"Sample Project Report of Mini Flour Mill"
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & INDUSTRY ACQUISITIONS: 2006-07 Nokia 101 mobile phone, 1996. It was supplied by the AA in case of emergency while driving alone and replaced an earlier AA Callsafe car phone. The car charger plugged into the car cigar lighter. Gift. Combined mini-television and clock radio, retailed by Boots and used in Gorton. It was marketed for use as a second set. Assigned to handling collection. Gift. Lubitel 2 twin-lens reflex camera, made in the Soviet Union. This camera illustrates the quality of Easter European optical equipment. Gift. British Thornton P271 slide rule, Kodak Brownie Vecta camera in case, Auritone 60A12 transistor radio in box with instructions, V. P. Turin camera in case and Hanimex Tele 110 TF camera with instructions and two Superdrug films with receipt. These items were acquired for the handling collection. Gift. Binoculars made in about 1918 by Maurice Aronsberg, Liverpool, (the brother of William Aronsberg, a notable Manchester scientific instrument maker) and pair of silver-framed spectacles, made in about 1833 by NC of Chester. The binoculars were given to the donor about 35 years ago by the daughter of the original owner. The spectacles were passed down through the donor's family and are thought to have belonged to his great-grandfather. Gift. Sharp MZ-80K microcomputer, made in Japan, c.1979, and Tatung Einstein microcomputer, made in Telford, c.1984. Both computers were used in Eccles. The donor used the Sharp microcomputer for writing programs in BASIC. The Tatung computer had a full-colour monitor and was used for playing games. Gift. Dummy cut-away cell and demonstration battery charger, made by Chloride Motive Power, Over Hulton, Bolton, and range of related archival material. Chloride began manufacturing electric storage batteries in 1893 at the original Clifton Junction site and is now part of Exide Technologies. The type of charger was a great success for the company, leading to three moves of premises in order to keep up with demand, but production ceased in 1997. Gift. Marconi/Ferranti AI-24 Foxhunter Radar on servicing trolley. This type of radar system was fitted to Panavia Tornado F3 aircraft, so this will complement the Tornado that the Museum is in the process of acquiring. Gift. Prototype Terylene nightdress, made by ICI and dyed at the ICI factory in Blackley, Manchester, c.1948-50. It was one of the first items of clothing made from Terylene and was not available for purchase. Gift. Brown poison bottle, made by James Woolley, Sons & Co Ltd, Manchester, c.1900. This was dug up in a garden in Stretford, presumably having been used by a former resident of the property. James Woolley was one of the leading manufacturers of pharmaceuticals in North West England. Gift. ‘Cosmos’ light bulb, made by Metropolitan-Vickers, Brimsdown, c.1920s; ‘Arlita’ light bulb, made by Philips Ltd, c.1940s; radio component, made by the Carborundum Company, Trafford Park, c.1930s. Gift. Phonograph with loudspeaker, crank and four phonograph cylinders, made by the National Phonograph Co. Ltd, c.1900-1910. The phonograph was used by the donor’s uncle in Clayton Bridge, Failsworth, Oldham. Gift. Flying suit, made by Baxter, Woodhouse & Taylor, Manchester, c.1943 and roll of 'National Economy' toilet paper, c.1940-45, issued to Middleton Sheet Metal. The flying suit is an early example of locally designed and manufactured specialised flying clothing. Gift. Central Electricity Board Poster for the Conspiracy & Protection of Property Act 1875. Gift. Fourteen publications relating to the Amalgamated Association of Operative Cotton Spinners of Lancashire and Cheshire, including pocket diaries, handbooks, price lists, rules, yearbooks and wage rates, 1866-1976. Gift. Three booklets and leaflets relating to Ferranti Computer Systems and Ferranti International Signal, 1980s. Gift. Two instruction booklets for the MetroVick 950 transistorised computer, c.1957. Gift. Documents and objects relating to Cliff Wimpenny's work as the last company archivist employed by Ferranti. The documents include papers about the organisation of the archives, correspondence and tenders relating to Ferranti Engineering Ltd and photographs and negatives, including images of products in different factories and royal visits to Ferranti sites. The objects are Ferranti-branded trade gifts, including a bottle opener, keyrings and a paperweight. Gift. Newspaper cuttings relating to various major anniversaries of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. Gift. Goblin model 833 Teasmade, c.1963-1972. Acquired for the handling collection. Gift. Nascom 1 home-built microcomputer, c.1978, together with second computer acquired for spares, monochrome monitor, cassette player, manual and construction instructions. This was the most popular British-made computer kit and was built by a local engineer, who worked for a subcontractor of Simon Handling. Gift. ZN 451 31/2 digit DVM semiconductor evaluation kit, produced by Ferranti Semiconductors, Chadderton, 1982. It consists of a printed circuit board and components (except for a 9v battery) to assemble a complete digital voltmeter with an LCD display. It was intended to introduce engineers to the new chip. Gift. Model 4 electric room heater, made by Ferranti Ltd, Hollinwood, c.1930. It was one of the more expensive fires in Ferranti’s range. This particular room heater originally belonged to Mr Davis, the Works Manager at Ferranti's Hollinwood factory, who lived in Oldham in a house that had been fully equipped with electrical appliances. It was inherited by the couple who bought the house in 1939 and who took it with them when they moved to Wilmslow in the late 1960s. Gift. Material relating to Sankeys Soap nightclub, which occupies part of the former Beehive Mill, Ancoats, Manchester. Sankeys Soap opened in 1994. The material includes: a metal ‘armadillo’ sculpture, c.1994, which is considered to be an iconic symbol of the club; a giant model of a soap bar, made in 2004 for the tenth anniversary; a lighting can, c.1982-1997, which was formerly used at the Hacienda; a mirror ball. Oral history interviews with the founders/owners of Sankeys Soap, Andy Spiro and David Vincent, have been recorded as part of the Histories Revealed project. Gift. Water pump, made by Henry Wallwork & Co. Ltd, Manchester, c.1927. This pump was used on the Eaton Hall Estate in Cheshire to take water from the River Dee across the estate to a large tank at the top of the clock tower. The tank supplied water to the greenhouses, fountains and fire mains, and also provided power to run lifts in the old Hall. The pump was installed in 1927 and remained in service until 1983. Gift. Five paper testing instruments, made by Kenley & Messner Ltd and used at Arjo Wiggins Paper, Beaconsfield, c.1968-2000. Gift. Concept model of a futuristic blended wing body airliner, made for Shell Aviation Ltd for display at the Farnborough Air Show, c.2000. It was made as a hypothetical representation of a future subsonic airliner that would be more energy-efficient and less noisy than current airliners. Gift. National Paper Museum Collection, consisting a collection of about 100 objects and archival material, mainly in the form of paper samples. Formerly on loan to the Museum since 1969, the Collection was gifted by the NPM Trust. Company records of Duckworth & Co., Chester Road, Stretford, manufacturers of soluble essences, essential oils and food colourings, 1890 to present day. The records include about 50 sales ledgers relating to the manufacture and distribution of Duckworth’s Flavours, 3 trays of printing blocks for product labels, 1 envelope of sample product labels. The company was founded in Manchester in 1885 and moved to purpose-built premises on Chester Road in 1895. Gift. Pilot’s notes for Avro aircraft, including the Vulcan and Shackleton, 1961-1968. Acquired by the donor while employed at Woodford. Gift. Three photographs showing one of the Kearsley PS locomotives operated by CEGB (1950s-1970s), working instructions for Manchester-Sheffield-Wath electrified lines (1954), driver’s manuals for the Manchester-Glossop DC electrified lines 1500 V DC multiple unit trains (c.1955) and for the Manchester-Sheffield-Wath DC electrified lines (c.1955) and GEC Traction Ltd brochures on “Electric Locomotives” and “Multiple Unit Trains” (c.1970). Gift. Report on investigation into Micro Nor II integrated circuits plus 3 journal articles about plastic encapsulated transistors and a page of notes, all written by the donor while an employee at Ferranti Ltd, Wythenshawe. Gift. Guard’s journal maintained by the donor while working on the Class 76 EM1 locomotive 'Hector' on the route through Guide Bridge, 1971. Gift. Trainee logbook of jig and tool draughtsman at Mather & Platt, 1969-1972. The donor's father had also been a jig and tool draughtsman at Mather & Platt. Gift. ‘Electric Locomotives for the Manchester-Sheffield-Wath Line’ brochure, produced by Metropolitan-Vickers Ltd, 1956. Flight test records for the Avro RJX of test pilot Alan Foster. Gift. Personal papers of Thomas William Turner, locomotive engineer at Sharp Roberts, Manchester, 1820s-1840s. The papers include an unframed oil painting, notebooks, letters, newspaper cuttings, personal seal, medallions from the Amalgamated Society of Engineers, German maps, contract for employment on German railways, a drawing of Braithwaite’s first steam engine dated 1829 and a drawing of The Experiment, the first locomotive engine built in Manchester by Richard Roberts. Turner taught drivers on the Mannheim Railway how to use the engines shipped over from Manchester. Gift. Morphy Richards automatic toaster, made in Peterborough, 1971. Acquired for the handling collection. Gift. Silver-plated dish inscribed ‘The Manchester, Salford and District Building Trades Employers’ Association Jubilee 1901-1951’. Gift. Flour sack used by the Co-operative Wholesale Society Ltd packing factory, Pollard Street, Manchester. Gift. Phonograph and four wax cylinders, used at the family home of a banker in Failsworth, c.1910. Gift. Canon Ixus-I digital camera, c.2004. This camera was used by a local photographer for general leisure photography. Acquired for the handling collection. Gift. Trinitron Television KV1320UB Mark 2 with original instructions and guarantee, made by Sony Corporation and bought on hire purchase at Green’s Cameras in Bolton in 1973. Gift. Dynamo (in glass display case) produced as promotional object for the engineering firm J. H. Humphreys & Sons Ltd, Oldham, c.1896. Gift. Betamax video recorder with wired remote control, original box and manual, made by NEC, Japan, late 1970s and used in Stockport for 5-8 years until it stopped working. Gift. Hairdryer, made by Vactric Ltd as a vacuum cleaning attachment, c.1940. Gift. Cymbal knitting machine with original instruction book, made in the 1930s and used by donor’s mother at home to make socks and scarves for the armed forces during the Second World War. Gift. Tala cook’s measure with original receipt, bought from a hardware shop on King Street, 1961. Acquired for the handling collection. Gift. Vacuum cleaner in original box, made by National Utilities, Manchester. Gift. Personal papers of Norman Clements, a computer developer at Ferranti Ltd, 1960s. The papers include plans, brochures, technical manuals, test reports, receipts, correspondence, notebook and circuit components. Gift. Personal papers of Norman Wightman, head of the chemical laboratory in the Gas Turbine Department at Metropolitan Vickers, Trafford Park, 1940s-1950s. The papers include a report on development of a gas analysis method for use on jet engines and photographs showing combustion chamber failures, blade failures, axial flow failures, and Gas Turbine Department staff. Gift. Two etched glass window panels bearing the British Rail logo from the BR Club, Throstle Nest’s Lane, Old Trafford. The donor's father was a lifelong BR employee and was given the glass panels as a souvenir when the club was demolished. Gift. Collection of objects and archives relating to Manchester stop-motion animator Paul Berry’s career. The collection, which was previously on loan to the Museum, includes 15 puppets or maquettes, 5 trays of mouthpieces for puppets, a puppet armature, 3 animation props, a tool box, 4 posters from portfolio, 9 videos, 9 pieces of artwork from James & the Giant Peach, 33 photographs and a photograph album. Gift.