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WWII Brass Pocket Compass, England, 1942
Located in Nantucket, MA
A working brass pocket compass marked London, 1942 on the back. Nickel dial. With hinged glass magnifier. WWII English. TG Co. Ltd.
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Mid-20th Century Industrial English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

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 William IV Antique English Scientific Instruments

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Rosewood

Victorian Bankers Brass Balance Scale by W & T Avery
By W & T Avery
Located in Montreal, QC
This is a mighty contraption for weighing specie and gold in quantity. It stands on three scrolling feet. It has a blocking and unblocking mechanism, so it can be moved with less dif...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Antique English Brass Field Microscope in Original Case, circa 1890-1900
Located in New Orleans, LA
Rare antique English brass field microscope in original case, circa 1890-1900.
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Early 19th Century Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

19th Century Pair of English 12-inch Globes by William Harris, 1832 and 1835
By William Harris
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 William IV Antique English Scientific Instruments

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Paper, Wood

Rare Pair of Globes, London 1816/1828, John and William Cary
By Cary
Located in Bamberg, DE
London, 1816/1828 Colored and lacquered copper engravings, three-legged mahogany mounts and each with a compass. Both globes have an equatorial ring with month indications and a bra...
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1810s George IV Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Mahogany

Domestic Medicine Chest by Thompson & Capper
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 Other Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

U.S. Navy Steel and Brass Quadrant, First Half of the 20th Century
Located in Nantucket, MA
Antique steel and brass quadrant, first half of the 20th century, made in London for the U.S. Navy, in very good condition with lenses, shades and scale. The essential mariner's navi...
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Early 20th Century Other English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass, Steel

Real Tennis Print, Ed Barre by W. Bromley
Located in Oxfordshire, GB
A wonderful and extremely rare real tennis, Royal Tennis, Jeu de Paume, Court Tennis Picture, J. Edmond Barre By W. Bromley. An exceptionally rare mid-19th century artists proof mix...
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Mid-19th Century Sporting Art Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Paper

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

Materials

Iron

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 Victorian Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

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 Victorian Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

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 Victorian Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Hardwood

18th Century Pair of English Globes by Cary, 1798 and 1800
By Cary’s
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 George III Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Paper, Wood

Weighting Scales by Avery of Birmingham
By W & T Avery
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 Edwardian English Scientific Instruments

Materials

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

Imperial Sand & Ballast Measure by De Grave Short & Co Ltd of London
By De Grave Short, Fanner & Co.
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 Industrial English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Oak

19th Century Regency Gilt Wood and Maple English Harp I&I Erat
By I&I Erat
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. To...
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1820s Empire Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Maple, Giltwood

Regency Period William Harris Culpeper Microscope
By William Harris
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 Regency Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

19th Century 8 Day Marine Chronometer by Frodsham and Keen
By Frodsham & Keen Liverpool
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 Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Stevens & Sons 19th Century Brass and Mahogany Scale
By Stevens & Sons
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 Victorian Antique English 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 Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Glass

19th Century English 18-inch Globe, Cary's 1840
By Cary’s
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 Early Victorian Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Wood, Paper

Antique English Brass Field Microscope in Original Case, circa 1890-1900
Located in New Orleans, LA
Rare antique English brass field microscope in original case, circa 1890-1900.
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Early 19th Century Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Antique English Cased "Paget Angle Sextant" by H. Hughes & Son Limited
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique English "Paget Angle Sextant" in original case made by H. Hughes and Son Limited, circa 1920.
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Early 20th Century English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Wood

Antique English London-Made Brass Surveying Compass in Original Case, circa 1880
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique English Lond-made brass surveying compass in original case, circa 1880. Made By J. and W.E. Archbutt of London. Manufacturers of scientific measuring instruments, such as le...
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Late 19th Century Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Antique English Barograph Signed "Short and Mason, London," circa 1900-1920
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique English Barograph signed "Short and Mason, London," circa 1900-1920.
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Early 20th Century English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

18th Century English Pocket Globe by Nathaniel Hill, 1754
Located in Milano, IT
Nathaniel Hill Pocket globe London, 1754 The globe is contained in its original case, which itself is covered in shark skin. There are slight gaps in the original paint on the spher...
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1750s George II Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Shagreen, Paper

George III Mahogany Stick Barometer by Henry Shuttleworth, London
Located in San Francisco, CA
A fine George III mahogany stick barometer and thermometer with an engraved silvered register, made and signed by Henry Raines Shuttleworth, London. Shuttleworth flourished from 1746...
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Late 18th Century George III Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

19th Century English Brass Pocket Box Compass
Located in Stamford, CT
Two English brass pocket box compasses, both with handcrafted cases. The larger with beveled and beaded edges early 19th century. The smaller with incised circular decoration on top,...
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Early 19th Century Georgian Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

18th Century English Pocket Globe, circa 1775-1798
By Herman Moll
Located in Milano, IT
Pocket globe London, between 1775 and 1798 Re-edition of the globe of Hermann Moll (1678-1732) dated 1719 The globe is contained in its original case, which itself is covered in sh...
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Late 18th Century George III Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Shagreen, Paper

Fine Pair of Vintage English Salters Balance Scales
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A pair of antique scales in very good all original condition. Class II, improved family scales, to weight 14 lbs. by 1 oz. Iron with tiered round bases with flanges, and brass engrav...
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Late 19th Century Industrial Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass, Iron

19th Century English Regency Brass Pocket Sundial Compass
Located in Stamford, CT
An English brass pocket sundial compass, early 19th century. In a hand turned domed brass case with lovely patina. Magnetic dial for latitude 51° North. It has a paper dial card ...
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Early 19th Century Regency Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Portable Copying Machine by James Watt & Co.
By James Watt
Located in New Orleans, LA
Considered the first step into the world of modern photocopying, the copying machine was among the first widely used devices to successfully produce an exact copy of an original writ...
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18th Century Other Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Mahogany

Lignum Vitae Treen Vices Pair of Minature Tree of Life
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
- Collector's specimens - Lignum vitae is sought after for the beauty of its grain, coloring, patina, density and toughness Translated from Latin, vignum vitae means “wood of lif...
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1750s George II Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Wood

English Antique George II Mahogany Stick Barometer by Polti of Exeter
By C. Polti
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 George II Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

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 Antique English 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 Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

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 Regency Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Mahogany

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 Victorian Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

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

Magic Lantern Slide Projector by Riley Brothers, circa 1895
Located in London, GB
A "Praestantia" magic lantern slide projector by Riley Brothers of Bradford, circa 1895. With case and slide holder.
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Late 19th Century Victorian Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

18th Century Antique Georgian Satinwood Precision Barometer
Located in Devon, GB
A rare late 18th century George III period antique cross-banded satinwood wheel barometer. The nine inch circular silvered and engraved main scale has elaborate compass point central...
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18th Century George III Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Satinwood

Marine Chronometer by Thomas Mercer of St. Albans
By Thomas Mercer
Located in London, GB
A two day marine chronometer by Thomas Mercer of St. Albans, circa 1966. 4 inch silvered dial. Number: 25981 Gimbal mounted in brass bowl, with locking arm, within a mahogany b...
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Mid-20th Century English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Scales Made for the County of Kent by Avery Dated 1898
By W & T Avery
Located in London, GB
A portable set of beam scales made for the County of Kent by W & T Avery Ltd of Birmingham, circa 1898. Marked: CAPACITY 1 LB - KENT COUNTY COUNCIL Marked with indenture number...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

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

Materials

Iron

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

Materials

Iron

Early 19th Century Abrahams of Bath Culpepper Brass Microscope
Located in Lincolnshire, GB
An early 19th century brass culpepper type microscope by Abrahams of Bath in the original mahogany case. The base of the microscope with a fitted drawer containing extra lenses and a...
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Early 19th Century Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Early 19th Century Watkins and Hill Model Beam Engine
By Watkins & Hill
Located in Lincolnshire, GB
A rare early 19th century demonstration model of a steam driven beam engine made by Watkins and Hill, London standing on a mahogany and ebony stung base A similar example can be ...
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Early 19th Century Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Delzenne's Circle by Elliott Brothers of London, with Mirror, circa 1910
By Elliott Brothers
Located in London, GB
An Earth Inductor (Delzenne's Circle) by Elliott Brothers of London, circa 1910. The rotating circle is mounted with a brass backed mirror. The right hand side of the frame has...
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Early 20th Century English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

George III Mahogany Barometer
Located in New York, NY
Late 18th century banjo barometer, with thermometer, level, convex plate, bone carved crown finial Brass bezels and glass.
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Late 18th Century George III Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Wimshurst Influence Machine
Located in London, GB
A Wimshurst influence electrostatic generator, circa 1900. The Wimshurst influence machine is an electrostatic generator, a machine for generating high voltages developed betwee...
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Late 19th Century Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Run of 7 Copper Standard Imperial Measuring Jugs
By Farrow & Jackson
Located in London, GB
A run of seven copper standard imperial measuring jugs, by Farrow & Jackson of London and Paris. 1/2 pint to 4 Gallon, the sizes are as follows: 1: Half Pint: Height; 4 3/4". D...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Copper

English 19th Century Assembled Set of Six Brass Bell Weights
Located in Wells, ME
English 19th century assembled set of six brass bell weights. The six weights are 7 pound, 4 pound, 2 pound, 1 pound, 8 ounces and 4 ounces. These weights were used in retail establi...
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Mid-19th Century Victorian Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Antique Georgian Mahogany Banjo Barometer
Located in Norwich, GB
Antique Georgian mahogany banjo barometer having a swan neck pediment and satinwood stringing to the case, thermometer, small round mirror and a silver nine inch dial.  
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Early 19th Century Georgian Antique English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Mahogany

Antique English Spring Balance Scale Made by Salter 100 Years Old, Custom Stand
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique English spring balance pocket scale made by "Salter Co." on custom made stand, 100 years old. (Shown at Right in Group Photo) Measures: Scale: 7-1/2" long x 1-1/2" wide St...
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Early 20th Century English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Antique English Spring Balance Scale Made by Salter 100 Years Old, Custom Stand
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique English spring balance scale made by "Salter Co." on custom made stand, 100 years old. (shown at left in group photo) Measures: Scale: 6-1/2" long x 1" wide Stand: 8-1/2" ...
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Early 20th Century English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Antique English Spring Balance Scale Made by Salter 100 Years Old, Custom Stand
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique English spring balance scale made by "Salter Co." on custom made stand, 100 years old. (Shown at center in group photo) Scale: 13" long x 3-1/2" wide Stand: 15" high x 4" ...
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Early 20th Century English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass