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~BAUSCH AND LOMB GILT BRASS AND LEATHER OPERA/FIELD GLASSES-ANNIVERSARY EDITION~

A fine pair of Art Deco opera/field glasses-special 50th anniversary edition-dated 1928 with a patent date of 1916. Signed Bausch & Lomb Opt. Co. Rochester, NY. USA with a patent date of Sept 12. 1916 and anniversary date spanning 50 years (1878-1928). All this information on the knurled bakelite adjustment wheel on the underside. Perfect optics (as one would expect) with large 3 cm. object lenses and 1.5 cm. eyepiece (ocular) lenses with ribbed/ringed bakelite eye covers. Gilding is Read More...

~ALL AMERICAN MICROSCOPE SLIDE COLLECTION-TOP MAKERS (90 total)~(AMENDED)

All American microscope slide collection c.1880-1920 consisting of exactly 90 examples by top makers with labels intact and in generally excellent condition. Subject matter includes botany, zoology, whole insects and insect parts, minerology, geology, marine and anatomy. 45 makers represented, mostly from NY or NJ. Very few retailed by microscope makers (after market). These are some of the best examples by top slide makers in the US. Some slides are obviously worth more than others but I have set Read More...

Joslins 12” terrestrial table globe

A good example of a Joslins of Boston, USA terrestrial table globe in original condition  Read More...

Rare 19th-Century Trade Card for Chicago Scale Co.

A rare trade card for Chicago Scale Company. They were in business between 1863 and 1914 and at the address on the card between 1882-96. 5.5″x3″.  The card is beige and the graphics are medium green.   Read More...

C1860 Horn Cupping Set

Wet cupping sets with horn cups are not common. In our many years as medical antiques dealers this is perhaps the second or third example we’ve owned. It is cased, complete and in good condition, with a scarificator that loads and fires as it should. Likely American in origin and third-quarter of the 19th century in date.   Read More...

C1900 Lincoln Hospital Ambulance Surgeon’s Cap

Early in the last century ambulances in large cities carried surgeons with them on their calls.  These men, and they were virtually all men, wore identifying caps. The one on offer is from Lincoln Hospital, an institution founded in 1839 to serve the Black community in the Bronx but which evolved over time to become one of NYC’s major trauma centers and a teaching hospital. While there is some evidence of use it remains in remarkably good condition for Read More...

Herteloup’s Leech: complete signed set

A fine cased example of  Herteloup’s  leech set with four glasses, extra blade, extra head and spacers. Both case and leech are signed and marked with identical serial number.  Read More...

Desk Magnifier on Stand

Large magnifier on stand. Diameter of lens: 4″ or 10 cm. Height of central shaft: 11″ or 27.5 cm. Read More...

~GOOD OB/GYN GROUPING-SOME RARE FORMS~

A good OB/GYN grouping for sale as a lot. Some rare forms. Some with ebony grips (perfect). Many signed. English, French and American. 1860-1900. 1. Pajot’s OB forceps-signed Collin-rare 4 part form with cross-hatched metal handles and crochet in ball handle ?? c.1860, 45cm. long. 2. OB pelvic calipers signed Tiemann c.1900, scale out to 15 inches. Bronze plated or anodized. 3. Pean’s ovarian cyst forceps with offset holes and pins (4 on each side). signed J. Stevenson c.1900. Rare. 4. Plated and Read More...

Gold and Silver Counterfeit Detector

An example of an American counterfeit detector by Berrian Manufacturing, patented 27 February 1877,dull metal finish. For most American coinage of that date. Read More...

Original Photos Relating to Philo Farnworth’s Pioneering Television Work

Philo Farnworth was a major figure, if not the major figure,  in the development of television and one of a handful of  true  technological geniuses at work in the USA during the first half of the 20th century. We are offering four photos from Philo Farnworth’s labs in San Francisco and Philadelphia. These are original images from an album assembled by Farnworth in the 1930s to document work in progress. They show key members of his staff with various Read More...

JOSLIN’S TERRESTRIAL TABLE GLOBE

Hand-colored paper gores pasted on papier-mâché and plaster to form a 12″ diameter globe. Housed in a stand with four turned wooden legs and turned stretchers, supporting a wooden horizon bearing a printed zodiacal circle and brass meridian ring. Diameter 12 inch and 47 cm high.   The Cartouch gives: Joslin’s  Terrestrial Globe  /  Containing all the latest Discoveries and Geographical Improvements / Also the Tracks of the most celebrated Circumnavigators / Compiled from Smiths new English globe with additions and improvements by Read More...