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Background imageFixed Collection: Steam Engine / Governor

Steam Engine / Governor
Governor, or Fly-Ball Governor, invented by James Watt to regulate the supply of steam in order to preserve a nearly fixed engine speed

Background imageFixed Collection: The Forth Bridge: Fife Pier

The Forth Bridge: Fife Pier. Free cantilever completed and central girder commenced; fixed cantilever not quite completed

Background imageFixed Collection: Colt Guns and Rifles

Colt Guns and Rifles - breech-loading arms. circa late 19th century

Background imageFixed Collection: GLC-LFB Foam Tender

GLC-LFB Foam Tender
A foam tender, with a fixed monitor, attached to East Ham fire station in East London

Background imageFixed Collection: Advertisement for various types of steam engine

Advertisement for various types of steam engine
Advertisement for Robey & Co of Lincoln (Globe Works), London, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Paris, manufacturers of various types of steam engine. circa 1883

Background imageFixed Collection: Fleet Air Arm - Grumman Martlet II - AM958

Fleet Air Arm - Grumman Martlet II - AM958
A Grumman Martlet II of the Fleet Air Arm. Ordered by the British Purchasing Commission as Grumman G-36Bs, the Martlet II was powered by a Pratt and Whitney R-1830-S3C4-G engine

Background imageFixed Collection: WW2 - British infantryman in desert fatigues

WW2 - British infantryman in desert fatigues
Photograph of a British infantryman in desert fatigues advancing with fixed-bayonet and a shell bursting in background, El Alamein, 1942

Background imageFixed Collection: First compound aeroplane design

First compound aeroplane design, with flappers mounted on struts rising from fixed wings set dihedrally on a wheeled car. 1805. From Cayleys original notebook

Background imageFixed Collection: Polikarpov UTI-4 fighter trainers

Polikarpov UTI-4 fighter trainers, captured by German forces during Operation Barbarossa. In the foreground is a late model UTI-4 with retractable undercarriage

Background imageFixed Collection: Helmy Aerogypt II G-AFFG

Helmy Aerogypt II G-AFFG, at Heston Aerodrome. The Aerogypt was designed and built by Saleh Helmy at Heston Aerodrome, initially with a hinged roof, acting as a landing flap

Background imageFixed Collection: Israeli Aircraft Industries IAI 201 Arava 4X-IAO

Israeli Aircraft Industries IAI 201 Arava 4X-IAO (msn 16), at Le Bourget airport for the Paris Air Show in June 1977, with airshow serial '262'. Date: 1977

Background imageFixed Collection: Piper PA-11 Cub Special N4873M

Piper PA-11 Cub Special N4873M (msn 11-390), seen fitted with the Whittaker tandem-wheel landing gear system. This device, which consisted of dual main wheels fixed one behind the other

Background imageFixed Collection: Billy Fixed The Wheel Of His Bicycle

Billy Fixed The Wheel Of His Bicycle
An illustration for a wartime children's short story book, Adventures! The image shows a boy named Billy, fixing the wheel of his bicycle. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageFixed Collection: Advertisement Illustration

Advertisement Illustration
An advertisement illustration showing two women wearing waterproof clothing, with eyes fixed on the foreground dial, clearly in turbulent conditions. Date: circa 1939

Background imageFixed Collection: The Chapel On The Wayside

The Chapel On The Wayside
A lithograph of some thatched roof buildings at a countryside crossroads. The post on which a lamp is fixed to, bears the image of a religious figure. Date: circa 1916

Background imageFixed Collection: Union Castle Line, RMS Pretoria Castle - instruments

Union Castle Line, RMS Pretoria Castle - instruments
Union Castle Line, RMS Pretoria Castle, later SA Oranje - rare collection of brass engine room instruments together with the ship's bulkhead clock, fixed to an oak shield-shaped panel. 32 inches

Background imageFixed Collection: RMS Titanic - Maria Robinson's locket and brooch

RMS Titanic - Maria Robinson's locket and brooch
RMS Titanic - property of Maria Robinson, fiancee of Wallace Hartley, bandleader and violinist, who died in the disaster. A 9 carat rose gold small oval locket

Background imageFixed Collection: Turbines as fixed on board ship

Turbines as fixed on board ship, A New Wonder of the World Date: 1906

Background imageFixed Collection: That's the advantage of collecting statuary, it's not as easy to steal as the Mona Lisa. Date: 1911

That's the advantage of collecting statuary, it's not as easy to steal as the Mona Lisa. Date: 1911

Background imageFixed Collection: Aero L-39C Albatros 10

Aero L-39C Albatros 10
Estonian Air Force - Aero L-39C Albatros 10 (msn 934669), of the Fixed Wing Squadron, at the Royal International Air Tattoo - RAF Fairford 20 July 2013. Date: 2013

Background imageFixed Collection: de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T. 10 WK512

de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T. 10 WK512
Army Air Corps - de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 WK512 (msn C1/0548), of the Basic Fixed Wing Flight, based at AAC Middle Wallop. Seen at RAF Brize Norton on 6 May 2000. Date: 2000

Background imageFixed Collection: de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T. 10 WG321

de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T. 10 WG321
Army Air Corps - de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 WG321 (msn C1/0393), of the Basic Fixed Wing Flight, based at AAC Middle Wallop. Date: circa 2000

Background imageFixed Collection: Camden Town fixed engine station, London

Camden Town fixed engine station, London -- the trains were lowered into and drawn out of Euston by means of ropes. Date: 1838

Background imageFixed Collection: Medieval tilting game or quintain

Medieval tilting game or quintain
Boy on rolling trestle pulled by two other boys to tilt with a lance at a fixed quintain, 14th century. Handcoloured lithograph by Joseph Strutt from his own Sports

Background imageFixed Collection: Medieval tilting games or quintain

Medieval tilting games or quintain
Boy on rolling trestle with spear tilting at a fixed quintain (top), soldier in armour attacking a pel quintain (left) and a saracen quintain (right)

Background imageFixed Collection: Liquid Water Colours

Liquid Water Colours -- Indian Ink. circa 1880s

Background imageFixed Collection: Vickers-Slingsby Vega Sport ECL

Vickers-Slingsby Vega Sport ECL. The swansong of British sailplane manufacturing, the 15m flapped Vega Sport had retractable undercarriage

Background imageFixed Collection: Vickers-Slingsby Vega Club ELD

Vickers-Slingsby Vega Club ELD
Slingsby Vega Club ELD, circa 1982. The swansong of British sailplane manufacturing, the 15m flapped Vega Sport had retractable undercarriage

Background imageFixed Collection: Tradeswoman of Lisieux She wears a serre-tete

Tradeswoman of Lisieux She wears a serre-tete
Tradeswoman of Lisieux. She wears a serre-tete fixed with a double ribbon.. Handcolored fashion plate illustration from Louis-Marie Lantes Costumes des femmes du Pays de Caux, 1827/1885

Background imageFixed Collection: 10939181

10939181
Costume of Caen. The woman has fixed her bavolet bonnet with two ribbons.. Handcolored fashion plate illustration from Louis-Marie Lantes Costumes des femmes du Pays de Caux, 1827/1885

Background imageFixed Collection: 10939178

10939178
Costume of Pont lEveque. Bavolet bonnet with papillon butterfly wings fixed at the temples.. Handcolored fashion plate illustration from Louis-Marie Lantes Costumes des femmes du Pays de Caux

Background imageFixed Collection: PTOLEMAIC SYSTEM /

PTOLEMAIC SYSTEM /
Plan of the Heavens, showing Ptolemys explanation for the eccentric movement of the Sun round the Earth, in relation to the Fixed Stars and Planets Date: 17th century

Background imageFixed Collection: Jurca MJ. 5 C-1 Sirocco F-PJSX

Jurca MJ. 5 C-1 Sirocco F-PJSX
Jurca MJ.5 C-1 Sirocco F-PJSX. The C-1 in the designation denotes the engine fitted and type of landing gear: C - 78.5 kW (105 hp) Potez 4 E-20; 1 - fixed landing gear Date: 1960s-1970s

Background imageFixed Collection: Link Boy, 18th Century

Link Boy, 18th Century
A barefoot LINKBOY carries a flaming torch with which he will illuminate the path of a gentleman, in the absence of any fixed street lighting

Background imageFixed 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 imageFixed Collection: WW1 - United We Stand, Divided we fall

WW1 - United We Stand, Divided we fall. Patriotic postcard from the start of the First World War, showing a united stance by a sailor, a Scottish Highlander and a Life Guard Date: circa 1914

Background imageFixed Collection: Propellers for Britains Warplanes: Machining the Blades

Propellers for Britains Warplanes: Machining the Blades - The Edge-milling process, in which upper and lower fixed rotary cutters mill the leading

Background imageFixed Collection: Sofia Kovalevskaya - Russian Mathematician

Sofia Kovalevskaya - Russian Mathematician
Sofia Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya (1850-1891) - Russian female mathematician, and also the first woman appointed to a full professorship in Europe in 1889. Date: circa 1889

Background imageFixed Collection: Boulton Paul Defiant I fresh from final assembly The De

Boulton Paul Defiant I fresh from final assembly The Defiant carried a heavy 4-gun turret, but no fixed forward firing armament leaving it ready prey to enemy fighters

Background imageFixed Collection: Button hook made from a WWI bullet case

Button hook made from a WWI bullet case
Button hook made from a First World War bullet case with a fixed Officers coat badge and sleeve button. Trench Art

Background imageFixed Collection: Swan Fountain Pen advertisement, World War One

Swan Fountain Pen advertisement, World War One
Advertisement for Swan fountain pens the business mans pen...now the soldiers pen with the product placed in front of a silhouette of a battalion charging forward with bayonets fixed. Date: 1916

Background imageFixed Collection: Gun of Tirpitz Battery in firing position, Ostend, WW1

Gun of Tirpitz Battery in firing position, Ostend, WW1
A gun of the German Tirpitz Battery in elevated firing position at Ostend, Belgium, during the First World War. Work on the construction of the Battery can be seen in progress in the background

Background imageFixed Collection: Soldiers in trench with fixed bayonets

Soldiers in trench with fixed bayonets
A group of soldiers in a trench with fixed bayonets, during the First World War

Background imageFixed Collection: Bagne De Brest - 3

Bagne De Brest - 3
LE BAGNE DE BREST New arrivals have chains fixed to their legs

Background imageFixed Collection: War Budget cover - 1916

War Budget cover - 1916
Front cover of The War Budget showing a British soldier, bayonet fixed, looking determinedly into the future as a New Year - 1916 - dawns. Date: 1915

Background imageFixed Collection: WW2 - Sunset on Western front - British soldiers on guard

WW2 - Sunset on Western front - British soldiers on guard. Date: circa 1942

Background imageFixed Collection: Ongoing restoration to Entrance of Petit Trianon, Versailles

Ongoing restoration to Entrance of Petit Trianon, Versailles
On-going restoration to the Entrance Gates of the Petit Trianon, Palace of Versailles, France. Date: circa 1902

Background imageFixed Collection: Two men playing chess

Two men playing chess, watched by a woman - With an Eye fix d as Marble. circa 1825



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