Blowpipe Sets

Blowpipe Sets

Stock Number: a13


Three Part Blowpipe Sets by Letcher, Queen and Rohrbeck


19th to 20th Century

Countries of manufacture

UK and Ireland, Germany, North America

Categories: Mineralogy & Gemmology, Physics & Chemistry, Surveying Instruments & Mining, Engineering antiques


First Set – Society of Arts, Best Guinea Blowpipe Apparatus manufactured by J T Letcher of Truro, Cornwall. Incomplete, missing charcoal tin, grease pot and some other items, Some deterioration to labelling on reagent pots and missing a key.

Second Set – Blowpipe Apparatus by W J Rohrbeck of Wein (Vienna), Austria. Supplier of Physical and Chemical Apparatus around the turn of the 19th Century. Set incomplete as seen and blowpipe looks to be a replacement.

Third Set – Blowpipe set by Jas W Queen & Co, Philadelphia. No blowpipe in this set and many items missing.


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GB Collector Tolemy

A Yorkshire based collector all things unusual for 40 years covering a diverse range of subject matter across the archaeology of science, with a common theme towards rare and one-of-a-kind, architectural, functional instruments and scientific objects for investment, display and interior design. A frequent business traveller across Europe the USA and Australasia in the quest for new objects. Collector Tolemy can be contacted at

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