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Measuring Collection

Background imageMeasuring Collection: Britains New Navy in Training - HMS Raleigh

Britains New Navy in Training - HMS Raleigh. circa 1930s

Background imageMeasuring Collection: Tailoring tools

Tailoring tools
Tools used in tailoring, including scissors, needle and thread, chalk, measuring tape, a ruler and a smoothing iron

Background imageMeasuring Collection: Measuring up an end of Bowls, 1903

Measuring up an end of Bowls, 1903
Photograph showing the measuring from a jack during a game of bowls, Britain, 1903

Background imageMeasuring Collection: Dandelion Clock & Prayer

Dandelion Clock & Prayer
A dandelion clock is used as a metaphor for measuring your life by loss and not by gain

Background imageMeasuring Collection: Measuring a Gold

Measuring a Gold
Archery is much favoured by Victorian females, who are seen here measuring their achievements

Background imageMeasuring Collection: Rolls-Royce Clyde powered prototype Westland Wyvern TF2

Rolls-Royce Clyde powered prototype Westland Wyvern TF2, VP120, during thrust measuring trials at Yeovil

Background imageMeasuring Collection: Hogarth / Rakes / Tailor

Hogarth / Rakes / Tailor
The Rakes Progress 1. The young heir is measured for new clothes

Background imageMeasuring Collection: Observatory on the summit of Ben Nevis, Scotland

Observatory on the summit of Ben Nevis, Scotland
Observatory on the summit of Ben Nevis, Fort William, Scotland Date: 1908

Background imageMeasuring Collection: Outdoor Curling Match on the ice at Bern, Switzerland

Outdoor Curling Match on the ice at Bern, Switzerland. Date: circa 1907

Background imageMeasuring 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 imageMeasuring Collection: With the Army, Derby recruit measured for uniform, WW1

With the Army, Derby recruit measured for uniform, WW1
A Derby recruit in civilian clothes is measured up for his uniform during the First World War. Date: 1916

Background imageMeasuring Collection: Chinese Pharmacy 1864

Chinese Pharmacy 1864
Traditional Chinese dispensaries have changed little over time. Herbs are weighed out in daily doses, and patients receive bags of herbs to last the treatment. Date: 1864

Background imageMeasuring Collection: Beerometer

Beerometer 1897 Date: 1897

Background imageMeasuring Collection: A Sextant, 1912

A Sextant, 1912
Illustration of a typical sextant, c.1912. Sextants are used by mariners and explorers to determine their position, by measuring the angle between the horizon and the sun. Date: 1912

Background imageMeasuring Collection: Arab Astronomers / 1513

Arab Astronomers / 1513
Arab astronomers measuring angles between objects in space or on land

Background imageMeasuring Collection: Curry&rice / Dressmakers

Curry&rice / Dressmakers
The Colonels lady with native dressmakers ironing and measuring for a new outfit

Background imageMeasuring Collection: Native Carpenters - India

Native Carpenters - India - using rules, planes and chisels. Date: circa 1903

Background imageMeasuring Collection: Web measuring machine, linen production, Victorian period

Web measuring machine, linen production, Victorian period

Background imageMeasuring Collection: Linen manufacture, Web measuring machine

Linen manufacture, Web measuring machine

Background imageMeasuring Collection: Perching and measuring cloth in a woollen mill in Bradford

Perching and measuring cloth in a woollen mill in Bradford, Yorkshire, late Victorian period

Background imageMeasuring Collection: Ballestilla. 16th century

Ballestilla. 16th century
Ballestilla (Jacob's staff). Navigational instrument used to calculate the height of the sun and other celestial bodies over the horizon for use in nautical navigation. 16th century

Background imageMeasuring 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 imageMeasuring Collection: RMS Titanic - Artie Frost's measuring instruments

RMS Titanic - Artie Frost's measuring instruments
RMS Titanic - Anthony (Artie) Wood Frost was a member of the Harland & Wolff Titanic Guarantee Group, one of nine employees chosen to oversee the smooth running of Titanic's maiden voyage

Background imageMeasuring Collection: RMS Titanic - signet ring recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

RMS Titanic - signet ring recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett
RMS Titanic - from inventory of items recovered from bodies by cable ship Mackay-Bennett - an 18 carat gold and small old-cut diamond solitaire band/signet ring, slightly tapering (1/4ins)

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

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

Background imageMeasuring Collection: Hemline Regulations

Hemline Regulations
A female swimmer having the hemline of her bathing costume inspected at Palm Beach. Date: circa 1925

Background imageMeasuring 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 imageMeasuring Collection: Seismograph reading taken from the Omori Horizontal pendulum at Birmingham

Seismograph reading taken from the Omori Horizontal pendulum at Birmingham, showing the severity of the tremors during the San Francisco earthquake of 1906

Background imageMeasuring 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 imageMeasuring Collection: Old man measuring wheat Palestine, Israel, Holy Land

Old man measuring wheat Palestine, Israel, Holy Land
Vintage early 20th century photograph - old man measuring wheat Palestine, Israel, Holy Land

Background imageMeasuring Collection: Whitworth workshop measuring machine

Whitworth workshop measuring machine. Date: 1871

Background imageMeasuring Collection: Whitworth Millionth measuring machine

Whitworth Millionth measuring machine. Date: 1855

Background imageMeasuring Collection: Stationery, Mens Tailor Clothier and Hatter

Stationery, Mens Tailor Clothier and Hatter
Stationery, Stephen Naylor, Mens Tailor Clothier and Hatter, Church Gates, Wisbeach (Wisbech), Cambridgeshire. 1833

Background imageMeasuring Collection: Man as Machine. Registering the Heat-Energy of the Body

Man as Machine. Registering the Heat-Energy of the Body
Page from The Illustrated London News demonstrating the calorimeter experiment at Sheffield University whereby a man is installed in a chamber In order to observe the heat generated by his body

Background imageMeasuring Collection: Cartoon, Phrenology

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

Background imageMeasuring Collection: Case of Drawing Instruments

Case of Drawing Instruments
Case of Foreign-Made Drawing Instruments. circa 1880s

Background imageMeasuring Collection: Kitchen Utensils Date: 1954

Kitchen Utensils Date: 1954

Background imageMeasuring Collection: Man Measuring Log

Man Measuring Log

Background imageMeasuring Collection: Mile-index for cabs 1847

Mile-index for cabs 1847
Patent mile-index, simple ingenious contrivance for measuring and indicating the distance travelled by wheel carriage, was invented and patented by H

Background imageMeasuring Collection: Tea measuring machine 1909

Tea measuring machine 1909
Sumerland & Co, tea measuring machine, with padlock. Date: 1909

Background imageMeasuring Collection: GIRL WITH NEW DRESS 1905

GIRL WITH NEW DRESS 1905
A little girl has a fitting for her new dress. Date: 1905

Background imageMeasuring 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 imageMeasuring Collection: MESASURE WEIGHT OF AIR

MESASURE WEIGHT OF AIR
Bernouillis device for measuring the weight of air Date: 1685

Background imageMeasuring Collection: MICROMETERS

MICROMETERS
A micrometer and its mechanisms, designed for measuring very small distances, objects or angles Date: 1810

Background imageMeasuring Collection: Hogarth - Rakes - Tailor

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

Background imageMeasuring Collection: Advert for head measuring band for hats 1880

Advert for head measuring band for hats 1880
Mail order service - head-measuring band for hats from Henry Heath, Hat Manufacturer Date: 1880

Background imageMeasuring Collection: Measuring equipment, kitchen scales

Measuring equipment, kitchen scales, letter balance and other items for weighing Date: circa 1900

Background imageMeasuring Collection: Transporting cheeses - Alkmaar, the Netherlands

Transporting cheeses - Alkmaar, the Netherlands
Transporting round Edam cheeses at Alkmaar - a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Alkmaar is famed for its traditional cheese market. Date: 1920s



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