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Inch Collection

Background imageInch Collection: 200-inch observatory at Palomar

200-inch observatory at Palomar, drawn by Russell Porter, 1938. ?The glass giant of Palomar? by David O Woodbury. 1940. pp.304-5 Date: 1938

Background imageInch Collection: HMS Duke of York firing a broadside; Second World War

HMS Duke of York firing a broadside; Second World War
Photograph showing the Royal Navy battleship HMS Duke of York firing her 14-inch guns, whilst heavy seas break over her bows, sometime during the Second World War

Background imageInch Collection: Christian Dior sketching a fashion design, 1948

Christian Dior sketching a fashion design, 1948
In 1947 Christian Dior (1905-1957) created a sensational collection labelled the New Look. His designs centred around gowns with an 18 inch waist, which focused attention on the bust and hips

Background imageInch Collection: Calthorpe Racing Car

Calthorpe Racing Car
1908 Tourist Trophy Race, 24th Sept, Calthorpe 4-cylinder racing car. Known as the Four Inch Race because that was the maximum size of cylinder bore allowed for entry. Race heId on Isle of Man

Background imageInch Collection: Inch Strand, Inch, County Kerry by D. Noble

Inch Strand, Inch, County Kerry by D. Noble
Inch Strand, Inch, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland by D. Noble

Background imageInch Collection: Puss on a 12-inch gun

Puss on a 12-inch gun: a cat on a royal navy ship during World War One. 1917

Background imageInch Collection: Canadian gunners, Battle of Vimy Ridge, France, WW1

Canadian gunners, Battle of Vimy Ridge, France, WW1
Canadian gunners firing a 6 inch Howitzer during the Battle of Vimy Ridge, northern France, during the First World War. Date: April 1917

Background imageInch Collection: British First Airborne Troops using a mortar, Arnhem; Second

British First Airborne Troops using a mortar, Arnhem; Second
Photograph showing men of the British First Airborne Division using a 3-inch mortar in one of the woods surrounding Arnhem, in Holland, September 1944

Background imageInch Collection: British Howitzer inspected by Maharaja of Patiala, WW1

British Howitzer inspected by Maharaja of Patiala, WW1
A British 12 inch Mark III railway Howitzer being inspected by the Maharaja of Patiala (Maharaja Bhupinder Singh, 1891-1938) on the Western Front near Borre in France during the First World War

Background imageInch Collection: Downpatrick from Inch Abbey

Downpatrick from Inch Abbey - a view of the Cathedral in the distance and in the foreground sits a girl and a boy is standing fishing, framed by two trees

Background imageInch Collection: Rathmullan and Inch, Co. Donegal

Rathmullan and Inch, Co. Donegal - a panoramic view of the town and the mountains in the far distance, over the sea. (Location: Republic of Ireland: County Donegal: Rathmullan)

Background imageInch Collection: British 6 inch Howitzer, near Achicourt, France, WW1

British 6 inch Howitzer, near Achicourt, France, WW1
A British 6 inch (26 cwt) Howitzer, designed by Vickers in 1915 for use during the First World War. It continued in use during the Second World War

Background imageInch Collection: Cortis on Ordinary

Cortis on Ordinary
Noted cyclist H L Cortis on a 59-inch (1.5 m) Invincible Ordinary, given a helping hand by his trainer

Background imageInch Collection: Finishing of the manufacture of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable

Finishing of the manufacture of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable
Completion of the Atlantic Telegraph cable as the last inch of cable passes through the machinery of Messrs Glass and Elliott at Morden Whard, East Greenwich

Background imageInch Collection: Vickers Wellington GR Mk. XIV MP714

Vickers Wellington GR Mk. XIV MP714
Royal Air Force - Vickers Wellington GR Mk. XIV MP714. Seen fitted with chin-mounted ASV Mk. III radar, retractable Leigh Light in the Ventral turret position and RP-3 (from Rocket Projectile 3 inch)

Background imageInch Collection: North Inch, Perth, Victorian period

North Inch, Perth, Victorian period

Background imageInch Collection: Battle of Albert, 15 inch Howitzer, 1st July 1916

Battle of Albert, 15 inch Howitzer, 1st July 1916

Background imageInch Collection: WW1 - Battle of Albert, France - 15 inch Howitzer

WW1 - Battle of Albert, France - 15 inch Howitzer in action - July 1916

Background imageInch Collection: 13. 5 inch guns on the quarter deck Royal Navy Warship

13. 5 inch guns on the quarter deck Royal Navy Warship
13.5 inch guns on the quarter deck Royal Navy Warship

Background imageInch Collection: North Inch, Perth early 1900's

North Inch, Perth early 1900's

Background imageInch Collection: Perth North Inch Victorian period

Perth North Inch Victorian period

Background imageInch Collection: Japanese Navy

Japanese Navy
Lieutenant and men on deck with 6 inch quick firing gun. Date: 1903

Background imageInch 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 imageInch Collection: Four-stroke motor lawn mower by Ransomes of Ipswich

Four-stroke motor lawn mower by Ransomes of Ipswich
16 inch Four-Stroke Motor Lawn Mower made by Ransomes of Ipswich

Background imageInch Collection: Francoise Garrigues talks fashion

Francoise Garrigues talks fashion, novelty 7 inch cardboard 45 rpm record Date: 1961

Background imageInch Collection: HMS Hornet, Acheron-class Destroyer

HMS Hornet, Acheron-class Destroyer
Royal Navy - HMS Hornet, an Acheron-class Destroyer that served during the First World War and was sold for breaking in 1921. She was the seventh Royal Navy ship to be named Hornet

Background imageInch Collection: Ww1 Wwi World War One First 1st Great I Memorial

Ww1 Wwi World War One First 1st Great I Memorial
ww1, wwi, world, war, one, first, 1st, great, i, memorial, personal, home, model, small, scale, whitehall, cenotaph, marbleine, glorious, dead, bridoma, inspiring, memento, use, household, white

Background imageInch Collection: Every Inch a Soldier - A youn boy marches past a Guardsman in proud imitation

Every Inch a Soldier - A youn boy marches past a Guardsman in proud imitation - Buckingham Palace, London Date: circa 1920s

Background imageInch Collection: Ekcovision 17 inch black and white television

Ekcovision 17 inch black and white television, model T330, manufactured by E K Cole of Southend. 1958

Background imageInch Collection: US Naval Memorial Utah Beach Normandy

US Naval Memorial Utah Beach Normandy
The three 8-feet tall bronze figures represent a Naval Captain, a sailor with a 5 inch shell and a member of a demolition team carrying a rifle

Background imageInch Collection: Royal Navy coastal gun, Devils Gap Battery, Gibraltar

Royal Navy coastal gun, Devils Gap Battery, Gibraltar
Royal Navy coastal gun, 6" Mark VII, Devils Gap Battery, overlooking the harbour at Gibraltar, installed 1902-1903. Date: circa 1908

Background imageInch Collection: USAF - Northrop F-89D-5-NO Scorpion 51-0415

USAF - Northrop F-89D-5-NO Scorpion 51-0415
United States Air Force - Northrop F-89D-5-NO Scorpion 51-0415, an early production F-89D (number 16), with rocket only armament

Background imageInch Collection: FALL / TOY POODLE / 1957

FALL / TOY POODLE / 1957
ROTHARA WYCHWOOD THE SPARK with a Continental cut, and standing next to an 18 inch, 46 cems, ruler to show its tiny size. Owner: Lockwood Date: 1957

Background imageInch Collection: 4 inch coastal defence gun near Stanley Airport

4 inch coastal defence gun near Stanley Airport, in the Falkland Islands. Date: 1984

Background imageInch Collection: Inch Abbey, Downpatrick, Co. Down, N. I. by E. Nagele

Inch Abbey, Downpatrick, Co. Down, N. I. by E. Nagele
Inch Abbey, Downpatrick, Co. Down, N. I by E. Nagele

Background imageInch Collection: Mortar, 2 In Mk Vii* Airborne

Mortar, 2 In Mk Vii* Airborne
Mk VII* 2 in mortar. Used by airborne forces during World War Two, 1945 (c). The 2 inch Mortar, introduced into service in 1938, was a light weapon designed for close support fire for infantry

Background imageInch Collection: 100 inch Hooker Telescope

100 inch Hooker Telescope

Background imageInch Collection: Fahan and Inch Island, Co. Donegal

Fahan and Inch Island, Co. Donegal - a view looking down on a pier with paddle steamer alongside and the mountains in the distance. (Location: Republic of Ireland; County Donegal; Fahan)

Background imageInch Collection: Webley 455 Mk VI eight-shot double action service revolve

Webley 455 Mk VI eight-shot double action service revolve
A Webley & Scott, Webley.455 Mark VI eight shot double action service revolver, Serial No. 32104, 6 inch barrel with chequered hard rubber grips. Firearms & Equipment

Background imageInch Collection: British 6 inch Howitzer used during WW1

British 6 inch Howitzer used during WW1
A British 6 inch (26 cwt) Howitzer used during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageInch Collection: Four British Stokes Mortars, used during WW1

Four British Stokes Mortars, used during WW1
Four British Stokes Mortars, used during the First World War. From left to right, they measure 3, 4, 3 and 6 inches respectively

Background imageInch Collection: Sighting a British 8 inch Howitzer, France, WW1

Sighting a British 8 inch Howitzer, France, WW1
Gunners sighting a British 8 inch Howitzer in northern France during the First World War. Date: 1915-1918

Background imageInch Collection: 8 inch Howitzer and gunners near Carnoy, France, WW1

8 inch Howitzer and gunners near Carnoy, France, WW1
An 8 inch Mark V Howitzer in a camouflaged emplacement near Carnoy, northern France, during the Battle of Albert, First World War. The gunners are all looking at the camera. Date: July 1916

Background imageInch Collection: Howitzer shell, Iron Ration, WW1

Howitzer shell, Iron Ration, WW1
A 15 inch Howitzer shell on the ground, during the First World War, with the ironic words Iron Ration painted on it. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageInch Collection: Celebrations in Trafalgar Square after the Relief of Mafekin

Celebrations in Trafalgar Square after the Relief of Mafekin
Illustration showing the crowd, filling every inch of Trafalgar Square, celebrating the news of the Relief of Mafeking, during the Boer War, 1900

Background imageInch Collection: Susi - having her height measured

Susi - having her height measured - just over ten inches. 1950s

Background imageInch Collection: WW2 - Allied forces firing a 4. 5 inch gun near Tarhuna

WW2 - Allied forces firing a 4. 5 inch gun near Tarhuna
Photograph of Allied forces firing a 4. 5 inch gun near Tarhuna, during the time when the Eighth Army was advancing on Tripoli, Feb 1943

Background imageInch Collection: The Cistercian Abbey of Inch, Downpatrick

The Cistercian Abbey of Inch, Downpatrick - a view of Inch Abbey. (Location: Northern Ireland: County Down: Downpatrick). Date: circa early 1900s



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