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Patek Philippe T3 AKW Electronic Time Tower
By Patek Philippe
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 More Clocks

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Metal, Steel

Box of 50 Blown Glass Eyes, circa 1920
Prothestic blown glass eyes, presented in a cardboard box with individual compartments. Right or Left prothesis. Measures: Box length 27cm, width 17cm, height 3 cm.
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Vintage 1920s French Scientific Instruments

Materials

Blown Glass

Patek Philippe Electronic Master Clock and Digital Display
By Patek Philippe
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

1950s Bakelite Talisman Radio by Tesla
By Tesla
Bakelite radio Talisman made by Tesla is from the 1950s. It is in very good working condition. Original plug connector.
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20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Scientific Instruments

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Bakelite

French Napoleon III Marble-Top Bakery Scale, 1870s
A bakery scale from the Napoleon III period made of ebonized wood with brass inlay, a white marble top and two brass plateaux. Manufactured in the late 1800s by the Usines de la Mula...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Scientific Instruments

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Marble, Brass

Dairy Balance Scales by Parnall of Bristol
Dairy balance scales by Parnall of Bristol Superb large brass and iron dairy balance scales by Parnall of Bristol This very large and attractive beam balance scale is set on a ca...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Scientific Instruments

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Iron

Large Antique English Brass Merchant Scale Farmhouse Market Table Cast Iron
~ Direct from England A gorgeous and large genuine antique brass and cast iron merchant scale. We purchased this for the beautiful Silhouette, just image this displayed with season...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Late Victorian Scientific Instruments

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Brass, Iron

Mid-Century Modern Nautical Ship's Aerovane and Anemometer Kenetic Sculpture
While actually a navigational instrument measuring wind speed and direction, in their decommissioned state these aerovanes and anemometers become unusual and kinetic sculptural artif...
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Mid-20th Century Industrial Nautical Objects

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Chrome

French 19th Century Freestanding Brass Tea Scale Mounted on Wooden Base
A French brass freestanding tea scale from the 19th century mounted on a wooden base. Born in France during the politically dynamic 19th century, this tea scale features a central sh...
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Antique 19th Century French Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Pair of Framed 20th Century Butterfly Collections
Butterfly collection assembled by Professor Ivo Klik at Tufts University, circa 1970s. Each case contains about 300 specimens collected between the 1960s-1980s, all with data tags. E...
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Vintage 1970s Taxidermy

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Glass, Wood

Decorative Telescope with Level, Metal, 20th Century
By Anonymous, Unknown
Telescope with decorative level. Metal. Small decorative telescope with top level and three adjustable legs that also has a compass and bubble levels." · Size: 40x10x16 cms. Intern...
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20th Century Unknown Other Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal, Other

Decorative Telescope, Metal, 20th Century
By Anonymous, Unknown
Decorative telescope with rectangular base. Vertical angle measurement. Telescope fixed on an axis that allows its graduation in height and supported by a rectangular plate. It also ...
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20th Century Unknown Other Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal, Other

Mortar with Mace, Bronze. 17th Century
By Anonymous, Unknown
Mortar with mace. Bronze. XVII century. Bronze mortar with cylindrical body and edge and base exvasadas outwards decorated with a fringe of shells of great size alternated vertical ...
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Antique 17th Century European Baroque Scientific Instruments

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Bronze

Mortar with Mace or Pestle, Bronze, 17th Century
By Anonymous, Unknown
Mortar with mace. Bronze. XVII century. Bronze mortar with a cylindrical body that shows the excavated mouth (with two fine lines inside), the base with a concave molding and the sm...
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Antique 17th Century European Baroque Scientific Instruments

Materials

Bronze

German Carl Zeiss WWII Binoculars, 1943-1945
By Carl Zeiss
A blc (Zeiss) 12 x 60 (45 °) binoculars. These binoculars were used by the German army in the 2nd World War at the air defensive shield. They were also used by the navy. Polished alu...
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Vintage 1940s German Scientific Instruments

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Metal

Orrey by Jan Felkl Made in the Second Half of the 19th Century
By Jan Felkl
Rare orrery, or mechanical model depicting the solar system, from the second half of the 19th century. On the cartouche of the globe we read: Globus Jan Felkla Syn Roztoky Prahy. Bro...
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Antique 1860s Czech Globes

Materials

Brass

Antique Mineral Specimen Collection
A rare set of antique mineral specimen jars. Some remnants of labels. Some solid rocks others are powders. Sourced in Holland. Dimensions: Large approximate 20 height...
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Early 20th Century Dutch Scientific Instruments

Materials

Glass

Art Deco 'King Pyramid' Red Bakelite GPO Telephone 'Model No.1/232'
An Art Deco 'King Pyramid' telephone in rare and original fire red bakelite. Produced by the GPO (General Post Office), this is model number 1/232 with attached bell set and integral...
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Mid-20th Century English Art Deco Scientific Instruments

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Bakelite

Bavarian Pharmacy Balance
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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Antique 19th Century Balkan Biedermeier Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Patek Philippe French Naval Chronometer Wall Clock
By Patek Philippe
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 Wall Clocks

Materials

Crystal, Quartz

Mid-Century Modern Brass Barometer Vintage German, 1950s
By Unknown
A decorative Mid-Century Modern brass barometer. Some wear with a nice patina, but this is old-age. Made of metal and a glass. This item is circa 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Scientific Instruments

Materials

Marble, Metal

French Enlarged Model of the Wheat Seed Papier-mâché, 1890
Enlarged model of the wheat seed decomposable in 3 parts made of painted papier-mâché. French manufacture of the late 19th-early 20th century. Good condition, some cracks, breaks and...
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Antique 1890s French Scientific Instruments

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Paper

Wall-Mounted Weather Station in Rococo-Style Carved Walnut by De Lambert, 1910s
By A. de Lambert
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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Vintage 1910s Belgian Rococo Revival Scientific Instruments

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Walnut

Vintage Chinese Abacus, Authentic, Solid Wood
This is an authentic Chinese abacus that was used in the early 20th century. The Abacus being an ingenious calculator has been used in China for over a thousand years. Its accuracy a...
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Early 20th Century Chinese More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

Materials

Wood, Bamboo

Theodolite, Scientific Instrument, 20th Century
This theodolite is a precision instrument used for measuring angles both horizontally and vertically via a rotation along both axis. An impressive collector's piece for display in a ...
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20th Century French British Colonial More Desk Accessories

Materials

Metal

Spanish Brass Compass on Wooden Board, 1940s
Brass nautical compass on universal joint mounted on wooden board. Spanish manufacture of the 1940s, signed Peraz Trepaz Barcelona. Very good condition. Board 22 x 10.5 cm, total hei...
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Vintage 1940s Spanish Nautical Objects

Materials

Brass

Indian Brass Compass on Wooden Board, 1930s
Nautical liquid compass, brass, on universal joint signed Kezar India made in the 1930s mounted on a walnut board. The compass is made up of a cylindrical brass container, on the bot...
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Vintage 1930s Indian Nautical Objects

Materials

Brass

Didactic Model of a Small Heart, 1950s
Didactic model of a small heart removable in two parts and made of resin painted by hand and mounted on a metal base and black Plexiglas. Probably German manufacture of the 1950s. Go...
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Vintage 1950s German Scientific Instruments

Materials

Plastic

Cooke Troughton & Simms Theodolite
Cooke Troughton & Simms Theodolite in fitted mahogany case.
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Early 20th Century English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

19th Century French Patinated Copper Rooster Weather Vane with Cardinal Points
This elegant antique weather vane was created in Normandy, France, circa 1860. The traditional copper sculpture features a Classic swivel French chanticleer rooster standing on an ar...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Country Animal Sculptures

Materials

Copper

Midcentury Full, Functional Barber, Dentist Chair from the 1930s, France
In a great original shape a dentist or barber chair from the 1930 France, very elegant model and in a good working condition.
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Antique Woodstock Typewriter #5, circa 1933
About An antique distressed Woodstock typewriter #5 with a 16 inch carriage. The keys are black and green numbers with four rows of keys. The carriage slides smoothly from side to...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco More Desk Accessories

Materials

Steel, Nickel

Trio of 19th Century Macabre Plaster Death Masks Memento Mori
A trio of late 19th century death masks, a thick plaster form taken from the deceased the technique was used prior advent of photography. Often used for the famous individuals to mai...
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Antique Late 19th Century European Victorian Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Plaster

Russian Engraved Brass Perpetual Calendar Made in the 1950s
Russian engraved brass perpetual calendar, made in the 1950s. The months, seasons and all holidays of the Russian calendar are indicated. Diameter 18.5 cm, thickness 0.8 cm. Shippin...
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Vintage 1950s Russian Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

20th Century Ebonized Circular Concave Distortion Mirror
A early 20th century concave mirror plate, housed in a later decorative Regency style ebonized frame. The mirror has some minor pitting to the plate, the surface is scratch and ab...
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20th Century English Regency More Mirrors

Materials

Glass

Antique Carved Wood Black Forest Dog Hound Hunt Barometer Bird Coat Rack
Direct from Europe, a lovely antique Black Forest carved wood barometer -thermometer. Ornate carvings include the huge carved hound at the top and the stunning birds in flight, one...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Black Forest Animal Sculptures

Materials

Glass, Wood

Hydrometer by Henning Koppel for Georg Jensen
By Georg Jensen, Henning Koppel
A black enameled hydrometer, was a part of a weather station.
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

Weather Station by Henning Koppel for Georg Jensen
By Georg Jensen, Henning Koppel
A black enameled weather station, including a clock, thermometer, barometer and hydrometer.
Category

Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

Italian Botanical Model Early 1900s Plaster on Wooden Base
By Antonio Vallardi Editore
Botanical model made of painted plaster and mounted on black painted wooden boards of an orthotropic ovule made by prof. T. Ferraris for Vallardi publisher Milan Scientific material,...
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Early 20th Century Italian Scientific Instruments

Materials

Plaster, Wood

20 X 120 Nikon Marine Binoculars. Paint Stripped & metal polished. Japanese 1940
By Nikon
A pair of Nikon 20x120 Marine binoculars. Set on a period, extendable oak and polished metal stand. 20x magnification with 120mm objective lenses. Paint stripped and metal polished. ...
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Vintage 1940s Japanese Art Deco Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

Didactic Anatomic Model of Mandible and Jaw Made in the 1950s
By Deutsches Hygiene Museum Dresden
Anatomic model of a mandible and a complete jaw of the lower and upper dental arch made in the 1950s, made of hand-colored cellon and mounted on a bakelite base. The jaw, which is a ...
Category

Vintage 1950s German Scientific Instruments

Materials

Plastic

Ship's Course Corrector by Bain & Ainsley, circa 1900
A Bain & Ainsley "HA - HY" mahogany cased ship's course corrector, circa 1900. With retailers's mark: T. L. Ainsley, Barry Dock & Cardiff. See photos for instructions. Measu...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Nautical Objects

Materials

Brass

1800s Merryweather Smoke Mask
Merryweather helmets were used by British fire brigades from the Victorian era. This is a rare full head smoke rescue helmet/mask. It has a tight fitting shape that closed on the sid...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century British Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Leather

Didactic Resin Anatomical Model of an Enlarged Jaw, Germany, 1950s
Didactic anatomical model of an enlarged jaw, mounted on a wooden board with hooks for hanging. In evidence the circulatory system, the roots of the teeth, and two caries. Made in ha...
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Vintage 1950s German Scientific Instruments

Materials

Wood, Resin

Bronze Mortar with Pestle, 20th Century, after Baroque Models
By Anonymous, Unknown
Mortar with hand. Bronze, 20th century. Open-ended cylindrical mortar with two handles, a decoration in bands on the outside (rolls and birds; floral details; inscription in capital...
Category

20th Century European Baroque Scientific Instruments

Materials

Bronze

Vintage 5 Draw Brass Telescope
Vintage brass 5 draw extendable hand telescope. Comes with original cap to cover glass end and brass eyepiece cover that slides in and out of place. Unusually long telescope at just ...
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Vintage 1970s American Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Vintage 3 Draw Brass and Leather Telescope
Vintage brown leather and brass 3 draw extendable hand telescope. Comes with original cap to cover glass end and brass eyepiece cover that slides in and out of place. Original leathe...
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Vintage 1970s French Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

French Fabric Store Scale in Walnut with Marble Top, 1900s
A wonderful walnut and marble fabric scale, French, circa 1900. The walnut base has gilt trim on its faces and sides, and canted corners with mahogany veneer for accent. A lightly ve...
Category

Early 20th Century French Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Marble, Brass

Antique Mother of Pearl Opera Glasses with Lorgnette Handle, circa 1900
A splendid pair of French late Victorian or Edwardian opera glasses, made from gilded brass retaining the original finish. The glasses are in full working order and clad in mother...
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Antique Early 1900s French Edwardian Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Vintage Medical Half Head Painted Anatomical Model, 1950s
Fantastic looking natural size vintage model of a human half head on a wooden base. The Height of the model is 40 cm tall. Shows mimic muscular system of the right half of the head, ...
Category

Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Scientific Instruments

Materials

Aluminum

George III Rosewood Mercury Stick Barometer by J.King, Bristol
By Unknown
George III rosewood stick barometer in a finely grained case with turned cistern cover and caddy top. Central Ivory based mercury thermometer with Fahrenheit and Reaumur scales. ...
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Antique 1820s English George III Nautical Objects

Materials

Rosewood

Important Georgian Mahogany Mercury Stick Barometer by Stott, Dumfries
By Unknown
Fine Georgian mahogany bow fronted stick barometer. Bow fronted glass set in front of the silvered register plate with sliding vernier controlled by an ivory turned knob. Concertina ...
Category

Antique 1790s English Georgian Scientific Instruments

Materials

Mahogany

George III Mahogany Mercury Stick Barometer by Henry Andrews, Royston
By Unknown
George III stick barometer in a finely figured mahogany case with canted corners and architectural pediment surmounted by a central ivory finial. Exposed mercury tube with bulb ciste...
Category

Antique Early 1800s English George III Scientific Instruments

Materials

Mahogany

Modern Terrestrial Globe Wood Tripod Base
Terrestrail globe in paper-mâché, turned and ebonized wooden base.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Scientific Instr...

Materials

Wood, Paper

Pocket Compass Aurapole, 1915, Brass, Made in England
By Short & Mason
Pocket compass, 1915, of chromed brass in the shape of a pocket watch, signed Aurapole Short & Mason London, England. The compass has a snap-on cover with release button inside the r...
Category

Vintage 1910s British Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Pocket Brass Compass KAAM Used by British Aviation Officers in 1915
Pocket compass used by British aviation officers signed L. KAMM & Co London V n. 49227 of 1915, made of chromed brass in the form of a pocket watch. The compass is equipped with a li...
Category

Vintage 1910s British Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

German Hand Carved Beechwood Equine Barometer
By Simon Hansel
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. ...
Category

Mid-20th Century German Arts and Crafts Scientific Instruments

Materials

Beech

1969 Space Age Telescope Stein Optik Achromatic Coated Lens with Box, Japan
This made in Japan Telescope was bought in 1969 in Japan and brought to Italy. It is still in the original wooden box, with original packaging. The telescope is metallic, with pedes...
Category

Vintage 1960s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal