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Unusual Mesmerizing Hand Built Hypnotic Wheel, by Melvin Powers, 1951
Located in Buffalo, NY
Melvin Powers is considered the king of hypnosis in this country. His first self published book entitled hypnotism revealed is still in print and first published in 1949, He self pub...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Scientific Instruments

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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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1940s Other Vintage 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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Mid-20th Century English Industrial 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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20th Century Victorian Scientific Instruments

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Glass, Wood

18th Century French Louis XVI Giltwood Barometer
Located in Houston, TX
Lovely period French Louis XVI giltwood barometer with beautiful patina. This antique French Louis XVI giltwood barometer will add a touch of elegance to any home.  
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Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Antique Scientific Instruments

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Giltwood

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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Early 20th Century Italian Scientific Instruments

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Wood

Celestial Globe. London 1860.
Located in Milan, IT
Over a wheel turned Mahogany wooden base, with the round foot, moved profile and tall leg, with a perfect patina, is placed this celestial globe, edited by J. Wyld, Charing Cross Eas...
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1860s British Antique Scientific Instruments

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Brass

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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1910s Belgian Rococo Revival Vintage Scientific Instruments

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Walnut

Georgian Mahogany Barometer & Thermometer, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
A late 18th to early 19th century Georgian mahogany cased 8 inch dial barometer & thermometer. The case has a box wood edge and is decorated with oval and round inlaid fans. Th...
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19th Century European Antique Scientific Instruments

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Mahogany

Georgian Barometer & Thermometer, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
An early 19th century Georgian mahogany cased 8" dial barometer & thermometer. The case has a boxwood edge and a broken arch pediment top with a brass urn. The case also has ov...
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Early 19th Century European Antique Scientific Instruments

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Mahogany

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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Early 20th Century European Scientific Instruments

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Oak

Georgian Satinwood Dial Barometer, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
A late 18th to early 19th century Georgian satinwood veneered wheel barometer and thermometer. The barometer has an unusual 10" hand painted dial that is domed and has the maker's...
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19th Century European Antique Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Georgian Mahogany Barometer & Thermometer, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
A late 18th to early 19th century Georgian mahogany cased 8 inch dial barometer & thermometer. The case has a box wood edge and is decorated with oval and round inlaid fans. Th...
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19th Century European Antique Scientific Instruments

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Mahogany

Georgian Mahogany Cased Barometer, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
An early 19th century Georgian mahogany cased 8" dial barometer & thermometer. The mahogany case has box wood and ebony line inlay to the edge and a swan neck pediment with a bras...
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Early 19th Century European Antique Scientific Instruments

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Mahogany

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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20th Century Swiss Industrial 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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20th Century Swiss Industrial Scientific Instruments

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Crystal, Quartz, Metal

Celestial and Terrestrial Globes by Newton and Son
Located in New Orleans, LA
An extremely rare and important pair of 21 inch English globes by renowned cartographers John Newton and Son, one of the most important globe makers of early 19th century England. Re...
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19th Century Antique Scientific Instruments

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Down

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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1920s British Folk Art Vintage Scientific Instruments

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Iron

19th Century French Hand Painted Iron and Brass Scale with Paris Coat of Arms
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate your kitchen counter with this elegant, colorful antique scale. Crafted in France circa 1880, the scientific instrument is uniquely decorated with a Paris crest in the cente...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Scientific Instruments

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Brass, Iron

19th Century Antique Bow Front Barometer by J. Somalvico & Co of London
Located in Devon, GB
A good William IV period rosewood and mother-of-pearl bow fronted stick barometer with its original bowed glass thermometer by this fine London maker. The cushion topped case is ve...
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19th Century English William IV Antique Scientific Instruments

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Rosewood

Cased Horizonal Microscope on Geometer
Located in Stamford, CT
Cased Horizonal Microscope on geometer stand with case by Hall and Bergemen, NY circa 1880s. Elle Buck Museum NYC. The piece is used by mineralogists to measure crystal angles. Made ...
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1880s American Antique Scientific Instruments

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Brass

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Giltwood Barometer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A charming and extremely decorative French 19th century Louis XVI st. giltwood barometer. The barometer is centered by a finely detailed bottom tassel below an elegant tied ribbon. T...
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Scientific Instruments

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Giltwood

Victorian Bankers Brass Balance Scale by W & T Avery
Located in Montreal, QC
This is a mighty contraption for weighing specie and gold in quantity. It stands on three scrolling feet. It has a blocking and unblocking mechanism, so it can be moved with less dif...
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Late 19th Century English Victorian Antique Scientific Instruments

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Brass

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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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Scientific Instruments

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Plywood

Topographic Level W. F Stanley Black Painted Brass Mahogany Box, circa 1870
Located in Milan, IT
Topographic level signed W.F. Stanley London of black painted brass, from the second half of the 19th century. In excellent condition and complete with original mahogany box with bra...
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1870s British Antique Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Antique English Brass Field Microscope in Original Case, circa 1890-1900
Located in New Orleans, LA
Rare antique English brass field microscope in original case, circa 1890-1900.
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Early 19th Century English Antique Scientific Instruments

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Brass

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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1940s American Vintage 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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Early 20th Century American Industrial Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Terrestral Globe, Germany, 1890
Located in Milan, IT
Papier mâché painted with a watercolor terrestrial globe over a black painted wheel turned wooden base. Ernst Schotte & co. Berlin, Germany, circa 1890.
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1890s Antique Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Terrestrial Globe Signed Delamarche, Paris, 1864
Located in Milan, IT
A small terrestrial globe, papier mâché, caged into a brass armillary structure, with tall foot and mahogany wooden base. Signed Delamarche, Paris, France, 1864.
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1860s French Antique 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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Early 20th Century American Scientific Instruments

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Iron

Terrestrial Globe French 18th Century, Swinging Structure
Located in Milan, IT
Designed, created, and built to be hanged to the ceiling in order to spin and play with it. Rare are the cases of pre-revolutionary French globes, and most of all the swinging ones. ...
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1760s French Antique Scientific Instruments

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Wood, Paper

A Pair of Celestial and Terrestrial Globes, London, 1850
Located in Milan, IT
Pair of English globes. Over a wheel turned oak wooden base, with the round foot, with a perfect patina, is placed a Celestial globe, edited by Malbey, London. The globe is made out ...
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1820s British Antique Scientific Instruments

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Brass

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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Early 20th Century Art Deco Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Small Antique Electric Therapy Machine, English, Scientific, Medical, Victorian
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a small antique electric therapy machine. An English, mahogany cased patent scientific medical aid, dating to the late 19th century, circa 1900. Diminutive Victorian medic...
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Late 19th Century British Antique Scientific Instruments

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Mahogany

Antique Magneto Electric Therapy Machine, English, Scientific Medical Aid, 1900
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique magneto electric therapy machine. An English, mahogany cased scientific medical aid, dating to the late 19th century, circa 1900. Fascinating Victorian medical ...
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Late 19th Century British Antique Scientific Instruments

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Mahogany

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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1910s American Vintage Scientific Instruments

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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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1910s American Vintage Scientific Instruments

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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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Early 20th Century Swiss Scientific Instruments

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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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Mid-20th Century European Industrial Scientific Instruments

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Brass, Copper, Chrome

19th Century Pair of English 12-inch Globes by William Harris, 1832 and 1835
Located in Milano, IT
Pair of 12-inch table globes William Harris London, 1832 and 1835 Slight abrasions from use; few cracks lb 11 each (kg 5) The two terrestrial and celestial globes rest in their ori...
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1830s English William IV Antique Scientific Instruments

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Paper, Wood

Rare Pair of Globes, London 1816/1828, John and William Cary
By Cary
Located in Bamberg, DE
London, 1816/1828 Colored and lacquered copper engravings, three-legged mahogany mounts and each with a compass. Both globes have an equatorial ring with month indications and a bra...
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1810s English George IV Antique Scientific Instruments

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Mahogany

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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Mid-20th Century German Scientific Instruments

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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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Mid-20th Century Japanese Scientific Instruments

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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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Mid-20th Century Japanese Scientific Instruments

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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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Mid-20th Century Japanese Scientific Instruments

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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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1940s American Industrial Vintage Scientific Instruments

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Aluminum, Iron

Terrestrial Globe with Wooden Base, Italy, 1880
Located in Milan, IT
Large terrestrial papier mâché globe, 18 inches. Wooden pedestal. Signed E. Pini Milano, G. Gussoni publisher, Italy, circa 1880.
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19th Century Italian Antique Scientific Instruments

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Brass, Metal

Terrestrial Globe Signed Cary, London, 1800
By Cary
Located in Milan, IT
Large 'Papier Machè' terrestrial globe ( 12” diameter ), with gores printed in calcography and color finished, on a wooden base. Maker CARY. London, England, circa 1800.
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Early 1800s British Antique Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Terrestrial Globe Signed Cary, London, 1798
By Cary
Located in Milan, IT
Large 'Papier Machè' terrestrial globe (12" diameter), with gores printed in calcography a color finished, on a wooden tripod. One compass joints the three feet. Brass meridian. Make...
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1790s British Antique Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Domestic Medicine Chest by Thompson & Capper
Located in New Orleans, LA
An invaluable addition to the 19th century home, this domestic medicine chest contained nearly everything needed to nurse a member of the household back to health. Made by the firm o...
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19th Century English Other Antique Scientific Instruments

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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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1910s American Vintage Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Bronze Poison Mortar 'with pestle', 16th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Poison mortar with mace. Bronze. Century XVI. Small mortar with mace made of bronze, decorated with a band of vertical shapes that resemble leaves rather than ribs and this one with...
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16th Century European Renaissance Antique Scientific Instruments

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Bronze

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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1920s German Vintage Scientific Instruments

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Brass

18th C Manner of Rev. Middleton, Arteries & Veins Plates Anatomy Anatomical
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A pair of late 18th century engravings depicting the front arteries and veins of a human, after the originals of Rev. Middleton & William Cowper. Housed is later substantial oak e...
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17th Century Antique Scientific Instruments

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Paper

Pair of 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Clock and Barometer by Raingo Freres
Located in New York, NY
Mid-19th century French Louis XVI style ormolu wall clock and barometer, both signed "Raingo Freres/ A Paris." Each large scale, banjo-form device is decorated with neoclassical figu...
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Scientific Instruments

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Metal, Ormolu

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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1910s Belgian Art Nouveau Vintage 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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1910s French Art Nouveau Vintage Scientific Instruments

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Oak