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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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    • Phillips 10” Challenge Globe on Stand

      Phillips 10” Challenge Globe on Stand

      georgian antiques, edinburgh, united kingdom

      Circa 1960s, paper framed globe on stand. The globe which is tilted to one side and held with a steel rod which goes through the center of the globe, resting on a revolving Bakelite stepped...

      £375.00

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    • Antique Officer of the Watch Telescope, English, Terrestrial, Spencer Browning

      Antique Officer of the Watch Telescope, English, Terrestrial, Spencer Browning

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.8015

      This is an antique officer of the watch telescope. An English, mahogany and brass single draw terrestrial or astronomical refractor by Spencer, Browning & Rust, dating to the early Victorian period, circa 1835.

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

      • Superb early Victorian example with attractive finish
      • Displays a desirable aged patina and in good order
      • Dressed in select mahogany, the barrel shows fine grain interest
      • Clear and bright, large diameter objective with a generous size of 45mm (1.75")
      • Draws with a pleasingly firm action
      • Dust cap for front element, with a sliding cover to the eyecup
      • Maker's mark to draw tube reads Spencer, Browning & Rust. London, Improved
      • Further documented with supplier; Sold by J.J. Wolff, Southampton
      • Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass captain's stand

      This is a fascinating example of an antique officer of the watch telescope, from the early to mid 18th century. Fine provenance to the engraved barrel adds further appeal. Delivered polished and ready to display or enjoy.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 68cm (26.75'')
      Fully Drawn Length: 95cm (37.5'')
      Primary Objective Diameter: 4.5cm (1.75'') 

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      Antique Officer of the Watch Telescope, English, Terrestrial, Spencer Browning

      £885.00

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    • Antique Two Draw Telescope, English, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Victorian, 1850

      Antique Two Draw Telescope, English, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Victorian, 1850

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.8046

      This is an antique two draw telescope. An English, mahogany and brass refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use, dating to the mid Victorian period, circa 1850.

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

      • In the manner of the contemporary 'day or night' telescope by Dollond, but unmarked as such
      • Quality optics present a clear, sharp performance
      • Broad mahogany primary barrel in good order with fine grain interest and colour
      • The whole draws with a pleasingly firm action and nicely engineered feel
      • Generously sized 40mm (1.5") objective sits behind a removable, sliding dust cap
      • Flared eyecup to rear with slide type dust cover
      • Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display

      This is a charming antique two draw telescope with pleasing finish and quality Victorian craftsmanship. Delivered polished and ready to be displayed or enjoyed.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 40.5cm (16'')
      Fully Drawn Length: 99.5cm (39.25'')
      Primary Objective Diameter: 4cm (1.5'') 

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      Antique Two Draw Telescope, English, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Victorian, 1850

      £985.00

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    • Antique Officer of the Watch Telescope, English, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Ross

      Antique Officer of the Watch Telescope, English, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Ross

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.7973

      This is an antique officer of the watch telescope. An English, leather and nickel silver single draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use, by Ross of London, circa 1920.

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

      • Delightful example from a renowned London optical specialist
      • 'Officer of the Watch' telescopes were commonly used on board ships from the 19th century onwards
      • Displays a desirable aged patina with some light wear commensurate with age
      • Silvered nickel offering bright, reflective tones
      • Clear, bright objective with 30mm diameter
      • Primary barrel dressed in a tactile, chestnut coloured leather cover
      • Flared eye-cup with swivel dust cover and superb, concentric ring finish
      • The draw tube engraved with Ross, London 62198
      • Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display

      This is a quality antique telescope by Ross of London, a fine example of the Officer of the Watch breed. Delivered polished and ready to be displayed or enjoyed.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 43cm (17'')
      Fully Drawn Length: 62.5cm (24.5'')
      Primary Objective Diameter: 30mm (1.25'') 

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      Antique Officer of the Watch Telescope, English, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Ross

      £985.00

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    • Large Antique Library Telescope, English, Starboy, Astronomical, Broadhurst & Co

      Large Antique Library Telescope, English, Starboy, Astronomical, Broadhurst & Co

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.7864

      This is an antique library telescope. An English, brass 'Starboy' astronomical mounted refractor by Broadhurst, Clarkson & Co, 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.

      • Displays consistent colour throughout and a desirable aged patina
      • Original primary barrel in good order with a few light indentations under close inspection
      • Striking brass brightwork presented in eye-catching, original order
      • By the renowned Broadhurst, Clarkson and Co. of London
      • Single draw tube extends smoothly, focused by knurled wheel moving an internal rack and pinion
      • Maker's mark to the angle viewer; Broadhurst, Clarkson and Co. 63 Farringdon Road London
      • Supplied with a parallel viewing tube and fascinating ephemera in the form of hand-written usage notes
      • Attaches to the cast iron tripod with two brass turn screws and rotates through 90 degrees fore and aft

      This is a delightful antique library telescope, an early example of Broadhurst, Clarkson & Co's Starboy line of astronomical mounted scopes. Ideal for observing the night sky in comfort. Delivered polished and ready to be enjoyed.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 122cm (48'')
      Fully Drawn Length: 132cm (52'')
      Primary Objective Diameter: 6.5cm (2.5'')

      Fully Drawn With Parallel Eye Tube: 150.5cm (59.25") 

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      Large Antique Library Telescope, English, Starboy, Astronomical, Broadhurst & Co

      £2,850.00

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    • Barometer transitional   late Georgian

      Barometer transitional late Georgian

      bore park antiques, nuneaton, united kingdom

      Lovely quality in very good working order large in size late Georgian, offering free delivery UK reference IGS

      £495.00

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    • Large Antique Telescope, English, Single Draw, Astronomical, Dollond, Victorian

      Large Antique Telescope, English, Single Draw, Astronomical, Dollond, Victorian

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.7968

      This is a large antique telescope. An English, single draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use by Dollond of London, dating to the early Victorian period, circa 1850.

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

      • Fascinating 'day or night' example from the long-standing Dollond
      • Good optics presenting a clear, sharp performance
      • Broad fruitwood primary barrel in good order with some light wear
      • Draws with a firm action and focuses easily
      • Generously sized 35mm (1.5") achromatic objective behind a removable, sliding dust cap
      • Dashingly flared eyecup with swivel cover and fine knurled detail to edges
      • Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display
      • Engraved to draw tube with 'Dollond, London - Day or Night'

      This is a charming antique Dollond telescope, and as good to use today as it was nearly two hundred years ago. Delivered polished and ready to display or enjoy.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 53.5cm (21'')
      Fully Drawn Length: 98.5cm (38.75'')
      Objective Glass Diameter: 3.5cm (1.5'') 

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      Large Antique Telescope, English, Single Draw, Astronomical, Dollond, Victorian

      £1,295.00

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    • Antique Officer Of The Watch Telescope, German, Single Draw, Voigtlander, C.1910

      Antique Officer Of The Watch Telescope, German, Single Draw, Voigtlander, C.1910

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.7932

      This is an antique officer of the watch telescope. A German, nickel and leather single draw refractor by Voigtlander and Sohn, dating to the Edwardian period, circa 1910.

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

      • Fascinating example from a renowned optical specialist
      • 'Officer of the Watch' telescopes were commonly used on board ships from the 19th century onwards
      • Displaying a desirable aged patina with some light wear commensurate with age
      • Silvered nickel offering bright, reflective tones - some light tarnish
      • Clear, bright objective with 30mm diameter
      • Front element with some protection from recessed lens
      • Primary barrel dressed in a patinated leather cover
      • Flared eye-cup with swivel dust cover and superb, concentric ring finish
      • The draw tube engraved with the Voigtlander and Sohn A.G name
      • Further reads the town name of Braunschweig
      • Small notice of magnification at 14x
      • Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display

      This is a quality antique telescope by Voigtlander & Sohn, presented in fascinating aged order. Delivered ready to be displayed or enjoyed.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 43.5cm (17.25'')
      Fully Drawn Length: 64cm (25.25'')
      Objective lens: 30mm (1.25'') 

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      Antique Officer Of The Watch Telescope, German, Single Draw, Voigtlander, C.1910

      £795.00

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    • Antique 4 Draw Telescope, English, Brass, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Victorian

      Antique 4 Draw Telescope, English, Brass, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Victorian

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.7933

      This is an antique 4 draw telescope. An English, leather and brass terrestrial or astronomical refractor, dating to the late Victorian period, circa 1900.

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

      • Impressive proportion when fully drawn
      • Displaying a desirable aged patina, some light marks commensurate with use
      • Primary barrel dressed with original leather cover, some light wear
      • Polished brass draw barrels show bright golden tones
      • Presenting a clear, sharp optical performance with a 30mm (1.25") primary objective lens
      • Complete with push type brass dust cover to front
      • Sliding dust cover to the flared eyecup
      • Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display

      This is a large antique 4 draw telescope, showing fine late Victorian craftsmanship and period appeal. Delivered polished and ready for use or display.

      Dimensions:
      Closed Length: 32.5cm (12.75'')
      Fully Drawn Length: 108cm (42.5'')
      Objective Diameter: 30mm (1.25'') 

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      Antique 4 Draw Telescope, English, Brass, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Victorian

      £895.00

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    • Weather Station & Clock in Oak case

      Weather Station & Clock in Oak case

      bore park antiques, nuneaton, united kingdom

      Nice quality late Victorian oak cased weather and time station, clock has a quality eight day movement, the dial not perfect has some cracks the barometer has a retailer name G Griffen of Tamworth, both...

      £295.00

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    • T Glase Bridgnorth Georgian Barometer

      T Glase Bridgnorth Georgian Barometer

      bore park antiques, nuneaton, united kingdom

      Mahogany with stringing inlay to edged comes in very good condition and fully working order stands 99 cm high diameter of 26 cm depth 7 cm. offering free delivery UK only, reference GWS We accept...

      £795.00

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    • Oak Cased Barometer by Admiral Fitzroy

      Oak Cased Barometer by Admiral Fitzroy

      georgian antiques, edinburgh, united kingdom

      Circa 1900, unusual stylish and interesting oak cased barometer by Admiral Fitzroy. The solid oak case with moulded top, glazed front, with two adjustable circular bone handles, with a barometer, thermometer and a gauge for...

      £650.00

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    • BAROMETER/THERMOMETER LONDON MADE SUPERB WORKING ITEM

      BAROMETER/THERMOMETER LONDON MADE SUPERB WORKING ITEM

      bore park antiques, nuneaton, united kingdom

      LONDON MAKER J PINI 23 BROOK ST HOLBORN LONDON QUALITY WALL HANGING BAROMETER THERMOMETER IN NICE MAHOGANY INLAID CASE LATE GEORGIAN IN PERFECT WORKING CONDITION LENGTH OF THE CASED BAROMETER IS 97 CM. We accept...

      £795.00

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    • Vintage Cased Compass, English, Copper, Bronze, Maritime, Navigation Instrument

      Vintage Cased Compass, English, Copper, Bronze, Maritime, Navigation Instrument

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Vintage Cased Compass, English, Copper, Bronze, Maritime, Navigation Instrument

      £425.00

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    • Vintage Ships Bearing Plate, English, Maritime, Compass, Navigation, Ornament

      Vintage Ships Bearing Plate, English, Maritime, Compass, Navigation, Ornament

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Vintage Ships Bearing Plate, English, Maritime, Compass, Navigation, Ornament

      £635.00

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    • Vintage Pocket Compass, English, Terrestrial, Maritime, Navigation, Instrument

      Vintage Pocket Compass, English, Terrestrial, Maritime, Navigation, Instrument

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Vintage Pocket Compass, English, Terrestrial, Maritime, Navigation, Instrument

      £325.00

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    • Antique Terrestrial Telescope, English, Single Draw Refractor, NSL, Victorian

      Antique Terrestrial Telescope, English, Single Draw Refractor, NSL, Victorian

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Antique Terrestrial Telescope, English, Single Draw Refractor, NSL, Victorian

      £1,295.00

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    • Antique Three Draw Telescope, English, Brass, Terrestrial, Ross, Edwardian, 1910

      Antique Three Draw Telescope, English, Brass, Terrestrial, Ross, Edwardian, 1910

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Antique Three Draw Telescope, English, Brass, Terrestrial, Ross, Edwardian, 1910

      £945.00

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    • Vintage Surveyors Level, English, Brass, Theodolite, Ornament, ER Watts, London

      Vintage Surveyors Level, English, Brass, Theodolite, Ornament, ER Watts, London

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Vintage Surveyors Level, English, Brass, Theodolite, Ornament, ER Watts, London

      £485.00

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    • Vintage, Handheld Bearing Compass, English, Oak, Maritime, Navigation, Sestrel

      Vintage, Handheld Bearing Compass, English, Oak, Maritime, Navigation, Sestrel

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Vintage, Handheld Bearing Compass, English, Oak, Maritime, Navigation, Sestrel

      £845.00

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    • Vintage Balance, English, Mahogany, Scientific Scales, Stanton Instruments, 1960

      Vintage Balance, English, Mahogany, Scientific Scales, Stanton Instruments, 1960

      london fine limited, exeter, united kingdom

      Vintage Balance, English, Mahogany, Scientific Scales, Stanton Instruments, 1960

      £1,250.00

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    • Weather station glass domed mahogany base

      Weather station glass domed mahogany base

      bore park antiques, nuneaton, united kingdom

      Excellent desk tops item, very good condition and working order, standing 21 cm high diameter at base of 14 cm, offering free delivery Worldwide reference BBB, We accept online payments for all our items listed:...

      £595.00

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    • Stick barometer for repair

      Stick barometer for repair

      bore park antiques, nuneaton, united kingdom

      Devoid of mercury, tube good thermometer good length of 106 cm offering free delivery UK reference IMS We accept online payments for all our items listed: Bank transfer cash on collection personal cheques or if...

      £450.00

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    • Stick barometer for restoration French Georgian Mahogany

      Stick barometer for restoration French Georgian Mahogany

      bore park antiques, nuneaton, united kingdom

      Exceptional Barometer 104 cm high 15 cm wide at bottom 7 cm depth made by that most famous maker Jecker of Paris, mercury tube is intact though empty, thermometers missing and needs replacement the gauge...

      £1,850.00

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    • An Unusual Large Very Fine Carved Oak Barometer.

      An Unusual Large Very Fine Carved Oak Barometer.

      koos limburg jnr, glen prosen, united kingdom

      An Unusual Large Very Fine Carved Oak Barometer. Signed: De Raveton Opticien Caen, Brevete A Paris, Marque de Fabrique. Barometre Aneroide. This very decorative barometer is finished on top with a flower basket and fruit,...

      £975.00

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