

Talbot Heraldic Dog
The TALBOT, a symbolical heraldical mythical kind of hunting dog

Background imageDevices Collection: Observatory on the summit of Ben Nevis, Scotland

Observatory on the summit of Ben Nevis, Scotland
Observatory on the summit of Ben Nevis, Fort William, Scotland Date: 1908

Background imageDevices Collection: Promotional photograph for the IBM 1410

Promotional photograph for the IBM 1410
A female computer technician sits at an IBM 1410, in a promotional photograph for this business computer system. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageDevices Collection: The method of linking up hands and feet of sitting mediums

The method of linking up hands and feet of sitting mediums
Undated photograph showing the method of linking up hands and feet of sitting mediums by means of electrical control. This is one of series of photographs documenting Harry Prices investigations into

Background imageDevices Collection: Coal Mine Machinery

Coal Mine Machinery
Improved Machinery for working Coal Mines - devices for conveying the coal along the galleries and up the shafts

Background imageDevices Collection: Reynaud Praxinoscope

Reynaud Praxinoscope
A young girl is fascinated by the illusion of movement given by Reynauds praxinoscope

Background imageDevices Collection: Telephone / Bell & Gray

Telephone / Bell & Gray
An imaginary conversation between Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray, using their own telephone devices

Background imageDevices Collection: Manufacture of circuit boards

Manufacture of circuit boards
A complicated multi-component electronic device for manufacturing circuit boards. It consists of a number of miniature soldering irons to attach the electrical components and a magnifying camera

Background imageDevices Collection: Edisons Vitascope

Edisons Vitascope
This was one of Edisons several ingenious but ultimately impracticable attempts to invent the motion picture

Background imageDevices Collection: FIREWORKS 1747 - 7

FIREWORKS 1747 - 7
Techniques of firework making in 18th century France : various types of whirling and spinning devices

Background imageDevices Collection: DECOUPAGES

DECOUPAGES
Light, shining through cunningly torn paper, casts grotesque shapes on the wall

Background imageDevices Collection: Projecting Praxinoscope

Projecting Praxinoscope
Reynauds praxinoscope adapted for projection onto a screen : later he would adapt it for projection in a large hall

Background imageDevices Collection: Reynaud Praxinoscope 2

Reynaud Praxinoscope 2
Reynauds device with central lamp, drum holding the images, and a handle for turning it, giving the illusion of movement

Background imageDevices Collection: Electric Permanent Waving Machine 1928

Electric Permanent Waving Machine 1928
A permanent electric waving machine, medusa, Serpents, exhibited at the Hairdressers Annual Exhibition. Date: 1928

Background imageDevices Collection: Incendiary devices, ARP training exercise during WW2

Incendiary devices, ARP training exercise during WW2

Background imageDevices Collection: Innovative Starting Gate

Innovative Starting Gate
An innovative starting gate, designed by Professor H. Rottenburg, being tested at a public schools athetics meeting. Date: 1932

Background imageDevices Collection: William Henry James project is just one of many ingenious devices whereby the power of steam is

William Henry James project is just one of many ingenious devices whereby the power of steam is harnessed to road transportation. Date: 1828

Background imageDevices Collection: A rotating zootrope : the image seen through the slits as the drum spins give the illusion of

A rotating zootrope : the image seen through the slits as the drum spins give the illusion of movement. Date: 1881

Background imageDevices Collection: EDISON'S KINETOSCOPE Reproducing to the eye the effect of human motion by means of a swift

EDISON'S KINETOSCOPE Reproducing to the eye the effect of human motion by means of a swift and graded succession of pictures'. Date: 1894

Background imageDevices Collection: HARE'S APPARATUS

HARE'S APPARATUS
Robert Hare's device for communicating with the dead Picture 1 of 2 Date: circa 1854

Background imageDevices Collection: Woman Having her Hair Dried 1928

Woman Having her Hair Dried 1928
A woman sits under a chrome-plated hair dryer, exhibited at the Hairdressers Annual Exhibition. Date: 1928

Background imageDevices Collection: Woman Indulging a Vapour Face-Bath 1928

Woman Indulging a Vapour Face-Bath 1928
Strangely masked by metal: A client indulging in a vapour face-bath, exhibited at the Hairdressers Annual Exhibition. Date: 1928

Background imageDevices Collection: Ray-Lamp Treatments 1928

Ray-Lamp Treatments 1928
Strange metal Blinkers to achieve beauty: A client taking a Ray-Lamp treatment, exhibited at the Hairdressers Annual Exhibition. Date: 1928

Background imageDevices Collection: Fairyland illumination devices and electric signs

Fairyland illumination devices and electric signs, from Verity Electrical Supplies, Aston, Birmingham. 1903

Background imageDevices Collection: Photograph showing a time-fuse from a German shrapnel-shell which burst over British

Photograph showing a time-fuse from a German shrapnel-shell which burst over British lines. Date: 1915

Background imageDevices Collection: Patent Electropathic Battery Belt for men and women

Patent Electropathic Battery Belt for men and women

Background imageDevices Collection: Loose page from a scrapbook of crests and heraldry

Loose page from a scrapbook of crests and heraldry
Loose page from a former scrapbook of crests and heraldry featuring family crests, coats of arms and many devices, shields, monograms and mottos! Date: late 19th century

Background imageDevices Collection: PIX FOR MUTOSCOPE

PIX FOR MUTOSCOPE
Taking photographs for the mutoscope requires a camera capable of taking a great many pictures in rapid succession, which will later, when projected, suggest movement. Date: circa 1897

Background imageDevices Collection: GERMAN INVASION DEVICES

GERMAN INVASION DEVICES
France : the German Armys invasion is so rapid because they make good use of high- tech military equipment, such as rail-mounted gun carriers Date: June 1940

Background imageDevices Collection: THE AMERICAN EAGLE

THE AMERICAN EAGLE
The American eagle Date: circa 1880

Background imageDevices Collection: The Stocks - Southwold, Suffolk

The Stocks - Southwold, Suffolk. Date: 1920s

Background imageDevices Collection: The Coat of Arms of Innerleithen (Cleikum), Scotland

The Coat of Arms of Innerleithen (Cleikum), Scotland
The Coat of Arms of Innerleithen (Cleikum), Tweeddale, Scottish Borders, Scotland Date: circa 1900

Background imageDevices Collection: The Coat of Arms of Perth, Perthshire, Scotland

The Coat of Arms of Perth, Perthshire, Scotland Date: circa 1900

Background imageDevices Collection: The Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Prussia

The Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Prussia Date: circa 1900

Background imageDevices Collection: Old Cross and Clachnacuddin Stone and Inverness Burgh Arms

Old Cross and Clachnacuddin Stone and Inverness Burgh Arms Date: circa 1900

Background imageDevices Collection: Folioscope, 1896

Folioscope, 1896
more popularly known as the flicker-book, it is simply a succession of images which, if the pages are turned with sufficient rapidity, give the illusion of movement. 1896

Background imageDevices Collection: Using Planchette

Using Planchette
A girl, blindfolded, uses the planchette with a pencil fixed in it, hoping to receive by automatic writing a message from the spirits in the beyond

Background imageDevices Collection: American Planchette

American Planchette
An American planchette



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