Fine Clocks, Barometers and Scientific Instruments

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Date of the auction: 06.10.2021

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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 #: 1

Estimate: £3,500 - £4,500

Date: 6 Oct 2021

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A REGENCY TWELVE INCH CELESTIAL LIBRARY TABLE GLOBE

A REGENCY TWELVE INCH CELESTIAL LIBRARY TABLE GLOBE John and William Cary, 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 #: 2

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 6 Oct 2021

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A VICTORIAN ENGRAVED SLATE GARDEN SUNDIAL ON SCULPTED LIMESTONE PLINTH

A VICTORIAN ENGRAVED SLATE GARDEN SUNDIAL ON SCULPTED LIMESTONE PLINTH Richard Melvin, London, mid 19th century The 10 inch circular slate dial fitted with brass gnomon over engraved central compass rose within IV-XII-VIII Roman numeral hour scale divided into ten minute intervals to outer track and

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 6 Oct 2021

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A WILLIAM IV LACQUERED BRASS 2.75 INCH REFRACTING TELESCOPE

A WILLIAM IV LACQUERED BRASS 2.75 INCH REFRACTING TELESCOPE W. and T. Tulley, London, circa 1830 The 43 inch body tube with rack and pinion focus adjustment screw, 'star finder' sight, telescopic eyepiece assembly screwed into the tube end piece signed W. & T. Tulley, Islington, London to collar

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 6 Oct 2021

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A VICTORIAN LACQUERED BRASS 3-INCH REFRACTING TELESCOPE

A VICTORIAN LACQUERED BRASS 3-INCH REFRACTING TELESCOPE T. Cooke, York, circa 1860 The 39.5 inch tube fitted with a 'star finder' sight and signed T. Cooke, YORK near the rack and pinion focus adjustment screw, with telescopic eyepiece assembly threaded into the tube end piece opposing brass end cap

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 6 Oct 2021

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A SUBSTANTIAL VICTORIAN LACQUERED BRASS 3.75-INCH REFRACTING TELESCOPE

A SUBSTANTIAL VICTORIAN LACQUERED BRASS 3.75-INCH REFRACTING TELESCOPE T. Cooke and Sons, York, late 19th century The 55.5 inch two-stage tube fitted with a 'star finder' tube and signed T. Cooke & Sons, YORK near the rack and pinion focus adjustment screw, with telescopic eyepiece assembly threaded

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 6 Oct 2021

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A REGENCY SHAGREEN COVERED 1.75 INCH NINE-DRAW TELESCOPE

A REGENCY SHAGREEN COVERED 1.75 INCH NINE-DRAW TELESCOPE Bate, London, early 19th century Signed Bate, London and inscribed to adjust by sliding in the second draw to final draw, with shuttered eyepiece, brass end cap and shagreen-covered grip, with leather carrying case; together with a 1 inch

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 6 Oct 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 #: 8

Estimate: £180 - £250

Date: 6 Oct 2021

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AN EBONY AND BRASS NAVIGATIONAL OCTANT

AN EBONY AND BRASS NAVIGATIONAL OCTANT Inscribed for W.B. Moralee, North Shields, early 19th century, The 11 inch frame incorporating central T-shaped hand-piece inset with bone signature plate inscribed W.B MORALEE NTH SHIELDS, the pivoted arm mounted with mirror opposing aperture for reading the

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 6 Oct 2021

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A JAPANNED AND LACQUERED BRASS INCLINOMETER

A JAPANNED AND LACQUERED BRASS INCLINOMETER E. R. Watts and Son, London, dated 1941 With pierced triangular frame enclosing spirit bubble scale with spring-loaded pivot at the open end, engaging with the underside of the brass fine-screw helical drum scale divided into tenths of a degree for reading

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £70 - £100

Date: 6 Oct 2021

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A VICTORIAN BRASS BOX SEXTANT PRESENTED TO GENTLEMAN CADET A. JOPP OF THE...

A VICTORIAN BRASS BOX SEXTANT PRESENTED TO GENTLEMAN CADET A. JOPP OF THE EAST INDIA COMPANY Elliott, London, circa 1857 circular top plate with screw for rack and pinion index mirror adjustment against a fine inset silver Vernier scale with magnification arm and signature Elliott, 268 High Holborn

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 6 Oct 2021

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A GROUP OF THREE WOODEN MEASURING/SURVEYING INSTRUMENTS

A GROUP OF THREE WOODEN MEASURING/SURVEYING INSTRUMENTS Including a folding rule by Aston and Mander, London, early 20th century and earlier Comprising a thirty-six inch brass mounted folding ruler with brass hinge and end pieces, divided for inches and stamped ASTON & MANDER MAKERS, 25 OLD COMPTON

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 6 Oct 2021

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A RARE VICTORIAN WROUGHT IRON AND BRASS WAYWISER OR HODOMETER

A RARE VICTORIAN WROUGHT IRON AND BRASS WAYWISER OR HODOMETER Negretti and Zambra, London, mid to late 19th century With 22.75 inch diameter iron-rimmed solid-spoked wheel pivoted between forks fitted with rectangular oxidised brass case enclosing worm gear for the circular revolving register

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 6 Oct 2021

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Y A VICTORIAN CARVED ROSEWOOD MERCURY STICK BAROMETER WITH VISIBLE CISTERN

Y A VICTORIAN CARVED ROSEWOOD MERCURY STICK BAROMETER WITH VISIBLE CISTERN J. Franks, Manchester, third quarter of the 19th century With a scallop and leaf scroll carved upstand and two-tier cavetto moulded cornice over conforming surround for the rectangular bevel-glazed double ivory Vernier scales

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 6 Oct 2021

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A VICTORIAN OAK MERCURY ‘ADMIRAL FITZROY’S STORM BAROMETER’

A VICTORIAN OAK MERCURY 'ADMIRAL FITZROY'S STORM BAROMETER' Negretti and Zambra, London, circa 1870 The arched bevel-glazed double ceramic Vernier scales flanking the large bore mercury tube, each calibrated in barometric inches and with the usual observations, the lower margins annotated ADD ONE

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 6 Oct 2021

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A VICTORIAN OAK MERCURY 'ADMIRAL FITZROY'S STORM BAROMETER'

A VICTORIAN OAK MERCURY 'ADMIRAL FITZROY'S STORM BAROMETER' Negretti and Zambra, London, circa 1870 The arched bevel-glazed single ceramic Vernier scale to the right of the large bore mercury tube calibrated in barometric inches and with the usual observations, the lower margins annotated ADD ONE

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 6 Oct 2021

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A VICTORIAN CARVED OAK MERCURY STICK BAROMETER

A VICTORIAN CARVED OAK MERCURY STICK BAROMETER W. Aronsberg and Company, Manchester, third quarter of the 19th century With foliate scroll carved concave-hipped break-arch upstand and moulded cornice over leaf-carved surround for the rectangular bevel-glazed double ceramic Vernier scales, each

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 6 Oct 2021

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Y A VICTORIAN CARVED OAK MERCURY STICK BAROMETER

Y A VICTORIAN CARVED OAK MERCURY STICK BAROMETER Dollond, London, third quarter of the 19th century With foliate scroll carved upstand and egg-and-dart moulded cornice over leaf-carved surround for the rectangular bevel-glazed double ivory Vernier scales flanking the large bore mercury tube, each

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 6 Oct 2021

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A REGENCY BULB-CISTERN TUBE MERCURY STICK BAROMETER

A REGENCY BULB-CISTERN TUBE MERCURY STICK BAROMETER Zanetti and Agnew, Manchester, circa 1820 The arched case applied with visible tube and inset with two-piece boxwood scale calibrated in barometric inches and with the usual observations beneath stamped signature ZANETTI, &, AGNEW, MANC'ER to upper

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 6 Oct 2021

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Y A GEORGE III MAHOGANY MERCURY WHEEL BAROMETER WITH TWELVE-INCH DIAL

Y A GEORGE III MAHOGANY MERCURY WHEEL BAROMETER WITH TWELVE-INCH DIAL G. Ronchetti, Manchester, circa 1800 The 12 inch circular silvered register centred with Prince-of-Wales surmounted rococo scroll engraved cartouche within scale calibrated in barometric inches with the usual observations within

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £180 - £250

Date: 6 Oct 2021

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A VICTORIAN FIGURED MAHOGANY MERCURY WHEEL BAROMETER WITH 12-INCH DIAL

A VICTORIAN FIGURED MAHOGANY MERCURY WHEEL BAROMETER WITH 12-INCH DIAL L. Casartelli, Liverpool, circa 1850 The 12 inch circular star centred silvered register signed L Casartelli, Liverpool calibrated in barometric inches with the usual observations and two recording pointers within cast brass

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 6 Oct 2021

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Y AN EARLY VICTORIAN MAHOGANY MERCURY WHEEL BAROMETER WITH TWELVE-INCH DIAL

Y AN EARLY VICTORIAN MAHOGANY MERCURY WHEEL BAROMETER WITH TWELVE-INCH DIAL P. Bregazzi, Nottingham, circa 1840 The 12 inch star-centred circular silvered register calibrated in barometric inches with the usual observations within cast brass bevel glazed bezel, the ebony and box line-edged case with

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 6 Oct 2021

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A VICTORIAN WALNUT MERCURY WHEEL BAROMETER WITH TWELVE-INCH DIAL

A VICTORIAN WALNUT MERCURY WHEEL BAROMETER WITH TWELVE-INCH DIAL J. Sewill, Liverpool and London, circa 1860 The 12 inch star-centred circular silvered register signed ADIE, J. SEWILL, 61 South Castle St., LIVERPOOL, & 30 Cornhill, LONDON within scale calibrated in barometric inches and with the

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 6 Oct 2021

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Y AN UNUSUAL VICTORIAN ‘GIANT’ MERCURY WHEEL BAROMETER WITH EIGHTEEN-INCH...

Y AN UNUSUAL VICTORIAN 'GIANT' MERCURY WHEEL BAROMETER WITH EIGHTEEN-INCH DIAL Duncan, Aberdeen, mid 19th century The 18 inch circular silvered register engraved with terrestrial sphere to centre and signed DUNCAN, 92, UNION STREET, Aberdeen within concentric scale calibrated in barometric inches

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 6 Oct 2021

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A RARE GEORGE III INLAID MAHOGANY MERCURY WHEEL BAROMETER

A RARE GEORGE III INLAID MAHOGANY MERCURY WHEEL BAROMETER Baptista Ronchetti, Manchester, circa 1790 The 8.5 inch circular silvered register signed Bap'st Ronchetti, Fecit and with additional inscription H. Lomas, Adlington to the centre within scale calibrated in barometric inches incorporating an

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 6 Oct 2021

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Y A VICTORIAN ROSEWOOD MERCURY WHEEL BAROMETER WITH SIX-INCH DIAL

Y A VICTORIAN ROSEWOOD MERCURY WHEEL BAROMETER WITH SIX-INCH DIAL Adie, Liverpool, circa 1850 The 6 inch concentric collar-centred circular silvered register signed ADIE, Optician, Liverpool within scale calibrated in barometric inches and with the usual observations within cast brass convex glazed

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 6 Oct 2021

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A REGENCY MAHOGANY MERCURY WHEEL BAROMETER WITH TWELVE-INCH DIAL

A REGENCY MAHOGANY MERCURY WHEEL BAROMETER WITH TWELVE-INCH DIAL Dominic Bolongero, Manchester, early 19th century The 12 inch circular silvered register centred with engraved urn-surmounted foliate scrollwork and calibrated in barometric inches with the usual observations within cast brass thick

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 6 Oct 2021

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A WILLIAM IV MAHOGANY MERCURY WHEEL BAROMETER WITH TWELVE-INCH DIAL

A WILLIAM MAHOGANY MERCURY WHEEL BAROMETER WITH TWELVE-INCH DIAL J. Ronchetti, Manchester, circa 1830 The 12 inch circular silvered star-centred register calibrated in barometric inches with the usual observations within cast brass convex glazed bezel, the finely figured case with hydrometer to the

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 6 Oct 2021

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A FINE VICTORIAN LACQUERED BRASS FORTIN-TYPE LABORATORY MERCURY STICK BAROMETER

A FINE VICTORIAN LACQUERED BRASS FORTIN-TYPE LABORATORY MERCURY STICK BAROMETER Negretti and Zambra, London, late 19th century The instrument with slender square section case pierced with a vertical slot to reveal the tube incorporating sliding silvered Vernier slide reading against silvered scale

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 6 Oct 2021

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A VICTORIAN LACQUERED BRASS FORTIN-TYPE LABORATORY MERCURY STICK BAROMETER

A VICTORIAN LACQUERED BRASS FORTIN-TYPE LABORATORY MERCURY STICK BAROMETER M. Pillischer, London, circa 1870 The instrument with slender cylindrical case pierced with a vertical slot to reveal the tube incorporating sliding Vernier collar reading against a scale calibrated in barometric inches

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 6 Oct 2021