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Dial Collection

"Dialing into the past: Exploring vintage treasures and timeless technology" Step back in time with a Bakelite telephone

Background imageDial Collection: Bakelite telephone

Bakelite telephone. Dial telephone with bakelite casing. Bakelite, the first plastic to be used for widespread commercial purposes

Background imageDial Collection: Corpus Christi College quad, Oxford

Corpus Christi College quad, Oxford
The quadrangle of Corpus Christi College Chapel, Oxford. The column sun dial, surmounted with the college symbol, the pelican, can be seen fenced off in the centre of the quad

Background imageDial Collection: Shelby Mustang GT500E Eleanor

Shelby Mustang GT500E Eleanor

Background imageDial Collection: 1934 G. P. O telephone advertisement

1934 G. P. O telephone advertisement
Advertisement for some rather eye-catching handmicrophone instrument in fine colours such as Chinese red, jade green and ivory white. The dial is chromium plated and the flex is silk-covered in grey

Background imageDial Collection: Medical watch

Medical watch. This timing device is used by medical workers, as represented by the green cross symbol. It would be used for a variety of timing uses, such as measuring a patients pulse rate

Background imageDial Collection: BMW 507 Germany German

BMW 507 Germany German

Background imageDial Collection: France, Paris. View across Seine River through transparent face of one of the clocks

France, Paris. View across Seine River through transparent face of one of the clocks in the Musee d Orsay. Credit as: Jim Zuckerman / Jaynes Gallery / Danita Delimont

Background imageDial Collection: Bewcastle Cross

Bewcastle Cross
BEWCASTLE CROSS, Cumberland, standing in the towns churchyard, is claimed to be Englands oldest sun-dial

Background imageDial Collection: Clock Mechanisms

Clock Mechanisms
A variety of clocks: an electric clock, a water clock, a sun dial, clock movements and pendulums

Background imageDial Collection: Two men at the controls of a Sunderland flying boat

Two men at the controls of a Sunderland flying boat
Two men (second fitter and rigger) at the controls of a Sunderland Mark I flying boat and bomber, used by RAF 230 Squadron during the Second World War. Date: circa 1938

Background imageDial Collection: New dial operated telephone system

New dial operated telephone system
Series of three photographs showing a new automatic system of telephoning introduced in Britain in 1911. The movement of a dial operated electrical switches and magnets in the telephone exchange

Background imageDial Collection: setting the central heating thermostat at a cooler temperature to save energy

setting the central heating thermostat at a cooler temperature to save energy
Ashley Cooper / SpecialistStock

Background imageDial Collection: Телеffon

Телеffon
Anastasiia Grygorieva

Background imageDial Collection: Call Me

Call Me
Anastasiia Grygorieva

Background imageDial Collection: Court

Court
Anastasiia Grygorieva

Background imageDial Collection: A gravity driven clock

A gravity driven clock
5308087 A gravity driven clock.; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a gravity driven clock: a short cylinder with a dial at one end travels down an helical path)

Background imageDial Collection: An engraving depicting a Ham dial so called because of its shape. The gnomon is on the left

An engraving depicting a Ham dial so called because of its shape. The gnomon is on the left
5311549 An engraving depicting a Ham dial so called because of its shape. The gnomon is on the left, and the months are marked off at the bottom to allow for the different lengths of shadow at

Background imageDial Collection: Vases in blue, white, and gold: vase with painted cupid panel, vase with horizontal clock dial

Vases in blue, white, and gold: vase with painted cupid panel, vase with horizontal clock dial
FLO4633431 Vases in blue, white, and gold: vase with painted cupid panel, vase with horizontal clock dial, and vase with panel of painted exotic birds

Background imageDial Collection: Gemma Frisius

Gemma Frisius
3480187 Gemma Frisius; (add.info.: Engraved portrait of Gemma Frisius (1508-1555) a Dutch physician; mathematician; cartographer; philosopher; and instrument maker

Background imageDial Collection: The Astronomical Clock of the Cathedrale Saint-Jean de Besancon built by Auguste-Lucien

The Astronomical Clock of the Cathedrale Saint-Jean de Besancon built by Auguste-Lucien (Auguste Lucien)
IMB4866873 The Astronomical Clock of the Cathedrale Saint-Jean de Besancon built by Auguste-Lucien (Auguste Lucien) Verite (1806-1887) in the 19th century - Astronomical clock, St

Background imageDial Collection: An engraving depicting the transmitter of an early model of a Breguet dial telegraph, 19th century

An engraving depicting the transmitter of an early model of a Breguet dial telegraph, 19th century
5311337 An engraving depicting the transmitter of an early model of a Breguet dial telegraph, 19th century; (add.info.: Date: 1874); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageDial Collection: An engraving depicting the transmitter of an early model of a Breguet dial telegraph, 19th century

An engraving depicting the transmitter of an early model of a Breguet dial telegraph, 19th century
5311336 An engraving depicting the transmitter of an early model of a Breguet dial telegraph, 19th century; (add.info.: Date: 1874); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageDial Collection: A woodcut engraving depicting the process of making a Candle-Dial

A woodcut engraving depicting the process of making a Candle-Dial, whereby you may know the hours of the night
5311555 A woodcut engraving depicting the process of making a Candle-Dial, whereby you may know the hours of the night. The candle casts the shadow of weight onto the marked paper on the wall

Background imageDial Collection: A stopped clock tower marking the time of the 1972 earthquake is seen in the old

A stopped clock tower marking the time of the 1972 earthquake is seen in the old Metropolitan Cathedral of Managua, Nicaragua January 24, 2018. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Background imageDial Collection: The broken clock on the Old Town Hall is seen in Durban

The broken clock on the Old Town Hall is seen in Durban, South Africa, January 27, 2018. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

Background imageDial Collection: The clock tower of St. Andrews Catholic Church is pictured in Pasadena

The clock tower of St. Andrews Catholic Church is pictured in Pasadena, California, U.S. January 24, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Background imageDial Collection: Compendium comprising of an Equinoctial Dial and Nocturnal, made by Egide Coignet or Cuiniet

Compendium comprising of an Equinoctial Dial and Nocturnal, made by Egide Coignet or Cuiniet (fl.1554-60) Antwerp
MFR135765 Compendium comprising of an Equinoctial Dial and Nocturnal, made by Egide Coignet or Cuiniet (fl.1554-60) Antwerp, c.1560 (brass); diam

Background imageDial Collection: 2014 Goodwood Revival

2014 Goodwood Revival Meeting Goodwood Estate, West Sussex, England. 12th - 14th September 2014. Driving glove and dashboard detail. Ref: _W5_3621a. World copyright: Kevin Wood/LAT Photographic

Background imageDial Collection: Mood Dial

Mood Dial
Petri Damstén

Background imageDial Collection: Yacht Althea, engine room, between 1907 and 1915. Creator: Unknown

Yacht Althea, engine room, between 1907 and 1915. Creator: Unknown
Yacht Althea, engine room, between 1907 and 1915. Engine made by Standard Motor Construction Company; Witherbee Igniter Co. dials in amperes and volts

Background imageDial Collection: U.S.S. Oregon switchboard in dynamo room, between 1896 and 1901. Creator: Edward H Hart

U.S.S. Oregon switchboard in dynamo room, between 1896 and 1901. Creator: Edward H Hart
U.S.S. Oregon switchboard in dynamo room, between 1896 and 1901

Background imageDial Collection: Radio, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Radio, between 1910 and 1920

Radio, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Radio, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Radio, between 1910 and 1920. USA. Man in naval uniform wearing headphones, writing on a notepad headed Radiogram

Background imageDial Collection: 1984 British GP

1984 British GP
BRANDS HATCH, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 22: McLaren MP4-2 TAG steering wheel and instrument panel during the British GP at Brands Hatch on July 22, 1984 in Brands Hatch, United Kingdom

Background imageDial Collection: 1984 British GP

1984 British GP
BRANDS HATCH, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 22: Nelson Piquet's Brabham BT53 BMW cockpit during the British GP at Brands Hatch on July 22, 1984 in Brands Hatch, United Kingdom

Background imageDial Collection: Steering wheel and dashboard of a 1965 Aston Martin DB5. Creator: Unknown

Steering wheel and dashboard of a 1965 Aston Martin DB5. Creator: Unknown
Steering wheel and dashboard of a 1965 Aston Martin DB5

Background imageDial Collection: Lighting up the face of the Clock Tower, London 1900

Lighting up the face of the Clock Tower, London 1900
Every night the caretaker climbs the spiral steps of the the Clock Tower (Elizabeth Tower) to ignite the gas lights behind the dials of the infamous clockface so that London can see the time

Background imageDial Collection: People inspecting an early gasometer, London

People inspecting an early gasometer, London
People inspecting an early gasometer (gas container), London. At this time the streets were lit by gas. Date: 1842

Background imageDial Collection: Musical organ clock, late 18th century (ormolu & brass-mounted mahogany)

Musical organ clock, late 18th century (ormolu & brass-mounted mahogany)
5890560 Musical organ clock, late 18th century (ormolu & brass-mounted mahogany) by German School, (18th century); 234x87x62 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Movement by Peter Bofenschen, Hanover)

Background imageDial Collection: Brittany, France, Auray. Brittany architectural details, sundial Auray village

Brittany, France, Auray. Brittany architectural details, sundial Auray village

Background imageDial Collection: A general view of a clock dial without hands on the British era Empress Market building

A general view of a clock dial without hands on the British era Empress Market building in Karachi, Pakistan January 25, 2018. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Background imageDial Collection: Illustration photo of a clock

Illustration photo of a clock
The hands of a clock are seen in an illustration photo, January 25, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration

Background imageDial Collection: Clocks are seen on the wall of an office in Singapore

Clocks are seen on the wall of an office in Singapore, January 25, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas White

Background imageDial Collection: The St Pancras clock tower is pictured, London

The St Pancras clock tower is pictured, London, Britain, January 26, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

Background imageDial Collection: The hands of a clock are pictured in a watchmakers shop in Bordeaux

The hands of a clock are pictured in a watchmakers shop in Bordeaux, France, January 27, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Background imageDial Collection: The clock tower is pictured in Minsk

The clock tower is pictured in Minsk, Belarus January 26, 2018. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Background imageDial Collection: Illustration photo of clocks

Illustration photo of clocks
Clocks are seen in an illustration photo, January 25, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration

Background imageDial Collection: A general view of the clock tower of the Church of Saint John the Baptist in Jerusalem

A general view of the clock tower of the Church of Saint John the Baptist in Jerusalem January 28, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Background imageDial Collection: The broken clock on the Old Town Hallis seen in Durban

The broken clock on the Old Town Hallis seen in Durban, South Africa, January 27, 2018. REUTERS/Rogan Ward



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"Dialing into the past: Exploring vintage treasures and timeless technology" Step back in time with a Bakelite telephone, an iconic symbol of communication from yesteryears. Corpus Christi College quad in Oxford - where history dials up its charm amidst stunning architecture. Feel the power of speed as a Shelby Mustang GT500E Eleanor roars to life, dialing up adrenaline on the open road. The Vincent Black Shadow black 1955 - a classic motorcycle that effortlessly dials you back to the stylish 50s era. Embrace elegance and sophistication with the BMW 507, a German masterpiece that perfectly embodies precision engineering and sleek design. Parisian allure captured through transparent clock faces, offering breathtaking views across Seine River's enchanting landscape. Bewcastle Cross stands tall, etching its historical significance onto our timeline as it silently tells tales of ancient times when dials were carved in stone. Clock mechanisms intricately designed to keep time ticking flawlessly, reminding us how every second counts in this fast-paced world. Witness two men at the controls of a Sunderland flying boat, showcasing aviation's remarkable progress since early dial-operated aircraft navigation systems were introduced. A medical watch equipped with advanced features that can monitor vital signs and help healthcare professionals dial-in accurate diagnoses for their patients' well-being. Revolutionizing communication systems: Discover the convenience brought by new dial-operated telephone systems that have transformed how we connect with one another today. Setting your central heating thermostat at cooler temperatures is not only energy-saving but also allows you to efficiently dial down your carbon footprint. Intriguingly diverse yet interconnected by various forms of "dial, " these captivating hints remind us of our rich history while highlighting advancements that shape our present lives – all waiting for us to explore and appreciate their unique stories.