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Background imageExperiment Collection: Bound to Draw by William Heath Robinson

Bound to Draw by William Heath Robinson
Another well-thought-out experiment in dentistry from Heath Robinson, the Gadget King and mastermind behind endless convoluted contraptions and silly ideas. Date: 1927

Background imageExperiment Collection: John Logie Bairds experiment, showing how television transm

John Logie Bairds experiment, showing how television transm
Sending pictures through the air. Bairds system of television transmits its wireless pictures. John Logie Baird transmitted a moving image by wireless, showing gradations of light and shade

Background imageExperiment Collection: Science / Gillray Satire

Science / Gillray Satire
New Discoveries in Pneumaticks! A satire on the Royal Institution: Thomas Young experiments on Hippisley, Humphry Davy at the bellows, Rumford by the door

Background imageExperiment Collection: BAC TSR-2

BAC TSR-2
A Vickers Valiant Wing with the British Aircraft Corporation Tsr.2 Prototype and One of the Two Bristol 188 Prototypes Xf926 Parked Behind at Proof and Experimental Establishment

Background imageExperiment Collection: Chloroform / Experiment

Chloroform / Experiment
Hannah Greener, who became the first fatality under chloroform anasethesia during a minor operation to have a toe nail removed

Background imageExperiment Collection: Frontispiece illustration from Frankenstein

Frontispiece illustration from Frankenstein
Frontispiece illustration from Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein. Date: first published 1818

Background imageExperiment Collection: The new R. A. F. Centrifuge 1955

The new R. A. F. Centrifuge 1955
Testing the effects of gravitational stresses experienced by pilots at high speeds: the new R.A.F. centrifuge at the Royal Air Force Institute of Aviation Medicine at Farnborough, Hampshire

Background imageExperiment Collection: Gun transport exercise, Wentworth Woodhouse, Yorkshire

Gun transport exercise, Wentworth Woodhouse, Yorkshire
An emergency gun transport exercise taking place at Wentworth Woodhouse, Lord Fitzwilliams residence at Rotherham, Yorkshire

Background imageExperiment Collection: The Post Office and Library, Greendale Road, Port Sunlight

The Post Office and Library, Greendale Road, Port Sunlight. Date: circa 1910

Background imageExperiment Collection: Alchemist at work

Alchemist at work
Black and white print of the painting, " L Alchimiste" by David Teniers the Younger, dated 1790. HPF/5C/4"

Background imageExperiment Collection: Seance room at the National Laboratory of Psychical Research

Seance room at the National Laboratory of Psychical Research
Undated photograph of corner of the sance room at the National Laboratory of Psychical Research, with trumpets on table. HPG/1/2/1 (vi)

Background imageExperiment Collection: The Chemist 1827

The Chemist 1827
A chemist with his apprentice in his laboratory. A copper alembic is on his left, to the right a sand heat and a furnace is in the middle. Date: 1827

Background imageExperiment Collection: Holmes & Watson / In Lab

Holmes & Watson / In Lab
THE NAVAL TREATY Holmes busy with his chemistry apparatus at Baker St. watched by Dr. Watson

Background imageExperiment Collection: Worlds oldest surviving photograph - Niepce

Worlds oldest surviving photograph - Niepce
" Image of Chateau by Nicephore Niepce. He developed heliography, a technique used to produce this image, the worlds oldest surviving photograph in 1825 Date: 1825

Background imageExperiment Collection: Rudi Schneider Seance

Rudi Schneider Seance
Rudi Schneider (centre) - Austrian physical medium - and Harry Price (second right) re- enact their session - London

Background imageExperiment Collection: Handkerchief Knot Test

Handkerchief Knot Test
Test at the National Psychical Laboratory on Rudi Schneider the Austrian spiritualist physical medium. Here, a knot has allegedly been tied paranormally in a handkerchief

Background imageExperiment Collection: CURTISS GOLD BUG NY

CURTISS GOLD BUG NY
The Gold Bug biplane designed and flown by Glenn Hammond Curtiss for the Aerial Experiment Association, depicted flying over New York harbour

Background imageExperiment Collection: William Heath Robinson drawing showing soldiers unaware of the camouflaged famous Stonehenge

William Heath Robinson drawing showing soldiers unaware of the camouflaged famous Stonehenge moving around in Wiltshire. Date: 1941

Background imageExperiment Collection: Experiment on an apple tree

Experiment on an apple tree. Illustration (prob. Engraving) from Stephen Hales, Statical essays: containing vegetable staticks.. Vol. I, 3rd ed. Date: 1738-40

Background imageExperiment Collection: Photograph of the Scottish medium Helen Duncan during sance

Photograph of the Scottish medium Helen Duncan during sance with " ectoplasm" wrapped around her head and the end tucked into her nostrils, May 1931

Background imageExperiment Collection: John Wesley / Electrical

John Wesley / Electrical
JOHN WESLEY English religious leader, founder of Methodism : always interested in science, he is depicted observing an electrical experiment

Background imageExperiment Collection: Thomas Edison / La Nature

Thomas Edison / La Nature
THOMAS ALVA EDISON Listening to the first phonogram sent to New York from England

Background imageExperiment Collection: Volley firing by Scott Method by G. H. Davis

Volley firing by Scott Method by G. H. Davis
The gunnery experiment of which all the naval world is talking: the six-to-one superiority of volley firing by the Scott Method

Background imageExperiment Collection: Townshend Esp Test

Townshend Esp Test
Testing a hypnotised subject for ESP : the hypnotiser holds up a card, concealed from his subject who tries to name it. Townshend found mesmerism enhanced psi ability

Background imageExperiment Collection: Mediumship / Satirical

Mediumship / Satirical
THE PLEASURES OF HAT-MOVING To perform this scientific experiment, the experimenters must touch hands for 20 minutes or so

Background imageExperiment Collection: Glaisher and Coxwe

Glaisher and Coxwe conducting scientific experiment in a balloon, the two scientists suffer from lack of oxygen and pass out, though they manage to release air and descend

Background imageExperiment Collection: Louis Daguerre discovers use of silver iodide in photography

Louis Daguerre discovers use of silver iodide in photography
Pioneer of photography, Louis Daguerre (1787 1851) developed the process of the daguerreotype. One of the most significant problems which occurred during the invention of photography was getting

Background imageExperiment Collection: Diagrams of magnets, magnetic fields, iron filings, etc

Diagrams of magnets, magnetic fields, iron filings, etc. Copperplate engraving by Wilson Lowry from Abraham Rees Cyclopedia or Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature, Longman, Hurst

Background imageExperiment Collection: Black magic experiment by Harry Price on the Brocken

Black magic experiment by Harry Price on the Brocken
Photographs concerning the black magic experiment conducted by Harry Price on the Brocken, Germany. Photograph of Harry Price and C.E.M.Joad standing in front of the Goose Girl fountain in Gottingen

Background imageExperiment Collection: Experiment, LNWR steam locomotive

Experiment, LNWR steam locomotive

Background imageExperiment Collection: LNWR Experiment Compound engine steam locomotive

LNWR Experiment Compound engine steam locomotive Victorian period

Background imageExperiment Collection: Balloon ascent of Vicente Lunardi (1754-1806)

Balloon ascent of Vicente Lunardi (1754-1806) on the Buen Retiro, August 12, 1792. Etching on paper, circa 1793. History Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageExperiment Collection: The Alchemist

The Alchemist Date: early 19th century

Background imageExperiment Collection: Artificial light making strong; chickens

Artificial light making strong; chickens
An experiment seen here, using artificial light to make supposedly strong and healthy chickens. This was studied at the university of Maine

Background imageExperiment Collection: Boys at Abbosholme school in uniform

Boys at Abbosholme school in uniform
School children in traditional uniform. The school was set up by Mr George Allen. Who published a volume entitled Abbotsholme, 1889-99; or, Ten Years in an Educational Laboratory, written by Dr

Background imageExperiment Collection: Boys making a pigeon loft

Boys making a pigeon loft
School children at the school Abbotsholme building a pigeon loft. The school was set up by Mr George Allen. Who published a volume entitled Abbotsholme, 1889-99; or

Background imageExperiment Collection: Thomas Edison, American inventor, at work

Thomas Edison, American inventor, at work. Date: 1880

Background imageExperiment Collection: Biggest experimental airship built at the time, designed by Dr. Barton and F. L

Biggest experimental airship built at the time, designed by Dr. Barton and F. L. Rawson flying over Alexandra Palace, London. Date: 22nd July 1905

Background imageExperiment Collection: 1969 1960s 60s Sixties Electric Man Men Electricity

1969 1960s 60s Sixties Electric Man Men Electricity
1969, 1960s, 60s, sixties, electric, man, men, electricity, council, appliance, appliances, testing, laboratories, laboratory, leatherhead, surrey, lab, labs, test, experiment, quality, electrical

Background imageExperiment Collection: CEGB linesmen doing maintenance work, Kent

CEGB linesmen doing maintenance work, Kent
CEGB (Central Electricity Generating Board) linesmen doing routine maintenance work on the Supergrid transmission line between Northfleet and Canterbury, 24 July 1961

Background imageExperiment Collection: Electricity Council appliance testing lab, Leatherhead

Electricity Council appliance testing lab, Leatherhead
Electricity Council appliance testing laboratories, Leatherhead, Surrey. A new extension was opened on 16 May 1969. Showing the Housecraft Department

Background imageExperiment Collection: GALVANI AND FROG

GALVANI AND FROG
He discovers the existence of animal electricity in an experiment on a recently dead frog Date: 20 September 1786

Background imageExperiment Collection: The Invisible Man, book cover

The Invisible Man, book cover
The Invisible Man. Cover illustration to an early French edition

Background imageExperiment Collection: Experiment - first railway passenger coach

Experiment - first railway passenger coach. 1825

Background imageExperiment Collection: Motor racing along a country lane - ParisMadrid race 1903

Motor racing along a country lane - ParisMadrid race 1903
The notorious ParisMadrid race of May 1903 was an early experiment in auto racing, organized by the Automobile Club de France and the Spanish Automobile Club, Automovil Club Espanol

Background imageExperiment Collection: Boiling a kettle by will power 1932

Boiling a kettle by will power 1932
Major Raymond Phillips with the apparatus, by which he claimed to cause an electrical gramophone or kettle to operate. The human body acted, he said, as an earth

Background imageExperiment Collection: A centrifuge at Farnborough 1955

A centrifuge at Farnborough 1955
A centrifuge at Farnborough. Page from The Sphere, 28th May 1955, reporting on Britains first centrifuge capable of testing human subjects in the interests of safety of aircrew and equipment

Background imageExperiment Collection: Seeing multiples / Photography trick

Seeing multiples / Photography trick
Photographers became more experimental with the portraits they could photograph. In this example the same man appears multiple time within the same frame. Date: 1902



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