Fine Clocks, Barometers & Scientific Instruments

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
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Date of the auction: 15.03.2018

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A fine and rare George III 2.5 inch pocket globe J. Newton, London, dated...

A fine and rare George III 2.5 inch pocket globe J. Newton, London, dated 1782 The sphere applied with twelve hand coloured printed gores and two polar calottes with the equinoctial graduated in degrees and the conforming eclyptic highlighted in green, the prime meridian passing through London and

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 15 Mar 2018

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A George III brass surveyor’s sighting compass dial Cole, London, circa...

A George III brass surveyor's sighting compass dial Cole, London, circa 1770-90 The 3 inch circular silvered dial with foliate engraved eight-point compass rose annotated N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW and signed Cole, Fecit within scroll cartouches flanking the fleur-de-lys North terminal, the outer

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 15 Mar 2018

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An English patinated brass octagonal sundial Bearing initials I.R.M. and...

An English patinated brass octagonal sundial Bearing initials I.R.M. and date 1700 but probably earlier The 6 inch octagonal plate fitted with scroll decorated angled gnomon set at 52 degrees and engraved with circle, radial lines and bearing inscribed initials I.R.M.to centre, the narrow outer

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 15 Mar 2018

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A fine Scottish patinated brass garden sundial plate with equation of time...

A fine Scottish patinated brass garden sundial plate with equation of time Adie and Son for retail by W.D. Young and Company, Edinburgh, circa 1835 The 19 inch circular plate centred with an eight-point compass rose with stylised leafy scroll and hatched decoration to segments within track engraved

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 15 Mar 2018

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A rare English brass Gunter pattern horary quadrant Unsigned, mid 17th...

A rare English brass Gunter pattern horary quadrant Unsigned, mid 17th century The heavy brass plate applied with twin pinhole sight vanes, the apex pierced with a hole for plumb line and engraved with a shadow square annotated 1-10 in both directions and divided into fifths, below is a sector

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 15 Mar 2018

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A brass heliochronometer Pilkington and Gibbs Limited, Preston; retailed by...

A brass heliochronometer Pilkington and Gibbs Limited, Preston; retailed by James Brown, Glasgow, early 20th century The angled rotating plate with fixed backsight and pinhole foresight adjusted via a disc calibrated for the date to allow a reading for mean time to be taken from the circumference

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 15 Mar 2018

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A mahogany cased field microscope, early 19th century, the fitted interior...

A mahogany cased field microscope, early 19th century, the fitted interior housing the brass instrument, lenses and slides, the case, 5cm high, 16cm wide

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 15 Mar 2018

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An unusual stained pine kaleidoscope Unsigned, mid to late 19th century...

An unusual stained pine kaleidoscope Unsigned, mid to late 19th century With revolving tapered Isosceles triangle section tube incorporating eyepiece with circular glass aperture set within a tin surround at the apex and enclosing twin opposing mirrors set to the interior surfaces of the matching

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 15 Mar 2018

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Ω Two mahogany cased Sikes’ Hydrometers Joseph Long, London, and Gaskell...

Ω Two mahogany cased Sikes' Hydrometers Joseph Long, London, and Gaskell and Chambers, Birmingham, late 19th / early 20th century Each with calibrated brass float and nine circular brass weights, the first incomplete inscribed LOFTUS, LONDON to the side of the float scale, in red velvet lined

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 15 Mar 2018

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A Dutch weather glass or ‘donderglas’ Anonymous, probably mid to late 19th...

A Dutch weather glass or 'donderglas' Anonymous, probably mid to late 19th century The half pear-shaped blown glass reservoir with applied vertical bands of crimped ribs to sides and to the front of tapered serpentine spout rising from the waist, The top and bottom with knopped terminals the upper

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 15 Mar 2018

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A rare George III mahogany angle barometer Unsigned, circa 1800 With an...

A rare George III mahogany angle barometer Unsigned, circa 1800 With an angled silvered scale calibrated from 28.25 to 31 inches divided into hundredths and annotated with MUCH RAIN, RAIN, Change, FAIR, SET FAIR predictions beneath sliding brass recording pointer to upper margin, the trunk with

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 15 Mar 2018

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A Scottish George III mahogany mercury stick barometer Laurence Dalgleish...

A Scottish George III mahogany mercury stick barometer Laurence Dalgleish, Edinburgh, circa 1800-10 With line-edge concave pediment over inset arched silvered scale with recording slider and calibrations in barometric inches to the right hand margin opposing weather observations to the left, the

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 15 Mar 2018

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A fine and rare Scottish brass mounted mahogany stick barometer with...

A fine and rare Scottish brass mounted mahogany stick barometer with hygrometer William Dobbie to a design by John Russell, Falkirk, circa 1845 The chevron banded case with swan neck pediment and cavetto cornice above arch-glazed door enclosing fine engraved silvered brass scale incorporating

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,000

Date: 15 Mar 2018

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Ω A fine Regency mahogany mercury stick barometer with ivory cistern float...

Ω A fine Regency mahogany mercury stick barometer with ivory cistern float probably for use in a lighthouse Alexander Adie, Edinburgh, early 19th century The slender figured mahogany case with brass Vernier adjustment screw to top above inset rectangular silvered Vernier scale with canted upper

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 15 Mar 2018

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Ω A George III mahogany mercury stick barometer with hygrometer Wisker...

Ω A George III mahogany mercury stick barometer with hygrometer Wisker, York, circa 1800 The ebony banded case with swan-neck pediment and cavetto cornice above inset silvered Vernier scale calibrated in barometric inches and with the usual observations beneath signature Wisker, York to upper margin

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 15 Mar 2018

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Ω A Regency mahogany bowfronted mercury stick barometer Henry Andrews...

Ω A Regency mahogany bowfronted mercury stick barometer Henry Andrews, Royston, circa 1820 With curved swan-neck pediment and cavetto moulded cornice over silvered Vernier scale calibrated in barometric inches and with the usual observations beneath signature Hen’y Andrews, Royston to upper margin

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 15 Mar 2018

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A George III style mahogany mercury column stick barometer Unsigned, 20th...

A George III style mahogany mercury column stick barometer Unsigned, 20th century With ogee moulded cornice over glazed rectangular door enclosing brass Vernier scale calibrated in barometric inches with the usual observations over trunk carved as a fluted column with brass Corinthian capital over

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 15 Mar 2018

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A fine George III inlaid mahogany mercury wheel barometer Bruner and...

A fine George III inlaid mahogany mercury wheel barometer Bruner and Company, Manchester, circa 1800 With generous swan-neck pediment and cavetto cornice, over double-line strung baluster outline upright inset with tall arch-glazed Fahrenheit scale alcohol thermometer flanked by oval conch-shell

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 15 Mar 2018

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Ω A rare George III inlaid mahogany mercury wheel barometer with unusual...

Ω A rare George III inlaid mahogany mercury wheel barometer with unusual indication Joshua Springer, Bristol, circa 1795 With triple line-edged rounded top inset with a hygrometer scale engraved DRY/MOIST and signed Springer, Bristol over conforming strung baluster outline upright with large glazed

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 15 Mar 2018

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A Regency inlaid mahogany mercury wheel barometer Francis Molton, Norwich...

A Regency inlaid mahogany mercury wheel barometer Francis Molton, Norwich, circa 1825 With chevron-edged rounded top inset with marquetry fan roundel over conforming strung baluster outline upright applied with arch-glazed Fahrenheit scale spirit thermometer flanked by lozenge fan motifs, the 8 inch

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £250 - £359

Date: 15 Mar 2018

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A Regency mahogany mercury wheel barometer Joseph Lafrancho, Ludlow, early...

A Regency mahogany mercury wheel barometer Joseph Lafrancho, Ludlow, early 19th century With open swan neck pediment and silvered hydrometer inscribed DRY/DAMP set behind glazed brass bezel to the upper section of the double-strung case, the baluster outline upright applied with arch-glazed

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 15 Mar 2018

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A Regency inlaid mahogany mercury wheel barometer Thomas Foster, Tiverton...

A Regency inlaid mahogany mercury wheel barometer Thomas Foster, Tiverton, early 19th century With open triangular pediment and marquetry rosette over double-line strung baluster outline upright applied with arch-glazed Fahrenheit scale alcohol thermometer flanked by conch shell motifs, the 8 inch

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 15 Mar 2018

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A George III inlaid mahogany mercury wheel barometer G. Broggi, early 19th...

A George III inlaid mahogany mercury wheel barometer G. Broggi, early 19th century With open triangular pediment and marquetry rosette over line strung baluster outline upright applied with arch-glazed Fahrenheit scale alcohol thermometer flanked by conch shell motifs, the 8 inch rosette centred

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 15 Mar 2018

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A Regency inlaid mahogany mercury wheel barometer B. Lanota, Portsmouth...

A Regency inlaid mahogany mercury wheel barometer B. Lanota, Portsmouth, early 19th century With open triangular pediment and marquetry rosette over double-line strung baluster outline upright applied with arch-glazed Fahrenheit scale spirit thermometer flanked by conch shell motifs, the 8 inch

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 15 Mar 2018

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A Regency inlaid mahogany mercury wheel barometer A. Rivolta, Chester...

A Regency inlaid mahogany mercury wheel barometer A. Rivolta, Chester, early 19th century With open triangular pediment and marquetry rosette over double-line strung baluster outline upright applied with arch-glazed Fahrenheit scale thermometer flanked by conch shell motifs, the 8 inch circular

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 15 Mar 2018

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A George III inlaid mahogany mercury wheel barometer P. Aggeo, early 19th...

A George III inlaid mahogany mercury wheel barometer P. Aggeo, early 19th century With open triangular pediment and marquetry rosette over double-line strung baluster outline upright applied with arch-glazed Fahrenheit scale alcohol thermometer flanked by conch shell motifs, the 8 inch laurel-wreath

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 15 Mar 2018

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Ω A Victorian carved walnut mercury stick barometer Gargory, Birmingham...

Ω A Victorian carved walnut mercury stick barometer Gargory, Birmingham, third quarter of the 19th century With scallop shell and scroll carved pediment and cavetto cornice above rectangular bevel-glazed double ivory double Vernier scales calibrated in barometric inches and with the usual

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 15 Mar 2018

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Ω A Victorian oak mercury stick barometer Lawson and Son, Brighton, third...

Ω A Victorian oak mercury stick barometer Lawson and Son, Brighton, third quarter of the 19th century With moulded pediment and cavetto cornice above rectangular glazed double ivory double Vernier scales calibrated in barometric inches and with the usual observations, the upper margins annotated 10

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 15 Mar 2018

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A Victorian brass Kew Pattern marine mercury stick barometer configured for...

A Victorian brass Kew Pattern marine mercury stick barometer configured for use on land Adie and Wedderburn, Edinburgh, second half of the 19th century The cylindrical silvered scale calibrated in barometric inches divided to twentieths and with Vernier slide fitted flush within the tube viewing

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 15 Mar 2018

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An Edwardian 15ct gold cased aneroid pocket barometer with altimeter scale...

An Edwardian 15ct gold cased aneroid pocket barometer with altimeter scale Ross, London, 1907 The 1.75 inch circular silvered register signed ROSS, LONDON, 892 and inscribed within concentric scale calibrated for barometric inches divided into twentieths and annotated with basic weather observations

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £350 - £450

Date: 15 Mar 2018