Fri 21 Jul 14:00Sun 23 Jul 14:00

Immerse yourself in an exclusive interactive experience as Maurice Collins shows the gadgets, gizmos and contraptions that were patented and sold in the main over a 100 year period during the Victoria to George VI period. Whilst many pieces are obscure and unusual, many will be household items from the past highlight how they have evolved over time.

This talk will also give an insight into how these pieces were distributed and sold, with promotional and advertising ephemera supporting the devices on show.

About Maurice Collins

Maurice Collins began collecting in the 1970s as a hobbie with his son, although this soon developed a passion for acquiring objects from the Victorian era. Whether it was pot lids, old bottles, obscure or unusual objects, Maurice quickly found his collection building up.

The crazier the item, the more I felt it should be in the collection,” said Maurice. “Who has heard of a system of smoking two cigarettes at the same time, or a semi-automatic cherry pipper?” 

Don't miss Maurice Collins as he presents our fair feature entitled 'From Victoria to George VI: Gadgets, Gizmos and Thingamajigs’. Click here to find out more.