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Familiar Object Collection

"Unveiling the Nostalgic Charm: A Journey Through Familiar Objects" Step into a world where time stands still, as we explore the enchanting allure of familiar objects

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Cast iron Victorian walking stick stand

Cast iron Victorian walking stick stand

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Snakes and ladders

Snakes and ladders board game

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: SEM diamond stylus travelling through LP grooves H100 / 0086

SEM diamond stylus travelling through LP grooves H100 / 0086
Scanning electron micrograph of a diamond stylus travelling through the grooves of a long-playing, stereo record. The grooves are cut into a flat disc of polyvinyl chloride

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Stylus in LP record

Stylus in LP record
Stylus on LP record. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a stylus travelling through the grooves of a stereo vinyl record. The grooves are cut into a flat disc of polyvinyl chloride (PVC)

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Electric guitar and amplifier

Electric guitar and amplifier

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Rubiks cube, artwork

Rubiks cube, artwork
Rubiks cube, computer artwork

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Card index box

Card index box. Index cards arranged alphabetically in a box

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Eye mask

Eye mask. This gel filled mask is cooled in a refrigerator before being placed on the face. The cooling effect is claimed to relieve tired eyes

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Toy teeth

Toy teeth

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Rubber ducks

Rubber ducks

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Rubber duck

Rubber duck in a foamy bath

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Chess pieces

Chess pieces on a chessboard

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Toy duck

Toy duck floating on water

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Rubber ducks

Rubber ducks in a foamy bath

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Cast iron skillet

Cast iron skillet

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: View of several bags of coloured dye powder

View of several bags of coloured dye powder
Dye. View of several bags of coloured dye powder. This powder can be mixed with water or oils and used to colour fabrics and textiles. Photographed in Nepal

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Hypo-allergenic soap

Hypo-allergenic soap. Top view of a bar of soap that has been developed so as not to cause an allergic reaction when used

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Plaster antiseptic pad, SEM

Plaster antiseptic pad, SEM
Plaster antiseptic pad. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the antiseptic pad on a plaster. Magnification: x16 at 6x7cm size

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: SEM of diamond stylus in groove of LP record H100 / 0109

SEM of diamond stylus in groove of LP record H100 / 0109
Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the surface of a long-playing record (L.P.), showing a spherical diamond stylus sitting in one of the concentric grooves. The L.P

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Nail clippers

Nail clippers

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Spring train, X-ray

Spring train, X-ray
Spring train. X-ray showing the mechanism inside a toy train

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Spring train, X-ray

Spring train, X-ray
Spring train. X-ray showing the mechanism inside a toy train

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Snowman toy, simulated X-ray

Snowman toy, simulated X-ray
Snowman toy. Simulated X-ray of a novelty snowman toy. The mechanism of cogs and electronics inside the toy causes it to play music and move

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Cello strings

Cello strings vibrating. The vibration of the strings, combined with the design and shape of the cello, produces musical sounds

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Electrical items

Electrical items, clockwise from left, a Nokia mobile phone, a Sony walkman/radio and a digital watch

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Chinese decorations

Chinese decorations hanging from a tree.Photographed in China

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Metal ruler

Metal ruler marked in inches

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: SEM of diamond stylus in groove of LP record H100 / 0104

SEM of diamond stylus in groove of LP record H100 / 0104
Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the surface of a long-playing record (L.P.), showing a spherical diamond stylus (suspended below its cantilever arm) sitting in a groove. The L.P

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Antique clock

Antique clock
Detail of the mechanism in an antique clock

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Col. SEM of point of fibre-tip pen

Col. SEM of point of fibre-tip pen
Felt-tip pen. Coloured scanning electron micrograph of the writing point of a felt-tip pen. Magnification x20 at 6x4.5cm size

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Wine cork, SEM

Wine cork, SEM
Wine cork. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a section through a wine cork. The structure of the cells can be seen. Cork is taken from the bark of the cork oak tree (Quercus suber)

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Glasses hinge, SEM

Glasses hinge, SEM
Glasses hinge. Composite image of text and a coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the hinge between a pair of glasses and one of its arms. Magnification: x2.5 at 5x7cm size

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Torn postage stamp, SEM

Torn postage stamp, SEM
Torn postage stamp. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a torn perforation from the edge of a postage stamp. Magnification: x26 at 6x7cm size

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Yale lock and key, SEM

Yale lock and key, SEM
Yale lock and key. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the teeth a key (gold) and a Yale lock. Magnification: x3.5 at 5x7cm size

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Coloured SEM of the nib of a ballpoint pen

Coloured SEM of the nib of a ballpoint pen
Nib of a ballpoint pen. Coloured scanning electron micrograph of the ball at the nib of a ballpoint pen. The ballpoint pen was invented in 1938 by Hungarian journalist Laszlo Biro

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Coloured SEM of nib of a felt-tip pen

Coloured SEM of nib of a felt-tip pen
Felt-tip pen. Coloured scanning electron micrograph of the writing point of a felt-tip pen. Magnification: x12 at 6x7cm size. x30 at 8x6ins, x16 at 10x7cm master size

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Disposable lighter, SEM

Disposable lighter, SEM
Disposable lighter. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the lighting mechanism of a disposable cigarette lighter

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Coloured SEM of superwound guitar string

Coloured SEM of superwound guitar string
Guitar string. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of " superwound" guitar string (piano wire design). Magnification: x26 at 6x7cm size. Magnificaton: x75 at 8x6inch size

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Mascara brush, SEM

Mascara brush, SEM
Mascara brush. Composite image of a coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the bristles of a mascara brush, seen in front of a womans eye

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Coloured SEM of fibres of nib of felt-tip pen

Coloured SEM of fibres of nib of felt-tip pen
Felt-tip pen. Coloured scanning electron micrograph of the fibres of the writing point of a felt-tip pen. Magnification: x300 at 6x7cm size. x750 at 8x6ins

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Coloured SEM of a sharpened pencil

Coloured SEM of a sharpened pencil
Pencil. Coloured scanning electron micrograph of a sharpened pencil. The pencil consists of a thin rod made of clay & graphite (grey), a type of carbon, encased in wood (brown)

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Nylon cable tie, SEM

Nylon cable tie, SEM
Cable tie. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a nylon cable tie fastener. The ratcheted strip of this fastener can usually move in one direction only. Magnification: x5 at 5x7cm size

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Synthetic cork, SEM

Synthetic cork, SEM
Synthetic cork. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a section through a plastic wine bottle cork. The air holes within the cork allow it to shrink and expand to fit the bottle neck

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Coloured SEM of a wine bottle cork

Coloured SEM of a wine bottle cork
Cork. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a section of a cork from a wine bottle. The cellular structure can be clearly seen. Cork is the bark of the cork oak tree, Quercus suber

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Coloured SEM of the nib of a ball point pen

Coloured SEM of the nib of a ball point pen
Nib of a ballpoint pen. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the ball at the nib of a ballpoint pen. The ballpoint pen was invented in 1938 by Hungarian journalist Laszlo Biro

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Rechargeable battery, artwork

Rechargeable battery, artwork
Rechargeable battery, Computer artwork showing the structure of a typical lithium-ion rechargeable battery. The battery consists of a cathode (green) and anode (red)

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Penknife

Penknife. Various tools folded out of a penknife

Background imageFamiliar Object Collection: Ceiling light C013 / 9867

Ceiling light C013 / 9867
Ceiling light



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"Unveiling the Nostalgic Charm: A Journey Through Familiar Objects" Step into a world where time stands still, as we explore the enchanting allure of familiar objects. From the elegant Cast iron Victorian walking stick stand that whispers tales of a bygone era to the SEM diamond stylus delicately traveling through LP grooves H100 / 0086, each item holds its own unique story. Feel the electrifying energy as an electric guitar and amplifier ignite your senses, unleashing a symphony of melodies that reverberate through your soul. The Rubik's cube becomes more than just artwork; it transforms into a captivating puzzle that challenges both mind and patience. Witness the delicate dance between stylus and record as they intertwine in perfect harmony, breathing life into timeless tunes etched on vinyl. Meanwhile, nestled within a card index box lies secrets waiting to be discovered – memories meticulously organized for safekeeping. As you slip on an eye mask, let yourself drift away from reality and embark on adventures fueled by imagination. Snakes and ladders become pathways to excitement while rubber ducks bring playful joy to bath times past and present. Intricate chess pieces command attention with their strategic elegance, inviting us to engage in battles of intellect. And who could resist the whimsical charm of a toy duck? Its vibrant colors evoke childhood innocence and carefree laughter. These familiar objects transcend mere material possessions; they hold sentimental value that transcends time itself. They remind us of cherished moments shared with loved ones or solitary hours lost in contemplation. Each object has witnessed our triumphs, failures, joys, and sorrows – silent witnesses to our lives' tapestry. So take a moment to appreciate these humble treasures surrounding us every day - for within them lie stories untold yet yearning to be heard once again.