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Anatomical Teaching Aid Human Model on Wooden Plate, 1930s
Located in Antwerp, BE
1930s Anatomical Model on wooden plate. This antique hand painted anatomical torso model was used for teaching the class. It's made from papier mâché and plaster on wood and is als...
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Early 20th Century European Art Deco Scientific Instruments

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Plaster, Wood

WWII Tripod Mounted Binoculars by Nikko
Located in London, GB
A pair of WWII tripod mounted 20 x 120 binoculars made by Nikko for the Imperial Japanese Navy, circa 1942. The binoculars are mounted on an adjustable height wood tripod, and foo...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Scientific Instruments

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Aluminum, Brass

Anatomical Model a Human Bust, Dresden, 1880
Located in Milan, IT
Anatomical model for the class, depicting woman’s human bust dissection with all removable organs, made out of painted papier mâché and mounted on a black wooden base. Deutsches Hygi...
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1880s German Antique Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

19th Century French Polished Iron Scale with Brass Trays from Lyon
Located in Dallas, TX
Add some European flair to your kitchen counter with this elegant antique scale. Crafted in France circa 1870 and rectangular in shape, the iron scale features the original pair of p...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass, Iron

18th Century French Louis XVI Giltwood Barometer
Located in Houston, TX
Lovely period French Louis XVI giltwood barometer with beautiful patina. This antique French Louis XVI gilt wood barometer will add a touch of elegance to any home.  
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Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Antique Scientific Instruments

Materials

Giltwood

Antique Bausch-Lomb Arthur G. Thomas Microscope in Case with Extras
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique Bausch-Lomb Arthur G. Thomas Microscope in case with extras. Item features original wood case, 2 extra viewers, 2 metal plates, metal handle, original stamp, no key, but unlo...
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Early 20th Century North American Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

19th Century English Cased Drawing Set Length of Longest Tool
Located in Buchanan, MI
An 19th century English cased drawing set length of longest tool. Measures: 6 1/4 inches.
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19th Century English Antique Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Patek Philippe T3 World Time Tower
Located in New Orleans, LA
This incredibly rare and important Patek Philippe T3 model electronic time tower was created for Zurich's airport in Kloten. Comprising 12 units and dials to indicate the time in 24 ...
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20th Century Swiss Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Steel

Demonstration Human Skull
Located in London, GB
Demonstration human skull An early 20th century example of a real human medical demonstration skull. A rare object due to its condition. Fully articulated jaw, removable scalp showi...
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Early 1900s British Victorian Antique Scientific Instruments

Materials

Natural Fiber

Engraved Boxwood Sundial English Manufacture of the 18th Century
Located in Milan, IT
Engraved boxwood sundial with brass hinges, book-shaped, English manufacture of the second half of the 18th century. The clock is equipped with a compass for orientation inserted in ...
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1770s British Antique Scientific Instruments

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Boxwood

Mining Topographic Compass Davis & Son London First Half of the 1800s
Located in Milan, IT
Mining diopter topographic compass of brass signed Davis & Son London & Derby, first half of the 1800s. It is a survey instrument, for measurement of horizontal and vertical angles a...
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1840s British Antique Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Prismatic Brass Compass Made in England in 1941
Located in Milan, IT
Prismatic compass for nautical survey made of brass signed ELLIOT BROS LTD of 1941 N. 28479, it is a compass, typically used in navigation. It can also be held in the hand and theref...
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1940s British Vintage Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Terrestrial Globe Published in the 1940s by Girard Barrère et Thomas, Paris
Located in Milan, IT
Terrestrial globe published in the 1940s by Girard Barrère et Thomas 17, Rue de Buci Paris. Turned wooden base, papier mâché sphere covered with paper printed by engraving on copper ...
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1940s French Vintage Scientific Instruments

Materials

Wood, Paper

Dermatological Didactic Model Hand Painted Plaster, 1950s
Located in Milan, IT
Anatomical dermatological didactic model made of hand painted plaster and mounted on a wooden board. The study shows the characteristics of the skin and hair bulbs. German manufactur...
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1950s German Vintage Scientific Instruments

Materials

Plaster, Wood

Antique American "Ernst Gundlach" Field Microscope with Carrying Case circa 1900
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique American field microscope with carrying case signed, "Gundlach Manhattan Optical Co.," circa 1900. Ernst Gunlach was a renowned American microscope maker. A successful optic...
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Early 20th Century North American Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Antique English Brass Monocular Microscope Signed R&J Beck London, 1890-1900
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique English brass monocular microscope in original case signed R & J Beck London, circa 1890-1900.
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Late 19th Century English Antique Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

19th Century Chinese Apothecary Balance Scale Stand
Located in Oakland, CA
Large Chinese carved wood apothecary balance scale with stand and storage drawer cabinet. It features beautiful carved fretwork on the top and sides featuring brass metal hardware an...
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19th Century Chinese Ming Antique Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Early 20th Century Lithograph by E. Wessel, circa 1914
Located in London, GB
Early-20th century lithograph by E. Wessel, circa 1914 A rare example of an early 20th century lithograph print, depicting a collection of what can only be referred to as “the sinis...
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1910s German Victorian Vintage Scientific Instruments

Materials

Paper

Antique Victorian Walnut Banjo Barometer
Located in Norwich, GB
Antique Victorian walnut banjo barometer having a branded carved moulded top. A shaped carved moulded base and a thermometer to the center. A round porcelain dial is framed by a bras...
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19th Century English Victorian Antique Scientific Instruments

Materials

Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Anatomical Eye Model Made in Western Germany
Located in Weesp, NL
Sculptural 1960s anatomical human eye teaching model made by Somso Western Germany. This beautiful piece is in great vintage condition without any damage. A very decorative conversat...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Scientific Instruments

Materials

Plastic

1800s Black Stone Mortar
Located in High Point, NC
This large, black stone mortar was made in Belgium, circa 1800. It features a rolled rim and handles on the sides. A round foot gives the mortar a slight elevation. With its beautifu...
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Early 1800s Belgian Antique Scientific Instruments

Materials

Stone

Patek Philippe Electronic Time Tower Clock, Model T3
Located in New Orleans, LA
This rare 3-module, model T3 electronic time tower clock was created by the legendary Patek Philippe of Geneva. Part of the highly regarded and technologically advanced Patek Philipp...
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Late 20th Century Swiss Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Steel

Patek Philippe Electronic Time Switch, St4
Located in New Orleans, LA
This rare and unique electronic time switch, model ST4, is part of Patek Philippe's Electronic Master Clock System and displays the hours, minutes, seconds and 1/100th of a second. T...
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20th Century Swiss Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Steel

Old Mobile Sulphating Machine to Treat the Vine, Ets Perras, France, 1920-1930
Located in Paris, FR
Interesting old mobile machine for treating vines, built by the Perras establishments in Belleville sur Saône (Dpt 69. France). This sulphating machine is the work of the Perras C...
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1920s French Vintage Scientific Instruments

Materials

Copper, Iron

Antique Scottish Regency Verre Églomisé Barometer by John Russell of Falkirk
Located in Devon, GB
A fine and extremely rare early 19th Century Regency period wheel barometer by John Russell of Falkirk, barometer maker to the Prince Regent. This elegant barometer has a frame venee...
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Early 19th Century English Regency Antique Scientific Instruments

Materials

Mahogany

19th Century French Émile Deyrolle Anatomical Lithograph Poster
Located in London, GB
Émile Deyrolle Anatomical poster A wonderfully rare and decorative curio medical French (Paris) original lithograph on board anatomical poster in overall wonderful condition. The ...
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1880s French Early Victorian Antique Scientific Instruments

Materials

Paper

Vintage Boat Level, English, Walnut, Spirit, W Marples and Sons, Sheffield, 1950
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a vintage boat level. An English, walnut and brass torpedo spirit level by W. Marples & Sons of Sheffield, dating to the mid-20th century, circa 1950. Appealing vintage sp...
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Mid-20th Century British Scientific Instruments

Materials

Walnut

Very Large George III Gallery Magnifying Glass
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A very large George III gallery magnifying glass, the circular glass within a rosewood frame, the baluster handle screwing into a substantial brass bracket in the rim, inscribed ‘5 L...
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19th Century British George III Antique Scientific Instruments

Materials

Glass, Rosewood

Vintage J. Rabone Spirit Level, English, Rosewood, Brass, Torpedo, circa 1950
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a vintage Rabone spirit level. An English, rosewood and brass torpedo level, dating to the mid 20th century, circa 1950. An attractive mid-century instrument Displays a d...
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Mid-20th Century British Scientific Instruments

Materials

Rosewood

Charles and Ray Eames Molded Plywood Leg Splint for Evans in Original Wrapper
Located in Chicago, IL
These leg splints were designed by Charles and Ray Eames and produced for the United States Navy by the Evans Products Company, molded plywood division. They're still in their origin...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Scientific Instruments

Materials

Plywood

Antique Malloch Side Casting Fishing Reel, Scottish Salmon Fishing Reel
Located in Oxfordshire, GB
A rare sized (2.5') Malloch of Perth side casting fishing reel of fine quality and in excellent condition. The reel is all brass, with optional check, exchangeable drum and small bla...
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1910s Scottish Sporting Art Vintage Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

19th Century French Black Forest Carved Walnut Barometer with Hunt Decor
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant antique wall hanging barometer was crafted in France, circa 1880. The carved fruitwood weather and temperature reader features impressive, high-relief carvings, it has a...
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Late 19th Century French Black Forest Antique Scientific Instruments

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Victorian Antique Brass Scales
Located in Norwich, GB
Pair of Victorian antique brass scales standing on a mahogany base. A brass centre column having a shaped arm to the left holding a removable brass bowl. The second bowl to the right...
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19th Century English Victorian Antique Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Domestic Medicine Chest by Thompson & Capper
Located in New Orleans, LA
An invaluable addition to the 19th century home, this domestic medicine chest contained nearly everything needed to nurse a member of the household back to health. Made by the firm o...
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19th Century English Other Antique Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Late 18th Century Engraving Human Skeleton by James Neagle Memento Mori
Located in Lowestoft, GB
An late 18th century engraving depicting the internal framework of the human body (skeleton) age related foxing to all edgers of the paper ground, later glazed and framed in a per...
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Late 18th Century English Antique Scientific Instruments

Materials

Paper

Very Fine Pair of Gilt Brass Dividers Probably German, circa 1600
Located in Firenze, IT
The gilded dividers with finely detailed steel arms and tips, (18cm).
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17th Century German Renaissance Antique Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Mid-19th Century Thomas Terrestrial Small Globe
Located in Firenze, IT
On turned wooden stand, 7.5cm diameter x 16cm high.
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Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Scientific Instruments

Materials

Wood

English Antique George II Mahogany Stick Barometer by Polti of Exeter
Located in Devon, GB
A rare George II period mahogany stick barometer with finely carved cistern cover and surround to partly conceal the mercury tube. Most unusually the signed register plate is made of...
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Mid-18th Century English George II Antique Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

1960s French Foundry Crucible
Located in High Point, NC
A foundry Crucible from France, circa 1960, originally used for smelting cast iron. A high-sided urn with a gentle texture and a soft, bluish silver tone. Industrial yet sensitive, t...
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1960s French Industrial Vintage Scientific Instruments

Materials

Ceramic

Vintage Pocket Slide Rule, English, Brass, Scientific, Measuring, Instrument
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a vintage pocket slide rule. An English, brass scientific measuring instrument, dating to the early 20th century, circa 1930. Wonderfully compact cartographer's or archite...
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Early 20th Century British Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

1800s Belgian Black Stone Mortar
Located in High Point, NC
A mortar made of black stone from Belgium, circa 1800. A smooth stone vessel with two blunt handles and a gentle rim. A very subtle texture speaks to the craftsmanship with which thi...
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19th Century Belgian Antique Scientific Instruments

Materials

Stone

Set of Memphis's Tool Kit by Koyo Sangyo, circa 1980
Located in Paris, FR
Set of Memphis's tool kit by Koyo Sangyo, circa 1980 : - 2 screwdrivers - 1 hammer - 1 saw.
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1980s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vintage Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

Early 20th Century French Glass Chemist Apothecary Pharmacy Dry Dispensing Jars
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A collection of twelve oversized hand blown glass dispensing jars, these would off original been housed in a pharmacy/chemist. All the jars have reminisces of their original conte...
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Early 20th Century French Scientific Instruments

Materials

Blown Glass

Oak Cased Stick Barometer and Thermometer
Located in Cheshire, GB
Late 19th century oak cased stick barometer and thermometer by J Hicks of London with engraved scales contained in oak case having shaped and moulded pediment, and carved cistern cov...
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Late 19th Century British Antique Scientific Instruments

Materials

Oak

Carved Oak Barometer
Located in Cheshire, GB
Carved oak wheel barometer, with a moulded pediment and scrolling decoration above a thermometer flanked by carved columns, the barometer with white enamel dial. Dimensions: Height...
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Early 20th Century British Scientific Instruments

Materials

Oak

WW1 Binoculars and Case, British Officer's Issue
Located in London, GB
A fabulous pair of French made World War 1 British Officers Military binoculars with the brass on the binoculars having the British military crows foot mark. They were manufactur...
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1910s French Vintage Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Ornate 1800s Standing Whitall Tatum Show Globe
Located in Peekskill, NY
This early Whitall Tatum Number 80 pothecary show globe is one of the very rare configurations... Almost all hang from chain. This example is a floor model with its original base. Th...
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Late 19th Century American Victorian Antique Scientific Instruments

Materials

Glass

Wall-Mounted Weather Station in Rococo Style Carved Walnut by De Lambert, 1910s
Located in Verviers, BE
Wall-mounted weather station in carved walnut made in Belgium by A. de Lambert. High quality mechanism with jeweled movement barometer and thermometer (in centigrade) Unusual design...
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1910s Belgian Rococo Revival Vintage Scientific Instruments

Materials

Walnut

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

Materials

Brass

Star Globe for Celestial Navigation
Located in London, GB
A 6 1/2 inch star globe in case, yellow tinted gores, with principle stars indicated in Cyrillic, dated 1979. Original pine case dimensions: Width 25 cm. Depth 25 cm. Height 27 cm...
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Late 20th Century Russian Scientific Instruments

Materials

Aluminum

Set of 16 Metric Weights by Baird and Tatlock of London
Located in London, GB
A set of 16 metric weights by Baird and Tatlock of London, circa 1920. Brass graduated weights from 5 kilos to 1 gram. With mahogany lifter. Mahogany case with BTL label to ...
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Early 20th Century English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

WWII Naval Binoculars by Carl Zeiss Mounted on an Adjustable Tripod
Located in London, GB
A pair of 10 x 80 tripod mounted WWII naval binoculars by Carl Zeiss Jena, circa 1942. Mounted on a later tripod/gimble. The height listed is as in the photographs, although this ...
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Mid-20th Century German Scientific Instruments

Materials

Aluminum, Brass

Patek Philippe Electronic Master Clock and Digital Display
Located in New Orleans, LA
From the leaders in precision timekeeping, this exceptional Patek Philippe "Chronorquartz" model FBCZK master clock features a master clock and a digital display auxiliary, or "slave...
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20th Century Swiss Scientific Instruments

Materials

Steel

Phrenological Skull According to the Theory of Franz Joseph Gall, 1758-1828
Located in Milan, IT
The sculpture is made out of plaster, with a support base made out of ebonized fruitwood. The skull sculpture rests over the base. The sculpture is painted with dark orange color, an...
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1850s Italian Antique Scientific Instruments

Materials

Plaster, Fruitwood, Paint

Revere 8mm Movie Camera, circa 1950
Located in San Francisco, CA
About This is an original chrome and leather Revere 8 Model 44. This camera has retained its original finish. The camera may or may not operate. We are selling it as decorative on...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

Rare Art Deco/ Machine Age Rx Arcade Penny Scale, RX Scale Mfg.Co Inc
Located in Buffalo, NY
Stunning Art Deco Penny scale salvaged from old downtown Buffalo NY drug store, perfect working condition, accurate weight, retains original key/ keys. Great size and proportion, per...
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1940s American Art Deco Vintage Scientific Instruments

Materials

Aluminum, Iron, Chrome

Rare 1890s Life-Sized Pilz Anatomical Flap Manikins
Located in Peekskill, NY
Pilz anatomical flap manikin was produced by The American Thermo-Ware Co. of NY. This is a life-size paper manikin that that could be viewed in layers to demonstrate deeper sections...
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Late 19th Century American Industrial Antique Scientific Instruments

Materials

Paper

Giant Antique Ophthalmologist's Model of an Eye in Papier Mâché and Oak
Located in Essex, MA
A rare and spectacular ophthalmologist's model of an eye, circa 1900-1910, consisting of a large and well detailed, hand painted papier-mâché eye model suspended by a brass chain and...
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Early 20th Century American Scientific Instruments

Materials

Glass, Oak, Paper