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Box with microscopical preparations

Maker

NBS

Country

United Kingdom

Category

Scientific instruments

Size of the box (h x b x d)

8.7 × 21.5 × 21.7 cm

Inventory number

SM 16

Description

Many standard preparations in the box are labelled ‘Prepared by Northern Biological Supplies for Britex (Scientific Instruments) Ltd. London’, this has been abbreviated to NBS*. Words that were unreadable are indicated by [?], dates like ’85 have been completed to [18]85 to avoid confusion.
Some preparations have more than one label, in the text ‘//’ is the label separator, ‘/’ serves as a line separator.

Drawer 1, back, from left to right:

  • Histology / Common Frog / Rana temporaria / T.S. Sciatic Nerve. // NBS*.
  • Histology / Common Frog / Rana temporaria / V.S. Skin. // NBS*.
  • Histology / Common Frog / Rana temporaria / Blood. // NBS*.
  • Spider [female] / Aranea sp / RH 1901 // Mandibles, [unreadable]
  • Hydrozoa / Hydra. // NBS*.
  • Hemiptera / Green Fly / Aphis rumicis. // NBS*.

Drawer 1, front, from left to right:

  • Lepidoptera / Large Garden White / Pieris brassicae / Larva to show paired spiracles. // NBS*.
  • Lepidoptera / Wing Scales of Painted Lady Butterfly, Vanessa cardui. // NBS*.
  • Textile fibres / cotton fibres. // NBS*.
  • T.S [transversal section] / nose of the / mouse.
  • Dicotyledon / Longitudinal Section of Root Tip / broad bean. // NBS*.
  • Lepidoptera / Wing Scales of comma. // NBS*.

Drawer 2, back, from left to right:

  • I.S. Stem / Abies excelsa . Richard Suter, 5, Highweek Road, Tottenham.
  • Sea anemone / Vert. Sect. // W. Watson & Sons, 313 High Holborn London.
  • Stomach cardiac cat.
  • Ostrich Feather, Febrils loose
  • Thorax of Cyphus / G [?]. Norman Preparer.
  • Injected Ear of White Mouse. // R D of D R [monogram].

Drawer 2, front, from left to right:

  • Arachnida / Garden Spider / Argyopidae / Aranea / Chelicera / Hedges. // NBS*.
  • Wing of Orange tip Butterfly. WHW.
  • Lepidoptera / Wing Scales of Orange Tip.
  • Newly born Mouse / Trans. Sect. Head. // W. Watson & Sons, 313 High Holborn London.
  • Head of Hypomeces from Costa Rica. Norman Preparer.
  • Histology / L. Med. S. Seed. / Triticum Vulgaris. / WHEAT. // NBS*.

Drawer 3, back, from left to right:

  • B. West. No. … / Gom. gemina… / [?] parva. Conjuga… [?] “Brooks”. A…tan Juin / B..ric, 800 ft. / Ben Lawers/ 5. VII. 1918. / B. Brown. / styrax. / [?] .006”.
  • DIPTERA / Caliphora vomitoria / Blowfly. / LS Larva / at time of emergence . // Flatters & Garmett Ld. / 32 Dover St. Manchester S.E.
  • Antenna of [?] / Fly of [?]uss Moll.
  • Surgical scan  ME / Skin [?] / MF 2210 [?].
  • Elytron of Cockchafer / Melodontha vulgaris / Balaam / 119 H. A.W. Oxbrow, Canterbury.
  • Kidney of Frog.

Drawer 3, front, from left to right:

  • [?] Termitidae / White Ant. / Poona, India.
  • Tongue of Fly / Syrphus. 1/2” Objective / Iris / no 55 D Breathing pore of Caterpillar of S. Tillae. // No 119 D [more modern label].
  • BOTANICAL SERIES I / MERISTEM TISSUES. Cells in act of dividing. // C. Baker, 244, High Holborn, London // Trans: Sect: Young shoot of FIG TREE. Stained, No.15.
  • Skin of spider / Heteropoda / Landley VFS / 1914.
  • Chalifet. / (Garypinum) / Lundlay. Q I. S 1911 / Bal… [unreadable].

Drawer 4, back, from left to right:

  • MOLLUSCA / Sec. “bone” of Cuttlefish. // HORNELL, Biological Station, Jersey. DR of RD [monogram].
  • BOTANICAL / SERIES I / STRUCTURE / OF STEM. / Aquatic Dicotyledon. // C. BAKER, 244, High Holborn, LONDON. // HIPPURIS. / Trans: Sect: / Stained. / No. 47.
  • BOTANICAL / SERIES I / REPRODUCTIVE / ORGANS. / Gymnospermous Ovule. // C. BAKER, 244, High Holborn, LONDON. // YEW. / Long: Sect: / Stained. / No. 65.
  • BOTANICAL / SERIES I / GLANDS & CELLS / WITH CONTENTS. / Raphides. // C. BAKER, 244, High Holborn, LONDON. // In Situ in / Stem of / RHUBARB. / Long: Sect: / No. 36.
  • Foraminifera / From / The River / Dee. EW.
  • …eyers patch Logwood. // base bundle w. secondary thickening in …ring.

Drawer 4, front, from left to right:

  • T.S. Beach [?] Annual Rings [?].
  • BOTANY / Part leaf / Forget-me-not. [marked in red 2/6].
  • Eye of Chrysops coecutiem [??] Gad fly.
  • Brights Kidney. [producer unreadable].
  • Skin from Monkeys hand / [?] E. Ebbage. // POLARISCOPE.
  • [??] Rat flea [?] / G. Merriman.

Drawer 5, back, from left to right:

  • Achnantus brevipes // Ab… Bay / Scotland / Styrax.
  • Diatomaceæ [unreadable] // Charleston / Mass: U.S.A.
  • Snake’s head Coralline on Algoe // Anguinaria spatulata. W. Watson & Sons / 313 High Holborn London.
  • Stephanodiscus Novæ-Zealanda // New Zealand.
  • Liradiscus etc. // Moreno shale California / Hyrax.
  • Melosira armaria / dry mount // Union Canal tunnel / Scotland.

Drawer 5, front, from left to right:

  • Frogillaria construens etc. // Golf Links Clayton Yorks.
  • Melosira [in potlood:] etc // Little Guse Stretford.
  • Synedra ulna [?] // Shelf beck / Yorkshire.
  • Diatomaceæ / Amphora Boston.
  • Contains Ceratoneis arcus // Appleby Westmorland Hyrax.
  • Mastogloia / a few Achnanthes affinis // Via Gellia Derbyshire.

Drawer 6, back, from left to right:

  • Botanical series i / structure of stem. / Fern // c. baker, 244, High Holborn london // Pteris Aquilina. / Trans: Sect: Stained. / No. 56.
  • G[?] // Path. Lab. / delft.
  • Tubularia.
  • Lip of White Rat / norman preparer.
  • [unreadable] // hwh darlaston birmingham / preparer [?].
  • Pteroptus sp. / Ruwenzori, Africa / Bat./ g.merriman.

Drawer 6, front, from left to right:

  • White Mouse / Toe. inj. / Polar.
  • Asiatic Cholera // W. Watson & Sons / 313 High Holborn London. // Vibrio choleræ.
  • [?] Arial root of Orchid // hwh darlaston birmingham / preparer [?].
  • Croton / j. eastwood  prestwich.
  • Iron Ammonia Sulphate / w.e. richardson preparer. // for polariscope.
  • Petaurist / Bone Femur / Trans sec.

Drawer 7, back, from left to right:

  • T.B. / Lymph gland / [?] + ros. / 17: X: [19]32.
  • Bronchial and Peribronchial Pneumonia.
  • Lung / silver impregnated  37.
  • L…. Pneumonia.
  • Pathological Series. / Carcinoma. Encephaloid. / r. & j. beck, 58, cornhill.
  • 135 / Py…. Abscess in Lung.

Drawer 7, front, from left to right:

  • Porcupine / Bone Fibra / Trans Sec.
  • Pathology / Nearly normal Liver // pathology / [??] H.S. 13/5/[18]84.
  • 86 / Acute abscess of Liver.
  • 136 / [?] pneumonia of Diabetis.
  • Carcinom.. of pancreas.
  • [?] / wall of a Ca… / 147.

Drawer 8, back, from left to right:

  • Insecta / Ova, Orange moth. / Angerona prunaria. J.J. Ward.
  • Potassium Dichromate.
  • [unreadable] Wasp Compound eye.
  • [unreadable] Wasp Single eye.
  • [?] of Male and Female // W. Watson & Sons Ltd.  313 High Holborn  London // Cricket [?].
  • Foot of a Water Beetle.

Drawer 8, front, from left to right:

  • Gizzard of Haliplus Beetle.
  • Section of Tooth Palate of Myliobates. Norman Preparer.
  • Lilium TS / Young ovary / Archesporial cell.
  • Palate of whelk. / Polariscope.
  • Mouth of a Hornet.
  • Tongue of Cricket. // W. Watson & Sons Ltd.  313 High Holborn  London // Gryllus campestris.

Drawer 9, back, from left to right:

  • [empty] .
  • [unreadable].
  • T.S. / Conceptacles of Marine Alga / [unreadable] // prepared by / J.B. Howard, M.P.S. / 25 Market Place, Frome.
  • Unomyces polygoni [?] gonid… (unicellulae) // a. peniston 5, montpelier terrace, leeds.
  • [empty].
  • Porifera / Set of Nalisarca (sponge) / hornell / biological station jersey // No skeleton [broken].

Drawer 9, front, from left to right:

  • Entomological Coleoptera / Elybron of Wachyrhincus gemmatus // 465.
  • Coral polypa.
  • Garden Bug / Egg.
  • Autacodiscus foimosus. // e. wheeler [address unreadable] london.
  • Hairs from Spanish Fire Tail // e. wheeler [address unreadable] london.
  • T.S. mini undergr. runner 3/1/[19]49. // [unreadable] + Safranum.

Drawer 10, back, from left to right:

  • Hemiptera / Water Boatman / Notonecta / Clutching Leg / Pond Life // NBS*.
  • Termite / white ant // NBS*.
  • Protozoa / Ceratium / Marine Life / Fluid Mount // NBS*.
  • Protozoa / Euglena sp. / Fluid Mount / Natural Colour // NBS*.
  • Lepidoptera / Large Garden White / Pieris brassicae / Head of Larva // NBS*.
  • Textile fibres / british wools / Border Leicester // NBS*.

Drawer 10, front, from left to right:

  • Section of Anther of Tulip // W. Watson & Sons Ltd.  313 High Holborn  London.
  • [?] Small Dragonfly.
  • ..per ge…lata / stem T.S. / two rings of // a. peniston  5, montpelier terrace,  leeds.
  • T.S. section / asparagus stem. monoc..t. // Stained [??] 5/1/[19]49.
  • Histology / T.S Stem. / Cordyline Rubra. / Dracœna.
  • 137. / TS. Tooth / F   P.C. / h.g.s. anderson.

Drawer 11, back, from left to right:

  • rachea // 31.
  • Appendix / 29.
  • Pancreas / Human / B.C.
  • Oesophagus / H.E.
  • Dried Human Blood / prepared by N. Burgess.
  • Vein. / Biology Laborty  / Walthamstow Technical Institute // Biology Laborty  / City of London College.

Drawer 11, front, from left to right:

  • [??].
  • Uric Acid / Urinary Series.
  • Section of Bladder. / H.H.W.
  • Section of Urether. / Human Kidney / H.H.W.
  • Pavarilé [?] / Water beetle.
  • 107 / Tubercle Kidney.

Drawer 12, back, from left to right:

  • [no text].
  • TS. External Ear / Elastic Cart [??].
  • Section of Human Tongue // Injected Preparation // w. watson & sons  313 high holborn, london.
  • [?]. 19/7/[18]86 [?] / [?] bone of [?] finger / of a girl / F.A.S. // enchondroma / [??] + [?] / 18/8/[18]89. [?].
  • Vert.Sect: thro[ugh] Foot of Human Embryo / prize medal / paris 1867.
  • 364 // Chloroid Pigment. G. / Human Eye / [?].[18]85.

Drawer 12, front, from left to right:

  • 3 tattooed skin. 2.
  • Rickets / M. Mead 1 1/2  / Addison DP. / ap. 1.. 1880 / [??] / [??] 1880.
  • Epithelioma on [?] of key. –   J. Jones / IV Juni [18]85.
  • 116 Adrenal [?].
  • Spinal chord / [?] + [?] / 2/4/[19]40.
  • E. [?] / 2nd cervical / lower.