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~FINE, COMPLETE, SIGNED, CARY SIMPLE/COMPOUND MICROSCOPE~

A fine and complete brass simple/compound Cary/Gould pocket microscope c.1830. Signed “Cary, London” this little jewel has been rarely used. All original lacquer, 3 stacking and interchangeable lenses (beads intact), live box, two numbered 5 cell bone sliders, bone handled pin probe and scalpel, stage and hand held forceps, excellent mirror, rack and pinion operates flawlessly, flame mahogany case with both C-hooks intact. This is the one to own for the purists among you collectors. (20% off this week). Read More...

Astronomical magic lantern mechanical slides, Charles Baker of Holborn.

Six 19th century astronomical magic lantern mechanical rack and pinion slides, Charles Baker of Holborn. Circa 1860. Each slide Stamped: BAKER OPTICIAN 244 HOLBORN OPPOSITE DAY & MARTIN Each slide is number and has a printed description accompanied by a hand written title and number in French. No 1: The Solar System, showing the Revolution of all the Planets with their Satellites round the Sun. (B-57 Systeme Solaire) No 3: This Diagram illustrates the cause of Spring and Neap Tides, and shews the Read More...

Presentation marine walking stick.

An old walking stick made of ebony with an ivory handle and fine silver decoration to the handle ends and stem with a silver plaque which reads, ‘Presented to Thomas Hudson Esq as a mark of respect and esteem from THE PLYMOUTH PILOTS on the occasion of his retiring from the office of Sub Commissioner of Pilotage. 15th march 1898’. The handle ends have the entwined initials ‘T H’ on one end and a shield on the other with Read More...

W F Stanley Pillar Compasses

The photocopy is from the 1873 WF Stanley catalogue. Made of electrum in a leather covered case.  Read More...

Early Victorian Cased Miniature Baleen Telescope by WE & F Newton of Fleet Street

For sale, an early Victorian pocket field telescope with baleen cover and original Morocco leather case by WE & F Newton, Fleet Street, London. This super miniature brass six draw telescope has a one-inch diameter objective lens with a rare red and black striped baleen covered barrel and original brass end cap. The case is covered in original dark red leather with eye hook closers and a red velvet sectioned interior. The contents also include the original stand with barrel Read More...

Torpedo spreading slide rule by Betta

An early 1960’s torpedo spreading slide rule by the Betta Manufacturing Co, Eaton Bray, Dunstable. In oak case with a brass plate with the Air Ministry mark: SLIDE RULE MK.I. FOR T.C.F.S. MK. *   More photographs on our website: https://www.hatchwellantiques.co.uk/classical/marine/torpedo-spreading-slide-rule-detail     Read More...

SOLD – Brass sextant. The former property of Commander P.G. Wodehouse D.S.O.

SOLD – A brass sextant dating to 1899 by ‘J. Coombes, Optician & Admiralty Agent, Devonport’, as engraved on the arc. Also engraved to the vernier, ‘ P.G. Wodehouse, R.N.’ The instrument is in good condition but there is some loss of silvering to both mirrors; the shades are damage free, the silver scale reads from 0 -145. It has two telescopes, a spare inner telescope tube, 2 eye filters and a mirror adjusting pin. The sextant and telescopes are all Read More...

Royal Navy: Fine set of Epaulettes – Commander P.G. Wodehouse R.N., D.S.O.

A very nice set of British Naval Officers Epaulettes belonging to Commander Philip G. Wodehouse R.N., D.S.O., M.I.D. He was received the ‘Crown of Italy’ for his services when in charge of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, a torpedo-boat Destroyer, stationed at Gallipoli 25.04.1915. He received the D.S.O. for Minewseeping operations inside the Dardanelles Straights when under fire off Gallipoli on 16.08.1915.   The Epaulettes are in excellent condition and contained in their original plush lined metal case with makers plaque for Gieves, Mathews and Seagrove Read More...

A 14 inch clinometer by E R Watts of London

A 14 inch clinometer by E R Watts of London in original fitted mahogany case. Marked: M. C. CLINOMETER Brit. Pat. No. 512193 MADE IN ENGLAND No. 29392 Case marked N.G.T.E. National Gas Turbine Establishment (NGTE Pyestock) Farnborough part of the Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE). Case dimensions: 38 x 15 x 8.5 cm.   The National Gas Turbine Establishment (NGTE Pyestock) in Farnborough, part of the Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE), was the prime site in the UK for design and development of gas turbine and jet Read More...

Very Large Late Victorian Wimshurst Machine with Four Leyden Jars

A very large late Victorian Wimshurst Machine on mahogany base with four leyden jars. The machine has a mahogany base with scrolled feet and two contra rotating glass discs with 22 foil sectors attached to the front of each. The discs are rotated by means of two turned mahogany wheels with leather bands attached to a spindle on which the discs are attached. By turning the brass and bone handle, electrostatic charge is sent to the rare combination of four Read More...

CUT STEEL PROPORTIONAL DIVIDERS

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Fine pair of Fleams – Thomas Weeden, Bloomsbury.

A pair of fleams with tortoise handles, the steel blades are signed, ‘Weeden, Hart St, Bloomsbury’. The lengths are 5.5 cms long (closed) and they are in perfect condition, not a mark on them possibly unused. Contained in original tooled leather covered holder. Thomas Weeden can be found in the London Street Directory of 1843 as ‘Surgeons Instrument Maker, 41 Hart St, Bloomsbury’. Read More...