*BELL & HOWELL FILMO No 75: is a 16 mm movie camera, produced in chicago beginning in 1928. It was intended for amateur use, but the quality of its construction makes it easy to see why Bell & Howell cameras were the tools of choice for Hollywood studios in the early days of motion pictures.
Silly Cycling Tandem adult tricycles were a great fad in the 1880’s, since they were more stable than tandem bicycles. The Columbia Tricycle Company claimed that they insured “absolute freedom from danger of accident.” The unusual machine in this photo was manufactured by a number of large bicycle companies in Europe and the United States.
This magnificent and unique medicine chest was made for Vincenzo Giustiniani, the last Genoese governor of the Island of Chios in the eastern Aegean Sea, in the 1560s. On a box from the middle drawer is painted the symbol of Chios - a black eagle above a three-towered castle. The chest contains 126 bottles and pots for drugs, some of which still have their original contents!