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Antique Draughtman's Set.
A late 19th century Victorian set of draughtsman's drawing instruments. The original rosewood box containing a lift out tray laid out with a set of...
£180
Manfred Schotten Antiques
Negretti & Zambra - London. Rare 19th Century oak-cased “Fishery or Sea Coast Ba...
Rare 19th Century oak-cased “Fishery or Sea Coast Barometer” - No. 189. The arched top with porcelain plate over main register plates bearing ...
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Alan Walker
Reynolds & Wiggins - London. Elegant mid-19th Century mahogany Marine Stick Baro...
Elegant mid-19th Century mahogany Marine Stick Barometer; with ring suspension over engraved ivory maker’s plate and matching barometer plates, ...
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Alan Walker
NEWTON, SON & BERRY
Rare 2' Newton pocket globe
A good example of an early 19th century 2" pocket globe by Newton in the original fish skin case
£4750
Hansord
American 6' globe by Joslins of Boston
A good example of a 19th century terrestrial globe by Joslins, Boston on a turned and ebonised stand.
£1280
Hansord
fine example of a 3' Newton pocket globe
A very original example of a 3" Newton pocket globe in the original fish skin case containing the celestial paper. original colour and varnish
£5800
Hansord
Rare walking stick telescope by Keen, Liverpool
A rare original walking stick telescope, the top cover and ferrel both remover to show a well made brass instrument by Keen, Liverpool in full work...
£1200
Hansord
Cottam & Hallen Waywiser
ANTIQUE WAYWISER BY COTTAM AND HALLEN. A brass and iron Waywiser by Cottam & Hallen with turned walnut handles. The waywiser has a 23" diameter sp...
£1250
Manfred Schotten Antiques
19th Century Anatomical Medical Scientific Human Anatomy Sketches Marshalls Anat...
An exquisitely illustrated series of ink sketches depicting the human bones. The first, the complete skeleton with each bone numbered and named wi...
£580
Roger Bradbury Antiques
Negretti & Zambra - London. Good quality and unusual 19th Century oak cased ‘Ad...
Good quality and unusual 19th Century oak cased ‘Admiral Fitzroy’s Storm Barometer’ - No. 1414 in essentially original condition. The porcel...
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Alan Walker
Standaerd weights by De Grave and Co dated 1896
An extensive set of cased bronze and brass standard weights made for use by the Borough of Croydon by De Grave & Co of London. 17 weights in tot...
£7800
Hatchwell Antiques Ltd.
18' floor standing globe
An 18' English country house library floor standing terrestrial globe by Addison , London in the original mahogany stand with compass. The globe ...
£15800
Hansord
Henry Macrae - London. Good quality and unusual, mid 19th Century, rosewood-cas...
Good quality and unusual, mid 19th Century, rosewood-cased, ‘Improved’ Sympiesometer; the “ogee” pediment over finely engraved silvered bra...
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Alan Walker
Engineer's cased precision spirit level
An engineer's steel precision metric spirit/bubble level, English, circa 1910-1920. Marked: 1 DIV = 0.05 mm. IN 1 METER Original mahogany cas...
£485
Hatchwell Antiques Ltd.
WWI military surveyors level dated 1918
A Ministry of Defence WWI surveyors level by Smith Day & Co. With Broad Arrow (Pheon) mark, and dated 1918. Hardwood with brass fittings, wi...
£425
Hatchwell Antiques Ltd.
Negretti & Zambra - London. Unusual 19th Century oak-cased ‘Farmer’s Barometer’ ...
Unusual 19th Century oak-cased ‘Farmer’s Barometer’ – Numbered 377 ; the ogee pediment over porcelain register plates, signed by the maker...
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Alan Walker
Dental Articulators
A pair of early 20th century aluminium and bronze dental articulators mounted on iron display stands. Height of the smaller: 74 cm - 29 inches...
£3200
Hatchwell Antiques Ltd.
Case of Engine Divided Rulers
A late 19th century mahogany box of engine divided rulers by David Robertson & Co Ltd Glasgow. The mahogany box is brass pinned and has an ins...
£220
Graham Smith Antiques
Victorian Brass Microscope by W Matthews
A Victorian brass microscope by W Matthews of London. The microscope in a mahogany case with a selection of eye pieces, lenses and glass slide...
£645
Graham Smith Antiques
Courtauld Atomic Models by Griffin & George of London
A cased set of Courtauld atomic models, by Griffin & George of London. Designs of Dr. G. S. Hartley of Courtaulds Ltd. in 1952. Scale: 20mm e...
£825
Hatchwell Antiques Ltd.
Floor standing astronomical telescope by Casella
A good example of a floor standing 3" telescope in fine original condition with two terrestrial lenses as well as astronomical ones. contained in t...
£3450
Hansord
Gregorian reflecting brass telescope
A good example of a 2.75" telescope in the manner of George Adams in good original condition and retaining most of the lacquer.
£3450
Hansord
Beringer polyhedral sundial
A good example of a late 18th/early 19th century box compass in original condition, signed D Beringer, he was well know for this design of sundi...
£2400
Hansord
William Cary - London. Very rare and impressive 19th Century mahogany “Balloo...
Very rare and impressive 19th Century mahogany “Balloonists” barometer/altimeter in essentially original condition. The brass ring suspension o...
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Alan Walker
Live steam 3.5' model train
A fine model of Stephensons locomotive used on the Manchester and Liverpool line named on the pressure valve L Jones , Maryport
£4800
Hansord
Rare 18th century french silver sundial
A rare silver french sundial by Haye of Paris in the german style with fine quality engraving
£4900
Hansord
Galashiels brass standard bell weights
A cased set of 4 brass standard weights produced for and used by the Burgh of Galashiels, Selkirkshire, Scotland. 1, 2, 4 and 7 lbs.
£1400
Hatchwell Antiques Ltd.
Andreas Vogler sundial
An 18th century pocket sundial
£1400
Hansord
Run of 4 brass Avoir standard weights
A set of four brass Imperial standard avoir weights, made for the Borough of Clitheroe. 50lb, 20lb, 10lb and 5lb. Stamped with Royal ciph...
£2650
Hatchwell Antiques Ltd.
Set of Standard Measures for Aberdeen
A cased set of 8 Victorian brass imperial liquid measures. 1 quarter gill to 1 gallon. Made by Doyle & Son of London for the County of Aberdeen.
£3100
Hatchwell Antiques Ltd.
W & T AVERY LTD, BIRMINGHAM
Set of 7 brass Globe Weights
A set of 7 brass spherical standard weights for the Borough of Grantham. 56,28,14,7,4,2 and 1 lbs. By W&T Avery of Birmingham. Portcullis ...
£6400
Hatchwell Antiques Ltd.
Dip Circle by J. J. Griffin & Sons
A late 19th century brass magnetic dip circle with a 7” dial, by John Joseph Griffin (1802–9 June 1877) of Long Acre, London. Marked Griffin Lo...
£1150
Hatchwell Antiques Ltd.
BUTTERFIELD, PARIS
Silver Butterfield sundial
A good small example by Butterfield in the original fitted case.
£3950
Hansord
Dynamometer by Salter
A brass and oak "improved" dynamometer by Salter's. Used to test tension. Brass dial inscribed: 200 lb. by 1 lb. George Salter and Co - The firm...
£675
Hatchwell Antiques Ltd.
DOLLOND, LONDON
DOLLOND UNIVERSAL EQUINOCTIAL RING DIAL
A fine example of a 9" Dollond brass ring dial with superb engraving
£7400
Hansord
Medicine chest by Knagg, London
An early 19th century fitted mahogany medicine chest with makers label and brass handle
£1200
Hansord
3' Victorian Telescope
A fine Victorian brass telescope with a and starfinder, on an altazimuth mount and original brass fitted mahogany tripod, with attached telescopic ...
£4800
Hatchwell Antiques Ltd.
Telescope by James Pettit
A brass library telescope by James Pettit F.R.A.S. (Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society), the main tube is inscribed "Made by James Pettit F.R...
£1800
Hatchwell Antiques Ltd.
Universal inclining dial by Watkins
A good example of an 18th century universal inclining dial by Watkins, London. In the original black fish skin case
£2950
Hansord
German Brass sundial
An early 18th century brass adjustable brass engraved sundial in the manner of Willebrand with unusual central rotating arrow in the compass.
£1850
Hansord
Library telescope by Fraser
A good example of an early 19th refracting 2" telescope by Fraser maker to His Majesty. in original mahogany case.
£1980
Hansord
Terrestrial and celestial globes by Smith of large size
The 15: globes in a turned mahogany stand and with the original varnish, very good colour to both the globes.
£14000
Hansord
Brass butterfield design sundial
A fine example of an 18th century brass French sundial in the Butterfield design by P Le Maire, Paris ,in the original fish skin case and retainin...
£2450
Hansord
Waywiser
A good example of a brass and mahogany way wiser by Elliott, London.
£3650
Hansord
Screw Barrel Microscope
A fine and rare early 18th century Wilson type screw barrel microscope with five original numbered objectives and two lieberkuhns in turned brass c...
£2950
Hansord