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Vintage Mid-Century Modern Hand Turned Wood Mortar and Pestle 1950
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome Mid-Century Modern mortar and pestle hand turned from one piece of dense wood. It is in wonderful vintage condition. Please see photos, circa 1950-1960. Whether you need ...
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1950s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Vintage Scientific Instruments

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Wood

19th Century Pair of English 12-inch Globes by William Harris, 1832 and 1835
Located in Milano, IT
Pair of 12-inch table globes William Harris London, 1832 and 1835 Slight abrasions from use; few cracks lb 11 each (kg 5) The two terrestrial and celestial globes rest in their ori...
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1830s English William IV Antique Scientific Instruments

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Paper, Wood

English Barometer with Thermometer Signed J.H. Steward, Late 19th Century
Located in Milan, IT
English barometer with thermometer and double Vernier reading the variation of atmospheric pressure. Signed J.H. Steward 406 Strand London in the late 19th century. Barometer mounted...
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1880s British Antique Scientific Instruments

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Wood

Large Antique Wall Hanging French Abacus
Located in Cowthorpe, North Yorkshire
Large antique wall hanging French Abacus Size: H 95cm, D 7cm, W 86cm.
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Early 20th Century French Arts and Crafts Scientific Instruments

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Metal

Victorian Aneriod Wall Barometer
Located in Norwich, GB
Victorian Aneriod Barometer with gilded and chased outer casing mounted on a mahogany board. Beautifully engraved silvered dial with seven weather indications, the scale reading f...
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19th Century British Victorian Antique Scientific Instruments

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Metal

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

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Plywood

French Late 19th Century Louis XVI Style Giltwood Barometer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very handsome and decorative French late 19th century Louis XVI style giltwood barometer. Fine carvings of scrolls and foliate throughout with a lyre shape above the painted barome...
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Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Scientific Instruments

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Giltwood

Petite Vintage Telescope
Located in New Orleans, LA
Charming vintage handheld telescope with brass details.
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19th Century European Antique Scientific Instruments

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Brass, Tin

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 giltwood barometer will add a touch of elegance to any home.  
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Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Antique Scientific Instruments

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Giltwood

Brass Vaginal Irrigator Made in France in the Second Half of the 19th Century
Located in Milan, IT
Vaginal irrigator consisting of a cylindrical brass tank in which a piston operated by the loading key placed on top moves. Very good condition. Measures: Height 22.5 cm, diameter 8....
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1860s French Antique Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Italian Electric Inhaler of the First Half of the 1900s
Located in Milan, IT
Electric inhaler signed DECA for inhalation and to give medicines for the treatment of respiratory problems of the first half of the 1900s. The instrument was made of chromed metal a...
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1930s Italian Vintage Scientific Instruments

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Metal

Brass Kaleidoscope French Manufacture of the Late 19th Century
Located in Milan, IT
Brass kaleidoscope in the shape of a telescope, inside which mirrors are fixed and on the bottom there are small fragments of colored glass that move by rotating the instrument, whic...
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1880s French Antique Scientific Instruments

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Brass

American Compass Early 1900s, Brass on Wooden Base
Located in Milan, IT
Liquid compass on universal joint signed ES Ritchie & Sons Boston USA 47547 from the early 1900s, mounted on a wooden and brass base made to measure 20 x 9 cm, height 13.5 cm, compas...
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1910s American Vintage Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Ruhmkorff Spool Made in the Mid-19th Century
Located in Milan, IT
Induction spool also called Ruhmkorff spool conceived circa mid-19th century, an instrument used to produce high voltage electric discharges starting from a low voltage direct curren...
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1850s Italian Antique Scientific Instruments

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Metal

Electric Pyrometer Made by Allocchio Bacchini Milan in the 1930s
Located in Milan, IT
Electric pyrometer made by Allocchio Bacchini Milan in the 1930s; the instrument made of wood and brass is based on the variation of the electrical resistance of metals as the temper...
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1930s Italian Vintage Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Rotating Magnetic Field Made in the Late 19th Century
Located in Milan, IT
Rotating magnetic field, produced by three symmetrical sequences of alternating currents, of the same amplitude, equal pulsation. The first scientist to have conceived it in 1882 was...
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1890s Italian Antique Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Wooden and Brass Polarimeter with Cast Iron Tripod Base from the Late 1800s
Located in Milan, IT
Wooden and brass polarimeter with cast iron tripod base from the late 1800s. It is an instrument used to determine the concentration of sucrose and glucose in raw materials and sugar...
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1890s British Antique Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Brass Prismatic Bearing Compass, 1918
Located in Milan, IT
Brass prismatic bearing compass; it is a small compass, Verner’s Pattern model produced in 1918 and supplied to English officers, typically used in navigation. It can also be held in...
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1910s British Vintage Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Brass Compass 1945 with Original Green Fabric Case
Located in Milan, IT
Bearing prismatic compass signed T.G. C. Ltd London N. B 311702 1945 MK III, used by officers of the English army during the second world war, complete with original green fabric cas...
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1940s British Vintage Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Small French-Made Brass Compass Second Half of the 19th Century
Located in Milan, IT
Small French-made brass compass, second half of the 19th century. It is an instrument used for measuring horizontal angles and magnetic orientation. The instrument consists of two mo...
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1860s French Antique Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Compound Microscope with Box and Key by R. Winkel, Göttingen, Nr. 18507
Located in Austin, TX
A fine working German compound microscope, circa 1910, by R. Winkel, Gottingen, Germany, in a fitted box of mahogany with nickel hardware and key. Marked on column front: R. Winke...
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Early 20th Century German Scientific Instruments

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Nickel, Metal, Brass

20th Century Micro Barograph by Short & Mason, London
Located in Cheshire, GB
A 20th century Micro barograph by Short & Mason, London, The black crackle case with five bevelled glass panels. To the tall 7 inch drum atmosphere connected to a gilt-brass movement...
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20th Century British Scientific Instruments

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Metal

Swedish Silver Thimble Ring Dated 1846
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
A silver thimble ring from Sweden. Dated 1846, and marked Q4 which is the year 1846 in the silver stamping system. The silver maker was called "Axel Gabriel Estberg", born 23-03-1791...
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1840s Swedish Biedermeier Antique Scientific Instruments

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Silver

French Early 19th Century Charles X Period Giltwood Octagonal Barometer by Gohin
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking French early 19th century Charles X period giltwood octagonal barometer by Gohin, and retailed by René Dauchez in Paris. The barometer has an exquisitely decorated opaline...
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Early 19th Century French Charles X Antique Scientific Instruments

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Giltwood

German Polished Brass “Magic Lantern”
Located in Middleburg, VA
Magic Lanterns are early types of image projectors (17th-19th century) that used paintings, prints, or photos on glass plates, one or more lenses and a light sources to entertain or ...
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Late 19th Century German Antique Scientific Instruments

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Brass

French Millinery Silk Leaf Flower Iron Mold Press, Early 1900s
Located in Austin, TX
A functional antique milliner's silk leaf mold in iron and brass from France, circa 1900. The heavy iron press fits into its brass mold, a turned wooden handle connects to the press ...
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Early 20th Century French Scientific Instruments

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Brass, Iron

Two Henso 'ISO' Reporter Cameras
Located in Milano, IT
The "Henso Reporter" was made by Iso in Milan, introduced in 1954-1955 for export purposes, after the "twin" Iso Reporter. The Camera comes with its case and guarantee paper. Less t...
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Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

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Steel

French 18th Century Mortar and Pestle
Located in Atlanta, GA
A sensational 18th century mortar and pestle in iron with its base constructed from a solid block of walnut. A stunning sculpture for any traditional or modern surrounding.
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Scientific Instruments

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Iron

19th Century Thermometer in Original Case
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
19th century thermometer in original case, circa 1890. Fine quality thermometer which measures between -45 degrees centigrade and +50. In fully working condition, complete in its ...
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Late 19th Century English Victorian Antique Scientific Instruments

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Glass

20th Century Pair of Carl Zeiss Binoculars, Germany, circa 1960
Located in London, London
A superb pair of binoculars by the renowned maker Carl Zeiss. This exceptional and rare pair of binoculars are extremely powerful and offer the user two settings: 20 or 40 magnificat...
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20th Century German Scientific Instruments

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Steel

20th Century Russian Border Guard Binoculars, circa 1950
Located in London, London
A wonderful pair of “big-eye” Russian Border Guard binoculars on a wooden telescopic stand, circa 1950. These binoculars were designed for surveillance, artillery fire correction and...
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1950s Russian Vintage Scientific Instruments

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Metal

Colored Botanical Lithograph Bohemian Manufacture of the 1930s
Located in Milan, IT
Colored lithograph applied on light cardboard depicting botanical study with various sections of Boehmeria tenacissima Roxb and of Corchorus capsularis L. Bohemian manufacture of the...
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1930s Czech Vintage Scientific Instruments

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Paper

Mid-20th Century Meat Slicer, Made By Berkel
Located in London, London
A rare meat slicer made by one of the most famous manufacturers: Berkel, Holland, made in the latter part of the 1930s. This model is an B9 and comes in two parts, the base which can...
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20th Century Dutch Scientific Instruments

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Steel

Antique Giant Sized Industrial Glass Laboratory Bottle with Stand
Located in Rochester, NY
A giant sized antique industrial scientific laboratory bottle with the original silver gray factory painted three legged aluminum base. Bottle is signed QVF Corning, circa 1930. Rece...
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1930s American Industrial Vintage Scientific Instruments

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Aluminum

Patek Philippe T3 Master Clock System
Located in New Orleans, LA
This rare nine-module time tower by Patek Philippe of Geneva represents the most state of the art master timing systems of its day. Part of the highly regarded and technologically ad...
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20th Century Swiss Industrial Scientific Instruments

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Quartz

Pathological Wax Model Depicting Hans Dermatitis, 1950s
Located in Milan, IT
Pathological wax model, 1950s, refined workmanship depicting hands dermatitis mounted on ebonized wooden plank. A label on the base indicates Sammlung Lesseur no. 7. Valuable work be...
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1950s German Vintage Scientific Instruments

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Wood

19th Century Pair of Distortion Mirrors, Concave & Convex Fairground Scientific
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A rare pair of a Victorian distortion mirrors, one being concave the other convex Housed in their original softwood well carpentered frames with ebony finish The very thick pla...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Scientific Instruments

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Glass, Pine

Large Vintage Planimeter, English, Brass, Scientific Mapping Instrument
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a large vintage planimeter. An English, brass scientific mapping instrument, dating to the mid-20th century, circa 1950. Fascinating scale and mechanical interest Display...
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Mid-20th Century English Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Antique Decorative Troy Weight Set, English, Oak, Brass, Display, Edwardian
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique decorative troy weight set. An English, oak and brass display piece, dating to the Edwardian period, circa 1910. Fascinating desk ornament Displays a desirable...
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Early 20th Century English Edwardian Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Large Antique Shipwright's Set Square, English, Rosewood, Tool, Victorian, 1880
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a large antique shipwright's set square. An English, rosewood and brass right-angled tool, dating to the Victorian period, circa 1880. Quality, antique craftsman's tool D...
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Late 19th Century English Victorian Antique Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Antique Carved Walnut Aneroid Banjo Barometer
Located in Norwich, GB
Attractive antique carved walnut aneroid banjo barometer with beautifully carved shaped top and thermometer to the centre. It boasts a lovely porcelain dial with a shaped carved base...
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Mid-19th Century English High Victorian Antique Scientific Instruments

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Walnut

WWI Brass Compass Used by the British Army Officers
Located in Milan, IT
Bearing liquid prismatic compass signed Barker’s Patents 29677/10 14083/13 used by the British army officers during the First World War, complete with original leather case. It is a ...
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1910s British Vintage Scientific Instruments

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Brass

WWI Brass Compass Used by the British Army Officers
Located in Milan, IT
James Henry Steward 406 Strand London surveying liquid prismatic compass used by the British Army officers during the First World War, complete with original leather case. It is a sm...
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1910s British Vintage Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Stereoscope 3D Viewfinder Stereo Card Viewer by M.G. White Co., Bennington VT
Located in valatie, NY
Stereoscope 3D viewfinder stereo card viewer by M.G. White Co., North Bennington VT, signed and dated, August 1904. In 1861 Oliver Wendell Holmes created and deliberately did not pat...
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Early 20th Century American Scientific Instruments

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Birdseye Maple

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

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Brass

German Hand Carved Beechwood Equine Barometer
Located in Cookeville, TN
A German hand carved beechwood equine barometer. This German-marked barometer sits in a hand carved beech case surmounted by a horse. The name “Simon Hansel” is stamped on the back. ...
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Mid-20th Century German Arts and Crafts Scientific Instruments

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Beech

Scientific Instrument X-Ray Focus Type Tube, Italy, 1900
Located in Milan, IT
Blown glass scientific instrument. X-ray focus type tube used to demonstrate the X-ray effect. Mounted over an ebonized wood base, Italy, circa 1900.
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Early 20th Century Italian Scientific Instruments

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Metal

Scientific Instrument X-Ray Focus Type Tube, Italy, 1900
Located in Milan, IT
Blown glass scientific instrument. X-ray focus type tube used to demonstrate the X-ray effect. Mounted over an ebony wooden base. Italy, circa 1900.     
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Early 20th Century Italian Scientific Instruments

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Metal

Crookes Maltese Cross Tube, Italy, 1900
Located in Milan, IT
Blown glass scientific instrument. A fine example of Crookes tube with Maltese cross, the precursor of the cathode tube. It demonstrates the rectilinear motion of the rays so that th...
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Early 20th Century Italian Scientific Instruments

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Blown Glass, Fruitwood

19th Century French Paper Mâché Mussel or Clam Anatomy Model by Louis Auzoux
Located in Haarlem, NL
This papier mâché or papier-mâché model on wood of a clam is made in France by the Dr. Louis Auzoux workshop. The people from Dr. Auzoux's workshop in Paris were the best and most f...
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19th Century French Antique Scientific Instruments

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Wood, Paper

Louis XVI Style Paint and Giltwood Columnar Barometer
Located in Nashville, TN
Highly decorative and of large scale (for a banjo form). French green central medallion with crème and gilded extensions. Wear to gilded area with red bole visible. Nicks, dings and...
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Mid-20th Century European Louis XVI Scientific Instruments

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Wood

Rolex Stainless Steel Oyster Perpetual Superlative Chronometer, 1970
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Rolex stainless steel oyster perpetual superlative chronometer, 1970 Black dial with polished markers with luminous dots except logo crown at twelve, with baton style minute/hour ha...
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Late 20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Scientific Instruments

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Stainless Steel

Maritime Sextant, Brass, Admiralty, Naval, Instrument, Victorian, circa 1900
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique maritime sextant. An English, brass admiralty three circle naval instrument, by J.Coombes of Devonport, dating to the Victorian period, circa 1900. Appealing Vi...
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Late 19th Century English Victorian Antique Scientific Instruments

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Brass

1930 Denoyer Geppert Military World Globe
Located in Surrey, BC
Denoyer Geppert of Chicago military world globe made of thick spun metal on a heavy iron stand. In chalkboard style features this was an educational teaching instrument. Nice origi...
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1930s American Machine Age Vintage Scientific Instruments

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Metal

Vintage Industrial Parabolic Antenna Reflector, circa 1940
Located in Chicago, IL
Fascinating vintage parabolic reflector that is likely of military origins and sourced from a midwest collector of antique military goods. Date of production estimated to be 1940, an...
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1940s American Industrial Vintage Scientific Instruments

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Metal

Antique Christian Becker New York Chainomatic Balance or Scale
Located in Plainview, NY
An antique Chainomatic Christian Becker New York balance or scale footed and made of mahogany and glass. The scale has all the parts. The glass door opens up and down to access the i...
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1930s American American Craftsman Vintage Scientific Instruments

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Metal

Elegant Satinwood Barometer, by John Charles Dennis, 1833-1866
Located in New York, NY
The banjo form barometer in satinwood with an ebony scroll outline, showing a brass-mounted thermometer over a similar style barometer. The back opening to reveal the original blown ...
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19th Century English Antique Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Oak Framed Slate Chalkboard, England, circa 1920
Located in Culver City, CA
Oak framed slate chalkboard, England, circa 1920. Blackboards made from single sheets of slate, engraved with a grid of lines.
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1920s English Industrial Vintage Scientific Instruments

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Slate