List of figures

Fig. 1.1 Linné’s classification of the animal kingdom, 1735 (excerpt)

Fig. 2.1 Clay pyxis, 410–400 BC no. 13676 a, National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports/Archaeological Receipts Fund

Fig. 3.1 Retired overseas containers, reused to house workshops and storage in Kyrgyzstan

Fig. 4.1 Berengario da Carpi, Tractatus de fractura calve sive cranei a Carpo editus (1518)

Fig. 4.2 Berengario da Carpi, Isagoge breves (1523)

Fig. 4.3 Joannes de Ketham Fasciculus medicine (1495)

Fig. 5.1 ‘Better Shelter’ refugee housing unit

Fig. 5.2 Interior image of a Better Shelter prototype

Fig. 5.3 Paul Lester Wiener’s design for portable and modular temporary housing

Fig. 5.4 Earthquake tents from after the San Francisco earthquake of 1906

Fig. 5.5 Earthquake cottages provided for some victims of the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco

Fig. 5.6 Earthquake cottage being moved by horses

Fig. 5.7 Dadaab Refugee Camp, Kenya

Fig. 6.1 Microscopic slide box from the collection of German pathologist Karl Lennert

Fig. 6.2 Same slide box as above, detail

Fig. 6.3 Filing cards, Lennert Collection

Fig. 7.1 Box

Fig. 7.2 Boxes waiting in factory

Fig. 7.3 Boxes waiting in museum

Fig. 7.4 Our wasp in a box

Fig. 7.5 Bugs in boxes

Fig. 7.6 Wasps in a box

Fig. 8.1 The Augsburg Art Cabinet, Museum Gustavianum, Uppsala, Sweden

Fig. 8.2 Gilded and ebony-veneered cabinet demonstrated by the master carpenter (left) to his client (right), UUK31

Fig. 8.3 The front side of the cabinet

Fig. 8.4 Miniature book, UUK 212

Fig. 9.1 Tartölten in their case, SAM 208 – SAM 212

Fig. 9.2 The case for the violin made of tortoise shell, SAM 638

Fig. 9.3 The spinettino in its box, SAM 121

Fig. 9.4 The case for four recorders signed with ‘!!’ SAM 171

Fig. 10.1 Disposable straw cage (without cricket)

Fig. 10.2 Force-grown gourd container with wooden lid

Fig. 10.3 Round box cricket container made from grey clay, with lid

Fig. 11.1 The Marischal College and Marischal Museum, Aberdeen

Fig. 11.2 Poster for ‘Going Home’ exhibition in Marischal Museum 2003–2004

Fig. 11.3 Photograph of repatriation ceremony in Marischal Museum, 2003

Fig. 12.1 Cigarette packs used for storage in the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

Fig. 13.1 Dandanah, The Fairy Palace

Fig. 14.1 Ur-Box

Fig. 14.2 Kircher’s ark, floor plan

Fig. 14.3 Model of a cargo plane in the entrance to Frankfurt Airport’s Animal Lounge

Figs. 14.4a, 14.4b Salvation of swallows in ‘Aktion Südflug’

Fig. 14.5 Animal Lounge, Frankfurt Airport

Fig. 14.6 Transportation of a killer whale

Fig. 14.7 Container requirement 55, for dolphin and whale species

Fig. 15.1 A wooden box from the Natural History Museum – Archives of Life, Basel, Switzerland

Fig. 15.2 A cardboard box filled with wooden boxes at the Natural History Museum – Archives of Life, Basel, Switzerland

Fig. 15.3 Menus for ‘After Hours Summer Edition, Chillen im Museum’, 11 September 2014

Fig. 16.1 ‘Aid is seen on-board an Australian RAAF C-17 Globemaster in transit on March 16, 2015 to Port Vila, Vanuatu’

Fig. 16.2 ‘Plane arrives in Port Vila with aid packages’

Fig. 17.1 First prize medicine cabinet designed by S. C. Carpenter in Cleveland, Ohio

Fig. 17.2 Third prize medicine cabinet designed by John W. Knobel in Ozone Park, New York. Fourth prize medicine cabinet designed by Marvin J. Neivert in Lawrence,
New York

Fig. 18.1 The Green Minna in front of a police station

Fig. 18.2 Unloading the Green Minna in the courtyard of the Central Police Station

Fig. 18.3 In need of a box

Fig. 19.1 50kl stirred aerated fermenter

Fig. 19.2a Rotary drum fermenter

Fig. 19.2b Laboratory-scale fermentation apparatus

Fig. 19.2c Large-scale fermentation apparatus

Fig. 19.3a Aerating system of the perforated tube type for a huge propagating tub

Fig. 19.3b Early forms of perforated tube systems: a) inverted T, b) perforated ring, c) spiral sparger

Fig. 19.3c Network of perforated tubes

Fig. 19.3d Different kinds of spargers: a) single nozzle sparger, b) ring sparger, and c) micro sparger

Fig. 19.4 Agitator wing designs

Fig. 19.5 Scaling up: (1) shake flasks (small-scale), (2) jar fermenter (small to medium-scale), (3) pilot plant (medium-scale), (4) tank (large-scale)

Fig. 20.1 元末明初的黑漆书箱 Black shellac lacquer book-box from the late Yuan/early Ming Dynasty

Fig. 20.2 ‘Circuits in a Box’

Fig. 20.3 ‘Transfer between Boxes’

Fig. 20.4 ‘Boxed-up Ghosts’

Fig. 20.5 ‘Scenes in “the Black”’

Fig. 22.1 Haberling Sicherheitsbehälter at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Fig. 22.2 Paper shredder at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Fig. 22.3 Hama paper shredder (designed for home use)

Fig. 22.4 The paper shredder’s metal ‘teeth’, spinning shaft, and paper fragments produced

Fig. 22.5 Abbot Augustus Low’s illustrations of his ‘waste-paper receptacle’ invention for his 1909 patent application

Fig. 22.6 Adolf Ehinger’s ‘diagrammatic top-plan view of a shredder’

Fig. 22.7 Ron Hildebrand sweeping shredded paper fragments into a ‘compactor’ to produce ‘paper bales’

Fig. 22.8 Shredded paper fragments in the process of being reconstructed by the ‘Stasi-Schnipselmaschine’

Fig. 22.9 Larger, hand-torn paper fragments in the process of being reconstructed by the ‘Stasi-Schnipselmaschine’

Fig. 23.1 Freezer tanks at -160°C. Biobank sample storage for a study on nutrition and health in Denmark

Fig. 23.2 Biobank tanks in their habitat

Fig. 23.3 Epidemiological box-apparatus: the 2 x 2 contingency table

Fig. 23.4 A hydraulic model of population

Figs. 23.5a, 23.5b Left: Hospital box, Herlev Hospital, opened 1976; Right: Biobank elevators inside Herlev Hospital

Fig. 24.1 The Dropbox icon

Fig. 24.2 What a data centre looks like

Figs. 25.1, 25.1b Mirror perspective. Pictures and details of water dispensers

Fig. 25.2 Flow chart: material paths of drinking water in Taiwanese households

Fig. 25.3 Flow chart: material path and appliances of ‘warm’ drinking water in Taiwanese households

Fig. 25.4a Jio’s water dispenser

Fig. 25.4b Wu’s water dispenser

Fig. 26.1 General civilian anti-gas respirator carrying case with British civilian gas mask

Fig. 26.2 Civilians walking on the streets of London with gas mask cases after the outbreak of the Second World War

Fig. 26.3 The British civilian gas mask and officially issued cardboard gas mask case, with cord for carrying

Fig. 26.4 Carry one everywhere

Figs. 26.5a, 26.5b Gendering the fear of gas

Fig. 26.6 Gas mask box counts in London by Mass Observation

Fig. 27.1 A homeless man sleeps inside a cardboard box on Ermou street in central Athens in the early hours of Sunday, 28 June 2015

Fig. 27.2 Albert Jones’s patent for the improvement in paper for packing, 1871

Fig. 27.3 American singer Wyoma Winters was named Miss Folding Paper Box 1952 at the annual Folding Paper Box Association of America

Fig. 27.4 An elderly homeless African-American woman pushes a pram with a large cardboard box on top

Fig. 28.1 Petri dish

Fig. 29.1 Prussian census box as used for the 1871 census, reconstructed to size by Norbert Massuthe, Berlin (2016)

Fig. 29.2 Prussian Counting Card, 210x210 mm (1871)

Fig. 30.1 An open glass DT-60 personnel dosimeter

Fig. 30.2 A set of ten original DT-60 dosimeters packaged with instructions and specifications

Fig. 30.3 Children in Fukushima with their radiation dosimeters called ‘glass badges’

Fig. 31.1 ‘Mirror trap set, showing trigger mechanism, mirror, and rubber bands, fastened to bottom of door’

Fig. 31.2 A modified design of the mirror trap

Fig. 32.1 Drawing of a variety of medicine bottles, made by a Yanomami health agent

Fig. 32.2 Pharmacy of a health post containing an assortment of medicines and other medical equipment

Fig. 32.3 Doctor’s case for carrying injectable medicines during a visit to the villages

Fig. 32.4 A Yanomami health agent looks for medicines carried to a village in a special backpack, and also within a Yanomami basket

Fig. 32.5 Drawing of a mother holding a child, with a diversity of containers for diarrhoea medicine

Fig. 32.6 Area of the roof above the hearth

Fig. 33.1 Box by Agfa, Germany

Fig. 33.2 Box by Lastre M. Cappelli, Italy

Fig. 33.3 Box by J. Jougla, France

Fig. 33.4 Box by Grieshaber Frères & Cie, France

Fig. 33.5 Box by Richard Jahr, Germany

Fig. 33.6 Box by Gevaert, Belgium

Fig. 33.7 Box by Gevaert, Belgium

Figs. 34.1a, 34.1b The box and the imprinting of its content: During and after feeding the lice

Fig. 34.2 A set of Sikora boxes and its kin species

Figs. 34.3a, 34.3b Empty boxes (healthy lice) and full boxes (filled with Rickettsia prowazeki)

Figs. 34.4a, 34.4b A sanitary train during the Serbian typhus epidemic of 1915, and men leaving the train after having been de-loused in the steam bath

Figs. 34.5a, 34.5b Dissecting units at the Behring Institute, Lwów around 1942

Fig. 34.6 Louse feeders at the Behring Institute, Lwów ca. 1942

Fig. 34.7 Jews-Lice-Typhus, Nazi propaganda poster, 1941

Fig. 35.1 Highboy Tool Chest

Fig. 35.2 A wheeled, steel chest with a wooden top

Fig. 36.1 The surgeon’s chest from the surgeon’s cabin in the Mary Rose, the Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth

Fig. 36.2 Another surgeon’s chest from the Mary Rose

Fig. 37.1 Open electrotherapy box

Fig. 37.2 Closed electrotherapy box

Fig. 37.3 George Adams’s prototype; 1785 essay on electricity or a later edition

Fig. 38.1 Reliquary with scenes from the martyrdom of St Thomas Becket, c.1173–1180

Fig. 39.1 Research Box, on display

Fig. 39.2 Research Box, in closed form

Fig. 39.3 Research Box prefers human companionship

Fig. 39.4 Research Box, detail of performance

Fig. 39.5 Research Box, field marks

Fig. 39.6 Research Box, in Kavala

Fig. 39.7 Research Box, on display in the Kavala Municipal Tobacco Warehouse

Fig. 39.8 Research Box, at the Copenhagen Business School

Fig. 39.9 Human interlocutors at the Copenhagen Business School, building enquiry machines; meanwhile, Research Box reconfigures itself as an enquiry machine

Fig. 39.10 Enquiry machines in Copenhagen

Fig. 39.11 Research Box, transformed into enquiry machine

Fig. 39.12 Research Box, performing the digitisation of a text

Fig. 39.13 Research Box, drawing attention to the varying sizes of digitised texts and images

Fig. 39.14 Research Box, performing as a publication in the humanities