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Heat Collection

Background imageHeat Collection: WW2 poster, Switch off that Light

WW2 poster, Switch off that Light! Less Light -- More Planes. Date: 1940s

Background imageHeat Collection: Mauna Loa Volcano - Hawaiian Islands, USA

Mauna Loa Volcano - Hawaiian Islands, USA Date: circa 1930s

Background imageHeat Collection: The Man Who Broke 60 in The Open - H. M. Bateman

The Man Who Broke 60 in The Open - H. M. Bateman
Golfers and spectators alike suffer heat exhaustion at the golf Open. Date: 1950

Background imageHeat Collection: Icarus and Daedalus

Icarus and Daedalus
Daedalus and his son Icarus escape from Crete with man- made wings, but Icarus flies too near the sun : the heat melts the wax on his wings, plunging him into the sea

Background imageHeat Collection: Tower Bridge jams in summer heat

Tower Bridge jams in summer heat
Tower Bridge, London, jams when the metal expands in the summer heat on 2 July 1968. The bridge is closed for two hours while firefighters cool it down with their hoses

Background imageHeat Collection: Fable / Wind and Sun

Fable / Wind and Sun
THE WIND AND THE SUN Both disputed over who could cause the traveller to shed his cloak; the wind blew strongly, but in the suns gentle heat the man derobed

Background imageHeat Collection: The Sahara Desert

The Sahara Desert, North west Africa - two camels stride across the sand, accompanied by their Bedouin owner. Date: circa 1915

Background imageHeat Collection: Central heating for cars / W H Robinson

Central heating for cars / W H Robinson
The Autofooetjoye central heating device, consisting of a small zinc water tank glued to the back of the car, warmed by an oil stove with connecting pipework that the driver can rest his feet

Background imageHeat 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 imageHeat Collection: The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds
THE WAR OF THE WORLDS The Heat-Ray in the Chobham Road

Background imageHeat Collection: The Brewer 1827

The Brewer 1827
Brewers sweat and toil as they stir and brew beer and haul heavy barrels up and down a ladder next to the sweltering heat of a kiln

Background imageHeat Collection: Oxford V Cambridge 1877

Oxford V Cambridge 1877
(L) Danger Ahead (R) At Barnes Race which had a controversial dead heat finish

Background imageHeat 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 imageHeat Collection: Old Delhi street scene

Old Delhi street scene
A crowded, hot, dusty street in Old Delhi. A vendor stands with a large basket on his head in the centre of the crowd Date: 1987

Background imageHeat Collection: Tipton Slasher sculpture

Tipton Slasher sculpture
Welder and sculptor Jack Bouckley, of Wolverhampton, works on a metal sculpture of 19th Century Black Country heavyweight prize fighter William Perry, known as The Tipton Slasher

Background imageHeat 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 imageHeat Collection: London Salvage Corps at work with salvage sheets

London Salvage Corps at work with salvage sheets
The London Salvage Corps were financed by the Insurance Companies and were not part of the London Fire Brigade. However they operated in concert with the Brigade

Background imageHeat Collection: Manila Docks

Manila Docks
Unloading a shipment of cargo from ships in Manila docks, Philippines. Three young men in shorts wipe the sweat from themselves in the heat. Date: late 1930s

Background imageHeat Collection: The Road to Ascot / 1846

The Road to Ascot / 1846
A sketch on the road to Ascot. The summer of 1846 was a particularly hot one bringing that awful accompaniment - dust !

Background imageHeat Collection: SOLAR PANELS 1929

SOLAR PANELS 1929
Solar panels on the roof of a house will capture the suns heat during the summer and store it to heat the house in the bleak mid-winter. Date: 1929

Background imageHeat Collection: A Blast Furnace in Action

A Blast Furnace in Action Date: circa 1920s

Background imageHeat Collection: Fuel winter crisis: Heating pumped from the earth and water

Fuel winter crisis: Heating pumped from the earth and water
Diagram illustrating how heat in the earth and water can provide heating for homes and factories. City Electrical Engineer of Norwich

Background imageHeat Collection: Cooling Her Heels! By Dorothy M. Morgan

Cooling Her Heels! By Dorothy M. Morgan
Lady sitting in front of a fan in her underwear, trying to cool herself in the heat. Date: 1927

Background imageHeat Collection: Lascar Seamen at work and at rest, 1906

Lascar Seamen at work and at rest, 1906
Series of Photographs showing Lascar seamen at work in the stokehole of a passenger liner (centre image) and at rest in the Home for Asiatic Seamen (bottom images)

Background imageHeat Collection: Joule / Electricity Test

Joule / Electricity Test
James Prescott Joule, English physicist, measures the rate at which heat is produced by an electric current. The joule, a unit of work or energy, is named after him

Background imageHeat Collection: FOULIS GAS FIRE / 1889

FOULIS GAS FIRE / 1889
Foulis Patent Regenerative Gas fire, supplied by the Carron Company. Universally admitted to be the most efficient gas fires by the trade both at home and abroad

Background imageHeat Collection: Mushroom cloud Nagasaki Japan in 1945, atomic bomb

Mushroom cloud Nagasaki Japan in 1945, atomic bomb
Mushroom cloud following the expolsion of Nagaski atomic bomb, Japan, World War II

Background imageHeat Collection: Smelting Furnace - Sierra Leone, West Africa

Smelting Furnace - Sierra Leone, West Africa
Smelting in a bloomery-type furnace in Sierra Leone, West Africa. circa 1910s

Background imageHeat Collection: Near naked man wades in a pond to gather water lilies - Bali

Near naked man wades in a pond to gather water lilies - Bali
Near naked man in a cooly hat wades in a pond to gather water lilies. Bali, Indonesia Date: 1989

Background imageHeat Collection: Boiling eggs at the Beppu Hot Springs, Japan

Boiling eggs at the Beppu Hot Springs, Japan
A sign advertising the option to boil an egg at the Beppu Hot Springs, Beppu, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1924, and is famous for its onsen (hot springs), which are regarded as sacred

Background imageHeat Collection: Diseases of the Skin - Plate 5

Diseases of the Skin - Plate 5 - Scabies or Itch, Red Gum Rash or Spotted Heat, Honey Sickness - Honey Scab or Pustular Tetter Impetigo, Shingles

Background imageHeat Collection: Iron processing in Bronze Age, Kazakhstan area

Iron processing in Bronze Age, Kazakhstan area
Bronze Age craftsmen (blacksmiths) processing iron with special tools, shaping the metal by hammering. In the background are yurts and a mountain landscape. 3000-1200 BCE

Background imageHeat Collection: Christmas in India 1881

Christmas in India 1881
British residents in India enjoy Christmas despite the heat

Background imageHeat Collection: White Heat

White Heat
An oil painting of a strong, white workhorse, led closely by a farmer, with another man trailing behind, by the agricultural equipment being dragged along. Date: circa 1920

Background imageHeat Collection: In The Sea at Margate, photograph of man with parasol

In The Sea at Margate, photograph of man with parasol
In The Sea at Margate, reportage photograph of man holding a parasol, smoking a cigarette, and reading a newspaper whilst in the sea

Background imageHeat Collection: Salt Workers Droitwich

Salt Workers Droitwich
Droitwich in Worcestershire was the centre of extensive works producing salt from brine. Conditions in the brine boiling sheds were arduous

Background imageHeat Collection: Apsley Pellatt Glass Manufacture, London

Apsley Pellatt Glass Manufacture, London. Date: 1852

Background imageHeat Collection: Advert for Coalite smokeless coal 1951

Advert for Coalite smokeless coal 1951
Coalite was a ideal smokeless fuel for every type of grate, cooker and boiler. Date: 1951

Background imageHeat Collection: The Finish of the Mile Race- A Dead Heat

The Finish of the Mile Race- A Dead Heat
A number of exhausted young male runners battle it out as they near the finishing line. A largely male crowd watch on with enthusiasm

Background imageHeat Collection: Gas Light & Coke Company in Nine Elms on the south bank of the River Thames

Gas Light & Coke Company in Nine Elms on the south bank of the River Thames, photograph showing their shire horse and carriage. Date: 1897

Background imageHeat Collection: Oxford Cambridge 1892 Transport Boating Boat

Oxford Cambridge 1892 Transport Boating Boat
oxford, cambridge, 1892, transport, boating, boat, races, finish, dead, heat, barnes, common, v, the, 10008639

Background imageHeat Collection: Comic postcard, Just thawed out Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Just thawed out Date: 20th century

Background imageHeat Collection: Tourists on camels at the Sphinx, Egypt, c. 1900

Tourists on camels at the Sphinx, Egypt, c. 1900
Tourists on camels at the Sphinx, Egypt, c.1900

Background imageHeat Collection: Advertisement for Welsbach, providers of gas mantles & burners and gas radiators

Advertisement for Welsbach, providers of gas mantles & burners and gas radiators, showing a cosy domestic scene with two little girls

Background imageHeat Collection: Eruption of Mount Vesuvius, Gulf of Naples, Campania, Italy

Eruption of Mount Vesuvius, Gulf of Naples, Campania, Italy
EVintage 19th century photograph: ruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius, Gulf of Naples, Campania, Italy

Background imageHeat Collection: Drying and rolling the green tea, China

Drying and rolling the green tea, China. (3 of 4) Date: 1832

Background imageHeat Collection: Roasting tea over a fire, China

Roasting tea over a fire, China. Date: 1851

Background imageHeat Collection: Roasting top grade tea over a fire, China

Roasting top grade tea over a fire, China. Date: 1851



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