Scientific, Medical and Engineering Works of Art and Natural History

Christie's
25 October 2006, London, South Kensington

Date of the auction: 25.10.2006

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A fine mid 18th-Century shagreen-covered English drum micros...

A fine mid 18th-Century shagreen-covered English drum microscope
A fine mid 18th-Century shagreen-covered English drum microscope, signed B:MARTIN LONDON , the brass eyepiece mount with sliding cover atop a turned and threaded lignum vitae section, the gilt-stamped green paper-covered draw-tube with

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 25 Oct 2006

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A good 19th-Century botanist's miniature brass microscope, ...

A good 19th-Century botanist's miniature brass microscope
A good 19th-Century botanist's miniature brass microscope, the lens-holder on a short arm atop the circular column with finescrew adjustment, screw clamp and sleeves for the stage with one ear and substage mirror mount, raised on a mahogany

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 25 Oct 2006

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A 19th-Century English lacquered-brass simple botanical micr...

A 19th-Century English lacquered-brass simple botanical microscope
A 19th-Century English lacquered-brass simple botanical microscope, the turned ivory handle and objective lens on hinged arms and attached to a bar with central slot for sliding hinged specimen holder with tightening clamp, the

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 25 Oct 2006

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A good 19th-Century German lacquered-brass travelling micros...

A good 19th-Century German lacquered-brass travelling microscope
A good 19th-Century German lacquered-brass travelling microscope, signed on the stage Utzschneider Reichenbach und Fraunhofer in Benedictbeurn , the barrel mounted on the main column with rack and pinion focusing over the sprung stage

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 25 Oct 2006

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A fine mid 19th-Century lacquered-brass binocular microscope...

A fine mid 19th-Century lacquered-brass binocular microscope outfit
A fine mid 19th-Century lacquered-brass binocular microscope outfit, signed on the foot NACHET 17, rue S t Severin Paris , with monocular and binocular barrels, the latter with finescrew width adjustment, prism drawer and screw

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 25 Oct 2006

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A 19th-Century lacquered-brass binocular microscope

A 19th-Century lacquered-brass binocular microscope
A 19th-Century lacquered-brass binocular microscope, signed on the barrels Henry Crouch London 865 , with sliding eyepiece adjustment, rack and pinion and micrometer focusing, prism drawer, rotating stage, aperture disc and plano-concave mirror

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 25 Oct 2006

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A rare group of eight 19th-Century acid slides

A rare group of eight 19th-Century acid slides
A rare group of eight 19th-Century acid slides, prepared by J.B. Dancer, numbers 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 13 and 14, suberic, stearic, margaric, oalmitic, benzoic and azelaic, dinitrophenylic alcohol and daizoamidotoluol, each with name label showing number, JBD

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 25 Oct 2006

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A mid 19th-Century lacquered-brass binocular microscope

A mid 19th-Century lacquered-brass binocular microscope
A mid 19th-Century lacquered-brass binocular microscope, signed on the foot BAKER 244 High Holborn LONDON , with sliding eyepiece adjustment, rack and pinion and micrometer focusing, diaphragm and condensor mount and plano-concave mirror, two

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 25 Oct 2006

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Three late 19th/early 20th-Century microscopes

Three late 19th/early 20th-Century microscopes
Three late 19th/early 20th-Century microscopes, a lacquered-brass compound monocular microscope with rack and pinion and micrometer focusing, mechanical stage, concave mirror and one eyepiece, the barrel unscrewing for storage in the fitted mahogany

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 25 Oct 2006

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A late 19th-Century lacquered-brass microscope

A late 19th-Century lacquered-brass microscope
A late 19th-Century lacquered-brass microscope, with rack and pinion and micrometer focusing, aperture disc, concave mirror, two objectives, one in a Smith, Beck & Beck canister, stage forceps, live box and table-standing bull's-eye, the barrel

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 25 Oct 2006

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An early 20th-Century Davon "Super Microscope - Micro telesc...

An early 20th-Century Davon "Super Microscope - Micro telescope" outfit
An early 20th-Century Davon "Super Microscope - Micro telescope" outfit, by F. DAVIDSON & CO .. LONDON , the basic instrument in lacquered and oxidised brass, with rack and pinion and micrometer focusing, stage clips and

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 25 Oct 2006

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Three late 19th/early 20th-Century microscopes

Three late 19th/early 20th-Century microscopes
Three late 19th/early 20th-Century microscopes, one by C. REICHERT WIEN N o42699 , lacquered-brass and black enamel, draw-tube, rack and pinion and micrometer focusing, rotating circular stage with condensor and diaphragm with vertical adjustment and

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 25 Oct 2006

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Three late 19th/early 20th-Century microscopes

Three late 19th/early 20th-Century microscopes
Three late 19th/early 20th-Century microscopes, one by SPENCER LENS CO. Buffalo, N.Y. 18049 , lacquered and ebonised brass, draw-tube, rack and pinion and micrometer focusing, triple nosepiece, substage diaphragm and plano-concave mirror, one eyepiece

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 25 Oct 2006

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Two early 20th-Century Leitz microscopes

Two early 20th-Century Leitz microscopes
Two early 20th-Century Leitz microscopes, both lacquered and enamelled brass, draw-tube, rack and pinion and micrometer focusing, N o110548 with triple nosepiece, condensor and diaphragm with vertical adjustment, plano-concave mirror, one eyeiece, three

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £200 - £400

Date: 25 Oct 2006

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Two Replica Rara microscopes

Two Replica Rara microscopes
Two Replica Rara microscopes, the Edinburgh Wilson Screw-Barrel Microscope of circa 1750, engraved for W.R. Fecit , the eyepiece in a wooden collar atop the lacquered-brass barrel and specimen holder, with finescrew focusing, supported via a brass tripod with unusual

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 25 Oct 2006

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An early 20th-Century English lacquered-brass spectrometer '...

An early 20th-Century English lacquered-brass spectrometer 'Harris' No.1
An early 20th-Century English lacquered-brass spectrometer 'Harris' No.1, signed PHILIP HARRIS & C O L T D BIRMINGHAM ENGLAND , the adjustable telescope and collimator with rack-and-pinion focusing and achromatic objectives

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 25 Oct 2006

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A mid 19th-Century lacquered-brass demonstration model in ma...

A mid 19th-Century lacquered-brass demonstration model in mahogany case
A mid 19th-Century lacquered-brass demonstration model in mahogany case, the main frame with four wheels in two overlapping parallel pairs each with securing screw, a larger separate wheel pivoting on the two smaller sets

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 25 Oct 2006

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An 18th-Century English lacquered-brass and mahogany waywise...

An 18th-Century English lacquered-brass and mahogany waywiser with small wheel
An 18th-Century English lacquered-brass and mahogany waywiser with small wheel, signed Sisson London , with four-inch spoked wheel to glazed silvered dial with three hands to three concentric graduated scales for feet

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Date: 25 Oct 2006

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A 19th-Century lacquered-brass Holland circle

A 19th-Century lacquered-brass Holland circle
A 19th-Century lacquered-brass Holland circle, signed on the silvered compass Troughton London , with double circumference degree scale, edgebar needle and clamp and glazed cover, mounted in the middle of the alidade arm with twin folding sights and

Lot #: 35

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 25 Oct 2006

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A late Victorian oxidised and lacquered-brass transit theodo...

A late Victorian oxidised and lacquered-brass transit theodolite
A late Victorian oxidised and lacquered-brass transit theodolite, engraved J. B. Winter & Son 21 Great S t Newcastle-on-Tyne , the telescope with rack and pinion focusing, eyepiece with four sighting wire adjusters, lens hood

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 25 Oct 2006

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A good set of early 19th-Century bronze Imperial volume meas...

A good set of early 19th-Century bronze Imperial volume measures
A good set of early 19th-Century bronze Imperial volume measures, each signed J. Blanch and dated 1833 beneath an arrow, the rims further stamped WR and WS with an arrow and a crown, each labelled for Imperial half-gallon, quart, pint

Lot #: 38

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 25 Oct 2006

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Three late 19th/early 20th-Century compensated aneroid pocke...

Three late 19th/early 20th-Century compensated aneroid pocket barometers
Three late 19th/early 20th-Century compensated aneroid pocket barometers, the largest, by Watson Bros .. LONDON with double scale, blued-steel needle, oxidised-brass casing, magnifier and suspension loop, with a certificate of

Lot #: 39

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 25 Oct 2006

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Three cased Sikes' Hydrometers

Three cased Sikes' Hydrometers
Three cased Sikes' Hydrometers, two larger each with an ivory plaque to the lid, T. BEDWELL .. LONDON and F.C. BRIDGES .. SOUTHSEA , each with hydrometer, weights and thermometer, in a plush and fabric-lined fitted mahogany case, each -- 20.4cm. (8¼in.) wide ; and one

Lot #: 40

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 25 Oct 2006

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Two early 20th-Century anemometers

Two early 20th-Century anemometers
Two early 20th-Century anemometers, both by NEGRETTI & ZAMBRA LONDON , one with eight aluminium blades in an ebonised brass frame with suspension loop, the dial face with three subsidiary dials and blued-steel needles, in a plush-lined leather case, the inside of

Lot #: 41

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 25 Oct 2006

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A good late 19th-Century aneroid barometer

A good late 19th-Century aneroid barometer
A good late 19th-Century aneroid barometer, the silvered dial signed SMITH, BECK & BECK, 31, Cornhill, LONDON , with semi-circular thermometer and pressure scales, one brass and one blued-steel needle, oxidised-brass casing and suspension loop, in a shaped

Lot #: 42

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 25 Oct 2006

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An [?]18th-Century Colonial single-draw ½-inch ivory telesco...

An [?]18th-Century Colonial single-draw ½-inch ivory telescope
An [?]18th-Century Colonial single-draw ½-inch ivory telescope, with cluster columns and basket weave carved decoration -- 32.5cm. (12¾in.) long (max

Lot #: 49

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 25 Oct 2006

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A small late 18th-Century German silver-plated and mahogany-...

A small late 18th-Century German silver-plated and mahogany-bound brass three-draw 1¼-inch military telescope
A small late 18th-Century German silver-plated and mahogany-bound brass three-draw 1¼-inch military telescope, signed and dated J. C. Resener à Berlin 1795 , with micrometer eyepiece and two

Lot #: 50

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 25 Oct 2006

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A 19th-Century ivory 1½-inch single-draw monocular

A 19th-Century ivory 1½-inch single-draw monocular
A 19th-Century ivory 1½-inch single-draw monocular, of pear-shape -- 8cm. (3 1/8in.) long

Lot #: 52

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 25 Oct 2006

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A 19th-Century English six-draw gilded brass 1 3/8-inch mono...

A 19th-Century English six-draw gilded brass 1 3/8-inch monocular
A 19th-Century English six-draw gilded brass 1 3/8-inch monocular, signed ADAMS London , with engine-turned and applied decoration -- 10cm. (3 7/8in.) extended

Lot #: 54

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 25 Oct 2006

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A good 18th-Century English lacquered-brass 2 7/8-inch refle...

A good 18th-Century English lacquered-brass 2 7/8-inch reflecting telescope
A good 18th-Century English lacquered-brass 2 7/8-inch reflecting telescope, signed B.MARTIN Fleet Street LONDON , the 36.8cm. long body-tube with primary and secondary mirrors, screw-rod focusing, threaded dust cover and

Lot #: 55

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 25 Oct 2006