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Vintage Plaster Anatomical Skull Model
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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Other Vintage 20th Century Scientific Instruments

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Plaster

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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English Industrial 20th Century Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Wood Frame Hour Glass or Sand Timer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Over 20 inches tall, a wonderful wood framed hour glass or sand timer. A compliment to the library, console table, shelves or as a bookend - a great piece that will stand out in time...
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Victorian 20th Century Scientific Instruments

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Glass, Wood

Wooden Stethoscope Italian Manufacture from the Early 1900s
Located in Milan, IT
Wooden stethoscope, in two screwable pieces, Italian manufacture from the early 1900s. Measures: Height 18 cm - 7 inches, base 5.5 cm - 2.16 inches. Very good condition.    
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Italian 20th Century Scientific Instruments

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Wood

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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Belgian Rococo Revival Vintage 20th Century Scientific Instruments

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Walnut

Doctor's Surgery Height Measure, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
An early 20th century Edwardian doctor's surgery height measuring stand. The stand comprises a cast iron foot plate, a bronze measuring stick holder and an adjustable height measu...
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European 20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Iron

Edwardian Oak Aneroid Barometer, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
A fine example of an Edwardian oak cased aneroid barometer. The barometer has a thermometer with an unusual curled reservoir and is held in an oak glass fronted case. The silve...
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European 20th Century Scientific Instruments

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Oak

City of Newcastle upon Tyne Precision Laboratory Jack, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
A 20th century precision laboratory jack made by W & T Avery Ltd of London (Signed). The instrument has been provided for the City of Newcastle upon Tyne for their weights and mea...
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European 20th Century Scientific Instruments

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Metal

Edwardian Oak Aneroid Barometer, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
A fine example of an Edwardian oak cased aneroid barometer. The barometer has a thermometer with an unusual curled reservoir and is held in an oak glass fronted case. The silve...
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European 20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Oak

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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Swiss Industrial 20th Century Scientific Instruments

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Steel

Patek Philippe Chronotome Electronic Clock
Located in New Orleans, LA
This rare, one-of-a-kind quartz-controlled electronic chronotome clock was crafted by the renowned Patek Philippe of Geneva as part of the firm's Electronic Clock System. Every Patek...
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Swiss Industrial 20th Century Scientific Instruments

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Crystal, Quartz, Metal

Early 20th Century English Bulls Death Mask
Located in London, GB
Early 20th Century bulls death mask This is a very unusual and morbid object, used in the early 20th century by English famers this object would have been used to put down bulls or ...
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British Folk Art Vintage 20th Century Scientific Instruments

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Iron

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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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 20th Century Scientific Instruments

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Plywood

Magnetic Compass on a Wooden Board Made in 1940 by the Lionel Corporation N.Y.
Located in Milan, IT
Magnetic compass on universal joint mounted on a wooden board. The compass was produced in 1940 by the Lionel Corporation N.Y. Company for the U.S. Navy. Navy Bu Ships 4-inch Boat Co...
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American Vintage 20th Century Scientific Instruments

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Brass

U.S. Navy Artillery Stadimeter and Mahogany Carrying Case c.1942
Located in San Francisco, CA
About A brass and wood U.S. Navy stadimeter with a Mahogany handle and glass viewfinders. Its original Mahogany carrying box has unusual locking latches. Both pieces have original...
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American Industrial 20th Century Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Celestial Globe Con Tripode, USA, 1900
Located in Milan, IT
American paper mâché celestial globe, wooden horizon circle, cast iron tripod. Showing the positions of the principal stars and circles, by John Duncan, professor of astronomy, maker...
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American 20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Iron

Antique Brass Park Sherman Perpetual Desk Calendar c.1920
Located in San Francisco, CA
About An original brass perpetual desk calendar with New York logo on the front. In good working order. Creator: Park Sherman. Date of manufacture: c.1920-1930. Materials an...
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Art Deco 20th Century Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Brass Compass Magnapole Made in 1915
Located in Milan, IT
Pocket compass for an American army officer during the First World War of chromed brass in the shape of a pocket watch, signed Magnapole Short & Mason Taylor Rochester NY Pat Apr 20 ...
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American Vintage 20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Pocket Compass for a US Army Officers Signed Keuffel & Esser Co NY WWI
Located in Milan, IT
Pocket compass signed Keuffel & Esser Co New York, used by US Army officers during the First World War of chrome-plated brass in the shape of a pocket watch. The compass is equipped ...
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American Vintage 20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Antique Desktop Watchmaker's Lathe, Swiss, Brass, Jacot, Craftsman's Tool, 1920
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique desktop watchmaker's lathe. A Swiss, brass and steel jacot craftsman's tool, dating to the early 20th century, circa 1920. Fascinating, boxed precision desktop ...
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Swiss 20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass, Steel

Copper, Brass and Chrome Ship's Anemometer, Midcentury
Located in Nantucket, MA
A functional ship's anemometer, used in measuring wind speed. Made of copper, brass and chrome. Can be used outside or in and the copper cups move freely. Polished and salvaged from ...
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European Industrial 20th Century Scientific Instruments

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Brass, Copper, Chrome

Emil Busch 10x80 WW11 Naval/Marine Binoculars
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
A pair of 10x80 observation binoculars designed by Emil Busch Optical Industries of Rathenow. WW11 naval binoculars with eyepieces set at 45 degrees. Set on a later extending wood an...
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German 20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Chrome

Fuji Meibo 15x80 WW11 Naval/Marine Binoculars
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
Fuji Meibo 15X80 marine binoculars on later extending wood and chromed metal stand with chromed conical feet. 15X magnification with 80m objective lens. Numbered 6526. Stamped...
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Japanese 20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Chrome

Nikon 20x120 WW11 Naval Binoculars Chromed Metal and Brass
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
Nikon 20x120 WW11 Naval binoculars. Chromed metal and brass binoculars, set on an original Zeiss 1960's Military, re-polished stand. 20x magnification with 120mm objective lenses...
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Japanese 20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Nikon 20 x 120 WW11 Naval/Marine Binoculars
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
Chromed metal and brass Nikon 20x120 WW11 Naval Binoculars. Set on an original Zeiss 1960's military, re-polished metal stand. 20x magnification with 120mm objective lenses. Paint...
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Japanese 20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Machine Age Industrial Streamline U.S. Navy Radar Assembly by RCA circa WW II
Located in Dallas, TX
Machine Age Art Deco Industrial Streamline U.S. Navy Radar Assembly by RCA circa WW II Tall sculptural radar loop assembly for World War Two Naval ship, submarine, plane or dirigibl...
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American Industrial Vintage 20th Century Scientific Instruments

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Aluminum, Iron

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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American Vintage 20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Theodolite Carl Zeiss 1920s Light Gray and Black Painted Brass
Located in Milan, IT
Theodolite by Carl Zeiss Jena D.R.G.M. 1920s, light gray and black painted brass, internal horizontal and vertical circle with microscope readings, rack and pinion focusing. Very goo...
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German Vintage 20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Carved Oakwood Antique French Barometer with Thermometer, by De Lambert, 1910s
Located in Verviers, BE
Carved oakwood antique French barometer with thermometer by the firme De Lambert, 1910s Made in Belgium by A. de Lambert. High quality mechanism with jeweled movement barometer and ...
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Belgian Art Nouveau Vintage 20th Century Scientific Instruments

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Oak

Carved Oakwood Antique French Barometer with Thermometer, 1910s
Located in Verviers, BE
Carved oakwood antique French barometer with thermometer Unusual antique carved oak barometer in a lovely oak case, working order. ...
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French Art Nouveau Vintage 20th Century Scientific Instruments

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Oak

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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English Other 20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass, Steel

Log Caliper, Made by William Greenleaf Company, Belmont, MA
Located in Nantucket, MA
A large caliper for calculating the number of board feet a log will yield. The central wood shaft engraved with multiple scales on each of the four sides with a large metal mounted c...
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American Rustic 20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

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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European Louis XVI 20th Century Scientific Instruments

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Wood

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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Swiss Industrial 20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Steel

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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Swiss Industrial 20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Steel

Patek Philippe Electronic World Time Tower Clock
Located in New Orleans, LA
The largest and oldest of its kind ever made, this remarkable and rare 22-module time tower was created by Patek Philippe of Geneva. Part of the highly regarded and technologically a...
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Swiss Industrial 20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal, Steel

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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Swiss 20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Steel

Vintage Waterman Paris 18-Karat Gold Nib Fountain Pen
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage waterman fountain pen with an 18-karat gold nib. A vintage fountain pen by Waterman Paris. This writing instrument features a red and black marbled precious resin body with ...
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French Mid-Century Modern 20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Gold

Vintage Accoson Sphygmomanometer in Box, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
Vintage English made Accoson sphygmomanometer (an instrument for measuring blood pressure, typically consisting of an inflatable rubber cuff which is applied to the arm and connected...
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European 20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

Danish Brass Compass in its Original Wooden Box, 1920s-1930s
Located in Milan, IT
Magnetic compass on universal joint in its original wooden box with slot lid, produced by Iver C. Weilbach & Co Amaliegade 30 Copenhagen. The compass consists of a cylindrical vessel...
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Danish Vintage 20th Century Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Large Dramatic Streamlined Floor Fan
Located in Peekskill, NY
This is one of the most dramatic midcentury floor fan designs you will find. This example is extremely rare. It has the look of a Jet Engine. Its clean and works very well. It does s...
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American Streamlined Moderne 20th Century Scientific Instruments

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Aluminum

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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English 20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Iron

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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French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

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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Industrial 20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal, Brass, Chrome

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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Swiss Industrial 20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

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

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Other

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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French Industrial Antique 20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

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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French 20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Giltwood

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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German Industrial 20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

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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British Antique 20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

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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American Vintage 20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

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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American Vintage 20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

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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Czech Other Vintage 20th Century Scientific Instruments

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Plaster, Wood

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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Vintage 20th Century 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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French Antique 20th Century 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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French Vintage 20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass