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19th Century English 18-inch Globe, Cary's 1840
Located in Milano, IT
John and William Cary Updated by George and John Cary Terrestrial Globe London, 1840 lb 22 (kg 10) Slight surface abrasions due to use. A small crack on the horizon circle. The gl...
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1840s English Early Victorian Antique Scientific Instruments

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Wood, Paper

WWI Vintage Medical Dentist Outfit
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
WWI vintage medical dentist outfit A rare piece, the outer is in strong canvas on a wicker body with a wooden lid The case is marked with a red cross and labeled "Fd. Dental Out...
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Early 20th Century Campaign Scientific Instruments

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Canvas

18th Century Pair of English Globes by Cary, 1798 and 1800
Located in Milano, IT
Pair of 12-inch table globes John and William Cary London, 1798 and 1800 Some restored cracks and abrasions lb 11 each (kg 5) The two terrestrial and celestial globes rest in their...
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Late 18th Century English George III Antique Scientific Instruments

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Paper, Wood

20th Century Wood and Painted Plaster Czech Mushroom Botanical Models circa 1920
Located in Milano, IT
Collection of 34 mycological models Czechoslovakia, first twenty years of the 20th century. The models are made using mixed techniques, mainly wood and painted plaster. Some specime...
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1910s Czech Other Vintage Scientific Instruments

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Plaster, Wood

20th Century English Fire Proof Safe, circa 1930
Located in London, London
A lovey cast iron fire proof safe in good working order. Complete with its key, it is as fit for purpose today as it was the day it was made. Showing great patina, these safes now ma...
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20th Century English Scientific Instruments

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Iron

1700s Belgian Stone Mortar
Located in High Point, NC
A stone mortar from Belgium, circa 1700. A deep cup shape hewn from a single piece of dark stone. Small handles project with an appealing vulnerability from the brim. The exterior is...
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18th Century Belgian Antique Scientific Instruments

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Stone

Antique Watchmaker's Lathe, Swiss, Brass, Copper Precision Instrument circa 1900
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a fantastic antique watchmaker's lathe. A Swiss, quality brass, copper and stainless steel precision instrument, dating to the late 19th century, circa 1900. An exquisite ...
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Late 19th Century Swiss Antique Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Swedish Vintage Snow Meter, circa 1940
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Snow Meter manufactured by ELG from Stockholm, circa 1940. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. Material: Wool M...
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1940s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Scientific Instruments

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Metal

Hand Carved Coquille Nut Egg Box 19th Century Flea Trap Pomander Needle Case
Located in Nürnberg, DE
A beautiful hand carved coquille nut egg box. Beautiful carving, great patina, unscrews at center to open. The original use was a flea trap, things were different in the old days an...
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1880s English Victorian Antique Scientific Instruments

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Metal

Hand Carved Coquille Nut Egg Box 19th Century Flea Trap Pomander Needle Case
Located in Nürnberg, DE
A beautiful hand carved coquille nut egg box. Beautiful carving, great patina, unscrews at center to open. The original use was a flea trap, things were different in the old days an...
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1880s English Victorian Antique Scientific Instruments

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Metal

Spanish Vintage Wooden Shoe Last, circa 1940
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Vintage wooden shoe last. By unknown manufacturer from Spain, circa 1940. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. Ma...
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1940s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Scientific Instruments

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Wood

Large Antique Kodak No. 3A Folding Camera, circa 1903-1912
Located in San Francisco, CA
About This is an original large Eastman Kodak No. 3A folding camera with red bellows. The body is wrapped in leather with chrome and brass accents. The camera folds to 2 inches. T...
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Early 20th Century Industrial Scientific Instruments

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Metal, Brass, Chrome

19th Century Antique Bow Front Barometer by J. Somalvico & Co of London
Located in Devon, GB
A good William IV period rosewood and mother-of-pearl bow fronted stick barometer with its original bowed glass thermometer by this fine London maker. The cushion topped case is ve...
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19th Century English William IV Antique Scientific Instruments

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Rosewood

Patek Philippe Radio Controller
Located in New Orleans, LA
This rare and unique electronic radio controller, model MIC, is part of Patek Philippe's Electronic Master Clock System and is able to control radio frequencies by keeping accurate t...
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20th Century Swiss Industrial Scientific Instruments

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Steel

Vintage Gadget Cane, Continental, Hardwood, Walking Stick, Snooker Cue
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a fascinating vintage gadget cane. A Continental, hardwood walking stick with concealed full-size snooker cue, dating to the Art Deco period, circa 1940. Walk masterfully ...
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Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

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Hardwood

Vintage Volts / Amps Dial, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
Salvaged vintage volts / amps dial. Untested.
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20th Century European Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

Midcentury Large Early Anatomical Model of a Flying Beetle, Praque, 1950s
Located in Almelo, NL
This is a large and impressive cut-away model on the original base. Measures: Open it stands 28 inches tall with an impressive 38 inch wingspan. All the parts were hand-painted. Thes...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Scientific Instruments

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Other

Mid-18th Century French Louis XVI Carved Giltwood Wall Barometer Selon Toricelli
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant, antique Louis XVI barometer was crafted in Paris, France, circa 1760. The large oval shaped wall piece features its original hand painted parchment paper barometer with...
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Mid-18th Century French Louis XVI Antique Scientific Instruments

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Giltwood

Antique French Cast Iron Book Press
Located in High Point, NC
This cast iron book press with a rich patina was made in France. From the 18th-early 20th century, press machines such as this were used in offices to make copies of letters that wer...
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Early 1900s French Industrial Antique Scientific Instruments

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Iron

19th Century Copper Distillery Set
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century copper distillery set is a charming accessory grouping perfect for the chemistry enthusiast! Set includes stands for three of the devices, all of which were originally c...
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1890s French Industrial Antique Scientific Instruments

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Brass, Copper, Wrought Iron

Reclaimed French Lozenge Shaped Barometer, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
An antique French diamond / lozenge shaped barometer with navy blue weather section, gilt lettering and moulded frame. Some loss to the frame and slight separation. Marked Lemarquand...
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20th Century French Scientific Instruments

Materials

Giltwood

19th Century Antique Hardwood Inlaid Banjo Barometer
Located in Norwich, GB
This is a 19th century antique hardwood inlaid banjo barometer with a thermometer and a 10' silvered dial, brass bezel with convex glass. It is a very attractive piece in good workin...
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19th Century English Victorian Antique Scientific Instruments

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Hardwood

Very Rare and Important 1910 Dräger Smoke Mask
Located in Peekskill, NY
I almost never sell items from my museum collection. Here is your opportunity to get your hands on one of the rarest examples I own. It's not only a surviving example of the very beg...
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Early 20th Century German Industrial Scientific Instruments

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Leather

Compass in its Original Wooden Box Signed Sestrel Early 1900s
Located in Milan, IT
Magnetic compass on universal joint in its original wooden box with slot lid, signed Sestrel in the early 1900s. The compass consists of a cylindrical vessel of brass and bronze, cal...
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Early 1900s British Antique Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Brass and Glass Compass on a Mahogany Board, End of the 19th Century
Located in Milan, IT
Brass and glass compass on universal joint from the end of the 19th century. Mounted on custom made mahogany board. The compass consists of a cylindrical brass container, called a mo...
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1890s British Antique Scientific Instruments

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Brass

American Brass Compass by Wittnauer WWI
Located in Milan, IT
Pocket compass for an American army officer of the First World War of chromed brass in the shape of a pocket watch, signed WITTNAUER. The compass is equipped with a lid with snap clo...
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1910s American Vintage Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Compass in Its Original Wooden Box English Manufacture, 1860
Located in Milan, IT
Dry compass in its original wooden box with slot lid. English manufacture from the second half of the 19th century. The compass consists of a brass and glass vessel on the bottom of ...
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1860s British Antique Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Oakwood Compass English Manufacture Second Half of the 19th Century
Located in Milan, IT
Magnetic surveying compass, oakwood with brass hinges and closing hooks, instrument consisting of a magnetized needle free to rotate on a horizontal plane, marking the direction of m...
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1870s British Antique Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Brass Compass Ceebynite Made in 1915
Located in Milan, IT
Pocket compass used by American aviation officers, 1915, of brass in the shape of a pocket watch, signed Ceebynite Short & Mason Taylor Rochester N.Y. The compass is equipped with a ...
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1910s American Vintage Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Set of Large Early 19th Century French Brass Scales on Walnut Base
Located in Fayetteville, AR
Standing at 31 inches in height, this set of large early 19th century French brass scales features two hanging brass pans that hang from an iron balance arm. The brass pans bear mult...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass, Iron

1820s French Cast Iron Mortar
Located in High Point, NC
A cast iron mortar from France, circa 1820. A cup-shaped vessel with a heavy base and brim, cast in a dark metal with warm red tones and a speckled grain. Two stubby, downturned hand...
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19th Century Belgian French Provincial Antique Scientific Instruments

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Iron

Brass and Glass Compass Made in the US in 1940s Mounted on a Mahogany Board
Located in Milan, IT
Large brass and glass compass on universal joint signed Atlas Vashon (Washington)n. 4986. Mounted on mahogany board made and to measure. The compass consists of a cylindrical brass c...
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1940s Vintage Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Compass Made of Turned Brass with Lid French Manufacture, Early 1900s
Located in Milan, IT
Small travel compass made of turned brass with lid, eight winds compass card of engraved and chromed brass, complete with needle block for calculating horizontal angles. French manuf...
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Early 1900s French Antique Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Brass Compass French Manufacture, 1920s
Located in Milan, IT
Pocket compass made of chromed brass in the shape of a pocket watch, and equipped with a lid with snap closure with release button inside the ring. Four-winds compass card complete w...
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1920s French Vintage Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

1800s French Cast Iron Mortar
Located in High Point, NC
A cast iron mortar from France, circa 1800. A cup-shaped vessel with a heavy base, cast in dark black metal. Years of use have lent the interior a patinated shine, with deep red infl...
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19th Century French Industrial Antique Scientific Instruments

Materials

Iron

Weighting Scales by Avery of Birmingham
Located in London, GB
An Edwardian brass and oak weighting scales by W & T Avery of Birmingham. Imperial measurements of stones, pounds and ounces. Marked: AVERY LD BIRMINGHAM REGD NO 209249 W & ...
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Early 20th Century English Edwardian Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Leather Cased Tape Measure by Rabone Chesterman
Located in London, GB
A 1960s leather cased 100 ft standard tape measure. Made for the County Borough of Newport by Rabone Chesterman. With brass fittings and leather strap handle. Marked: STANDA...
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Mid-20th Century English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Leather

Marine Specimen a Taxidermy Flying Fishes, Italy, 1880
Located in Milan, IT
Taxidermy marine natural Wunderkammer specimen, a pair of embalmed flying fishes (Exo Coetus Volitans). Treated with color with a shade of blue. The Specimen is stuffed and mounted o...
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1880s Italian Antique Scientific Instruments

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Fruitwood, Animal Skin, Blown Glass

Stethoscope Made of Brass and Ebonite, Early 1900s
Located in Milan, IT
Stethoscope made of brass and ebonite, in two screwable pieces, Italian manufacture of the early 1900s. Measures: Height 15.5 cm - 6 inches, base 6 cm - 2.36 inches. Good condition. ...
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Early 20th Century Italian Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Sphygmomanometric Oscillometer Made in Italy in the 1920s
Located in Milan, IT
Sphygmomanometric oscillometer produced by IMIT registered trademark and complete with original leather case. It is an instrument based on the aneroid barometer principle. Good condi...
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1920s Italian Vintage Scientific Instruments

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Metal

Tellurium by P. A. Norstedt & Söner of Stockholm
Located in London, GB
A 1930s tellurium by P. A. Norstedt & Söner of Stockholm, Sweden. The tellurium has a hand-cranked mechanism with a globe of the Earth and Moon revolving around a central light re...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scientific Instruments

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Metal

Imperial Sand & Ballast Measure by De Grave Short & Co Ltd of London
Located in London, GB
A rare sand and ballast measure by De Grave Short & Co Ltd of London, circa 1940. Measures one, three-quarters, and half cubic foot. Made for Monmouthshire County Council. P...
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Mid-20th Century English Industrial Scientific Instruments

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Oak

Antique Oak Barometer, Carved Oak Aneroid Barometer, Scotland, 1910
Located in Vancouver, BC
Antique oak barometer, carved oak aneroid barometer, Scotland 1910, B2248 Scotland 1910 All original finish Carved top Encased thermometer underneath Opaque white glass dials ...
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1910s Scottish Vintage Scientific Instruments

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Oak

Patek Philippe Electronic Master Clock Prototype
Located in New Orleans, LA
This rare prototype version of the QM3, model RK quartz electronic master clock by the renowned Patek Philippe has the ability to control numerous auxiliary or "slave" clocks on the ...
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20th Century Swiss Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Quartz

Bavarian Pharmacy Balance
Located in New Orleans, LA
This amazing and extremely rare Bavarian Biedermeier-period pharmacy balance stand would have been at home at any apothecary’s shop during the mid-19th century. Crafted of walnut wit...
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19th Century Balkan Biedermeier Antique Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Patek Philippe T3 AKW Electronic Time Tower
Located in New Orleans, LA
This incredibly rare and important Patek Philippe T3 AKW model electronic time tower was used in the nuclear power plant of Gundremmingen (Bavaria). Comprising 6 units and dials to i...
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Late 20th Century Swiss Industrial Scientific Instruments

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Metal, Steel

17th Century Cabinet of Curiosities
Located in New Orleans, LA
Magnificent artistry, exotic materials and a bit of intrigue combine in this Italian Baroque-era cabinet of curiosities. Once a term used to describe entire rooms dedicated to humani...
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17th Century Italian Renaissance Antique Scientific Instruments

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Lapis Lazuli, Bronze

Patek Philippe French Naval Chronometer Wall Clock
Located in New Orleans, LA
Made for Auricoste, the official supplier of timepieces to the French Navy, this exceptional Patek Philippe "Chronorquartz" model CE28Y naval chronometer master wall clock features a...
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20th Century Swiss Industrial Scientific Instruments

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Crystal, Quartz

I&I Erat Early 19th Century Regency Giltwood and Maple English Harp
Located in Roma, RM
Fantastic English harp, signed I&I Erat, 23 Berners Street London, N° 1656, early 19th century. Giltwood and maple with paintings. Used and played, without strings, not tested.
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1820s English Empire Antique Scientific Instruments

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Maple, Giltwood

Honne by Callum Campbell
Located in Geneve, CH
Honne by Callum Campbell Objects for self collection Signed and numbered Dimensions: W 95 x H 19- 25 cm Materials: Brass, LED Finish: Polished Note: 220-240w Australian electr...
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2010s Australian Modern Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Memento Mori by Callum Campbell
Located in Geneve, CH
Memento Mori by Callum Campbell Objects for Self Collection Signed Dimensions  W 3.5 x H 9.3 cm Materials: Brass Finish: Polished Engraved with clients name and date of birth...
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2010s Australian Modern Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Render by Callum Campbell
Located in Geneve, CH
Render by Callum Campbell Objects for self-collection Signed and numbered Dimensions: W 24 x D 8.8 H 36 cm Materials: Brass, stainless steel Finish: Polished Physical appeara...
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2010s Australian Modern Scientific Instruments

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Brass, Stainless Steel

Regency Period William Harris Culpeper Microscope
Located in Lincolnshire, GB
A Regency period brass Culpeper design microscope by William Harris, London. In lovely condition retaining the original lacquer throughout, signed on the stage and the mahogany case ...
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Early 19th Century English Regency Antique Scientific Instruments

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Brass

19th Century 8 Day Marine Chronometer by Frodsham and Keen
Located in Lincolnshire, GB
A wonderful example of 19th century marine timekeeping, by the leading maker Frodsham in partnership with Keen, Liverpool. Housed in a super burr walnut three tier case fully brass ...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Early 20th Century Trio of Graduated Glass Optical Scientific Spheres
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A trio of early 20th century glass optical spheres, on ebonized stands. The smallest of the three stands is a later replacement, all the glass globes are in great order no chips o...
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Early 20th Century English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Blown Glass, Hardwood

Vintage Plaster Anatomical Skull Models
Located in Houston, TX
Interesting vintage plaster anatomical skull model. This great plaster skull bust model is in very good condition and dates to the 1940s. A real conversation piece of decorative scu...
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1940s Other Vintage Scientific Instruments

Materials

Plaster

Stevens & Sons 19th Century Brass and Mahogany Scale
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Steven & Sons English 19th century brass and mahogany scale. 1-drawer mahogany box with a brass scale fitted to the top. Brass lever lifts the scales off the wood. Very nice original...
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1860s English Victorian Antique Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Antique English Solar Radiation Thermometer Signed "Negretti and Zambra, London"
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique English Solar Radiation Thermometer Signed "Negretti and Zambra, London," circa 1870s-1880s. This instrument was first released for commercial use by Negretti and Zambra in 1...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Scientific Instruments

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Glass