An English Nuclear Reactor Control Desk,
the sheet steel knee-hole console desk centred with a writing slope flanked by a pair of large control dials, the up-stand with an array of dials, gauges, switches buttons and lights with diverse labels - some printed, some handwritten such as "Radiation Monitor", "Tube Penning", "Kinney Pump",
Please note: As with all electrical goods this Control Desk is sold on the basis of its decorative value only and must be installed and checked by a qualified electrician before use.
Research continues as to the precise origin of this Philips desk at Harwell – likely to have been used for “Hermes” or “Dido” or one of the other research reactors built in this groundbreaking Oxfordshire Science park. The unit was salvaged by a Physics Professor on one of the rounds of reactor de-commissioning and dis-assembly in the 1980’s – it remained at home in his milking parlour.