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Equipment

The collection includes a wide variety of equipment ranging from ticket machines to typeface and wooden stamps


The equipment collection is made up of objects used on all the different modes of transport in London. It includes items ranging from a horse whip dating from the 1870s to a twenty-first century Cycle Hire receipt. Equipment illustrates how job roles have changed over time and includes items issued to, or used by staff while carrying out their roles. Safety equipment illustrates the evolution of procedures put in place to protect passengers and staff. Maintenance equipment reveals advances in technology.

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Bicycle in tube line colours collection record

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This artwork was an unused Tube map cover illustration, designed by Jeremy Deller in 2007. All of the different tube lines are shown in the shape of a bicycle.

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