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Period: Mid-20th Century
1950s Phiwe Anatomical Didactic Model of Human Enlargedf Eye Antique Scientific
Located in Milan, IT
Anatomical didactic model of human eye enlarged made of gutta-percha plastic material of vegetable origin. The model is decomposable in order to show the cornea, the iris and the l...
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German Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Plaster

Italy 1939s Sketch Futurist Poster "Day of Two Crosses" Against Tuberculosis
Located in Milan, IT
Sketch of the futurist poster "Day of two crosses, 16th April 1939, XVII", mixed technique of pastel and water-color, for an Italian campaign against tuberculosis, to inform people a...
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Italian Futurist Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Paper

Italian Mid-Century Medical Laboratory Bed Brown Leather and White Metal, 1940s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century Medical laboratory bed brown leather and white metal, 1940s Medical laboratory bed with cream white painted metal structure. The backrest, footrest and seat are ...
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Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

Vintage Fuller's Calculator, English Scientific Instrument, Stanley, Mid Century
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a vintage Fuller's Calculator. An English, mahogany and brass cased scientific instrument by Stanley of London, dating to the mid 20th century, circa 1950. Quality mathema...
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British Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Modernist Atomic 1950s Television by Olympic, Tambour Doors "rocket tuner"
By Olympus
Located in Buffalo, NY
Super Rare! Modernist Atomic 1950s Television by Olympic, Tambour doors "new rocket tuner" Probably one of the best designed T.V'S I've ever seen. Stunning Blonde mahogany cabinet, S...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Glass, Plastic, Wood, Mahogany

Large 1940s Vintage Industrial Apothecary Laboratory Teaching Scale Balance
Located in Lafayette, IN
Rare 1940's vintage large-scale teaching scale/balance. Scale stands a massive 50" tall and was originally used as an instructional scale in a Purdue University lab (hence the large ...
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American Industrial Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Steel, Iron

1920s, Art Deco Antique Square Glass Ink Well
Located in National City, CA
1920s Art Deco antique square glass ink well Unmarked. Measures: 2.5 tall x 2.88 x 2.88 Preowned original unrestored vintage condition. Refer to images.
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Art Deco Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

1960s Grillo Folding Telephone by Marco Zanuso & Richard Sapper
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An off-white Grillo (Cricket) folding telephone by Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper designed in 1966. A revolutionary space age modern design with an ingenious flip mechanism and a l...
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Mid-Century Modern Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Plastic

Large Papier-mâché Terrestrial Globe, France circa 1950
Located in Paris, FR
Important relief earth globe representing the oceans and the continents. The globe is made of painted papier-mâché, fixed to the marble base by a brass axis. France around 1950.
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French Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Marble, Brass

Set of 5 Vintage Traditional Snow Measuring Poles, circa 1930
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of five vintage snow measuring poles, by unknown manufacturer from Spain, circa 1930. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautifu...
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Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

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 Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Plaster

1930s Small Magnetic Brass Chromed Pocket Compass Antique Scientific Instrument
Located in Milan, IT
The Jacaranda table lamp is made of blown glass with brass details and base and fabric lampshade. The glass structure is obtained with the artisan technique of glass blowing inside a...
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Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

British Royal Navy Ship’s Binnacle Compass
Located in Norwell, MA
Solid brass ship’s compass on gimbal mounted into a brass binnacle housing. The nameplate reads pattern 0183, and serial number 14313-B. The compass card shows the royal crown. The b...
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European Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Decorative Blue Marianne Brandt Avantgarde Bauhaus Letter Scale, 1930s, Germany
Located in Vienna, AT
An iconic light-blue sheet metal postal letter scale from the1930s in blue, designed by Marianne Brandt, executed by Ruppel Werke, Ruppelwerk in Gotha, Germany. In original and worki...
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German Bauhaus Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Sheet Metal, Metal, Iron

Set of Two Rustic Wooden Spools of Thread, circa 1930
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Rustic wooden spools of thread, by unknown manufacturer from Spain, circa 1930. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. ...
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Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Wood

Machine Age Ribbonaire Fan Designed by W.O. Langille for Singer, 1931
By W. O. Langille, Singer Sewing Machine Co.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Ribbonaire Bakelite Electric Fan designed by W.O. Langille in 1931 for the Singer Sewing Machine Company. Aerodynamic Design that pivots front to back to angle the breeze. Unique des...
Category

American Machine Age Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Fabric, Bakelite

1930s Antique Terrestrial Globe Edited By Vallardi Editore in Milan
Located in Milan, IT
Terrestrial globe published in the 1930s by Vallardi Editore, papier-mâché sphere covered with engraving paper on a copper plate and watercolored, turned wooden base complete with en...
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Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Paper

Set of Six Wooden Teeth from a Dental School, 1950
Located in SOTTEVILLE-LÈS-ROUEN, FR
A unique set of six hand carved teeth. Each tooth is a monoxyle piece hand carved in boxwood. It came from a french dental school and they were produced by students in the fift...
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French Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Boxwood

1930s Johnson & Johnson Art Deco Counter Top Display
Located in Garnerville, NY
Johnson & Johnson center top or wall hanging apothecary display. Originally found in at pharmacies, druggists or general stores. Each opening was filled with small boxes or glass via...
Category

American Art Deco Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Wood, Birch, Maple, Masonite, Plywood

Vintage Traditional Yarn Ends, circa 1950
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Rustic wooden spindles and yarn ends, by unknown manufacturer from Spain, circa 1930. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful pati...
Category

Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Yarn, Wood

Set of Three Rustic Wooden Spools of Thread, circa 1930
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Rustic wooden spools of thread, by unknown manufacturer from Spain, circa 1930. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. ...
Category

Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Wood

1950s Fire Engine Red Decorative Brass Pump Fire Extinguisher Underwriters Lab
Located in National City, CA
Fire engine red decorative brass pump fire extinguisher underwriters laboratories Measures: 17.25 tall x 3 diameter. Vintage antique fire extinguisher, made in brass painted in red...
Category

American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Spanish Antique Wood Meter, circa 1950
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Antique wood meter. By unknown manufacturer from Spain, circa 1950. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. Materials: Woo...
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European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Wood

Antique Brass Vintage Handle Fire Gun Extinguisher Underwriters Laboratories
Located in National City, CA
Antique brass handle fire gun extinguisher Underwriters Laboratories Measures: 13 tall x 3 diameter Original preowned used unrestored condition Review images provided.
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

1950s Vintage Tricle Bakelite Olympic Tape Measure Peoples Republic of China
Located in National City, CA
Vintage Tricle Bakelite Olympic tape Measure Peoples Republic of China Wonderful vintage tape measure has a cover made from dappled rich dark colored bake-lite with gilt brass fitti...
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Chinese Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Rustic Wooden Spool of Thread, circa 1930
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Rustic wooden spool of thread, by unknown manufacturer from Spain, circa 1930. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. ...
Category

Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Wood

Longines "Ratt Tid" Exact Time, Chronometer Table Clock Cal, 24.99, 1940/50s
Located in Torino, IT
LONGINES "Ratt Tid" Exact Time Chronometer table clock, cal. 24.99. Original wooden box ORIGIN Switzerland PERIOD 40s/50s BRAND LONGINES MODEL "Ratt Tid" Exact T...
Category

Swiss Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

Kelvin and Hughes Binnacle Compass with Oil Lights
By Kelvin & Hughes 1
Located in Nantucket, MA
A documented Kelvin and Hughes brass binnacle compass in working order. It sits in a teak case with brass oil lights on either side. The small doors on each side open and the oil lam...
Category

English Industrial Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Leather Covered Hand Held Telescope, Circa 1930
Located in London, GB
An excellent leather covered nickel plated brass four draw telescope with variable magnification from 25-40 times and a 2 inch objective lens. A perfect stalking scope which has been...
Category

British Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass, Nickel

Paravia Educational Anatomical Model of the Base of the Human Skull, Italy 1950
Located in Naples, IT
Anatomical model of the base of the head with decomposable encephalon made of rubber and plaster by Paravia, circa 1950.  
Category

Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Plaster

Mid-Century Era Bludworth Marine Port Pilot Loop Nautical Radio Direction Finder
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This vintage nautical direction finder was made by Bludworth Marine Mfg. of the United States in approximately 1960 in the period Mid-Century Modern style. The case is composed of me...
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American Mid-Century Modern Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

Pigeon Timer By German Maker In Oak Case
Located in Norwell, MA
Oak cased pigeon timer with clock face that is marked made in Germany. 7 jewel clock by Benzing. Keu is present. Varnished oak dove tailed box. Everyone needs one! Dimension; 6"H ...
Category

European Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Wood

Vintage Cartographer's Magnifying Glass, English, Brass, Desktop, Library Aid
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a vintage cartographer's magnifying glass. An English, brass desktop library aid, dating to the late 20th century, circa 1970. Enhance the detail of map reading with this ...
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British Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

MId-Century Modern Sterling Silver-Mounted Honeywell Barometer
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern, sterling silver-mounted Honeywell barometer, Baldwin and Miller Co., Indianapolis, Indiana, Ca. 1950's. Barometer mechanism itself is made by the Honeywell Compan...
Category

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

Materials

Metal, Sterling Silver

Vintage Dental Model of Mouth with Braces in Original Box by Columbia Dentoforms
Located in New York, NY
A vintage 1960/70s teaching dental model of a mouth with braces by noted company Columbia Dentoforms. Columbia Dentoforms has been making teaching models for over 100 years and known...
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North American Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Chrome

Anatomical Model of the Human Ear by Somso, 1950s
Located in Naples, IT
Didactic model of the human ear, materiale plastico, made in 1950s by Somso, a German company active since the second half of the nineteenth century, known as an excellence in the de...
Category

German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

PVC

Angelus Meteorological Station
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Angelus meteorological station Switzerland winding watch 1960 clock to wind with duration of 8 days Materials Bronze and leather Origin Switzerland Circa 1930 It has signs of use...
Category

Swiss Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Bronze

Two Molecular Structure Models on Wood Bases, Priced Individually
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Academic style molecular structure models crafted with painted wood balls strung with metal rods and presented on classic turned wood bases. Priced individually at $2,400 each. Me...
Category

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

Materials

Metal

Vintage Egg Timer, English, Brass, Glass, 3 Minute Sand Countdown, Mid-Century
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a vintage egg timer. An English, brass and glass 3 minute sand countdown, dating to the mid 20th century, circa 1960. Charming vintage timer set within a polished frame D...
Category

British Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Glass

Italian Radiophonograph RR126 and Record Player by Castiglioni Brionvega, 1960s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian modern radiophonograph RR126 and record player by Castiglioni Brionvega, 1960s Radiophonograph RR126 and record player with rectangular base, in wood with dark brown profile...
Category

Italian Modern Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

Barometer by Bryson of Edinburg
Located in Norwell, MA
Brass cased nineteenth century barometer by Bryson of Edinburgh. With adjustment keyhole on back of case. Heavy and sturdy instrument. Dimensions; 1 3/4" Diameter x 3/4" Deep.
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Scottish Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Italian Radiophonograph Rr126 and Record Player by Castiglioni Brionvega, 1960s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian modern RR126 radiophonograph and record player by Castiglioni Brionvega, 1960s Radiophonograph mod. RR126 and record player with rectangular base, in cream white painted woo...
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Italian Modern Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

Pair of Molecular Atomic Structure Models for Didactic Use, Germany, 1940
Located in Milan, IT
Pair of molecular atomic structure models for chemical didactic use. The spheres are made of painted wood and represent atoms and a molecule. The bases are in turned and ebonized fru...
Category

German Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

1930s Antique Italian Terrestrial Globe Signed Vallardi Editore Milano
Located in Milan, IT
Terrestrial globe edited by Vallardi Editore Milano in 1930s, engraved by A. Minelli, diameter of sphere cm 18 – inches 7, height cm 38 – inches 15. Wooden base and cardboard spher...
Category

Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Paper

Vintage Handheld Tachometer, English Tool Speed Gauge, Smiths Instruments, Decor
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a vintage handheld tachometer. An English, enamelled alloy and glass decorative tool speed gauge by Smiths Instruments, dating to the mid 20th century, circa 1960. Unteste...
Category

British Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Glass

1960s Smith Corona Skyriter Portable Typewriter with Vinyl Case
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Smith Corona Skyriter portable typewriter with the original tan vinyl case. Circa 1960s Despite its lean lines, lightness, and simplicity the Smith Corona...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Turquoise Motorola Model MK-56R AM Table Radio
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This vintage table radio was made by the Motorola company in a Canadian division, in approximately 1960 in the period Mid-Century Modern style. The case of the radio is a molded turq...
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Canadian Mid-Century Modern Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

Vintage Hygrometer Relative Humidity Temperature Gauge German Import
Located in National City, CA
Vintage relative humidity temperature gauge German Import. Measures: 4.88 tall x 4.5 wide 1.75 deep. Original vintage condition unrestored untested. Refer to images provided.
Category

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

Materials

Metal

1950s Mid-Century Modern Olympia Sm-3 Portable Typewriter with Case
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Olympia SM3 portable typewriter with the original metal case. Circa 1950s. Features a Qwerty keyboard, a grayish green color body with chrome trims and t...
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German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

Set of Three Rustic Wooden Spools of Thread, circa 1930
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Rustic wooden spools of thread, by unknown manufacturer from Spain, circa 1930. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. ...
Category

Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Wood

1950s Carl Zeiss Antique Binocular Periscope Surveyor Scientific Instrument
Located in Milan, IT
Richtungsweiser-Doppelfernrohr RWDF binocular periscope in brushed and polished aluminum, Carl Zeiss 10x50 lenses and objectives. Made in the 1950s during the Cold War period in West...
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Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Aluminum

Mid-Century Globe Meat Slicer C1940 Enameled Iron
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous and powerful, 1/4hp GM Delco motor. Globe deli meat slicer from the forties. Super quiet motor with a new cord and switch. In excellent vintage condition with minimal wear t...
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American Industrial Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Chrome, Iron, Enamel, Steel

Antique Pulley Hook in Metal, circa 1940
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Metal Pulley Hook, by unknown manufacturer, circa 1940. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. Materials: Metal ...
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German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

Old Ophtalmology Device, Italy, 1950
Located in Milan, IT
An old Italian ophthalmological device with a table with backlit letters, to test eyesight. Sbisa, company founded in Florence in 1869. Case in wood and glass. The electrical system ...
Category

Italian Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Glass, Wood

Baume Mercier 18 Karat Yellow Gold Ladies Wristwatch with Original Leather Band
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This ladies wristwatch was made by the well known Baume et Mercier of Switzerland in approximately 1970 in their period Mid-Century style. The watch and lugs are composed of eighteen...
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Swiss Mid-Century Modern Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Gold

Bronze mortarboard with a Wooden Support to Hang on the Wall and Drawer
Located in Marbella, ES
Bronze mortarboard with a Wooden Support to Hang on the wall and drawer.
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Spanish Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Bronze

Huge Waterman Figural Fountain Pen Advertising Store Display Model
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This enormous figural fountain pen store display is unsigned, but presumed to have been made by the Waterman Co. of France in approximately 1965 and done in the period Mid-Century Mo...
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French Mid-Century Modern Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

1940s Japanese Fuji Meibo 15x80 4deg Naval Binoculars, Antique Tripod & Castors
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
Japanese Fuji Meibo Observation Binoculars 15 x 80 - 4 degree field of view. A large pair of Japanese ex-navy observation binoculars mounted on an antique 1940's bronze, brass and h...
Category

Japanese Industrial Vintage Mid-20th Century Scientific Instruments

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Bronze, Steel

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