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Background imageMeasure Collection: Hogarth, Beer Street

Hogarth, Beer Street. A political print supporting a ministerial measure against the unlimited sale of gin. A scene of London life in which happy and healthy tradesmen

Background imageMeasure Collection: Hogarth, Gin Lane

Hogarth, Gin Lane. A political print supporting a ministerial measure against the unlimited sale of gin (which later became the Gin Act)

Background imageMeasure Collection: Drinking / Intemperance

Drinking / Intemperance
Political print of Gin Lane supporting a ministerial measure against the unlimited sale of gin. The pawnbrokers, gin cellar and distillery are now flourishing

Background imageMeasure Collection: Dressmakers workshop

Dressmakers workshop
Staff in the workroom of a dressmaker or outfitter. Clothes in various stages of completion are on dummies. The employees (all female apart from a solitary man with a tape measure around his neck)

Background imageMeasure 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 imageMeasure Collection: Cover design, Simplicity Sewing Book

Cover design, Simplicity Sewing Book, helpful hints for beginners and experts. 1947

Background imageMeasure Collection: Portable seismometer in use, 1973

Portable seismometer in use, 1973
A modern model of Zhang Hengs apparatus for detecting earthquakes. The model is from the Science Museums collections

Background imageMeasure Collection: Hogarth, Beer Street

Hogarth, Beer Street. A political print supporting a ministerial measure against the unlimited sale of gin. A scene of London life in which happy and healthy tradesmen

Background imageMeasure Collection: Comic postcard, Young couple in a pub Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Young couple in a pub Date: 20th century

Background imageMeasure Collection: Comic postcard, Black cat sitting inside an old shoe on a Good Luck card Date

Comic postcard, Black cat sitting inside an old shoe on a Good Luck card Date: circa 1918

Background imageMeasure Collection: Antwerp, Belgium - 81 Place de Meir - Ganterie (Glove Shop)

Antwerp, Belgium - 81 Place de Meir - Ganterie (Glove Shop)
Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium - 81 Place de Meir - Maison van Steenkiste Ganterie (Glove Shop) - the royal crest signifies they had some VERY high-end clients! Date: circa 1909

Background imageMeasure Collection: Royal Navy, HMS Rodney items

Royal Navy, HMS Rodney items
MILITARIA, ROYAL NAVY: HMS Rodney items, rum measure, copper ashtray, caddy spoon, oval dish, sweetheart pendant, Vesta case and good luck horseshoe, framed

Background imageMeasure Collection: White Star Line, green glass whisky measure with logo

White Star Line, green glass whisky measure with logo
White Star Line, rare green glass whisky measure decorated with house flag logo and labelled Whisky. 2ins

Background imageMeasure Collection: Royal Navy memorabilia, HMS Rodney

Royal Navy memorabilia, HMS Rodney
ROYAL NAVY: HMS Rodney rum measure, copper ashtray, caddy spoon, oval dish, sweetheart pendant, Vesta case and good luck horseshoe, framed

Background imageMeasure Collection: Spring balance brass dial, Samuel Cody Archive

Spring balance brass dial, Samuel Cody Archive
EARLY AVIATION PIONEERS - THE SAMUEL CODY ARCHIVE: The spring balance used by Cody in early engine-thrust tests. Circa 1908, by Salter?s, the brass dial marked to 600lb

Background imageMeasure Collection: Tree and spring balance brass dial, Samuel Cody Archive

Tree and spring balance brass dial, Samuel Cody Archive
EARLY AVIATION PIONEERS - THE SAMUEL CODY ARCHIVE: The spring balance used by Cody in early engine-thrust tests. Circa 1908, by Salter?s, the brass dial marked to 600lb

Background imageMeasure Collection: Three men in a rowing boat dwarfed next to prow of a steamer

Three men in a rowing boat dwarfed next to prow of a steamer
Three men in a small rowing boat dwarfed by the massive prow of a large steamship at (likely) Liverpool Docks, Merseyside

Background imageMeasure Collection: A Big Order, Measuring Mr Jumbo for a New Suit

A Big Order, Measuring Mr Jumbo for a New Suit Date: 1930

Background imageMeasure Collection: Mrs Measure the Milkman's Wife

Mrs Measure the Milkman's Wife

Background imageMeasure Collection: Mr Measure the Milkman

Mr Measure the Milkman

Background imageMeasure Collection: Miss Measure the Milkman's Daughter

Miss Measure the Milkman's Daughter

Background imageMeasure Collection: Master Measure the Milkman's Son

Master Measure the Milkman's Son

Background imageMeasure Collection: Master Tryon the Tailor's Son

Master Tryon the Tailor's Son

Background imageMeasure Collection: 1969 1960s 60s Sixties Electric Man Men Electricity

1969 1960s 60s Sixties Electric Man Men Electricity
1969, 1960s, 60s, sixties, electric, man, men, electricity, council, appliance, appliances, testing, laboratories, laboratory, leatherhead, surrey, lab, labs, test, experiment, quality, electrical

Background imageMeasure Collection: Tailors in a workshop with coat on display

Tailors in a workshop with coat on display
A group of tailors in a workshop with a finished coat on display on a dummy. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageMeasure Collection: MEASURING ST BERNARD

MEASURING ST BERNARD
A girl stands on a pile of books to measure the height of her Saint Bernard, who submits patiently to the ordeal. Date: late 19th century

Background imageMeasure Collection: Shakespeare: Measure for Measure

Shakespeare: Measure for Measure
Act III, Scene I the despondent Claudio with his virtous sister, Isabella C: "Ay, but to die, & go we know not where" Date: 1880

Background imageMeasure Collection: Comic postcard, Ordering a pair of trousers Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Ordering a pair of trousers Date: 20th century

Background imageMeasure Collection: Oak and Myrtle (Measure for Measure)

Oak and Myrtle (Measure for Measure). Handcoioured botanical illustration drawn and lithographed by Jane Elizabeth Giraud from The Flowers of Shakespeare, Day and Haghe, London, 1845

Background imageMeasure Collection: Electrometers, 18th century

Electrometers, 18th century. Copperplate engraving by Wilson Lowry from Abraham Rees Cyclopedia or Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London

Background imageMeasure Collection: Types of hygrometers, 18th century, to measure

Types of hygrometers, 18th century, to measure moisture content by Anderson 8, Dr. Robert Hooke 9, 10, Dr. Hale 11, James Ferguson 12, 13

Background imageMeasure Collection: Types of hygrometers, 18th century

Types of hygrometers, 18th century, to measure moisture content. Jean-Andre De Lucs whalebone hygrometer, and others by Horace-Benedict de Saussure, Benjamin Meggot Forster

Background imageMeasure Collection: Dynamometers designed by McDougale and Robert Salmon

Dynamometers designed by McDougale and Robert Salmon
Dynamometers for measuring force or torque designed by McDougale and Robert Salmon. Copperplate engraving by Wilson Lowry after a drawing by J

Background imageMeasure Collection: Horse glanders and Wollastons goniometer

Horse glanders and Wollastons goniometer
Apparatus for treating horse glanders and William Hyde Wollastons reflective goniometer, to measure the angles of minute crystals with precision. Copperplate engraving after a drawing by J

Background imageMeasure Collection: Illustration, Measure for Measure, by William Shakespeare

Illustration, Measure for Measure, by William Shakespeare
Illustration by Kenny Meadows to Measure for Measure, by William Shakespeare. Cast list with decorative border of chains, a sword, a crown and a hooded cloak. Date: 1840

Background imageMeasure Collection: Cartoon, Phrenology

Cartoon, Phrenology - a popular pseudo-science at the time. early 19th century

Background imageMeasure Collection: Victorian Card - Little Tailors

Victorian Card - Little Tailors. 19th century

Background imageMeasure Collection: David Lloyd-George denouncing the measures to make the control of religious teaching to

David Lloyd-George denouncing the measures to make the control of religious teaching to the parish and not to the County Council. Date: 1902

Background imageMeasure Collection: Astronomers Using Astrolabes Date: 1450

Astronomers Using Astrolabes Date: 1450

Background imageMeasure Collection: General Post by J E Harold Terry

General Post by J E Harold Terry
Date: 1917

Background imageMeasure Collection: PARIS DRESSMAKER

PARIS DRESSMAKER
Interior of a dressmakers in Paris, showing a lady sitting while the shop assistants fetch, carry, cut up, and measure fabric. Date: circa 1760

Background imageMeasure Collection: SANTORIOS BALANCE

SANTORIOS BALANCE
Italian physician Santorio, believing that health is related to bodily intake and excretion, takes his meals on a balance to measure the increase of his body weight Date: 1561 - 1626

Background imageMeasure Collection: Hogarth - Rakes - Tailor

Hogarth - Rakes - Tailor
The Rakes Progress 1. The young heir is measured for new clothes Date: 1735

Background imageMeasure Collection: Bembridge Yacht Club - Club House

Bembridge Yacht Club - Club House
Bembridge Yacht Club, Isle of Wight, Hampshire - The Club House. Date: 1913

Background imageMeasure Collection: Tacuinum Sanitatis. Late XIV century. Tailor

Tacuinum Sanitatis. Late XIV century. Tailor
Tacuinum Sanitatis. Medieval Health Handbook, dated before 1400, based on observations of medical order detailing the most important aspects of food, beverages and clothing. Tailor. Miniature. Fol

Background imageMeasure Collection: Arabian flat astrolabe from 10th century. ITALY

Arabian flat astrolabe from 10th century. ITALY. TUSCANY. Florence. Galileo Museum. Proc: SPAIN

Background imageMeasure Collection: Man in Khaki - instructions for knitting socks, WW1

Man in Khaki - instructions for knitting socks, WW1
Instruction sheet contained within the Man in Khaki sock knitting kit, which also came with a sock measure to ensure uniformity from knitters who were making socks for soldiers during the First World

Background imageMeasure Collection: RMS Titanic - nail scissors recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

RMS Titanic - nail scissors recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett
RMS Titanic - from inventory of items recovered from bodies by cable ship Mackay-Bennett - silver mounted steel nail scissors with rusted steel blades



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