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    Scientific antiques contains all antiques from scientific endeavours - devices used for measuring, machines used for calculating, instruments used for healing, texts used for learning.

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    • 19th Century Three-Draw Brass and Leather Terrestrial Pocket Telescope

      19th Century Three-Draw Brass and Leather Terrestrial Pocket Telescope

      antique ethos, durham, united kingdom

      A good 19th century, three-draw brass and leather terrestrial pocket telescope c1880. Main barrel covered in its original stitched leather cover. Flared eyecup with swivel dust slide within the eyepiece. Three brass draw tubes, with...

      £140.00

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    • Georgian Barometer London Mahogany with shell inlays

      Georgian Barometer London Mahogany with shell inlays

      breedon antiques, nuneaton, united kingdom

      Good condition and working order comes this late 18th century barometer, superb lines and condition, delivery can be arranged.

      £395.00

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    • Antique, Pair of Binoculars, German, Neo Universal, CP Goerz, Berlin, Circa 1920

      Antique, Pair of Binoculars, German, Neo Universal, CP Goerz, Berlin, Circa 1920

      london fine limited, taunton, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.6373

      This is an antique pair of binoculars. A German, 4.5x magnification Neo Universal by CP Goerz of Berlin, dating to the early 20th century, circa 1920.

      • Delightful binocular from a sought-after German specialist
      • Displaying a desirable aged patina – optical elements in clear order
      • Elegantly milled brass with painted black finish
      • Complete with black leather carry pouch
      • CP Goerz Berlin logo present on left barrel; Neo Universal model name to the right
      • Knurled central focus wheel encased within pleasingly formed, folding bridge
      • Smaller adjustment wheel with marking range from 64-72
      • Serial number of 580854 engraved into front fascia
      • Turned eyecups, adjustment wheel to the right
      • Hand grips dressed in quality textured leather
      • Carry pouch in original condition - clasp not situated
      • Interior dressed with smooth, dark blue velour

      This is a wonderful pair of vintage binoculars, with Goerz being one of the leading names of German optical specialists in the early 20th century. Delivered polished and ready for the home.

      Dimensions:
      Max Width: 14cm (5.5'')
      Max Depth: 7.5cm (3'')
      Max Height: 3.5cm (1.5'')

      Pouch Width: 15.5cm (6'')
      Pouch Depth: 6.5cm (2.5'')
      Pouch Height: 9.5cm (3.75'')

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      Antique, Pair of Binoculars, German, Neo Universal, CP Goerz, Berlin, Circa 1920

      £425.00

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    • Vintage Pair of Binoculars, German, 12x Magnification, Busch Prisma Terlux

      Vintage Pair of Binoculars, German, 12x Magnification, Busch Prisma Terlux

      london fine limited, taunton, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.6374

      This is a vintage pair of binoculars. A German, brass 12x magnification Busch Prisma Terlux, dating to the early 20th century, circa 1930. 

      • Appealing vintage binoculars with generous magnification
      • Displaying a desirable aged patina - optical elements in clear order
      • Painted brass with weathering commensurate with age
      • Complete with leather carry case and strap
      • Left barrel presents the Busch Prisma-Binocle engraving, with Mod Terlux to the right-hand side
      • Central adjustment wheel situated on a spindle between bridge joints
      • Smaller central adjustment dial displays markings for the magnification level of 12x
      • Engraved serial number of 68376 on the top bridge plate
      • Front element measuring 35mm (1.5") with sliding sunshade
      • Flared eye-cups with rotary mechanical adjustment
      • Barrels finished with quality dark brown leather
      • Rich brown leather carry case features original strap, button absent

      This is a versatile pair of vintage binoculars, as useful today as they were a hundred years ago. Delivered polished and ready for the home.

      Dimensions:
      Max Width: 12.5cm (5'')
      Max Depth: 20cm (7.75'')
      Max Height: 4.5cm (1.75'')

      Pouch Width: 15cm (6'')
      Pouch Depth: 8.5cm (3.25'')
      Pouch Height: 21.5cm (8.5'')

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      Vintage Pair of Binoculars, German, 12x Magnification, Busch Prisma Terlux

      £395.00

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    • A Very decorative And Nice Small French Thermometer circa 1850

      A Very decorative And Nice Small French Thermometer circa 1850

      koos limburg jnr, glen prosen, united kingdom

      A Very decorative And Nice Small French Thermometer circa 1850. The dial plate made of wood and fully hand painted with numerals and same flower ornaments, still with the original old paint decoration. With original...

      £345.00

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    • Antique Marine Telescope, English, Single Draw, Ship, Refractor, Victorian

      Antique Marine Telescope, English, Single Draw, Ship, Refractor, Victorian

      london fine limited, taunton, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.6333

      This is an antique marine telescope. An English, silvered brass single draw 'officer of the watch' ship's refractor with personal inscription, dating to the late Victorian period, circa 1895. 

      Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife stalking, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.

      • Well presented with a fascinating personal inscription
      • Displays a desirable aged patina
      • Silvered brass with an appealing, textured barrel finish
      • Wonderful engraved message from a captain to his apprentice dated August 1896

      • Inscription reads thus; August 1896
      • To Captain George E.W. Ragner from his old master
      • E. J. Essenloope "Sunrise" R. Y. S.

      • Single draw telescope operates with smooth action
      • Clear, bright objective lens has a diameter of 25mm (1")
      • Sliding sunshade to the objective lens
      • Flared eyecup with swivel dust cover

      A fine antique marine telescope, supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display. Delivered polished and ready for the home.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 44.5cm (17.5'')
      Drawn Length: 63cm (24.75'')
      Objective Diameter: 2.5cm (1'')

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      Antique Marine Telescope, English, Single Draw, Ship, Refractor, Victorian

      £785.00

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    • Hand held barometer in case

      Hand held barometer in case

      breedon antiques, nuneaton, united kingdom

      Pocket sized comes by excellent maker, in perfect working order case a little wear as to be expected, offering free worldwide delivery reference V4

      £225.00

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    • Barograph mahogany cased

      Barograph mahogany cased

      breedon antiques, nuneaton, united kingdom

      One of his very best, this superb barograph fitted into superb mahogany case comes in good working order, offering free worldwide delivery reference BBB

      £950.00

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    • A Clean Rosewood Wheel Barometer, Signed: John White Ware. (Greater London) Second Half 19th Cent...

      A Clean Rosewood Wheel Barometer, Signed: John White Ware. (Greater London) Second Half 19th Cent...

      koos limburg jnr, glen prosen, united kingdom

      A Clean Rosewood Wheel Barometer, Signed: John White Ware. (Greater London) Second Half 19th Century. The barometer has a Thermometer, Hydrometer, and spirit level. All over in very good original condition, with nice original old...

      £585.00

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    • Four Black Forest/DDR Weather Houses.

      Four Black Forest/DDR Weather Houses.

      koos limburg jnr, glen prosen, united kingdom

      Four Black Forest/DDR Weather Houses. Two early circa 1900-1920 the other two later, one with a music box and money bank. In good original old condition. Largest Weather house. 18cm high 15cm wide 10cm deep. Price: £195,--

      £195.00

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    • Georgian barometer

      Georgian barometer

      breedon antiques, nuneaton, united kingdom

      Nice quality mahogany cased fully working Barometer condition is excellent, offering free Uk Delivery, reference Number 1.

      £495.00

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    • Rare Indian Opium Scales

      Rare Indian Opium Scales

      reloved antiques, ripon, united kingdom

      Stunning rare late 19th century Indian Opium Scales with bronze Elephant weights

      £180.00

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    • Antique Telescope, Regency, Baker of London, Two Draw Refractor, Circa 1920

      Antique Telescope, Regency, Baker of London, Two Draw Refractor, Circa 1920

      london fine limited, taunton, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.5077

      This is an antique telescope by noted retailer and manufacturer, Baker of London, a two draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use dating to the early 20th century, circa 1920.

      Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife stalking, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.

      • Presenting a clear, sharp optical performance
      • Tapered, leather-clad, primary barrel in good order
      • Withdraws with a smooth action, easy to focus
      • Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display
      • 40mm (1.5") achromatic objective
      • Leather dust caps for objective and eye piece
      • Flared eyecup with sliding dust cover
      • Engraved; Baker, 244 High Holborn. London

      This antique telescope is an historic, period piece fine to use today that also displays well.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 24cm (9.5'')
      Fully Drawn Length: 53.5cm (21'')
      Objective Glass Diameter: 40mm (1.5'')

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      Antique Telescope, Regency, Baker of London, Two Draw Refractor, Circa 1920

      £595.00

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    • Antique Telescope, Single Draw, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Georgian Circa 1760

      Antique Telescope, Single Draw, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Georgian Circa 1760

      london fine limited, taunton, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.6060

      This is an antique telescope, a single draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use. An English, Georgian piece dating to circa 1760.

      Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife stalking, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.

      • Tapered, fruitwood primary barrel presents well
      • Single brass draw tube in good order with smooth action
      • Supplied with a London Fine, oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display.
      • 20mm (0.75") objective lens with sliding dust cover
      • Bulbous eyecup with sliding dust cover
      • Segmented brass draw tube

      A super example of a Georgian antique telescope. An historic, period piece that is good to use today as it was 250 years ago.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 34cm (13.5'')
      Fully Drawn Length: 57.5cm (22.75'')
      Objective Glass Diameter: 20mm (0.75'')

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      Antique Telescope, Single Draw, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Georgian Circa 1760

      £725.00

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    • Antique Telescope, 2 Draw, Terrestrial, Astronomical, English, Georgian, C.1760

      Antique Telescope, 2 Draw, Terrestrial, Astronomical, English, Georgian, C.1760

      london fine limited, taunton, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.6057

      This is an antique telescope, a two draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use. An English telescope dating to the mid-Georgian period of the 18th century, circa 1760.

      Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife stalking, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.

      • Good optics presenting a clear, sharp performance
      • Tapered fruitwood primary barrel in good order
      • Two draw tubes in good order
      • Draws with a smooth action and focuses easily
      • 25mm (1") objective stopped down to 10mm (0.4")
      • Bulbous eyecup with sliding dust cover

      Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display. A historic, period piece as good to use today as it was two hundred and fifty years ago.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 27cm (10.75'')
      Fully Drawn Length: 51cm (20'')
      Objective Glass Diameter: 25mm (1'')

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      Antique Telescope, 2 Draw, Terrestrial, Astronomical, English, Georgian, C.1760

      £775.00

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    • Antique Telescope, 2 Draw Refractor, Terrestrial, Astronomical, English, C.1810

      Antique Telescope, 2 Draw Refractor, Terrestrial, Astronomical, English, C.1810

      london fine limited, taunton, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.6059

      This is an antique telescope, a two draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use. An English, late Georgian piece dating to the early 19th century, circa 1810.

      Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife stalking, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.

      • Good optics presenting a clear, sharp performance
      • Parallel, fruitwood primary barrel in good order
      • Draw tubes in good order with smooth action
      • 25mm (1") achromatic objective with sliding dust cover
      • Flared eyecup with sliding dust cover
      • Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display

      A historic, period piece as good to use today as it was two hundred years ago.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 21.5cm (8.5'')
      Fully Drawn Length: 50.5cm (20'')
      Objective Glass Diameter: 25mm (1'')

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      Antique Telescope, 2 Draw Refractor, Terrestrial, Astronomical, English, C.1810

      £695.00

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    • Antique Telescope, English, 3 Draw Refractor, Silberrad Aldgate, 19th Century

      Antique Telescope, English, 3 Draw Refractor, Silberrad Aldgate, 19th Century

      london fine limited, taunton, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.5069

      This is an antique telescope. An English, three draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use by Silberrad of Aldgate, London and dating to the early 19th century, circa 1810. 

      Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife stalking, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.

      • Good optics presenting a clear, sharp performance
      • Parallel, mahogany primary barrel in good order
      • Draw tubes in good order with smooth action
      • Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display
      • 35mm (1.5") achromatic objective
      • Brass lens cap and flared eyecup with swivel dust cover
      • Fine grain interest and rich mahogany hues
      • Bears the maker's mark; Silberrad - Aldgate, London

      This is a lovely mahogany and brass telescope by renowned optical instrument maker Silberrad.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 18cm (7'')
      Fully Drawn Length: 55cm (21.75'')
      Objective Glass Diameter: 35mm (1.5'')

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      Antique Telescope, English, 3 Draw Refractor, Silberrad Aldgate, 19th Century

      £695.00

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    • Antique Telescope, Bancks and Son, English, 3 Draw, Late 18th Century, C.1800

      Antique Telescope, Bancks and Son, English, 3 Draw, Late 18th Century, C.1800

      london fine limited, taunton, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.5065

      This is an antique telescope, engraved Bancks & Son. An English three draw refractor dating to the late 18th century, circa 1800.

      Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.

      • Original condition and displaying a desirable aged patina
      • Parallel fruitwood primary barrel in good order
      • Three draw refractor withdraws with a smooth action, easy to focus
      • Presents a good, sharp and bright image
      • 40mm (1.5") achromatic objective with lens cover
      • Flared eyecup with sliding dust cover
      • Inscription reads; Bancks & Son, Strand London - Inst. Makers to His Majesty
      • Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display

      An historic, period piece that is fine to use today and also displays well.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 24cm (9.5'')
      Max Drawn Length: 74cm (29.25'')
      Objective Glass Diameter: 4cm (1.5'')

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      Antique Telescope, Bancks and Son, English, 3 Draw, Late 18th Century, C.1800

      £995.00

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    • Antique Telescope, 3 Draw, Terrestrial, Astronomical, English, Georgian, C.1780

      Antique Telescope, 3 Draw, Terrestrial, Astronomical, English, Georgian, C.1780

      london fine limited, taunton, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.5062

      This is an antique telescope, a three draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use. An English, Georgian piece dating to the late 18th century, circa 1780. 

      Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.

      • Displays a desirable aged patina and rich hues
      • Presenting a clear, sharp optical performance
      • Parallel half wooden primary barrel
      • Offering a smooth draw action and easy focus
      • Three draw refractor with extending sunshade
      • 30mm (1.25") achromatic objective with sliding dust cover
      • Bulbous eyecup, also with sliding dust cover
      • Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display

      This is a fascinating antique, Georgian telescope and as good to use today as it was over two hundred years ago. Delivered polished and ready for viewing.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 31cm (12.25'')
      Max Drawn Length: 98.5cm (38.75'')
      Objective Lens Diameter: 3cm (1.25'')

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      Antique Telescope, 3 Draw, Terrestrial, Astronomical, English, Georgian, C.1780

      £495.00

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    • Antique Telescope, H Hughes and Son, London, Officer of the Watch, Early C20th

      Antique Telescope, H Hughes and Son, London, Officer of the Watch, Early C20th

      london fine limited, taunton, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.5081

      This is an antique telescope, a single draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use. An English, 'Officer of the Watch' telescope dating to the early 20th century.

      Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.

      • Presenting a clear, sharp optical performance
      • Parallel, leather-clad, primary barrel in good order
      • Nickel-plated draw tube and sunshade
      • Withdraws with a smooth action, easy to focus
      • 30mm (1.25") objective lens
      • Presents a good, sharp and bright image
      • Engraved 'H. Hughes and Son Ltd, London, No. 8687, Made in Great Britain'
      • Complete with leather lens cap and sliding dust cover

      Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display

      An historic, period piece fine to use today that displays well.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 46cm (18'')
      Max Drawn Length: 60.5cm (23.75'')
      Objective Glass Diameter: 30mm (1.25'')

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      Antique Telescope, H Hughes and Son, London, Officer of the Watch, Early C20th

      £575.00

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    • Mahogany Banjo Barometer

      Mahogany Banjo Barometer

      echo antiques, witney, united kingdom

      Mahogany Banjo Barometer featuring a mirror as well as the usual dials indicating pressure, temperature, humidity and level. Collection or specialist delivery preferred. Thanks, Andy.

      £150.00

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    • Georgian Mine’s Compass Mahogany cased by W & S Jones 30 Holborn London

      Georgian Mine’s Compass Mahogany cased by W & S Jones 30 Holborn London

      breedon antiques, nuneaton, united kingdom

      Used down the pit condition quite good the glass has a crack easy replaced, original brass poles fitting nice original mahogany box sizes being length 25cm width 17cm height 9cm, offering free worldwide delivery reference...

      £1,500.00

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    • Cased 'Full Set' of Technical Drawing Instruments c1925

      Cased 'Full Set' of Technical Drawing Instruments c1925

      antique ethos, durham, united kingdom

      Early 20th century, quality set of technical drawing instruments made c1925. A "full set" compromising of a 6" compass with extension bar and fittings, 5” dividers, two bow compasses, three spring bows and two ruling pens...

      £140.00

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    • #9910 Ferris & Co. A Late 19th Century Mahogany Cabinet of Thirteen Tins for Surgical Dressings.

      #9910 Ferris & Co. A Late 19th Century Mahogany Cabinet of Thirteen Tins for Surgical Dressings.

      gerald mathias fine antique boxes, chiswick, united kingdom

      FERRIS & COMPANY, UNION ST., BRISTOL An open front Mahogany Cabinet containing thirteen Printed Tins for Surgical Dressings in two sizes, each individually labelled, made C1890, some with contents, and with a fitted drawer below,...

      £1,200.00

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    • Antique Telescope, Two Draw, Refractor, Stampa and Son, London, Circa 1810

      Antique Telescope, Two Draw, Refractor, Stampa and Son, London, Circa 1810

      london fine limited, taunton, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.5084

      This is an antique telescope, a two draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use. An English telescope by Stampa and Son, London dating to the late Georgian period, circa 1810. 

      Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.

      • Good optics presenting a clear, sharp performance
      • Parallel, leather primary barrel in good order
      • Draw tubes in good order, the odd minor depression
      • Draws with a firm action and focuses easily
      • Engraved Stampa and Son, London, Day or Night
      • 38mm, 1.5", achromatic doublet objective lens
      • Sun shade slide and lens cap with integral dust slide
      • Sliding dust cover to flared eye cup

      Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display. An historic, period piece as good to use today as it was two hundred years ago.

      Dimensions:
      Max Width: 37.5cm (14.75'')
      Max Depth: 97cm (38.25'')
      Max Height: 3.8cm (1.5'')

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      Antique Telescope, Two Draw, Refractor, Stampa and Son, London, Circa 1810

      £695.00

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