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    scientific antiques

    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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    • A GEORGE III PORTABLE ORRERY

      A GEORGE III PORTABLE ORRERY

      st.james's house collection, lincolnwood, united states

      A GEORGE III PORTABLE ORRERY BY W.JONES, CIRCA 1787 A NEW PORTABLE ORRERY Invented and Made by W.Jones and sold by him in Holborn, London The hand colored engraved paper dial with calendrical and zodiacal...

      £110,497.24

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    • NEWTON & SON STRING ORRERY

      NEWTON & SON STRING ORRERY

      st.james's house collection, lincolnwood, united states

      newton & son This rare 19th century orrery has an unusual pulley system to simulate the motions of the Earth and the Moon. The wooden base is covered with printed paper that bears the calendar...

      £16,574.59

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    • COPERNICAN ARMILLARY SPHERE

      COPERNICAN ARMILLARY SPHERE

      st.james's house collection, lincolnwood, united states

      COPERNICAN ARMILLARY SPHERE WITH INTERNAL ORRERY EARLY 19TH CENTURY An armillary sphere based on the sky theories of Copernicus with the sun as the center point of the planets of its solar system.This model is...

      £7,892.66

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    • 1890 LAING PLANETARIUM

      1890 LAING PLANETARIUM

      st.james's house collection, lincolnwood, united states

      The Laing Planatarium circa 1890 The planetarium wheels were constructed of wood and driven by string. An employee of The Trippensee planetarium company went into business for himself and filled the following application: LAING PLANETARIUM...

      £7,892.66

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    • TRIPPENSEE PLANETARIUM CIRCA 1890

      TRIPPENSEE PLANETARIUM CIRCA 1890

      st.james's house collection, lincolnwood, united states

      The Trippensee Planetarium Circa 1890 The device was built to survive being handled by children and the gears were driven by chains. The planetarium consists of a Large brass plated sun 5.5 inches in diameter...

      £6,708.76

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    • Barometer wall Stick manoah rhodes & son

      Barometer wall Stick manoah rhodes & son

      private seller, stockton on tees, united kingdom

      1837-66 carved Shell and Floral pediment over engraved bone register plates with twin adjuster scales for yesterday and todaywith mercury tube. The body with mouldings of Acanthus leaves and C scrolls. The boxwood cictern contained...

      £3,500.00

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    • Negretti and Zambra stick barometer

      Negretti and Zambra stick barometer

      moseley antiques, stockport, united kingdom

      This beautiful antique stick barometer was manufactured by Negretti and Zambra between 1850 and 1859. Each of the scales are finely engraved and the case is made of mahogany. The original cistern and float system...

      £1,995.00

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    • Wheel Barometer by M Peeraglio, London  12

      Wheel Barometer by M Peeraglio, London 12

      moseley antiques, stockport, united kingdom

      Wheel barometer by M Peeraglio, London, triple, silvered dial and scale. This attractive piece is in Excellent, original condition. C1850 Rare 13" Dial,44" long

      £1,995.00

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    • Marine mahogany Stick Barometer 1800's

      Marine mahogany Stick Barometer 1800's

      breedon antiques, nuneaton, united kingdom

      Description is in pictures, please view all, consider when restored this will be a most important item, tube is intact there seems to be a bubble stopping it working will need restoration and a good...

      £1,850.00

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    • Stick barometer by Francis Crou

      Stick barometer by Francis Crou

      moseley antiques, stockport, united kingdom

      Stick barometer by Francis Crou,Mahogany on silvered dial, original,37"

      £1,275.00

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    • Antique Telescope, Large, Single Draw Refractor, Cary London, Circa 1820

      Antique Telescope, Large, Single Draw Refractor, Cary London, Circa 1820

      london fine limited, taunton, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.5056

      This is an antique telescope, a large single draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use. An English, late Georgian piece dating to circa 1820.

      Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky. Supplied ready to enjoy; Fully inspected and lenses cleaned by our in-house restorer.

      • Larger than most presenting a clear, sharp optical performance
      • Tapered, original painted, primary barrel in good order
      • Draw tube in good order with smooth action
      • 56mm, 2.25" objective lens
      • Presents a good, sharp and bright image
      • Engraved 'Cary, London'
      • Complete with lens cap and swivel dust cover

      Supplied with a London Fine, oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display. An historic, period piece that is good to use today.

      Dimensions:
      Max Drawn Length: 112cm (44'')
      Closed Length: 76cm (30'')
      Objective Glass Diameter: 56mm (2.25'')

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      Antique Telescope, Large, Single Draw Refractor, Cary London, Circa 1820

      £1,250.00

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    • Antique Seven Draw Pocket Telescope, J.B. Dancer, Manchester, Circa 1845

      Antique Seven Draw Pocket Telescope, J.B. Dancer, Manchester, Circa 1845

      london fine limited, taunton, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.5078

      This is an antique seven draw pocket telescope by noted Victorian manufacturer, J.B. Dancer Manchester, a refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use dating to the mid 19th century, circa 1845. 

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

      • Presenting a clear, sharp optical performance
      • Made by noted Victorian manufacturer J.B. Dancer, Manchester
      • Inscribed 'J.B. Dancer, Manchester, To adjust by sliding in the second draw'
      • Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display

      • Parallel, leather clad, primary barrel in good order
      • Withdraws with a smooth action, easy to focus
      • Four lens eyepiece and flared eyecup
      • 34mm (1.25") achromatic, objective lens with lens cap

      An antique seven draw pocket telescope presented in fine working order. An historic, period piece fine to use today.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 13cm (5'')
      Fully Drawn Length: 59.5cm (23.5'')
      Objective Glass Diameter: 34mm (1.25'')

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      Antique Seven Draw Pocket Telescope, J.B. Dancer, Manchester, Circa 1845

      £995.00

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    • German Stick Barometer

      German Stick Barometer

      moseley antiques, stockport, united kingdom

      German Stick Barometer, brass scrolling dial, complete and original 37"

      £995.00

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    • Stick Barometer mahogany antique

      Stick Barometer mahogany antique

      breedon antiques, nuneaton, united kingdom

      Super rare item of quality, tube is in perfect condition as is case, makers name on the brass work see pictures, barometer is devoid of mercury so will need filling and setting, can arrange delivery at...

      £995.00

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    • Stick barometer, by Casartelli

      Stick barometer, by Casartelli

      moseley antiques, stockport, united kingdom

      A late 19th Century oak stick barometer, by A Casartelli, 43 Castle Street, Liverpool 39"

      £995.00

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    • Wheel Barometer by Tambra London

      Wheel Barometer by Tambra London

      moseley antiques, stockport, united kingdom

      Superb wheel barometer by Tambra, London, inlaid, triple silvered dial and scale. This attractive piece is in Excellent, original condition, with one glass missing c1840 8" dial total dimension 38" by 10"

      £995.00

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    • Wheel barometer by B. Biola, Cambridge

      Wheel barometer by B. Biola, Cambridge

      moseley antiques, stockport, united kingdom

      George 3rd barometer by B. Biola Cambridge. 10” dia dial Superb wheel barometer by B. Biola, Cambridge, inlaid triple silvered dial and scale. This attractive piece is in Excellent, original condition. C1850 11" dial, 38" high

      £995.00

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    • STANLEY TECHNICAL DRAWING COMPENDIUM

      STANLEY TECHNICAL DRAWING COMPENDIUM

      st.james's house collection, lincolnwood, united states

      STANLEY TECHNICAL DRAWING COMPENDIUM Early 20th century drawing instruments for pencil, ink, watercolor along with wooden and celluloid rules and engineering tables.

      £947.12

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    • Rare Vintage Camera Verascope Brevetes Of Paris Superb item

      Rare Vintage Camera Verascope Brevetes Of Paris Superb item

      breedon antiques, nuneaton, united kingdom

      Super rare, condition is superb see pictures for complete description, offering free worldwide post. Reference SB

      £950.00

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    • Antique Inlaid Mahogany Barometer & Thermometer : LARGE 10 INCH DIAL

      Antique Inlaid Mahogany Barometer & Thermometer : LARGE 10 INCH DIAL

      breedon antiques, nuneaton, united kingdom

      Excellent working order, large sized having 10" dial condition very good, offering free UK delivery.

      £895.00

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    • Antique Telescope on Stand, Terrestrial, Astronomical, English Circa 1770

      Antique Telescope on Stand, Terrestrial, Astronomical, English Circa 1770

      london fine limited, taunton, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.5057

      This is an antique telescope on stand, suitable for terrestrial or astronomical use, English dating to the mid 18th century, circa 1770. 

      • A good example of an 18th century refractor
      • Perfectly good to use today presenting a good clear image
      • Supplied with an London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display
      • Tapered fruitwood barrel with desirable aged patina
      • Brass mounts and single draw tube in good order
      • Bulbous eye cup with sliding dust cover
      • One and a quarter inch objective glass
      • Built in sliding protective dust cover
      • Focused by varying the length of the draw tube

      A fine example and a handsome instrument, great for everyday use or display.

      Dimensions:
      Max Drawn Length: 101cm (39.75'')
      Closed Length: 67cm (26.5'')
      Objective Glass Diameter: 4.1cm (1.5'')

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      Antique Telescope on Stand, Terrestrial, Astronomical, English Circa 1770

      £895.00

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    • Antique Telescope, Three Draw Refractor, English, Georgian Dollond Circa 1800

      Antique Telescope, Three Draw Refractor, English, Georgian Dollond Circa 1800

      london fine limited, taunton, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.5067

      This is an antique telescope, a three draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use. An English Georgian piece by Dollond dating to circa 1800.

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

      • Engraved 'Dollond London'
      • Presenting a clear, sharp optical performance
      • Original leather carry case, strap absent
      • Supplied with an London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display
      • Parallel, painted fruitwood primary barrel
      • Triple, brass, segmented draw tubes in good order
      • Offering a smooth draw action and easy focus
      • 38mm, 1.5" objective lens
      • Lens cap and swivel dust cover to flared eye cup

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

      Dimensions:
      Fully Drawn Length: 73.5cm (29'')
      Closed Length: 23.5cm (9.25'')
      Objective Glass Diameter: 4cm (1.5'')

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      Antique Telescope, Three Draw Refractor, English, Georgian Dollond Circa 1800

      £895.00

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    • Stick barometer by Jeremiah Coulton

      Stick barometer by Jeremiah Coulton

      moseley antiques, stockport, united kingdom

      Stick barometer by Jeremiah Coulton 39"

      £895.00

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    • Antique Telescope, Single Draw Terrestrial Refractor, Dollond London Circa 1800

      Antique Telescope, Single Draw Terrestrial Refractor, Dollond London Circa 1800

      london fine limited, taunton, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.5074

      This is an antique telescope, a single draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use. An English Georgian piece dating to circa 1800.

      Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky. Supplied ready to enjoy; Fully inspected and lenses cleaned by our in-house restorer.

      • Presenting a clear, sharp optical performance
      • Tapered, leather primary barrel
      • Single, brass, segmented draw tube in good order
      • 38mm, 1.5" objective lens
      • Lens cap and swivel dust cover to flared eye cup
      • Supplied with an London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display

      Engraved 'Dollond London', an historic, period piece as good to use today as it was two hundred years ago.

      Dimensions:
      Max Drawn Length: 78.5cm (31'')
      Closed Length: 64.5cm (25.5'')
      Objective Glass Diameter: 38mm (1.5'')

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      Antique Telescope, Single Draw Terrestrial Refractor, Dollond London Circa 1800

      £875.00

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    • Antique Telescope, Five Draw Terrestrial Refractor, Banks of London Circa 1820

      Antique Telescope, Five Draw Terrestrial Refractor, Banks of London Circa 1820

      london fine limited, taunton, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.5064

      This is an antique telescope, a five draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use. An English Georgian piece dating to circa 1820. 

      Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky. Supplied ready to enjoy; Fully inspected and lenses cleaned by our in-house restorer.

      • Larger than most presenting a clear, sharp optical performance
      • Parallel, fruitwood, primary barrel in good order
      • Five brass draw tubes in good order, superficial dinks and marks
      • 47mm, 1.75", achromatic doublet objective lens
      • Presents a good, sharp and bright image
      • Supplied with an London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display

      • Engraved 'Banks, 441 Strand London,Inst.. Maker to HRH the Prince of Wales'
      • The Prince of Wales in this case being George IV

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

      Dimensions:
      Max Drawn Length: 103.5cm (40.75'')
      Length Closed: 25cm (9.75'')
      Objective Glass Diameter: 4.7cm (1.75'')

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      Antique Telescope, Five Draw Terrestrial Refractor, Banks of London Circa 1820

      £850.00

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