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"Exploring the Weight of History and Progress: From Aviation to Athletics" A glimpse into the past: An iconic Portsmouth

Background imageWeight Collection: Handley Page Victor B1 XA930 taking off from Hatfield

Handley Page Victor B1 XA930 taking off from Hatfield
Handley Page Victor B1, XA930, taking off from Hatfield on 14 July 1960 at 190, 000lb all-up weight assisted by de Havilland Spectre rockets. Date: 1960

Background imageWeight Collection: Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight Aviation Poster

Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight Aviation Poster
Poster, Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight Aviation Ltd, Spithead Air Ferry to and from the island, winter fare seven shillings and sixpence return, seven services daily

Background imageWeight Collection: Living Room, Sherlock Holmes Exhibition, London

Living Room, Sherlock Holmes Exhibition, London
Living Room of 221B Baker Street, part of a Sherlock Holmes Exhibition, London, reconstructed by Michael Weight. Details included are Holmess pipe and his violin. Date: 1951

Background imageWeight Collection: Welsh women road builders, South Wales

Welsh women road builders, South Wales
A group of twenty Welsh women road builders in Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, South Wales, holding their spades. They built the road to Hook in 1903-4 to facilitate transport to the colliery

Background imageWeight Collection: Athletic young man in shorts with ball lying on a stone floor

Athletic young man in shorts with ball lying on a stone floor

Background imageWeight Collection: Living Room, Sherlock Holmes Exhibition, London

Living Room, Sherlock Holmes Exhibition, London
Living Room of 221B Baker Street, part of a Sherlock Holmes Exhibition, London, reconstructed by Michael Weight. A dummy version of the man himself can be seen in the far window. Date: 1951

Background imageWeight Collection: National Sporting Club

National Sporting Club
An impression of a Monday evening at the National Sporting Club, the home of the " noble art". Fair-haired fly weight is Dick Inkles.Key to people in audience, p.78 of

Background imageWeight Collection: Metric System

Metric System
Applications of the metric system to dimensions, weight and money

Background imageWeight Collection: RICHARD BEAU NASH

RICHARD BEAU NASH The dandy in his younger days when Beau was an appropriate sobriquet : later, alas, he put on weight, despite the health-giving waters of Bath

Background imageWeight Collection: Irish champion featherweight boxer Ike Weir, The Belfast Spider, 1890s

Irish champion featherweight boxer Ike Weir, The Belfast Spider, 1890s
IRISH BOXER, 1890s. Irish champion featherweight boxer Ike Weir, The Belfast Spider, 1890s

Background imageWeight Collection: Soviet gold bars

Soviet gold bars, stamped with their weight and the hammer-and-sickle symbol of the Soviet Union. The stamp of CCCP is the abbreviation for the Cyrillic form of USSR

Background imageWeight Collection: Largest horse in the world

Largest horse in the world
This horse, a Belgian stallion called Brooklyn Supreme was at one time the worlds largest horse, 19.2 hands high and 3, 200 pounds in weight. Date: 1930s

Background imageWeight Collection: Simon of Cyrene helping Jesus to carry his Cross (colour litho)

Simon of Cyrene helping Jesus to carry his Cross (colour litho)
5226673 Simon of Cyrene helping Jesus to carry his Cross (colour litho) by Fugel, Gebhard (1863-1939); Private Collection; (add.info.: Simon of Cyrene helping Jesus to carry his Cross)

Background imageWeight Collection: Victorian Scrap - Circus Elephant riding a Tricycle

Victorian Scrap - Circus Elephant riding a Tricycle - A heavy weight. late 19th century

Background imageWeight Collection: Carbine, Self-Loading, . 30 In M1

Carbine, Self-Loading, . 30 In M1
M1. 30 in self-loading carbine, 1942 (c); General Motors Incorporated, Inland Division. Developed as a carbine for issue to second-line troops and officers

Background imageWeight Collection: The Rainbow Jacket (1954)

The Rainbow Jacket (1954)
Fella Edmonds in a scene from The Rainbow Jacket

Background imageWeight Collection: The Pain-Proof Man & Captain Ringman Jack - Ripley s

The Pain-Proof Man & Captain Ringman Jack - Ripley s
Arthur Plumhoff The Human Pincushion - The Pain-Proof Man (left) and Captain Ringman Jack, who lifted weights through holes through his breasts

Background imageWeight Collection: Greek mathematician and inventor. Archimedes in his tub, discovering the relationship between weight

Greek mathematician and inventor. Archimedes in his tub, discovering the relationship between weight
ARCHIMEDES (c287-212 B.C.). Greek mathematician and inventor. Archimedes in his tub, discovering the relationship between weight and displacement of water. Woodcut, German, 16th century

Background imageWeight Collection: Hauling Timber, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Hauling Timber, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Artist: Morley, Henry - Title: Hauling Timber, Stirlingshire, Scotland - Date: N/A - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 86.3 x 116.8

Background imageWeight Collection: Kensitas cigarettes advertisement - they re slimming

Kensitas cigarettes advertisement - they re slimming
Advertisement for Kensitas cigarettes advising that the best way to avoid eating between meals, gaining unslightly fat and avoiding the future shadow (that of a portly older woman)

Background imageWeight Collection: Carrie Moore, The Sandow Girl on stage

Carrie Moore, The Sandow Girl on stage
Carrie Moore (1883 - 1956), Australian singer and actress, as Peggy in The Dairymaids, at the Apollo. Date: 1906

Background imageWeight Collection: Victorian Scrap, strong man with weights

Victorian Scrap, strong man with weights. circa 1880s

Background imageWeight Collection: WW2 defence, illustration by William Heath Robinson

WW2 defence, illustration by William Heath Robinson
Defence during WW2 -- Stout members of the sixth column dislodge an enemy machine gun post on the dome of St Paul s, illustration by William Heath Robinson. Credit must appear as: Courtesy of Mrs J

Background imageWeight Collection: Autocar Poster -- Voiturette race at Boulogne, France

Autocar Poster -- Voiturette race at Boulogne, France
Autocar Poster -- Bablot driving a 3-litre Delage No.10 (left), chasing Boillots Peugeot, in the Voiturette race (for lightweight cars) at Boulogne, France. Date: 1911

Background imageWeight Collection: Growth of the submarine by G. H. Davis

Growth of the submarine by G. H. Davis
The growth of the submarine from 1901 to 1912. In chronological order, they are: 1901-2 Holland Class, 1903-5 A Class, 1904-6 B Class, 1906-9 C Class, 1911 D Class and 1912 E Class

Background imageWeight Collection: Testing of a vacuum by weight

Testing of a vacuum by weight / IMechE

Background imageWeight Collection: Woman measuring her waist

Woman measuring her waist. She may be keeping track of weight loss during a diet but compulsive self-measurement may be a symptom of a body image disorder such as anorexia nervosa

Background imageWeight Collection: Newton meters weighing objects

Newton meters weighing objects. Newton meters are being used to find the weight of a bunch of keys and a G-clamp. A newton meter uses a spring to measure force, quantifying it in Newtons (N)

Background imageWeight Collection: Man under coal weighing machine, Llanerch Colliery

Man under coal weighing machine, Llanerch Colliery
A smartly dressed man (Herbert Saunders) standing under a coal weighing machine at Llanerch Colliery near Pontypool in South Wales

Background imageWeight Collection: Carrying sacks of Coffee, santos, Brazil

Carrying sacks of Coffee, santos, Brazil
Carrying sacks of Coffee to be put on a ship at Santos, Brazil, South America. The total weight of the sacks is 302 kg!

Background imageWeight Collection: Bullion Office. Bank of England. Chopper for Light Sovereign

Bullion Office. Bank of England. Chopper for Light Sovereign
Engraving of a mechanical chopper used to deface gold coins, which were under weight. In June 1842 the Bank of England recalled millions of gold sovereigns which through wear had lost weight

Background imageWeight Collection: Chimneysweep / Mayhew 1864

Chimneysweep / Mayhew 1864
Back bent by the weight of his brushes, a young chimneysweep stands before the grate

Background imageWeight Collection: Happy Families Playing Cards - Mr Strong the Weight Lifter

Happy Families Playing Cards - Mr Strong the Weight Lifter. circa 1930s

Background imageWeight Collection: Vignette illustration, Railway Ribaldry by W Heath Robinson

Vignette illustration, Railway Ribaldry by W Heath Robinson -- An early and interesting type of signal. Date: 1935

Background imageWeight Collection: Susi - with bathroom scales

Susi - with bathroom scales. 1950s

Background imageWeight Collection: Thessaloniki, Greece - Street Porter

Thessaloniki, Greece - Street Porter Date: circa 1916

Background imageWeight Collection: Copy of the Imperial Standard Pound C016 / 2048

Copy of the Imperial Standard Pound C016 / 2048
Copy of the Imperial Standard Pound. Parliamentary Copy number 5 (P.C.5) of the Imperial Standard Pound, dated 1879. The imperial system of weights and measures was established in 1824

Background imageWeight Collection: Georgia - Tbilisi - Mercer (selling Grapes)

Georgia - Tbilisi - Mercer (selling Grapes)
Georgia - Tbilisi - Kinto or Mercer (selling Grapes)

Background imageWeight Collection: The Weighing Office at the Bank of England. Sovereign Weighi

The Weighing Office at the Bank of England. Sovereign Weighi
Engraving of elaborate machinery used for weighing gold coins, to ensure that the coins weight is exactly right. Members of the public are observing the process

Background imageWeight Collection: Bullion Office. Bank of England. Balance for Bar Gold

Bullion Office. Bank of England. Balance for Bar Gold
Engraving of a heavy duty set of weighing scales with central pillars for weighing bars of gold. A bar of gold is on one side of the balances, the weights on the other

Background imageWeight Collection: Jesus meets his mother, Mary, while carrying his Cross (colour litho)

Jesus meets his mother, Mary, while carrying his Cross (colour litho)
5226675 Jesus meets his mother, Mary, while carrying his Cross (colour litho) by Fugel, Gebhard (1863-1939); Private Collection; (add.info.: Jesus meets his mother, Mary, while carrying his Cross)

Background imageWeight Collection: Comic postcard, Plump woman sitting on man on beach Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Plump woman sitting on man on beach Date: 20th century

Background imageWeight Collection: Kelp forest (Laminaria hyperborea) in the clear seas of Scotland, UK, September

Kelp forest (Laminaria hyperborea) in the clear seas of Scotland, UK, September

Background imageWeight Collection: Puffins (Fratercula arctica) Shaint Isles, Scotland, UK, June

Puffins (Fratercula arctica) Shaint Isles, Scotland, UK, June

Background imageWeight Collection: Wild boar (Sus scrofa) at night with the milky way in the background, Gyulaj, Tolna, Hungary

Wild boar (Sus scrofa) at night with the milky way in the background, Gyulaj, Tolna, Hungary. August. Taken using long exposure with flash at night

Background imageWeight Collection: Trinidad and Tobago - Pitch Lake at La Brea - Loading

Trinidad and Tobago - Pitch Lake at La Brea - Loading Pitch - British West Indies.. This particular truck has an M.G.W (Maximum Gross Weight) of 3 tonnes. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageWeight Collection: RF- Bannded demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens), resting on buttercup, Lower Tamar Lakes

RF- Bannded demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens), resting on buttercup, Lower Tamar Lakes, Cornwall/Devon border, UK. May

Background imageWeight Collection: Harvest mice (Micromys minutus) on wheat stems, Devon, UK, July

Harvest mice (Micromys minutus) on wheat stems, Devon, UK, July. Captive. Not available for Greetings card and Notelets in the UK until 24/08/16



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"Exploring the Weight of History and Progress: From Aviation to Athletics" A glimpse into the past: An iconic Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight Aviation Poster takes us back in time to witness the weightless dreams that once soared through the skies. Witnessing power in motion: Handley Page Victor B1 XA930 defies gravity as it gracefully takes off from Hatfield, showcasing the sheer weightlessness achieved by human engineering. Unraveling mysteries in style: Step into a living room at Sherlock Holmes Exhibition, London, where every piece of furniture carries its own story and adds weight to the enigmatic atmosphere. Breaking barriers with determination: Welsh women road builders in South Wales prove that gender is no obstacle when it comes to shouldering heavy responsibilities and carrying their fair share of societal progress. The heavyweight champions' arena: National Sporting Club becomes a battleground where athletes push their limits, both mentally and physically, carrying not only their own aspirations but also those of an entire nation on their shoulders. Strength lies within simplicity: An athletic young man lying on a stone floor with a ball showcases his raw physical prowess while reminding us that sometimes all we need is our bodyweight for an intense workout session. Richard Beau Nash - Carrying elegance effortlessly: Known for his impeccable fashion sense and social influence during Georgian England, Nash carried himself with such grace that even his mere presence added weight to any occasion he attended. Weighing progress one unit at a time: The Metric System revolutionizes measurement standards worldwide by providing uniformity across borders and removing unnecessary weights from everyday life calculations. Fighting spirit knows no bounds: Irish champion featherweight boxer Ike Weir aka "The Belfast Spider" proves that true strength lies not just in muscle mass but also in resilience and unwavering determination inside the boxing ring during 1890s Ireland. A living room that holds tales.