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Harry Beck

Henry Charles Beck (Leyton, London, 4 June 1902 – 18 September 1974), known as Harry Beck, was an English technical draughtsman best known for creating the present London Underground Tube map in 1931. [1]

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Ashford, Surrey

Ashford is a town and suburb of London located almost entirely in the Surrey borough of Spelthorne, but with a small section lying within the London Borough of Hounslow, England.

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Büchner flask

A Büchner flask, also known as a vacuum flask,The use of the term vacuum flask sometimes causes confusion with the Thermos flask filter flask, side-arm flask or Kitasato flask, is a thick-walled Erlenmeyer flask with a short glass tube and hose barb protruding about an inch from its neck.

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BBC Four

BBC Four is a British television channel operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and available to digital television viewers on Freeview, IPTV, satellite, and cable.

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BBC News

BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.

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BBC Two

BBC Two is the second television channel operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.

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Blue plaque

A blue plaque is a permanent sign installed in a public place in the United Kingdom and elsewhere to commemorate a link between that location and a famous person or event, serving as a historical marker.

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British people

British people, or Britons, are the indigenous people or natives of the United Kingdom, British Overseas Territories, Crown Dependencies; and their descendants.

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Bromley

Bromley is a large suburban town, the administrative headquarters of the London Borough of Bromley in Greater London, England.

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Chipping Ongar

Chipping Ongar is a small market town in the civil parish of Ongar, in the Epping Forest district of the county of Essex, England.

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Circle line (London Underground)

The Circle line is a London Underground service in a spiralling shape, running from Hammersmith to Edgware Road and then looping once around central London back to Edgware Road.

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Circuit diagram

A circuit diagram (electrical diagram, elementary diagram, electronic schematic) is a graphical representation of an electrical circuit.

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City map

A city map is a large-scale thematic map of a city (or part of a city) created to enable the fastest possible orientation in an urban space.

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Concorde

Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde is a turbojet-powered supersonic passenger jet airliner.

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Design

Design is the creation of a plan or convention for the construction of an object or a system (as in architectural blueprints, engineering drawings, business processes, circuit diagrams and sewing patterns).

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Design Museum

Design Museum is a museum founded in 1989, located by the River Thames near Tower Bridge in central London, England.

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Diagram

A diagram is a two-dimensional geometric (can be three-dimensional also) symbolic representation of information according to some visualization technique.

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Finchley Central tube station

Finchley Central is a London Underground station in the Church End area of Finchley, North London.

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Frank Pick

Frank Pick Hon. RIBA (23 November 1878 – 7 November 1941) was a British transport administrator.

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GB Railfreight

GB Railfreight is a rail freight company in the United Kingdom.

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George Dow

George Dow (30 June 1907 – 28 January 1987) was an employee of the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) and British Railways known for his public relations work and railway maps produced for his employers, as well as a writer of railway literature, in particular his three volume history of the Great Central Railway.

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Guinea (British coin)

The guinea is a coin of approximately one quarter ounce of gold that was minted in the Kingdom of England and later in the Kingdom of Great Britain and the United Kingdom between 1663 and 1814.

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Hinchley Wood

Hinchley Wood is a largely residential suburban village approximately 12.3 to 13.4 miles south-west of Charing Cross in central London, and within the Greater London Urban Area.

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Ken Garland

Ken Garland is a British graphic designer, photographer, writer and educator.

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Leyton

Leyton is a district of east London and part of the London Borough of Waltham Forest, located north-east of Charing Cross in the United Kingdom.

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Linearity

In common usage, linearity refers to a mathematical relationship or function that can be graphically represented as a straight line, as in two quantities that are directly proportional to each other, such as voltage and current in an RLC circuit, or the mass and weight of an object.

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London

London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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London and North Eastern Railway

The London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) was the second largest of the "Big Four" railway companies created by the Railways Act 1921 in Britain.

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London College of Communication

The London College of Communication (LCC) (formerly the London College of Printing and, briefly, London College of Printing and Distributive Trades) is a constituent college of the University of the Arts London, located in Elephant and Castle.

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London Passenger Transport Board

The London Passenger Transport Board (LPTB) was the organisation responsible for local public transport in London, UK, and its environs from 1933 to 1948.

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London Regional Transport

London Regional Transport (LRT) was the organisation responsible for the public transport network in Greater London, UK from 1984-2000.

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London Transport Museum

The London Transport Museum, or LT Museum based in Covent Garden, London, seeks to conserve and explain the transport heritage of Britain's capital city.

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London Underground

The London Underground (also known as the Tube or simply the Underground) is a public rapid transit system serving a large part of Greater London and parts of the home counties of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Essex.

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Map Man

Map Man is a BBC documentary series first broadcast on BBC Two in 2004 and repeated in 2013.

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Mark Ovenden

Mark Ovenden F.R.G.S. (born 20 June 1963) is a broadcaster and author who specialises in the subjects of graphic design, cartography and architecture in public transport, with an emphasis on underground rapid transit.

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Middlesex

Middlesex (abbreviation: Middx) was a county in southeast England, that is now mostly part of Greater London, with small sections in neighbouring counties.

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Mitcham, London

Mitcham is a district in south London, located within the London Borough of Merton.

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Mornington Crescent tube station

Mornington Crescent is a London Underground station in Camden Town in north west London, named after the nearby street.

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National Geographic (magazine)

National Geographic, formerly The National Geographic Magazine, is the official magazine of the National Geographic Society.

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Northern line

The Northern line is a London Underground line, coloured black on the Tube map.

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Paris Métro

The Paris Métro or Métropolitain (Métro de Paris) is a rapid transit system in the Paris Metropolitan Area.

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Piet Mondrian

Pieter Cornelis "Piet" Mondriaan, after 1906 Mondrian (later; March 7, 1872 – February 1, 1944), was a Dutch painter.

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Postage stamp

A postage stamp is a small piece of paper that is purchased and displayed on an item of mail as evidence of payment of postage.

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Romford

Romford is a large urban town in north east London, United Kingdom and the administrative headquarters of the London Borough of Havering.

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Royal Mail

Royal Mail plc (a' Phuist Rìoghail, Post Brenhinol) is a postal service company in the United Kingdom.

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St Albans

St Albans (Lat.: Villa Sancti Albani or Villa Albani) is a city and unparished area in southern Hertfordshire, England, approximately 20 miles north of London.

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Technical drawing

Technical drawing, also known as drafting or draughting, is the act and discipline of composing drawings that visually communicate how something functions or is to be constructed.

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The Culture Show

The Culture Show is a weekly BBC Two Arts magazine programme.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British national daily newspaper.

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Topology

In mathematics, topology (from the Greek τόπος, place, and λόγος, study), is the study of topological spaces.

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Transit map

A transit map is a topological map in the form of a schematic diagram used to illustrate the routes and stations within a public transport system—whether this be bus lines, tramways, rapid transit, commuter rail or ferry routes.

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Transport for London

Transport for London (TfL) is a local government body responsible for most aspects of the transport system in Greater London in England, formerly named "London Transport" (LT).

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Tring

Tring is a small market town and civil parish in the Borough of Dacorum, Hertfordshire, England.

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Tube map

The Tube map is a schematic transit map of the lines, stations and services of London's public transit systems.

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Victoria line

The Victoria line is a deep-level London Underground route running from Brixton in the south in Zone 2 to Walthamstow Central in the north-east in Zone 3 of London.

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World War II

World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Beck

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