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Background imageItem Collection: Indian Smoothbore. 656 in musket, Pattern 1858

Indian Smoothbore. 656 in musket, Pattern 1858
Indian Smoothbore.656 in musket, Pattern 1858, lock dated 1856.Converted from a Pattern 1853 Enfield rifle-musket in India 1858 (c), this exceptionally rare item was part of an original issue of 10

Background imageItem Collection: Advert for Shelley Vogue China 1931

Advert for Shelley Vogue China 1931
Shelleys Vogue shape coffee set, usual in yellow and black overlapping block pattern. Advertisement for new catalogue with Shelley china tea, coffee, morning and dinner sets. Date: 1931

Background imageItem Collection: Primus Stove 1932

Primus Stove 1932
The Primus stove is an indispensable item in any campers equipment, burning paraffin gas without a wick, pumped by hand and extremely efficient

Background imageItem Collection: Electrical Magnet appliances 1929

Electrical Magnet appliances 1929
Products from the Harrods catalogue electrical department, including Magnet, irons, kettles, shaving pot, milk sterilizer, coffee percolator, water boiler, toaster, griller and toaster, towel rail

Background imageItem Collection: Electric Fires 1929

Electric Fires 1929
Electrical heaters give cosy warmth instantly day and night no fumes no smoke, products for Harrods catalogue electrical department. 1929

Background imageItem Collection: Advert for Oetzmann & Co. Victorian furniture 1890

Advert for Oetzmann & Co. Victorian furniture 1890
Variety of Victorian household items. 1890

Background imageItem Collection: Advert for Follows & Bates winding machines 1900s

Advert for Follows & Bates winding machines 1900s
Various machines from the late 19th Century early 20th century, advertised in The Ironmonger Diary and Text Book, for Follows & Bates in Manchester. Circa 1900

Background imageItem Collection: Advert for Goblin teasmade 1954

Advert for Goblin teasmade 1954
How nice to receive a Goblin teasmade. Every morning of the year to be wakened to morning tea freshly made, ready at your bedside for enjoyment in cosy comfort

Background imageItem Collection: Advert for the Radiation New World Gas Cooker 1933

Advert for the Radiation New World Gas Cooker 1933
Radiation porcelain enamelled New World Gas Cookers, the only gas cookers with regulo control. Ask to see the unrivalled Radiation New World Gas cooker at your gas showrooms

Background imageItem Collection: Trade catalogue for copper moulds with tin lining 1911

Trade catalogue for copper moulds with tin lining 1911
Trade catalogue for Harrords department store, showing round fluted copper moulds with tin inside. Date: 1911

Background imageItem Collection: Advert for Daisy vacuum cleaner 1912

Advert for Daisy vacuum cleaner 1912
Daisy vacuum cleaner, manual vacuum cleaner using suction to remove dirt. 1912

Background imageItem Collection: Trade catalogue for jelly and cake moulds 1911

Trade catalogue for jelly and cake moulds 1911
Trade catalogue for Harrords department store, showing jelly and cake moulds in a variety of shapes. Date: 1911

Background imageItem Collection: Advert for Maple & Co furniture 1896

Advert for Maple & Co furniture 1896
Selection of household furnishings. Date: 1896

Background imageItem Collection: Advert for Maple & Co furniture 1895

Advert for Maple & Co furniture 1895
Selection of household furnishings. Date: 1895

Background imageItem Collection: Advert for Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Victorian items 1896

Advert for Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Victorian items 1896
A selection of Victorian household items; twin oil and vinegar bottles, solid silver candlestick holders, ornate mounted hair brush, cut crystal scent bottle, chased silver lamp with burner

Background imageItem Collection: Advert for Parkins and Gotto electrical novelties 1906

Advert for Parkins and Gotto electrical novelties 1906
Advertisement from 1906 for Parkins and Gotto, of Oxford Street, London, showing the wide range of electrical novelties, including a working model of the Metropolitan electric railway train with

Background imageItem Collection: Advert for Bensons luminous wrist watch 1915

Advert for Bensons luminous wrist watch 1915
Bensons active service wristlet watch, fully luminous figures and hands and self closing cover. Date: 1915

Background imageItem Collection: Figure 25 from The Horten tailless aircraft Item No25 File

Figure 25 from The Horten tailless aircraft Item No25 File
Figure 25 from The Horten tailless aircraft, Item No25, File No XXIII-6, Combined Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee, May 1945. Date: 1945

Background imageItem Collection: Le Furet Corsets Poster

Le Furet Corsets Poster
Art deco style poster advertising Le Furet corsets, depicting a slim and glamorous woman wearing the said item

Background imageItem Collection: Stockton Darling. Ticket

Stockton Darling. Ticket
This unpretentious item is an original ticket entitling you to travel (second class) from Stockton to Darlington for the modest sum of one shilling and sixpence

Background imageItem Collection: French Foldaway Bed

French Foldaway Bed
The American Combined - This ingenious item for small apartments is a foldaway bed which seems a conventional settee during the day, but at night turns into a bed !

Background imageItem Collection: Palm-wine tapper climbing a palm tree, Senegambia

Palm-wine tapper climbing a palm tree, Senegambia
Naked palm-wine tapper climbing a date palm using a rope to collect a gourd full of sap, Senegambia, 18th century. A man gives instruction to the tapper. A negro ascending a palm tree for its wine

Background imageItem Collection: Advert for Elkington & Co Victorian items 1895

Advert for Elkington & Co Victorian items 1895
Advert for Elkington & Co, with eleotro plate household items including; Irish inkstand, vegetable dish, tea and coffee set, case of four serviette rings, salt and spoons, salad bowl and servers

Background imageItem Collection: Advert for Maple & Co furniture 1893

Advert for Maple & Co furniture 1893
Selection of oak furnishing for 1893. Date: 1893

Background imageItem Collection: Advert for Oetzmann & Co. Victorian furniture 1896 Advert for Oetzmann & Co

Advert for Oetzmann & Co. Victorian furniture 1896 Advert for Oetzmann & Co
Selection of late Victorian household items furniture. Date: 1896

Background imageItem Collection: Advert for Rippingilles oil warming stoves 1890

Advert for Rippingilles oil warming stoves 1890
Made of cast-iron these four decorative oil-warming stoves are odourless, smokeless, portable, safe and easy to clean. Available at ironmonagers. Date: 1890

Background imageItem Collection: White Star Line, RMS Titanic, A La Carte Restaurant

White Star Line, RMS Titanic, A La Carte Restaurant
White Star Line, RMS Titanic. Rare A La Carte Restaurant flyer from a promotional brochure, owned by Second Class passenger Joseph Laroche of Haiti who died in the sinking

Background imageItem Collection: Schlachtschiff Bismarck lapel badge, German battleship, WW2

Schlachtschiff Bismarck lapel badge, German battleship, WW2
MILITARIA/THIRD REICH: Extremely rare enamel Bismarck lapel badge possibly a launch souvenir or an item purchased on board. Made by B. H

Background imageItem Collection: RMS Lusitania, brass porthole recovered from wreck

RMS Lusitania, brass porthole recovered from wreck
RMS LUSITANIA: An extremely rare brass porthole recovered from the wreck of the Lusitania in 1982. The porthole bears several labels, principally Porthole No

Background imageItem Collection: Children With Camel

Children With Camel
A decorative cloisonne enamel item of jewellery, bearing the image of a camel, with a little boy and girl riding it, amongst a big bunch of leafy roses. Date: circa 1916

Background imageItem Collection: Cunard Line, Queen Mary - three items

Cunard Line, Queen Mary - three items
Cunard White Star Line, Queen Mary - three items. Take to Pieces model, Chad Valley, all twelve decks removable, revealing every item of the ship's wonderful interior. Dinky Toys No. 52A (boxed)

Background imageItem Collection: Cunard Line, QE2 - commemorative item

Cunard Line, QE2 - commemorative item
Cunard Line, QE2, commemorative item - steam turbine engine, blade section mounted on base by Michael F. Cox. With Certificate of Authenticity. 4.25 inches. Date: late 20th century

Background imageItem Collection: RMS Titanic - Maria Robinson's gold memorial medal

RMS Titanic - Maria Robinson's gold memorial medal
RMS Titanic - property of Maria Robinson, fiancee of Wallace Hartley, bandleader and violinist, who died in the disaster. A 9 carat gold round medallion, unnamed, with hallmarks for Birmingham 1912

Background imageItem Collection: RMS Titanic - poster, French version of Raise the Titanic

RMS Titanic - poster, French version of Raise the Titanic
RMS Titanic: poster for French version of the film Raise the Titanic, 61 x 45 inches. La Guerre des Abimes (The War of the Abyss). Date: 1980

Background imageItem Collection: Table of Moveable Feasts and De Partibus Orationis

Table of Moveable Feasts and De Partibus Orationis
Two leaves, one large and one small, both paper. The larger leaf is a Tabula des festes mobilibus (table of moveable feasts) and the smaller leaf is an explanatory note in the same hand

Background imageItem Collection: Gregory Homilia in Evangelia (Fragment)

Gregory Homilia in Evangelia (Fragment)
Single leaf of parchment, cut to size for use as a binding cover. The text is from Homilia in Evangelia by Pope Gregory I

Background imageItem Collection: Justinian's Codex, Book VI. XXXXI (Fragments)

Justinian's Codex, Book VI. XXXXI (Fragments)
Single folio, parchment, from Justinian's Codex. The text on this folio is from Book VI.XXXXI. Comprised of main body text and a marginal gloss with an additional minute gloss

Background imageItem Collection: Breviary (Fragment)

Breviary (Fragment)
Two leaves, probably from a breviary, parchment. The leaves are from the same work but do not appear to be consecutive. Main body text in two columns in a Gothic textualis rotunda in dark brown ink

Background imageItem Collection: Biblical Commentary (Fragment)

Biblical Commentary (Fragment)
Fragment of a leaf from a religious text, probably a biblical commentary, parchment. Contains a commentary on and text from Romans

Background imageItem Collection: Justinian Digesta, Books V and VI (Fragment)

Justinian Digesta, Books V and VI (Fragment)
Bifolium from a copy of Justinian's Pandects, or Digesta Justiniani Augusti, parchment. Containing part of the end of Book V (De Judiciis) and the beginning of Book VI (De Rei Vindicatione)

Background imageItem Collection: Von Eschenbach, Willehalm (Fragment)

Von Eschenbach, Willehalm (Fragment)
Fragment of a copy of Wolfram Von Eschenbach's Willehalm, parchment. The text is a poem in rhyming couplets. The item has been photographed as a whole

Background imageItem Collection: Inventory

Inventory
Sheet of paper, possibly the endpaper from a book, with a handwritten list or inventory in French dated 16 February 1605. With pieces of the binding thread attached in the gutter

Background imageItem Collection: Japanese Bizen Ware Sacred Horse and Attendants

Japanese Bizen Ware Sacred Horse and Attendants - earthenware item dating back to the early 18th century, when ovens were established at Korakuen for firing pottery

Background imageItem Collection: Hunting the Buffalo, Paris Exhibition of 1889

Hunting the Buffalo, Paris Exhibition of 1889
Hunting the Buffalo, Meriden Britannia Company, antique silver item, Universal Exhibition of Paris, 1889 Date: 1889

Background imageItem Collection: Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Item of news of

Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Item of news of Negrin's speech before the Republican Cortes. Supplement of the journal Ejercito Popular (Popular Army)

Background imageItem Collection: PROPHECY/SOLOMON

PROPHECY/SOLOMON
Solomon learns of the coming, and subsequent death of Jesus from the queen of Sheba, a curious item of Masonic folk-lore 10th century BC

Background imageItem Collection: Comic postcard, Man looking under his bed Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Man looking under his bed Date: 20th century

Background imageItem Collection: Woman examining her hat in a mirror

Woman examining her hat in a mirror
Woman photographed as she examines her hat in the mirror in the Northern Polytechnic. The Northern Polytechnic offered classes to enable women to learn how to convert old clothing



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