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This is actually a mask the Doctors wore so as not to contract fatal diseases back in Victorian era
1860 British Gyroscope at the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood, London - From the curators' comments: "The Victorian era was a time when the study of science was greatly encouraged. Toys that were also educational, such as this gyroscopic top, were very popular. Gyroscopes were used as balance levels in airplanes and submarines."
Shad Thames - just east of Tower Bridge, was the largest warehouse complex in the world during the Victorian era, but has now been re-imagined as hundreds of posh urban nests. The iron bridge gantries connected the riverside Butler's Wharf with adjoining warehouses. Coo! It looks like a scene from Oliver! And it is. Parts were filmed here, & Bill Sikes fell to his death from nearby 'Jacob's Island' at the eastern end.