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Background imageHook Collection: Blacksmith Tools 1875

Blacksmith Tools 1875
A range of tools used by a blacksmith or ironsmith, including pincers, a hook, files, a hammer and a mallet. 1875

Background imageHook Collection: Strigops habroptilus, kakapo

Strigops habroptilus, kakapo
Watercolour by John Gerrard Keulemans (c. 1887-1905), from Sir Walter Lawry Bullers A history of the Birds of New Zealand (1887-88)

Background imageHook Collection: Cid Officers as Dockers

Cid Officers as Dockers
C.I.D officers cunningly disguised as dockers during investigations into drug smugglers at Limehouse Docks, London. One man (r) has a hook for a hand!

Background imageHook Collection: Leather making and tannery tools

Leather making and tannery tools
Various tools used in tannery and leather making, including a knife, pincers and a hook

Background imageHook Collection: Ara ararauna, blue-and-yellow macaw

Ara ararauna, blue-and-yellow macaw
Plate 41, a watercolour from the John Reeves Collection of Zoological Drawings from Canton, China

Background imageHook Collection: French and English artificial fishing flies

French and English artificial fishing flies. circa 1900

Background imageHook Collection: Ara macao, scarlet macaw

Ara macao, scarlet macaw
Plate 25, a watercolour from the John Reeves Collection of Zoological Drawings from Canton, China

Background imageHook Collection: Sketch map of Hook, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Sketch map of Hook, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
A sketch map of the village of Hook, including the various mining shafts of the colliery, on the Western Cleddau near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Background imageHook Collection: Welsh women road builders, South Wales

Welsh women road builders, South Wales
A group of twenty Welsh women road builders in Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, South Wales, holding their spades. They built the road to Hook in 1903-4 to facilitate transport to the colliery

Background imageHook Collection: Phoeniconaias minor, lesser flamingo

Phoeniconaias minor, lesser flamingo
Pencil and watercolour drawing by Claude Gibney Finch-Davies (1918) from his African birds sketchbook

Background imageHook Collection: Peter Pan and Wendy

Peter Pan and Wendy. From Playhour (1958-59)

Background imageHook Collection: LCC-LFB Recruit fireman training at Brigade HQ, SE1

LCC-LFB Recruit fireman training at Brigade HQ, SE1
During the 1950s recruit firefighters were trained at the Brigade Headquarters, Lambeth. Here a fireman is undertaking a hook ladder drill on the stations nine-storey drill tower

Background imageHook Collection: LCC-LFB Recruit firefighters training at Brigade HQ SE1

LCC-LFB Recruit firefighters training at Brigade HQ SE1
During the 1950s recruit firefighters were trained at the Brigade Headquarters in Lambeth. Here they are undertaking hook ladder drills on the stations nine-storey drill tower

Background imageHook Collection: Suffragette W. S. P. U Sash Votes for Women

Suffragette W. S. P. U Sash Votes for Women
Womens Social & Political Union sash, in the colours of purple, white and green. White background with border edging of purple and green, dark green lettering

Background imageHook Collection: Miners and owner, Hook Colliery, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Miners and owner, Hook Colliery, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
A group of men at Hook Colliery, near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, South Wales. They are the current shift of miners plus the owner, standing near a wooden headframe connected to a mineshaft

Background imageHook Collection: Ewell Epileptic Colony, Epsom, Surrey

Ewell Epileptic Colony, Epsom, Surrey
Lime Villa at the Ewell Epileptic Colony, Hook Road, Epsom, Surrey. The colony, opened in 1903 by the London County Council, was later known as Ewell Mental Hospital and then as St Ebbas Hospital

Background imageHook 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 imageHook Collection: Falco peregrinus, peregrine falcon

Falco peregrinus, peregrine falcon
A peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) in flight. The peregrine falcon can be seen in most parts of the UK except around london and the home counties. They breed in rocky cliffs and uplands

Background imageHook Collection: Suffragette W. S. P. U Sash Votes for Women

Suffragette W. S. P. U Sash Votes for Women
Sash produced for the Womens Social & Political Union, in the colours of purple, white and green. The sash is made in a heavy woven cotton material with white central panel and borders

Background imageHook Collection: Psittacula eupatria, Alexandrine parakeet

Psittacula eupatria, Alexandrine parakeet
Plate 8, painting by Pieter Cornelius de Bevere, from the Loten Collection of coloured drawings of Birds, Mammals, Insects & Plants, (1754-57)

Background imageHook Collection: Douglas Dakota picking up a glider, Normandy; Second World W

Douglas Dakota picking up a glider, Normandy; Second World W
Illustration showing a Douglas Dakota, C-47 Skytrain, swooping down with a hook trailing to pick up a Waco glider, Normandy, France, 1944

Background imageHook Collection: 18th century surgical equipment

18th century surgical equipment
Bone saw 1, pincers 2, 3, scissors 4, lead mallet 5 and hook for childbirth 6. Copperplate engraving by Robert Benard from Denis Diderots Encyclopedia, Pellet, Geneva, 1779

Background imageHook Collection: GLC-LFB ERF diesel pump-escape fire engine

GLC-LFB ERF diesel pump-escape fire engine
The ERF pump escape attached to Millwall fire station, the latest addition to the Brigades appliance fleet. It was a dual-purpose appliance that could carry either the 50 foot wheeled escape ladder

Background imageHook Collection: Modern era. Arquebusier. Engraving. Museo Militar, 1883

Modern era. Arquebusier. Engraving. Museo Militar, 1883. Later colouration. Date: 2019

Background imageHook Collection: Firefighter during hook ladder practice

Firefighter during hook ladder practice. Date: 1967

Background imageHook Collection: Fire station drill, hook ladder and 50 foot escape ladder

Fire station drill, hook ladder and 50 foot escape ladder
Regular training continued at all London fire stations during WW2, though it was unusual for a sub-station to have a drill tower

Background imageHook Collection: Hook Colliery Railway, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Hook Colliery Railway, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
A view of the Hook Colliery Railway, a spur of the Great Western Railway which connected with Johnston Station, four miles away, in Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Background imageHook Collection: Pan / Woodward / Cptn Hook

Pan / Woodward / Cptn Hook
Peter Pan and Captain Hook fight

Background imageHook Collection: Miss Hook Of Holland by Paul Rubens & Austin Hurgon

Miss Hook Of Holland by Paul Rubens & Austin Hurgon
Promotional postcard for Miss Hook of Holland by Paul Rubens and Austin Hurgon; music Paul Rubens. First produced at the Prince of Wales Theatre, 31st January 1907. For George Dances Co

Background imageHook Collection: Cacatua moluccensis, salmon-crested cockatoo

Cacatua moluccensis, salmon-crested cockatoo
Plate 2 from Edward Lears Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae or Parrots (1832). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageHook Collection: LFB Dennis dual-purpose pump, Lambeth HQ

LFB Dennis dual-purpose pump, Lambeth HQ
Lambeths (D61) pump at its base station, on display in Brigade headquarters drill yard. Side mounted pump outlets together with hose-reel tubing and two hook ladders can be seen

Background imageHook Collection: Welsh woman in traditional costume on a donkey

Welsh woman in traditional costume on a donkey
A young Welsh woman in traditional costume, riding a donkey sidesaddle. This was the usual form of transport at the time -- for example

Background imageHook Collection: Golden earrings with shaped like a dolphin

Golden earrings with shaped like a dolphin
Earrings with shaped like a dolphin. Gold. From Taranto. British Museum. London. England. United Kingdom

Background imageHook Collection: Cyanoramphos unicolor, Antipodes parakeet

Cyanoramphos unicolor, Antipodes parakeet
Plate 25 from Edward Lears Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae or Parrots (1832). Hand coloured lithograph. Date: 1832

Background imageHook Collection: Ara ararauna, blue-and-yellow maccaw

Ara ararauna, blue-and-yellow maccaw
Plate from William Hayes Portraits of Rare and Curious Birds, With Their Descriptions, From the Menagery of Osterley Park, London, (1794)

Background imageHook Collection: Rich Woman fishes for suitors

Rich Woman fishes for suitors
Leap Year - A Sure Bait A rich woman sits on the riverbank, loading up her hook with her riches ( LSD - pounds shillings and pence) - a sure bait for the mass of suitors she has already caught

Background imageHook Collection: Forceps and Bandages

Forceps and Bandages
A selection of medical appliances, including forceps and a hook to extract bullets (fig 8). Also bandage application diagrams

Background imageHook Collection: Pan / Woodward / Hook& Croc

Pan / Woodward / Hook& Croc
Captain Hook falls into the jaws of the crocodile

Background imageHook Collection: Medieval weapons

Medieval weapons: Dull swords or kolben for the Kolbenturnier 302, pike 303, halberd 304, partisan 305, wooden battle hammer 306, iron battle hammer 307, lance with crooked spike 308

Background imageHook Collection: Iron jaw act

Iron jaw act
Unidentified iron jaw act. The performer held one end of a leather strap with their teeth while the other end of the strap had a hook which was attached to a trapeze or, in this case

Background imageHook Collection: Tuaghs (from the Gaelic, tuagh-chatha), also known as Lochaber axes, a type of poleaxe

Tuaghs (from the Gaelic, tuagh-chatha), also known as Lochaber axes, a type of poleaxe, Scottish battle axes used in medieval times, preserved at Edinburgh

Background imageHook Collection: Model P-4 Highway Four Wheel Reversible Trailer

Model P-4 Highway Four Wheel Reversible Trailer. Date: early 1920s

Background imageHook Collection: W Heath Robinson - The Lullaby Bed

W Heath Robinson - The Lullaby Bed, to save getting out of bed to rock baby when he is troublesome at night

Background imageHook Collection: The Braydon Oak - Savernake Forest, Wiltshire

The Braydon Oak - Savernake Forest, Wiltshire - in the centre of the North Wessex Downs Date: 1907

Background imageHook Collection: Port of Funchal Medallion presented to QE2

Port of Funchal Medallion presented to QE2
CUNARD LINE: Port of Funchal Medallion presented to the QE2 from the Port Authority of Madeira mounted on an oak presentation plaque. 7ins

Background imageHook Collection: Modernist House At Hook Green, Meopham, Kent

Modernist House At Hook Green, Meopham, Kent
A photograph of a modernist house located at Hook Green, Meopham, Kent, designed in 1936 by architect Marjorie Tall, with local regency tendencies taken into consideration. Date: circa 1937

Background imageHook Collection: Beauty Of The Night

Beauty Of The Night
This illustration portrays a young woman wearing a highly fashionable dress, speaking with an older gentleman on a garden terrace. Date: circa 1901

Background imageHook Collection: The Mother Fish

The Mother Fish
This illustration shows a mother fish teaching her children about the worm bait on a hook, accompanied with a caption translated from French, The worm, my children, is generally good only so far



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