MOSAIC welcomed Maurice Collins OBE to talk about some of the items in his extraordinary collection and engaging you to fathom out the functions of some the gadgets on display.
Maurice has earned himself a unique reputation as a collector of gadgets, distinguished by their eccentricity as well as the sheer enterprise of many British inventors through the last two centuries, determined to plug a gap in the consumer market.
Deservedly awarded the title “Britain’s Best Collector” of Victorian gadgets.
He has been amassing these marvellous items for over 40 years, sharing them, together with a wealth of ephemera and posters, many housed in museums including The British Library and talking about them to numerous audiences. As an author he has written several books on his Eccentric Collections and other subjects.
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