Science & Technology / Toys & Dolls Auction

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Date of the auction: 29.07.2006

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Thatcher's Calculating InstrumentThatcher's Calculating Instrument

Thatcher's Calculating Instrument, by Keuffel & Esser Co., New York, No. 4012 / 4142, patd. by Edwin Thatcher 1881, with outer paper-covered scales on revolving brass rings, and 19-inch sliding inner cylinder, on mahogany base with paper instruction label, lg. 21 1/2 in., in mahogany case

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 29 Jul 2006

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Richter Mathematical BlocksRichter Mathematical Blocks

Richter Mathematical Blocks, red, stone, and blue shapes in two trays, in maker's box with chromolithographed label on the lid; and a set of Richter's Anchor Blocks in Bungalow box with label (torn) on lid

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 29 Jul 2006

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Model 5 National Cash RegisterModel 5 National Cash Register

Model 5 National Cash Register, by National, Dayton, Ohio, No. 168386, patd. dates to June 13. 1894, with two rows of keys above marble shelf, sliding drawer with National name cast on the front, marquee, decorative foliate-cast brass case with bayonet mount for 24-hour watch in reeded drum casing

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 29 Jul 2006

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Model 6 National Cash RegisterModel 6 National Cash Register

Model 6 National Cash Register, No. S38760, with two rows of keys, marquee, and brass foliate-cast case with drawer in wide integral base, wd. 15 in., ht. 22 in

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 29 Jul 2006

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Hammond Model I TypewriterHammond Model I Typewriter

Hammond Model I Typewriter, with curved two-row keyboard of ebony "piano" keys, enclosed mechanism, patd. dates to 1883, ivorine plaque of Walter Smith, 30 Park Row, Leeds, and oak bentwood case, wd. 14 in., (lacking spool holders

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 29 Jul 2006

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World Type Writer by the Typewriter Improvement Co.World Type Writer by the...

World Type Writer by the Typewriter Improvement Co., Boston, No. 13450, patd. October 12 1886, with index wheel, pointer and oak base with instruction plaque, lg. 12 in., (letters rubbed off, incomplete), in maker's walnut case

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 29 Jul 2006

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Two Boxwood RulesTwo Boxwood Rules

Two Boxwood Rules, one by Merrifield & Co., New York, with navigational tables; the other a slide rule

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 29 Jul 2006

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Fifteen Slide RulesFifteen Slide Rules

Fifteen Slide Rules, including Eugene Dietzgen Co. Maniphase rule in box; Keuffel & Esser Co. Manheim, Favorite, Student's and Polyphase Duplex rules in boxes; A.W. Faber in box; Frederick Post Co. No. 1460 Versalog, in case; and others

Lot #: 7A

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 29 Jul 2006

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Gurley Dry Capacity MeasuresGurley Dry Capacity Measures

Gurley Dry Capacity Measures, three nickel-plated measures and a nested set of four tubular measures, the largest internal diam. 14 in. and a 1907 edition Gurley's Handbook of Weights and Measures for the Use of Sealers, by W. & L. E. Gurley, Troy, New York

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$300 - US$400

Date: 29 Jul 2006

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Sike's HydrometerSike's Hydrometer

Sike's Hydrometer, No. 6674, with bone thermometer, brass bulb, eight brass weights on bone pegs, and calibrated glass beaker, in brass-inlaid fitted mahogany case with adjustment certificate from Joseph Long Ltd., London, wd. 5 in

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$200 - US$400

Date: 29 Jul 2006

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Zeiss Dipping RefractometerZeiss Dipping Refractometer

Zeiss Dipping Refractometer, Carl Zeiss, Jena, No. 8835, with vulcanite-covered tube, black enamel and nickel-plated finish, calibrated eyepiece with linear scale 0-100, and micrometer wheel, lg. 15 in., in maker's fitted case with thermometer in tube and additional prism in case. Note: Originally

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 29 Jul 2006

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Pocket Coin Balance by HoltPocket Coin Balance by Holt

Pocket Coin Balance by Holt, with turned steel beam, pointer with finial at the tip, and two brass pans, in fitted silk-lined mahogany case with six circular weights (scruples and drams) and conversion table in lid, the fractional weights compartment with brass lid engraved Holt, Scale Maker, No

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$300 - US$400

Date: 29 Jul 2006

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Weights and MeasuresWeights and Measures

Weights and Measures, a cased pocket coin balance with weights; a set of American brass nesting weights in turned fruitwood case; a boxwood sovereign scale; a boxwood vernier demonstrator; a boxwood protractor; a parallel rule; a sector; and five other rules and gauges

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$300 - US$400

Date: 29 Jul 2006

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Two Balances and WeightsTwo Balances and Weights

Two Balances and Weights, a brass beam balance on mahogany base; a cast-iron counter scale; a set of nested weights; and a set of brass weights

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 29 Jul 2006

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Three BalancesThree Balances

Three Balances, a brass postage scale; a counter postage scale; a beam balance on oak base, ht. 12 in.; and a set of cased weights (one missing

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 29 Jul 2006

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Fairbanks Cast-Iron Counter ScaleFairbanks Cast-Iron Counter Scale

Fairbanks Cast-Iron Counter Scale, with transfer-decorated china tray depicting blind Justice, later painted green and red decoration, and case of weights

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 29 Jul 2006

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Springless Auto-ScaleSpringless Auto-Scale

Springless Auto-Scale, by Automatic Scale Co. Ltd., Manchester & London, No. 752461, with original gold-painted finish (wear), gilt and black transfer decoration, beveled mirror in decorative cast border, hook and two trays, ht. 32 in

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$300 - US$400

Date: 29 Jul 2006

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Analytical Chain Balance by Griffin & George Ltd.Analytical Chain Balance...

Analytical Chain Balance by Griffin & George Ltd., London, with micrometer wheel, plummet, brass beam, pillar and pans on stirrups, in glazed mahogany case with maker's plaque, on three-screw leveling base, wd. 16 1/2 in

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$300 - US$400

Date: 29 Jul 2006

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Early Cased Beam Balance by J.M. EvansEarly Cased Beam Balance by J.M. Evans

Early Cased Beam Balance by J.M. Evans, Essex, Connecticut, with brass pillar, finial, beam and pans, in glazed mahogany case, ht. 17 1/2 in

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 29 Jul 2006

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Analytical Beam Balance by Seederer-KohlbuschAnalytical Beam Balance by...

Analytical Beam Balance by Seederer-Kohlbusch, New Jersey, with lacquered brass pillar, divided beam with pointer, rider and twin stirrups, in a glazed mahogany case with glass tablet and drawer containing typed instructions, wd. 16 1/2 in

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$300 - US$400

Date: 29 Jul 2006

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Apothecary BalanceApothecary Balance

Apothecary Balance, with twin nickel-plated pans, marble platform, and polished cherry case with molded plinth and hinged lid, 13 in

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$150 - US$200

Date: 29 Jul 2006

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Victorian Brass Beam BalanceVictorian Brass Beam Balance

Victorian Brass Beam Balance, pat. 29876, with faceted vase-shaped pillar, scrolling bracket with finial, and two pans, on mahogany base, ht. 13 in., and a set of four brass weights

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 29 Jul 2006

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Brass Beam Balance by Day & MillwardBrass Beam Balance by Day & Millward

Brass Beam Balance by Day & Millward, with steel beam on counterpoised bracket with screw-thread adjustment, tapering pillar with finial, inswept feet and two pans on chains, ht. 23 in

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$200 - US$400

Date: 29 Jul 2006

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Grover & Baker Sewing MachineGrover & Baker Sewing Machine

Grover & Baker Sewing Machine, No. 10574, with flywheel-operated mechanism, hinged bedplate with gilt decoration, plaque with patd. dates to 1856, and rosewood traveling case with drawer and flap at side for handle, wd. 13 in

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$300 - US$400

Date: 29 Jul 2006

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Salesman's Sample Model of a Farm PlowSalesman's Sample Model of a Farm Plow

Salesman's Sample Model of a Farm Plow, lg. 11 in., with stand

Lot #: 25A

Estimate: US$200 - US$250

Date: 29 Jul 2006

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Patent Model of a Machine for Dressing Wood and StonePatent Model of a...

Patent Model of a Machine for Dressing Wood and Stone, No. 238290, granted March 1. 1881 to Nicholas Jenkins, New Haven, Connecticut, the 4 1/4-inch dia. table with tilting and rotating movements operated by geared crank, on beveled mahogany base, wd. 5 in., with patent and receiving tags

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 29 Jul 2006

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Patent Model of an Apparatus for Carburetting GasesPatent Model of an...

Patent Model of an Apparatus for Carburetting Gases, with patent tag to S.T. Mc.Dougall, Jan 3 1865, blue-painted tin body with lettering S.T. Mc.Dougall, 1859, scroll feet and decorative gilt-metal valves, ht. 9 x wd. 10 in

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 29 Jul 2006

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Two Miniature Brass and Steel Steam Engine ModelsTwo Miniature Brass and...

Two Miniature Brass and Steel Steam Engine Models, a single-cylinder horizontal engine with double spoked flywheels; and a vertical engine

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 29 Jul 2006

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Crosby Steam Gauge for A. H. MoultonCrosby Steam Gauge for A. H. Moulton

Crosby Steam Gauge for A. H. Moulton, No. 542407, with 9 1/2-inch dia. silvered dial engraved in banner A.H. Moulton, Portland, M.E. and heating scale 0-30, in painted brass drum casing

Lot #: 31

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 29 Jul 2006

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Rutland Railroad Steam Locomotive Bell and Number PlateRutland Railroad...

Rutland Railroad Steam Locomotive Bell and Number Plate, Vermont, a 14-inch dia. brass bell on cast-iron bracket; a brass numberplate "106", dia. 15 in., (ex loco condition); a Rutland Railroad silver drinks tray; Rutland Railroad Co. manual Rules for the Government of the Operating Department

Lot #: 34

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 29 Jul 2006