Items from the 1950s

Commemorative Plate for the Coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953

China Commemorative Plate for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

Cine Camera

A hand held cine camera that can be used to film movies at home. 

Jelly/Aspic Mould

This fluted mould would have been used to set either a fruit jelly or a savoury aspic

Money box in the shape of a delivery van

A plastic model of a delivery van, with a money box slot on the roof.

Cadbury's Bourneville Cocoa

Cadbury’s Bournville Cocoa

Cadbury's Bournville Cocoa for making hot chocolate or baking.



A cast iron mincing machine made by Spong in the 1930’s.

Enid Blyton book - Noddy at the Seaside

Noddy at the Seaside

Book: Noddy at the Seaside by Enid Blyton

Kodak Brownie Camera

Kodak Brownie Box Camera

The Kodak Brownie Box camera is one of the most famous cameras ever produced.

silver Russian salt cellar

Silver salt cellar and spoon

Decorative silver filigree salt cellar with glass dish and silver spoon.


Doily Antimacassar

A green crocheted doily or antimacassar.

wooden butter press with a thistle stamp.

Butter press

Round wooden butter mould with a thistle stamp.

Pifco handheld trouser press

Trouser press

A handheld, plug in portable trouser press.

portable oil lamp circa 1950s

Oil Lamp

A handheld oil lamp, ideal for camping.

1950s Ministry of Food ration books

Ministry of Food ration books

One replica ration book and one original ration book belonging to Reginald Austin of Basingstoke.