An 18th century Louis XVI black painted and giltwood barometer, the painted oval dial inscribed Barometre, signed and dated Mantelly & Rossy 1753, within a molded framed with a beaded border, flanked by a beautifully carved ribbon bound moulding, surmounted by laurel leaves and drapery, the base with a ribbon tied drapery. Matt and burnished gilding. Barometer not on working condition, but a very decorative piece with beautifully aged patina.
A pair of Carl Zeiss Jena 8 x 60 binoculars, known as the "Deck Mounted 8 x 60", designed by CZJ for the Navy to be used to search and target aircraft at night. Four filters operated by levers for each eyepiece. Graticule in right-hand ocular. Extendable sunshades. Coated optics. Rubber brow pad marked: D.R.G.M.
A Campbell–Stokes sunshine recorder by Casella of London. The Campbell–Stokes recorder (sometimes called a Stokes sphere) is a kind of sunshine recorder. It was invented by John Francis Campbell in 1853 and modified in 1879 by Sir George Gabriel Stokes. The original design by Campbell consisted of a glass sphere set into a wooden bowl with the sun burning a trace on the bowl. Stokes's refinement was to make the housing out of metal and to have a card holder set behind the sphere. The unit is des
A tripod mounted cold war era Swarovski 10 x 50 periscope binocular. Specifications: 10 times magnification, coated optics, objective diameter 50 mm, grey filter and drop down grid. Original transport case. Tripod of adjustable height. The height of the periscope in the first photograph is at its lowest height of 190 cm. The protective foot pads are included. Wilhelm Swarovski began producing binoculars in 1935, and this business expanded during World War II. The modern company developed from th
A rare WWII one minute torpedo timer designed by Charles Frodsham, made by Robert North & Sons, Bushey. Numbered: W.2575 A large cased electro-mechanical chronograph used to time the flight of a torpedo. It is thought that 24 were made, there are know examples at the Frodsham Museum London and The Royal Australian Naval Armament Depot.
A rare 1950's large-scale double sided demonstration slide rule, by Blundell Rules Ltd of Weymouth, England. Over 5 foot in length. The slide rule or slipstick is a mechanical analog computer. The slide rule is used primarily for multiplication and division, and also for functions such as exponents, roots, logarithms and trigonometry. The slide rule was invented around 1620-1630, shortly after John Napier's publication of the concept of the logarithm. Before the advent of the electronic calculat
Antique Victorian Carved Oak Banjo Barometer in a lovely carved oak case with a thermometer and a 9" silver dial. Perfect working order. Lovely colour and condition. 10.5" x 2" x 37.5" High. Internal Ref: 0299 Dimensions Height = 95 cm (38") Width = 27 cm (11") Depth = 6 cm (3")
A late 19th century barograph, with an eight atmosphere barometric gilt brass movement acting on a clockwork drum. Beveled glass oak frame case, on an oak plinth with drawer for the paper charts. The crests on the dome of the drum are for the Wykeham Hall School, Brighton, founded in 1887. A barograph is a aneriod barometer that records the barometric pressure over time in graphical form.
Antique rosewood inlaid mother of pearl banjo barometer with a thermometer and a 10" silvered dial,brass bezel with convex glass,Working order Lovely colour and condition 12" x 2 1/2" x 38" high Internal Ref: 1045 Dimensions Height = 96 cm (38") Width = 30 cm (12") Depth = 7 cm (3")
An early 20th century brass parallel ruler with rollers by Stanley, Great Turnstile, Holborn, London. In original fitted mahogany box. William F. Stanley of Great Turnstile, Holborn. (Mathematical, Drawing and Surveying Instruments) established in 1853.
Collection of Cameras & Lenses including vintage 'Harkette' camera by Kodak, Canon 'Coronet' Cameral No. 910903, Boxed 'Auto Miranda' lens,Yashica lens, Vintage 'Foth' Photo-Plait of Paris Camera, German 'Nettar' Camera in leather case, Halina 35x Camera, and assorted other lenses and accessories. Please see photographs.
An early 19th Century rosewood cased barometer, the silvered dial signed Ganthony, London, 95cm long, an Admiral Fitzroy barometer by S & B Solomons, London W, mounted to an arched panel, 98cm long and a reproduction wall clock (3)
A pair of WWII Japanese Imperial navy binoculars by Nikko. 18.8 times magnification, through 150 mm triple element Cooke objectives. 3 degree field of view. With original case. Mounted on a later gimble and adjustable height rise and fall tripod. Literature: Militärische Ferngläser und Fernrohre in Heer, Luftwaffe und Marine : Military binoculars and telescopes in Army , Air Force and Navy / Hans Seeger. Pages: 274 & 275.
Georgian mahogany banjo barometer, with a swan neck pediment, satinwood stringing to the case, thermometer, small round mirror and a silver 9" dial Working order Lovely colour and condition 10" x 2" x 38" high Internal Ref: 528 Dimensions Height = 97 cm (38") Width = 25 cm (10") Depth = 5 cm (2")
Threshing Machine Large Working Model finished in pink Condition Report: ARR: Categories: Live Steam, Lot Description:, Threshing Machine Large Working Model, Condition Report:, Condition Report:, ARR:, Categories:, Live Steam
A fine George III bow fronted stick barometer by one of the most eminent instrument makers of the eighteenth century. Ramsden was born in 1731 and worked at The Golden Spectacles, Haymarket from 1768 to 1771, then moving to 199 Piccadilly from 1772 until his death in 1800. This particular barometer is a very fine example of his work and would date from c1790. The stem is veneered with well figured mahogany with ebony edging and ebonised cistern cover. The cushion top retains the original ebonise