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Replica of ‘Rocket’ 1886.

Illustration of George Stephenson's locomotive, ‘Locomotion’ 1875

Colne Valley Division Labour Union Minute Book 1891-1900

Flying machines designed by Sir George Cayley (1773-1857)

High level Bridge, Newcastle

‘Wash your hands now – as mummy does!’ c1960 leaflet

Photograph of Queensway Mersey Tunnel, Liverpool to Birkenhead under construction, 1931

Register of Archbishop Walter de Grey, 1225-1255

Symeon of Durham On the origins and progress of the church of Durham

Articles of partnership between John Brunner and Ludwig Mond, 28 February 1873

High level Bridge, Newcastle

George Stephenson's Rocket, 1822

Plan of Seathwaite showing wad-mine surface and workings, 1821

Birdseye View of Barrow Docks and Shipbuilding Yard

“The first report of a society for preventing accidents in coal mines”

Ten Years of Nuclear Power, publicity publication by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, 1966

Pre-Gestee advert c1940, fore runner of PG Tips

Cunard Staff Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 4 (Jan 1923).

Joseph Swan’s recollection of the first use of his incandescent lightbulbs at Cragside

Mersey Tunnel Construction photograph

Photograph of Bessemer Convertor

Plan of the Saltburn Inclined Tramway

Plan of the proposed harbour buildings at Seaham by John Dobson, 1828

Set of playing cards depicting the counties of England and Wales, Robert Morden, 1676

Port Sunlight Works and Village c1914


Drawing of a retort used by Boulton and Watt to provide gas lighting at Phillips and Lee textile mill Salford, 1805.

Baptism of Capability Brown

“W and D” Birdseye View of Textiles of Manchester

Lithograph depicting Hetton Colliery

Map of the River Weaver, surveyor John Billington 1721

Electric light fittings for St George's Church, Preston designed by Sir Albert Richardson

‘Jumbo Farm’ Minute Book 1861-1863'

Drawing of the first composite passenger coach introduced on the Stockton and Darlington Railway, 1830-31

Painting by Giovanni Montiroli of a design for the Ceiling of the Saloon at Alnwick Castle. c.1850

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