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Acquisitions

Friends make many purchases, at auction and private sale, of additional items to enhance and to fill gaps in the Museum's already extensive collections.

These acquisitions cover a wide range of artefacts – large and small - including posters, original artworks, enamel signs, printed publicity material and other ephemera, uniform badges and the like.

In the past, the acquisitions have even included a restored 1930s Leyland Cub bus.

Some examples of the Friends’ recent acquisitions are shown here.

Metropolitan Railway enamel sign

Early 20th century enamel sign

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Eastern Coach Works builders plate

A plate which was once on a country bus

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Motorman's key

Commemorative Metropolitan Railway sterling silver motorman’s key

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Olympic Games travel pass

1948 Olympic Games travel pass acquired at auction.

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First World War tickets

A collection of First World War bus tickets was acquired at auction

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Enamel signs

LNER ‘winking eye’ enamel sign for Northolt Park

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Carter collection

The C Carter collection of colour transparencies from the 1940s and 1950s.

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Beck map

A pre-publication ink drawing of the world-famous Beck Tube map.

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Police warrant card

A LPTB Police Warrant Card dating from the 1930s

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East Surrey cap badge

An enamel driver’s or conductor’s cap badge dates from the 1920s.

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