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Lapel bouton Lapel bouton

One of a group of orders, medals and badges awarded to Sir Alexander Fleming, discoverer of penicillin, Lapel Bouton, Order of Honour and Merit, Cuban Red Cross

Specimen / telephone apparatus / telephone, table Specimen / telephone apparatus / telephone, table

One of a group of specimens of telephone apparatus - a table pattern telephone suitable for use on central battery systems, 1910 - 1930

Telephone, Gower bell Telephone, Gower bell

Complete Gower bell telephone, 1890

Electrophone stand Electrophone stand

Phone listening set, Electrophone stand in walnut with 6 Ader receivers, 1880

Transmitter, trench, wireless telegraph Transmitter, trench, wireless telegraph

Wireless telegraph trench set transmitter, continuous wave Mark III*, No. 3470. made at the Wireless Telegraph Factory, Soho

Typewriter Typewriter

Typewriter, Empire Model 2, serial number 104562, with two shift keyboard, 30 keys and thrust action type, manufactured Montreal, Canada, 1914 - 1922

Telephone set Telephone set

Electric telephone set consisting of an electric bell, microphone, bell push, earpiece and switch hook mounted on a wooden base

Telephone line switch, Keith Telephone line switch, Keith

Keith line switch, smaller section, part of group of Keith line switches with master switch from original Strowger automatic telephone equipment at the Official Switch Exchange, London, 1912 - 1939

Teleprinting apparatus, Hughes Teleprinting apparatus, Hughes

Hughes teleprinting apparatus, G.P.O. No. 85, consisting of combined transmitting and receiving apparatus mounted upon a mahogany board

Cable, telephone / piece, sectioned Cable, telephone / piece, sectioned

Sectioned piece of the concentric trunk telephone cable, made by Standard Telephone and Cables, laid between London and Oban for T.A.T.1, mounted vertically in a glass tube on a wooden base, 1955

Telephone set, hand Telephone set, hand

Hand telephone set, c. 1900, with the handset on a cradle above the instrument which rests on the magnets of the magneto generator, and designed for table mounting

Record, gramophone Record, gramophone

"Sample of 30 Line Baird Television Transmission (copy of a recording of an actual transmission)", 12-inch 78 rpm gramophone record of probably the earliest surviving recorded video signals of c. 1926, the British Broadcasting Corporation

Record, gramophone Record, gramophone

"Sample of 30 Line Baird Television Transmission (copy of a recording of an actual transmission)", 12-inch 78 rpm gramophone record of probably the earliest surviving recorded video signals of c. 1926, the British Broadcasting Corporation

Wireless receiver, crystal Wireless receiver, crystal

Crystal wireless receiving set made in Great Britain, with the brand name Midge and Post Office approval number 902

Spectrometer, solar Spectrometer, solar

Solar UV spectrometer, prototype instrument for the experiment on the NASA Orbiting Solar Observatory, made by the Mullard Space Science Laboratory in Surrey, 1969

Tape recorder Tape recorder

Mains-driven tape recorder made by Scophony-Baird Ltd

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