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“3 STEREOSCOPES BOIS XIX ème

                         “3 STEREOSCOPES BOIS XIX ème” STEREOSCOPE BOIS XIX èmeJoli stéréoscope en loupe de noyer pour des vues stéréoscopiques sur verre ou sur carton de dimension : 8.5 x 17.5 cm.Réglage pour la netteté, les oculaires sont en métal ( petit choc sans gravité  sur l’un ), le miroir intérieur est fêlé.Très bel état d’origine.280 eurosSTEREOSCOPE BOIS XIX èmeJoli stéréoscope en acajou pour des vues stéréoscopiques sur verre de dimension : 6 Read More...

VISIONNEUSE NAPOLEON III

VISIONNEUSE NAPOLEON III Exceptionnelle visionneuse d’époque Napoléon IIIElle permet de regarder des vues optiques, des photos, des stéréos et des stéréos polyoramiques.La loupe fait 18 cm de diamètre.Le socle fait 18 x 53 cm et lorsqu’il est déplié il fait 60 à 70 cm de hauteur.Il a quelques petites restaurations d’usage, l’ensemble est dans son état d’origine.Rare et très décoratif. —————————————————————————————   NAPOLEON III VIEWER Exceptional viewer from the Napoleon III period It allows viewing optical views, photos, stereos and polyoramic stereos. The magnifying glass is Read More...

A very early French brass sector with four sights by an unknow maker François Oriot, circa 1630-1650s’

A very early example of a French brass sector with four sights made by a countryside maker unknown, named “François Oriot”. The sector is made with two heavy and thick arms of brass on which side is only engraved two lignes : “Les cordes des arcs” & les “Les poligones” on one side ; and “Les partyes Esgalles” & “Les Corde” on the other side. The sector measures 18,1 cm lenght and 7mm thichness. An exceptionnal survivor from the early production in Read More...

Rare and early example of a Fineman-type Nephoscope by Duboscq-Pellin, circa 1886

The nephoscope was invented in the nineteenth-century to measure the altitude, direction and velocity of clouds. Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century methods of determining cloud height required triangulation from the ends of two baselines. Other techniques involved using a map to trace the passage of cloud-shadows over the countryside, or a camera obscura to measure a cloud\’s angular height and bearing from 0º north, (known in astronomy as \’azimuth\’). Early nineteenth-century mirror nephoscopes used a shallow tank of inky water to reflect Read More...

Celestial Globe By Charles Dien

CELESTE GLOBE BY CHARLES DIEN IT IS SIGNED CHARLES DIEN 1840 IN VERY GOOD GENERAL CONDITION MEASUREMENTS: 36 CM HIGH AND 15 CM IN DIAMETER Read More...

Wooden Revolver Single Microscope, ca. late 17th century

Purchased in Italy, this continental European (Italian, French or Dutch), probably late 17th-century wooden single microscope comes with an oval case of wood covered in tan leather embossed with gold motifs. Objects to be viewed were held in the five holes within the circular revolving plate. The plate can be turned to bring each object into view in front of the bi-convex little lens under the eyecup. Unlike some other microscopes of this general design, the lens was placed Read More...

~FINE LARGE SIGHTING COMPASS-SUSPENSION-MINING~

A fine brass and anodised brass sighting/mining suspension type compass in original card case ( 5 inch diameter). Made in France but with 8 English cardinal points and a fully engine divided, silvered 360 degree inner raised ring. Suspension hooks with hairs intact, locking tab on edge, jewelled needle points North. As you can see from the photos, this instrument has seen minimal/no use. Hooks and hinge for the card case intact. Wonderful example of a late Victorian c.1890 Read More...

Set of three Hour Glasses early 18Th century

Interesting set of three wooden hour-sandglasses early 18Th century. Read More...

Auzoux ca 1890’s anatomical heart model

An anatomical heart model of of circa 1890’s made by the Auzoux Factory. Louis Thomas Auzoux was a French medical doctor who added papier-mache to the modelling process of anatomical models. The model has some erosion due to time, but is complete with parts and the original paper labels in latin. Auzoux set up a workshop in his home town of Saint Aubin d’Ecrosville in 1827. His newly invented moulding techniques allowed him to re-produce his models. One of these Read More...

Set amputation knives by Charriere, 1855

A boxed set of 10 surgical knives for field operation by Charriere. A label dated 1855 and signed by Charriere is present on the inside of the lid. Even this label lists the knives that were present in the case when it was produced. 2 knives are absent. The set comes from a museum in Milano: “Cassetta di coltelli chirurgici per operazioni sul campo – 1855 – Museo della Pusterla S. Ambrogio” (Box of surgical knives for field operations Read More...

Universal Equinoxial Ring Dial C.1700

Interesting brass Universal Equinoxial ring dial C.1700 Read More...

Large Drawing Mathematic Architect set signed PIXII in Paris C.1800

Very Large Mathematical set signed PIXII a Paris C.1800. With dividers , Pied de Roy, demi pied de Roy, Scales rule… Set in Mahogany. Read More...