Fine Clocks, Barometers and Scientific Instruments

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
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Date of the auction: 21.04.2021

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Y A fine Regency mahogany bowfronted 'flat to the wall' mercury stick barometer

Y A fine Regency mahogany bowfronted 'flat to the wall' mercury stick barometer Bate, London, circa 1825 With swan neck pediment and cavetto cornice over silvered Vernier scale calibrated in barometric inches and annotated Very Dry, Set Fair, FAIR, Change, RAIN, M'ch Rain, Stormy beneath signature

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 21 Apr 2021

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A Regency mahogany mercury stick barometer

A Regency mahogany mercury stick barometer G. Davis, Leeds, circa 1825 With swan-neck pediment above moulded glazed aperture enclosing rectangular silvered Vernier scale calibrated in barometric inches opposing the usual observations and signed G. Davis, LEEDS to upper margin, the moulded flame

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £450 - £550

Date: 21 Apr 2021

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A rare Regency mercury balloonist's stick barometerCox

A rare Regency mercury balloonist's stick barometer Cox, London, early 19th century With brass suspension ring above hinged long rectangular door enclosing canted silvered Vernier register plates calibrated from 20 to 31 inches divided into tenths and annotated with the usual observations to the

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 21 Apr 2021

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A William IV/early Victorian mahogany bowfronted mercury cistern tube...

A William IV/early Victorian mahogany bowfronted mercury cistern tube marine stick barometer James Bassnett, Liverpool, circa 1840 With concave moulded surmount and cavetto cornice above bow-glazed canted ivory Vernier register plates annotated with the usual observations and signed JAMES BASSNETT

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 21 Apr 2021

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A Victorian carved oak mercury stick barometer

A Victorian carved oak mercury stick barometer J.H Steward, London, third quarter of the 19th century With foliate scroll carved arched upstand and moulded cornice incorporating corbeled projections to the sides over rectangular bevel-glazed double opaque glass Vernier scales calibrated in

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 21 Apr 2021

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A Victorian carved oak mercury wheel barometer

A Victorian carved oak mercury wheel barometer Unsigned, circa 1860 The 11.5 inch circular star-centred silvered register calibrated in barometric inches and with the usual observations within a cast brass bevel glazed bezel incorporating canted silvered insert to interior, the case generously

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 21 Apr 2021

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A rare oak cased micro-barograph with thermometer

A rare oak cased micro-barograph with thermometer Negretti and Zambra, London, early 20th century The mechanism with nine-segment aneroid chamber connected via a lacquered brass armature to an inked pointer for recording the change in barometric pressure on a double-height clockwork-driven rotating

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 21 Apr 2021

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An ‘Excelsior’ telegraphic date and time stamping machine

An Excelsior telegraphic date and time stamping machine Gamewell Fire Alarm Telegraph Company, New York, early 20th century The clockwork driven-machanism incorporating a series of wheels for independently advancing five sets of stamps for minutes, hours, date of the month, month and year, set

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 21 Apr 2021

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A Victorian lacquered brass monocular compound microscope

A Victorian lacquered brass monocular compound microscope J. White, Glasgow, circa 1870 The tube with rack and pinion course focus adjustment above fine screw to the single objective end, the stage fitted with slide clips and the underside with pivoted double-sided plano-concave mirror, the limb

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 21 Apr 2021

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A Victorian lacquered brass compound monocular field microscope

A Victorian lacquered brass compound monocular field microscope Unsigned, circa 1870 The tube with moulded collar and rack-and pinion focus adjustment sliding within a sleeve decoratively pierced to form twin supports, enclosing stage with slide apertures to each side and incorporating helical

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £60 - £100

Date: 21 Apr 2021

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A Victorian 4 inch refracting telescope

A Victorian 4 inch refracting telescope The eyepiece signed for John Browning, London The 48 inch leather-covered tube fitted with a 'star-finder' and rack-and-pinion focus adjustment and second telescopic draw to eyepiece end opposing objective with lacquered brass cap, the whole mounted via two

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 21 Apr 2021

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A fine pair of George III/Regency 12 inch library table globes

A fine pair of George III/Regency 12 inch library table globes Thomas Bardin and William & Samuel Jones, London, 1817 and 1800 The terrestrial sphere applied with twelve coloured printed gores incorporating panel inscribed THE, NEW TWELVE INCH, BRITISH, Terrestrial Globe, REPRESENTING THE, ACCURATE

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 21 Apr 2021

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A Regency twelve inch celestial library table globe

A Regency twelve inch celestial library table globe John and WilliamCary, London, circa 1810 The sphere applied with twelve engraved and hand tinted colour gores incorporating trade label CARY'S, NEW CELESTIAL GLOBE, ON WHICH, are carefully laid down upwards of 3,500 stars, Selected from the moft

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 21 Apr 2021

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A Regency fifteen inch celestial library globe

A Regency fifteen inch celestial library globe John and George Cary, London, circa 1825 The sphere applied with twelve engraved and hand tinted colour gores incorporating trade label CARY'S, NEW CELESTIAL GLOBE, ON WHICH, are carefully laid down the whole of the, STARS AND NEBULAE, Contained in the

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 21 Apr 2021

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An impressive late Victorian thirty inch terrestrial library globe

An impressive late Victorian thirty inch terrestrial library globe W. and A.K. Johnson Limited, Edinburgh and London, circa 1890 The sphere applied with thirty-six pairs of gores engraved and colour tinted with extensive annotations for cities, countries, significant topographical features, oceans

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 21 Apr 2021

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A rare George III mahogany hodometer or waywiser

A rare George III mahogany hodometer or waywiser Cary, London, Late 18th century With 31.5 inch diameter wheel bound with an iron tyre and with six tapered spokes around a brass hub engaging with take-off gearing contained within the left hand fork of the handle assembly, the right hand fork

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 21 Apr 2021

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A Victorian patinated brass sextant

A Victorian patinated brass sextant Adie and Son, Edinburgh, mid 19th century The pierced diamond 'lattice' pattern frame with pivoted arm mounted with mirror opposing hinged magnification lens over aperture for reading the fine silver inset brass Vernier scale signed ADIE & SON, EDINBURGH, No. 210

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 21 Apr 2021

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A Victorian patinated brass sextant

A Victorian patinated brass sextant Potter, London, late 19th century The pierced 'ladder' pattern frame with pivoted arm mounted with mirror opposing hinged magnification lens over aperture for reading the fine silver inset brass Vernier scale signed Potter, Tower Hill & Poultry, London, with two

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 21 Apr 2021

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A rare group of ‘Saxby’s patent spherograph’ marine navigational error...

A rare group of 'Saxby's patent spherograph' marine navigational error calculator panels Printed by George Smith, Watts and Company for S.M. Saxby and H. Wood and Company, Liverpool, 1856-57 Comprising SAXBY'S SPHEROGRAPH No. 2, FOR GREAT CIRCLE SAILING AND THE MEASUREMENT OF NAUTICAL DISTANCES

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 21 Apr 2021

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A group of eleven copper-plate engravings PLANETARY MACHINES

A group of eleven copper-plate engravings PLANETARY MACHINES Each engraved by Wilson Lowry for The Cyclopedia and inscribed Published as the Act Directs, by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown (except for numbers I and IV which excludes & Brown) Paternoster Row, including a COMETARIUM by W. Jones

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 21 Apr 2021

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A collection of copper-plate scientific engravings

A collection of copper-plate scientific engravings Covering pneumatics, geology, chemistry, astronomy, and drawing amongst other disciplines including an almost complete volume of Chambers, E. and Rees Abraham CYCLOPEADIA, OR AN, UNIVERSAL DICTIONARY, OF, ARTS & SCIENCES (title page and front board

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 21 Apr 2021

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A collection of lithographic anatomical prints

A collection of lithographic anatomical prints Mainly after J. Walsh and mostly printed in colour by William Fairland for John Taylor, Upper Gower Street circa 1837, approximately 50 by 31cm (19.75 by 12.25 ins) and smaller, (qty

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 21 Apr 2021

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Horology – a substantial quantity of reference works including regional...

Horology - a substantial quantity of reference works including regional monographs Including Snell, Michael Clocks & Clockmakers of Salisbury Hobnob Press, Salisbury undated, signed by the author, dj; Pollard, David THE ASTRONOMICAL CLOCKMAKER EDWARD COCKEY AND OTHER WARMINSTER HOROLOGISTS Bedeguar

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 21 Apr 2021

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Lee Ronald A. THE FIRST TWELVE YEARS OF THE ENGLISH PENDULUM CLOCK

Lee Ronald A. THE FIRST TWELVE YEARS OF THE ENGLISH PENDULUM CLOCK or the Fromanteel Family and their Contemporaries, 1658-1670 Exhibition catalogue printed by the author, London 1969, soft bound

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 21 Apr 2021

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Lee, Ronald A. The Knibb Family * Clockmakers , OR AUTOMATOPAEI KNIBB FAMILIAEI

Lee, Ronald A. The Knibb Family * Clockmakers , OR AUTOMATOPAEI KNIBB FAMILIAEI Manor House Press, Byfleet, Surrey 1964, 1st limited edition numbered 201/1,000, blue cloth, dj

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 21 Apr 2021

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Lee Ronald A. THE FIRST TWELVE YEARS OF THE ENGLISH PENDULUM CLOCK or the...

Lee Ronald A. THE FIRST TWELVE YEARS OF THE ENGLISH PENDULUM CLOCK or the Fromanteel Family and their Contemporaries, 1658-1670 Exhibition catalogue printed by the author, London 1969, soft bound, inscribed in ink with signature John Hooper. Provenance: Purchased in these rooms at the sale of ...the

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 21 Apr 2021

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Derham William THE ARTIFICIAL Clock-maker. A Treatise of Watch, and...

Derham, William THE ARTIFICIAL Clock-maker. A Treatise of Watch, and Clock-work... First edition printed for James Knapton 'at the Crown in St Pauls Church-yard', London 1696, with folding woodcut plate of musical notation and chimes (loss to edge margin), woodcut diagrams and Addenda leaf at end

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 21 Apr 2021

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A Victorian 18ct gold keyless half-hunter pocket watch

A Victorian 18ct gold keyless half-hunter pocket watch Dent, London, 1895/6 The circular frosted gilt three-quarter plate movement with lever escapement regulated by sprung bimetallic balance incorporating ruby cabochon endstone and F/S regulation lever to backcock, the backplate centred with

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 21 Apr 2021

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A Regency 18ct gold open-faced lever pocket watch

A Regency 18ct gold open-faced lever pocket watch S. Nickisson, London, 1823 The circular four columnar pillar frosted gilt full-plate single fusee movement with English lever escapement incorporating diamond pallets and jewelled pivots for both the escape wheel and pallet arbors and regulated by

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 21 Apr 2021

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A collection of forty-eight English gilt brass pocket watch back cocks

A collection of forty-eight English gilt brass pocket watch back cocks Anonymous, 18th century Including a finely worked Masonic example, mounted on black velvet panel with humped-top black leather covered frame, 51cm (21ins) by 39cm (15.375ins) overall

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 21 Apr 2021