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Miner compass cased By Ingénieur Chevallier Place du Pont Neuf 13 Paris C. 1842

Beautiful mine compass in its original box, transport shape, worn on the belt. The compass is signed Maison de l’Ingénieur Chevallier Opticien Place du Pont Neuf 15 Paris. The store moved to 15, place du Pont-Neuf later in 1842. The attribution of this date is based on Chevallier’s catalog of 1842, which provided this address. A notice published in March 1843 reminded the public of the store’s move, suggesting it may have occurred in late 1842. Chevallier’s catalog indicates Read More...

French table top telescope in case – Chevallier.

A nice four draw table top / portable telescope, signed, ‘L, Ing’r (Engineer) Chavallier. Optician, Place du Pont, Neuf 15, Paris’. He worked from this address from 1838 – 1850. The telescope length fully extended is 38.5″ (98 cms), height 13.5″ (34 cms). The main lens is 1.75″ (45 mm) diameter and the telescope gives a fine sharp image when viewing, with a magnification of 25 x. The user removes the first draw when using the astronomical eye-piece. This gives a Read More...

DENTAL/ PROSTHETIC DEMONSTRATION SET , MODEL INTENTED FOR DENTAL ART VECABE PATENT CASED COMPLETE

This set is signed by Vecabe, marked in French   ”  VECABE Brevet d’invention 875.996 SGDG Modèle d’examen destiné à l’art dentaire, Brevets dans tous les pays civilisés. Numbered  11289   Traduction :  “VECABE Patent 875.996 SGDG Examination model intended for dental art, Patents in all civilized countries. Number 11289” The set includes a complete articulator with all its components in excellent condition.  Additionally, it comes with numerous crown and bridge components that can be fitted into the articulator.  The dimensions of the case Read More...

Special collection of 11 hearing aids,ear trumpets

Special collection of 11 hearing aids,ear trumpets in fully working and original condition .from the possession of a long-time collector , can only be bought in its entirety .will be carefully packed and sent by registered post with track and trace . Read More...

~GOOD COLLIN HAND TREPAN~

A good ebony checkered handle, hand trepan by Collin of Paris c.1860. Made from a combination of nickel steel with brass hilt, the instrument shows little use other than a couple of nibbles/chips on the handle ends. Perforated shaft, sharp entry point, pleasing combination of construction materials. 14 cm. long X 10 cm. wide Read More...

Rare collection of electricity photographs/spark photographs from the same archive, France, circa 1890

Rare collection of electricity photographs/spark photographs from the same archive, France, circa 1890 Fourteen gelatin-silver bromide prints, eleven of which mounted on cardboard (print sizes from 22x17cm to 9.5x6cm)   Rare set produced by the same and only photographer, remaining anonymous, of fourteen photographs of electricity or electric spark. The set consists of: -nine so-called Trouvelot figures, that is to say direct photographs of the electric spark, negative pole. -four direct photographs of spark, positive pole. -a last one that is barely readable. More or less faded Read More...

Rare original albumen printF of five surgical students or professors and their anatomy skulls in 1885

Photograph, vintage albumen print, by Constant Peigné, established in Tours from 1881, showing five students or professors of surgery, wearing their traditional clothes and posing with their anatomy skulls. This photograph has the rare advantage of being, on the one hand, signed and dated by the photographer, and on the other hand, having been signed by all the students or professors: Guérin, G. Roger, Habusseau, Bretonneau, Robert Porentru and Boyer Beautiful testimony to the fierce spirit of medical schools and a Read More...

Microscope a Niche Charles Chevalier Ingénieur Opticien Palais Royal Paris

A Drum Microscope ( A niche ) by Charles Chevalier  French, c.1840, in laquered brass, engraved in script ‘Charles Chevalier Ingr. Optn. Brevete, Palais Royal 163 Paris’, rack and pinion focussing, microscope screw-mounted on mahogany case, height mounted 30cm   Read More...

French Delamarche geocentric armillary sphere

A French unsigned Delamarche geocentric armillary sphere, around 1800. These types of armillary spheres are also referred to as Ptolemaic and are made to the vision that the earth was the centre of the universe. The globe is made of a structure of wooden rings (armille) which are placed in horizontal positions to represent from north to south: the circle of the Northern Arctic Pole, the Tropic of Cancer, the equinoctial line or Equator, the Tropic of Capricorn and finally Read More...

Hourglass in straw marquetry made in France circa 1720

Hourglass in straw marquetry with geometric decorations on the hexagonal bases and around the rim. Rounded side openings. One bubble glass flask with two bulbs, one with 2 bulbs. Joint in fabric covered with threads partially gilded, and sand in eggshell. Dimensions : height of 15 cm x diameter of 6.2 cm. France circa 1720. Read More...

Charming Surveying Graphometer Clerget Au Butterfield Paris C 1750

Charming Surveying Graphometer signed Clerget Au Butterfield a Paris C 1750 A BRASS GRAPHOMETER, circa 1750 sign. CLERGET PARIS AU BUTTERFIELD. The protractor engraved with 2 grade scales 0-180. Central compass box with wind rose, directions, blued-steel needle and graduated around the edge. Base and alidades with upright sights, ball for ball-and-socket mounting,  Dimensions 23 cm. GRAPHOMETER, Paris, um 1750. Sign. CLERGET PARIS AU BUTTERFIELD. Very lovely floral engraving .       Read More...

Museum inclining Meridian finder and sundial invented by Julien Leroy signed By Jacques Lemaire 1746

A rare sundial invented by Julien Le Roy signed by Jacques Lemaire dated 1746. Julien Le Roy was Director of the French Société des Arts in the Early Eighteenth century He work closely with Jacques Lemaire. The sundial is engraved with the latitudes of twenty Europeans cities. Same model in The Greenwich Museum and in The Arts et Métiers Museum. See Daumas  Scientific instruments of the 17Th and 18 Th Centuries and their makers. Read More...