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A fine 15' sundial by Adie of Edinburgh
A fine example of a early 19th century bronze sundial with an elegant gnomon
£1980
Hansord
Telescope by Watson & Sons
A “Royal Century” refracting telescope, 6 inch achromatic objective lens, by W. Watson & Sons, of London and Barnet. Note: MESSRS’ W. WATS...
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Hatchwell Antiques Ltd.
Set of Bell Weights
A of 4 early 19th century patinated brass standard bell weights for the Borough of Clitheroe. 56,28,7 and 4 lbs. Royal cyphers for WIIII, VR ...
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Hatchwell Antiques Ltd.
Brass Beam Scales
A large late 19th century brass and steel butcher's scales. Pan diameter: 68 cm. Beam length: 166 cm.
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Hatchwell Antiques Ltd.
Dip Circle
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...
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Hatchwell Antiques Ltd.
W & T AVERY LTD, BIRMINGHAM
Set of 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 ...
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Hatchwell Antiques Ltd.
Set of Standard Measures
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.
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Hatchwell Antiques Ltd.
Portable lighthouse Lamp
A World War II portable lighthouse lamp by AGA (American Gas Accumulator Co.)of New Jersey. 4th order Fresnel lens. With transport case and e...
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Hatchwell Antiques Ltd.
Gunner's Calipers by Blunt
A Georgian brass gunner's calipers finely engraved 'Quantity of Powder for filling the chambers of Brass Mortars & Howitzers' to one side, and 'Bra...
£1350
Walpoles
Dynamometer
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.
Anthony Bower's Parallel Rule
A fine example of 18th century parallel rulers, ebony with brass hinges, engraved for Anthony Bower, November 1773. This is perhaps the civil engin...
£395
Walpoles
Alexander Adie - Edinburgh. Rare and early mahogany cased Sympiesometer – Number...
Rare and early mahogany cased Sympiesometer – Number 218 - in good working order. The delicately engraved, silvered brass register plate, signed...
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Alan Walker
Negretti & Zambra - London. Fine quality and unusual 19th Century oak-cased 'Adm...
Good quality and unusual 19th Century honey-oak cased ‘Admiral Fitzroy’s Storm Barometer’ - No. 616 - in essentially original condition. The...
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Alan Walker
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.
Thomas Jones - London. A significant mahogany-cased Sympiesometer –No. 111
A significant mahogany-cased Sympiesometer –No. 111 - made under license from the patentee, Alexander Adie of Edinburgh. The plates are finely ex...
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Alan Walker
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.
BUTTERFIELD, PARIS
Silver Butterfield sundial
A good small example by Butterfield in the original fitted case.
£4650
Hansord
DOLLOND, LONDON
Dollond Telescope
A brass 2 ¾“ achromatic library refractor telescope on an equatorial mount by Dollond of London, with mahogany case and accessories, circa 1810....
£3850
Hatchwell Antiques Ltd.
Exceptional quality, 19th Century oak-cased scientific barometer.
Exceptional quality, 19th Century oak-cased scientific barometer. The hinged oak case, inset with protective brass mounts, revealing aneroid barome...
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Alan Walker
Medicine chest by Knagg, London
An early 19th century fitted mahogany medicine chest with makers label and brass handle
£1200
Hansord
Negretti & Zambra - London. Attractive and unusual copper Weather Forecaster - ...
Attractive and useful brass Weather Forecaster – No 338, in essentially original condition, comprising three independently rotating rings, enabli...
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Alan Walker
Regency apothecaries box
A good example of a mahogany cased apothecaries box with bottles and scale the back with a hidden panel
£1485
Hansord
Cased set of field surgeons instruments
A fine example of a cased set of instruments by S.Maw,sons and Thompson including Lisoton Knives , amputation saw and scalpels
£980
Hansord
DOLLOND, LONDON
DOLLOND UNIVERSAL EQUINOCTIAL RING DIAL
A fine example of a 9" Dollond brass ring dial with superb engraving
£7400
Hansord
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
£3250
Hansord
Waywiser
A good example of a brass and mahogany way wiser by Elliott, London.
£3950
Hansord
Torpedo Gyroscope
A cased gyroscope device known as an Obry gear for directing a torpedo. Produced by Whitehead & Co of Fiume, circa 1910-15. Fiume was then part...
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Hatchwell Antiques Ltd.
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.
£2450
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
3.5 inch Celestial and Terrestrial globes by Smith
A charming matched pair of globes on original turned mahogany stands, both retaining original varnish.
£3950
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...
£2850
Hansord
Compound microscope
A small and compact compound microscope in the original mahogany case by Bithray, Royal Exchange , London
£2200
Hansord
THE NATURAL HISTORY OF BIRDS; containing A Variety of Facts Selected from severa...
THE NATURAL HISTORY OF BIRDS; containing A Variety of Facts Selected from several Writers, and intended for the Amusement and Instruction of Childr...
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David Miles Books
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...
£3750
Hansord
Set of Three Victorian Imperial Avoir Weights for WEST SUSSEX. 1852.
A set of three Victorian brass alloy Imperial Avoir Bell weights for the county of WEST SUSSEX, dated 1852. Comprising: 4lb Avoir, 2lb Avoir, 1lb A...
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David Foord-Brown Antiques
A FINE CHARLES X VERRE EGLOMISE BAROMETER
A fine verre eglomise wall mounted barometer and thermometer, the top with a polished brass star above a thermometer flanked by oracular panels of ...
£3900
Nicholas Wells
19th century cupping set
A good complete cupping set in the original mahogany case
£1850
Hansord
Negretti & Zambra - London. Attractive and useful brass Weather Forecaster, eng...
Attractive and useful brass Weather Forecaster, engraved on verso No. 44 – a very early number. This comprises three independently rotating ring...
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Alan Walker
18th Century sundial & plinth.
Round 9" dial plate signed J Fowler fecit. The bronze dial and gnomon have a dark black patination with the engraved numerals and compass bearings ...
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Neill Robinson Blaxill F.B.H.I.
GEORGE ADAMS (SNR & JNR) OF LONDON
Culpepper microscope
A fine late 18th century Culpepper type microscope signed Adams, London. In the original mahogany case with a good selection os accessories
£4400
Hansord
Edward Melling - Liverpool. Attractive mid-19th Century mahogany Marine Stick B...
Attractive 19th Century mahogany Marine Stick Barometer; the pagoda-style pediment over ivory register plates, signed by the maker, with rack-and-p...
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Alan Walker
Travelling Pocket Instrument Case
Green shagreen and silver metal cased drawing instruments. The instruments being silver metal mounted and the ivory rule with maker’s mark: Cary,...
£1400
Duncan J. Baggott
pocket compass
A 19th century pocket compass with the owners name engraved on the cover.
£680
Hansord
Tunbridge Ware obelisk thermometer. Circa 1900.
The thermometer tube is spirit filled and placed on an engraved bone scale. The main obelisk centre is solid rosewood with the tesserae inlaid into...
£540
Neill Robinson Blaxill F.B.H.I.