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Diameter Collection

Background imageDiameter Collection: The four-wheel main landing gear of a Convair B-36

The four-wheel main landing gear of a Convair B-36. Each main wheel has a diameter of 56in

Background imageDiameter Collection: Inside the Dome of Discovery, Festival of Britain, London

Inside the Dome of Discovery, Festival of Britain, London
General view inside the Dome of Discovery, part of the Festival of Britain site on the South Bank, London. This part of the exhibition covered Britains conquest of the physical world through

Background imageDiameter Collection: Cossor high vacuum cathode-ray tube for high definition television, 12

Cossor high vacuum cathode-ray tube for high definition television, 12.25 inches in diameter Date: 1937

Background imageDiameter Collection: Spring balance brass dial, Samuel Cody Archive

Spring balance brass dial, Samuel Cody Archive
EARLY AVIATION PIONEERS - THE SAMUEL CODY ARCHIVE: The spring balance used by Cody in early engine-thrust tests. Circa 1908, by Salter?s, the brass dial marked to 600lb

Background imageDiameter Collection: Tree and spring balance brass dial, Samuel Cody Archive

Tree and spring balance brass dial, Samuel Cody Archive
EARLY AVIATION PIONEERS - THE SAMUEL CODY ARCHIVE: The spring balance used by Cody in early engine-thrust tests. Circa 1908, by Salter?s, the brass dial marked to 600lb

Background imageDiameter Collection: RMS Carpathia, salvaged red octagonal floor tile

RMS Carpathia, salvaged red octagonal floor tile
RMS Carpathia, salvaged red patterned earthenware octagonal floor tile from an unknown location on the ship, approx. 0.875 (d) x 5.875 (w) x 6 inches (diameter)

Background imageDiameter Collection: Cunard White Star Line - three souvenirs

Cunard White Star Line - three souvenirs. MV Britannic butterfly wing pin dish, 3.5 inches diameter. RMS Mauretania plastic souvenir lifebelt, 4.25 inches diameter

Background imageDiameter Collection: Ocean Liners - three brooches and a badge

Ocean Liners - three brooches and a badge
Ocean Liners - White Star Line RMS Doric, MV Georgic, and RMS Majestic ship's wheel enamel brooches, 1 inch diameter. Cunard QE2 Farewell Season 2008 enamel badge, 1.25 x 0.75 inches

Background imageDiameter Collection: Cunard Line, RMS Queen Mary - souvenir brass items

Cunard Line, RMS Queen Mary - souvenir brass items made from her propellers - four coasters, 3.5 inches diameter, two paperweights, 2 inches diameter, tie bar, lapel pin, and two sets of cufflinks

Background imageDiameter Collection: Cunard Line, QE2 turbine blade limited edition

Cunard Line, QE2 turbine blade limited edition
Cunard Line, QE2 turbine blade. In 1986 the Queen Elizabeth 2 underwent a £90 million refit that marked the end of her life as a steamship as her turbine engines were replaced by a diesel

Background imageDiameter Collection: Vickers Wellington B. III BK461, with Dunlop Compacta tyres

Vickers Wellington B. III BK461, with Dunlop Compacta tyres
Vickers Wellington B.III BK461, at Honiley with Dunlop for trials of its Compacta wheel covers. Seen with the smallest diameter wheels fitted

Background imageDiameter Collection: RMS Lusitania - propaganda medal, leaflet and other items

RMS Lusitania - propaganda medal, leaflet and other items
RMS Lusitania - Carlton ware model 6.5 inches, together with German propaganda medal, leaflet, and other items. The bronze German Lusitania medal was designed by Karl Goetz

Background imageDiameter Collection: Zeppelin airship, Hamburg-America Line, luggage tag

Zeppelin airship, Hamburg-America Line, luggage tag
Zeppelin Airship, Hamburg-America Line, luggage tag, vibrant blue, yellow and white. Graf Zeppelin flying eastbound, while a HAPAG steamship (Class Milwaukee / St Louis) sails westbound

Background imageDiameter Collection: RMS Titanic - gold stud recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

RMS Titanic - gold stud recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett
RMS Titanic - from inventory of items recovered from bodies by cable ship Mackay-Bennett - a late Victorian 18 carat yellow gold round collar or dress stud

Background imageDiameter Collection: RMS Titanic - signet ring recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

RMS Titanic - signet ring recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett
RMS Titanic - from inventory of items recovered from bodies by cable ship Mackay-Bennett - an 18 carat gold and small old-cut diamond solitaire band/signet ring, slightly tapering (1/4ins)

Background imageDiameter Collection: RMS Titanic - Maria Robinson's brooch

RMS Titanic - Maria Robinson's brooch
RMS Titanic - property of Maria Robinson, fiancee of Wallace Hartley, bandleader and violinist, who died in the disaster. An early 20th century gold

Background imageDiameter Collection: RMS Titanic - Maria Robinson's gold memorial medal

RMS Titanic - Maria Robinson's gold memorial medal
RMS Titanic - property of Maria Robinson, fiancee of Wallace Hartley, bandleader and violinist, who died in the disaster. A 9 carat gold round medallion, unnamed, with hallmarks for Birmingham 1912

Background imageDiameter Collection: Price's rotary digger for cutting tunnels

Price's rotary digger for cutting tunnels, showing 8 hydraulic rams used to force the digger forward, casing 12.5 ft diameter Date: 1909

Background imageDiameter Collection: Airship Bournemouth. Maiden flight at RAF Cardington

Airship Bournemouth. Maiden flight at RAF Cardington
Airship Bournemouth. Maiden flight at RAF Balloon Centre, Cardington. Built for Festival of Britian, for the Airship Club under the direction of Lord Vantry - being the first built in Britain since

Background imageDiameter Collection: Photograph of Old Face Plate Lathe

Photograph of Old Face Plate Lathe, originally installed in the Soho Foundry of Boulton and Watt, Birmingham which was purchased by Avery in 1895. The lathe taking work up to 26 feet diameter

Background imageDiameter Collection: Goodyear Blimp NC-8A Volunteer

Goodyear Blimp NC-8A Volunteer in the late 1930s Volunteer (I) (NC-8A)First flight: April 27, 1929Volume: 86, 000 cu. ft.Length: 128 ft.Diameter: 36 ft.Engines

Background imageDiameter Collection: Conroy Super Turbo Three N156WC

Conroy Super Turbo Three N156WC. The second RR Dart powered conversion by Conroy was a surplus Douglas R4D-8-C-117D and was called the Super Turbo Three

Background imageDiameter Collection: A patriotic cast iron frying pan with German soldier

A patriotic cast iron frying pan with German soldier
A patriotic cast iron frying pan with a German soldier shaking the hand of a German woman in relief on the handle. Embossed around the diameter with Der Deutschen frau opfersinn

Background imageDiameter Collection: Space Memorabilia - Apollo XI lapel pin

Space Memorabilia - Apollo XI lapel pin
Space Memorabilia - Apollo XI (11) mission space flown lapel pin. An incredible piece of Apollo 11 flown history, Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two humans on the moon

Background imageDiameter Collection: Hawker Typhoon first prototype P5212 in its original form

Hawker Typhoon first prototype P5212 in its original form
Hawker Typhoon first prototype, P5212, in its original form with small fin, triple exhaust stubs, no armament and large-diameter, low-pressure tyres

Background imageDiameter Collection: Maze at Alkborough

Maze at Alkborough
Circular maze, 12 metres in diameter, at Alkborough, Lincolnshire; a copy exists in the parish church

Background imageDiameter Collection: Miethes Flying Disk, flown at Prague

Miethes Flying Disk, flown at Prague
Miethes Flying Disk, 20m in diameter, successfully flown at Prague by Schriever and Habermohl on 4 February 1945, ad taken over by the Russians after World War Two. Date: 1945

Background imageDiameter Collection: Scoreboards in volcanic tuff (diameter 73cm) intended

Scoreboards in volcanic tuff (diameter 73cm) intended for ball games. Maya art. Sculpture. HONDURAS. COPAN. Copᮮ Archaeological Museum. Proc: HONDURAS. COPAN. Copᮮ

Background imageDiameter Collection: A patriotic cast iron frying pan with German soldier

A patriotic cast iron frying pan with German soldier
A patriotic cast iron frying pan with a German soldier shaking the hand of a German woman in relief on the handle. Embossed around the diameter with Der Deutschen frau opfersinn

Background imageDiameter Collection: Giant Ferris Wheel, Earls Court

Giant Ferris Wheel, Earls Court
Construction work began on the wheel in March 1894 and it was opened to passengers in July 1895. It had a diameter of 300ft, weighed 1, 100 tons and a complete revolution took around twenty minutes

Background imageDiameter Collection: Growth of the big ship by G. H. Davis

Growth of the big ship by G. H. Davis
Growth of the big ship: examples now being built by the great naval powers. A diagram illustrating the latest ships produced by France, Germany, the USA, Britain, Russia, Italy and Austria

Background imageDiameter Collection: Hawker Siddeley HS121 Trident rear fuselage and A300

Hawker Siddeley HS121 Trident rear fuselage and A300 fuselage diameter comparison

Background imageDiameter Collection: de Havilland hollow-steel-bladed propeller under development

de Havilland hollow-steel-bladed propeller under development
A 16ft 6in diameter de Havilland hollow-steel-bladed propeller under development on a Bristol Centaurus-powered Airspeed Ambassador

Background imageDiameter Collection: Experience Aerostatique Faite ࠌyon

Experience Aerostatique Faite ࠌyon
Plate showing Expe

Background imageDiameter Collection: Brass basin inlaid with silver and gold. 1320

Brass basin inlaid with silver and gold. 1320 - 1341. With the name of the Mameluke sultan al-Nasir Muhammad. From Cairo or Damascus. 22.7 cm. high and 54 cm. diameter. Islamic art. Jewelry

Background imageDiameter Collection: Yosemite Park - California

Yosemite Park - California - Mariposa Grove - the tremendous Grizzly Giant redwood - 34 ft diameter Date: 1952

Background imageDiameter Collection: M. Deutschs Airship

M. Deutschs Airship
M.Deutschs Airship. The La Ville de Paris, 201 feet long with a maximum diameter of 35 feet. Made by Mr. Edward Surcouf for M. Deutsch de la Meurthe. Powered by a 70 hp Chenu motor. Date: 1907

Background imageDiameter Collection: LCC-LFB Flooding caused by burst water main in street

LCC-LFB Flooding caused by burst water main in street
An area of Hammersmith and Fulham extensively flooded following the fracture of a large diameter water main in the street

Background imageDiameter Collection: Steam-Boat Knickerbocker

Steam-Boat Knickerbocker. 320 feet long, 32 ft. 6 inches Beam, 10 ft. 6 incs. Hold, 64 ft. wide including guards, and is propelled by a beam Engine

Background imageDiameter Collection: Jungle Rhubarb

Jungle Rhubarb
Jungle leaves are tremendous - this rhubarb leaf can reach a diameter of 10 feet. Date: 1930s

Background imageDiameter Collection: Vigra Gold Mine, Wales, 1862

Vigra Gold Mine, Wales, 1862
Engraving showing the crushing mill of Vigra gold mine, beside the Hirgwm river in North Wales, 1862. The waterwheel shown was about 60ft in diameter

Background imageDiameter Collection: Propellors for the Normandie, February 1935

Propellors for the Normandie, February 1935
Photograph of three propellors built at Deptford, London, for the French liner Normandie. Each of these propellors were 16ft in diameter, made of Turbiston bronze and weighed 23 tons

Background imageDiameter Collection: The Cap of Liberty, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone, 1874

The Cap of Liberty, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone, 1874
Engraving showing the cone of lime, 42 feet high and 22 feet in diameter, known as The Cap of Liberty, Yellowstone National Park, 1874

Background imageDiameter Collection: America, Steel bell casting. Great steel bell to be used as

America, Steel bell casting. Great steel bell to be used as
The bell was the largest casting in steel up until that time. The bell weighed 2tons 12 cwt or 5, 824 lb, height 5 feet 3 inches, diameter at the mouth 6 feet 2 inches

Background imageDiameter Collection: Fly-wheel at St. Denis

Fly-wheel at St. Denis
A huge fly-wheel dynamo at St. Denis station, used to light Paris. There were eight dynamos at the St. Denis station, producing a high tension current of 2250 volts and 210 amps

Background imageDiameter Collection: The tunnel from the heading

The tunnel from the heading
View down the second tunnel beneath the Thames. (Isambards Rotherhithe Tunnel being the first) The tunnel passes from Tower Hill to Tooley Street, near the London Bridge Station

Background imageDiameter Collection: Lady in Court Dress 1770

Lady in Court Dress 1770
A lady in the Court Dress of the Year 1770 - her skirt must be more than a metre in diameter, resembling the farthingales of earlier periods



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