ONLINE AUCTION | June. 7 12:00pm - June. 17 1:00pm

A TOUR OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

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Featuring an eclectic variety of items related to the field of science and technology, highlighted by antique telescopes, barometers, magnifiers including miniature sterling and mother-of-pearl, apothecary bottles, several vintage and antique microscopes, typewriters, old engravings and maps, laboratory items & much more.

DISCLAIMER: The majority of items in this sale are antique and will show typical wear commensurate with age. A sincere effort has been made to catalogue/photograph any major flaws such as cracks or chips, however minor wear will not be noted and everything must be offered "as is".  Viewing in person is strongly recommended and condition reports for any lot in this auction are available by telephone or email.  Where the term "antique" is used in the catalogue description, this refers to an item with an age of 100 or more years old; where "vintage" is used, age is anywhere from 30-99 years old.

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3981

SIGNED ENGLISH MAHOGANY BARREL TELESCOPE

18th century Nairne & Blunt, London tapering mahogany barrel telescope with three brass cabriole legs, one eyepiece, star finder with degrees (180 of horizon), 6.4cm (2 1/2in) diameter rack and

Current Bid: $475
3982

BRASS ANEROID BAROMETER

Working barometer with thermometer and loop, circa 1900 - diameter 13.3cm (5 1/4in); signed for L. Dixey, Brighton, England

Current Bid: $30
3983

19TH CENTURY APOTHECARY CHEST

Complete with eight glass apothecary bottles (one has an edge chip), lower drawer with weights, seals and extra beakers; working lock and key - the mahogany case measures 24.1 x 29.8 x 12.1cm (9 1/

Current Bid: $200
3984

DIVER'S HELMET

A vintage 20th century decorative deep sea diver's helmet made of copper with brass fittings, height 45.7cm (18in)

Current Bid: $65
3985

ARCHITECT'S DRAFTING SET

A complete set circa 1880-1890 in mahogany case for drafting/drawing, marked for the "Department of Science and Art" with reward crown

Current Bid: $50
3986

CASED TRAVELLING POCKET WATCH

Silver fronted leather case with a travellers/railroad pocket watch inside, Swiss made circa 1900 with large format Roman numerals, working order - the case measures 11.4 x 9.5 x 3.8cm (4 1/2 x 3 3

Current Bid: $96
3987

THE WORLD OF PHYSICS

Three-volume set describing physics from antiquity to present, by Jefferson Hane Weaver, published Simon and Schuster, New York, copyright 1987

Current Bid: $10
3988

18TH CENTURY FRENCH PLANETARY PRINT

A magnificent 1761 hand-coloured print showing the planetary movement depicted by Descartes, produced by Claude Buy de Mornas (French geography professor), certificate on reverse - 53.3 x 38.1cm (2

Current Bid: $300
3989

VINTAGE SPOTTING TELESCOPE

Royal Superscope with coated optics, metal tripod - length 35.6cm (14in), height approximately 38.1cm (15in)

Current Bid: $45
3990

SURVEYOR'S COMPASS

Signed Keuffel and Esser Co., New York surveyors compass in wood case circa 1900 - the case measures 9.5cm (3 3/4in) square

Current Bid: $32
3991

VINTAGE ASTROLABE

Circa 1980's miniature copy of an ancient astrolabe, diameter 5.1cm (2in) - an astrolabe is an astronomical instrument serving as a star chart and physical model of visible heavenly bodies, wh

Current Bid: $30
3992

RARE 16TH CENTURY MAP

This original copper-engraved map by Giulio and Livio Sanuto was created by Girolamo Ruscelli in Venice in 1561 and published in his "Ptolemy's Geografia"; from Book 4 Descrittione dell'America, li

Current Bid: $501
3993

19TH CENTURY APOTHECARY BOTTLE

A small rare example made of blue glass, fluted and with stopper, height17.1cm (6 3/4in), circa 1890

Current Bid: $35
3994

PAIR ANTIQUE APOTHECARY BOTTLES

Large green glass fluted bottles with stoppers circa 1900, both with inlaid gilt labels, height for each 24.8cm (9 3/4in)

Current Bid: $55
3995

PAIR CLEAR GLASS APOTHECARY BOTTLES

Circa 1900 antique glass apothecary bottles with stoppers and gilt inlaid labels, height for each 24.1cm (9 1/2in)

Current Bid: $25
3996

SET OF THREE APOTHECARY BOTTLES

Circa 1900 cobalt blue glass apothecary bottles with stoppers, each with inlaid gilt labels, height for each 22.9cm (9in)

Current Bid: $75
3997

MONOCULAR MICROSCOPE CIRCA 1880

Shoebox R. and J. Beck Ltd.

Current Bid: $50
3998

VINTAGE BAROMETER

Surveying aneroid full range compensated barometer made by Instruments Limited, Ottawa, inside original leather carrying case - 10.8 x 11.4cm (4 1/4 x 4 1/2in) diameter

Current Bid: $31
3999

BRASS TELESCOPE

A vintage brass pocket telescope with 3.8cm (1 1/2in) lens, three draw, overall length fully extended 64.8cm (25 1/2in); a few dents but overall good condition

Current Bid: $25
4000

ANTIQUE LIGHTBULB

A rare example circa 1900 displayed on stand, 115-250 watts, length of bulb 22.9cm (9in)

Current Bid: $77
4001

MODEL OF A BIPLANE

Decorative steel model of an early 20th century biplane, length 50.8cm (20in), wingspan 57.2cm (22 1/2in)

Current Bid: $65
4002

17TH CENTURY MAP OF KENT COUNTY, ENGLAND

"A Map of Kent with its Laths and Hundreds" by Richard Blome by His Majesty's Command, hand-coloured copper engraved map of Kent with the title cartouche of flowers and fruit; it sho

Current Bid: $55
4003

VINTAGE SIMPLEX TYPEWRITER

An excellent vintage tin example from the 20th century with original box and French instructions inside, 5.1 x 20.3 x 12.7cm (2 x 8 x 5in)

Current Bid: $10
4004

BAUSCH & LOMB MICROSCOPE

Phase contrast PhotoZoom inverted microscope, electronics working including light - height 48.3cm (19in), width 17.8cm (7in), depth 43.2cm (17in)

Current Bid: $43
4005

POLAROID LAND CAMERA

Vintage Swinger Model 20 Polaroid land camera found in original carry-case with strap plus spare flash bulbs

Current Bid: $20
4006

50FT TAPE MEASURE

"Constantia" vintage tape by Chesterman, Sheffield, England, in round leather stitched casing with solid brass pop-out winder; nice condition exhibiting some wear from use

Current Bid: $10
4007

VINTAGE INSIDE MICROMETER SET

Complete set by Moore & Wright, Sheffield, England, in original leather case with brass clasps, black velvet interior contoured individually to accommodate all pieces, accompanied by original m

Starting Bid: $50
4008

VINTAGE OUTSIDE MICROMETER SET

Complete set by Moore & Wright, Sheffield, England, in black wood case with brass clasps, with (a) original strip of VPI Rust Preventative Paper, (b) instructions on how to read micrometers wit

Starting Bid: $50
4009

REMINGTON 7 NOISELESS TYPEWRITER

Model 7 portable typewriter circa 1930-1940 with original case and interior leather straps, made by Remington Typewriter Company U.S.

Current Bid: $55
4010

OLD VINTAGE MAGNIFIER

Handheld battery-operated illuminated magnifying device with wooden case, circa 1930s, for use in very close-up conditions - length 14cm (5 1/2in); the case is constructed with dovetail joints and

Current Bid: $31
4011

17TH CENTURY ENGLISH MAP

Titled upper right corner "Northamtoniae Comitatus Descriptio In Quo Oli, Insederunt" depicting an early 1637 map of Northampton, England, hand-coloured copper engravings; a good example

Current Bid: $85
4012

NIKON BIOLOGICAL MICROSCOPE

A Nikon Optiphot biological microscope made in Japan circa 1980's, model number 230351 with electronic components and users manual - height 58.4cm (23in), width 24.1cm (9 1/2in), depth 50.8cm

Current Bid: $25
4013

LABORATORY ITEMS

Including vintage laboratory glassware, 8 miniature slide boxes (new condition), two boxes of slides, HBO 50w mercury lamp, etc.

Current Bid: $10
4014

VINTAGE MICROSCOPE

Stereo microscope by Canlab with ocular lenses, adjusting body tube with prism cover, height 21cm (8 1/4in); found with original box and instruction manual

Current Bid: $10
4015

BAROMETER

Vintage brass barometer made by Taylor, Rochester New York, diameter 13.3cm (5 1/4in)

Starting Bid: $20
4016

MICROMETER

Goodell-Pratt micrometer No. 112 in original box

Current Bid: $10
4017

SET OF ANTIQUE APOTHECARY CONTAINERS

9 antique porcelain ointment containers with old identifying labels, some lids "as is" - heights 4.4cm to 10.8cm (1 3/4in to 4 1/4in)

Current Bid: $55
4018

19TH CENTURY DRUM MICROSCOPE

An antique brass drum microscope circa 1850 with six lenses, height 26cm (10 1/4in); found in original fitted mahogany case

Current Bid: $115
4019

BRASS COMPASS/SUNDIAL

20th century 8.3cm (3 1/4in) brass compass with flip-up gnomen sundial

Current Bid: $75
4020

VICTORIAN DIAMOND SCALES

Circa 1860 diamond scales with fitted case and weights, complete and in fine condition - the case measures 2.5 x 14 x 5.7cm (1 x 5 1/2 x 2 1/4in)

Current Bid: $35
4021

19TH CENTURY MONOCULAR TELESCOPE

A small pocket brass monocular telescope with leather barrel, fine optics, unsigned - length extended 7cm (2 3/4in)

Current Bid: $35
4022

VINTAGE AIRGUIDE BAROMETER

A vintage 20th century example made in France, 44.5 x 12.7cm (17 1/2 x 5in)

Current Bid: $10
4023

NAVIGATOR'S PARALLEL RULE

A fine Victorian example circa 1850 made of ebony and brass, length 45.7cm (18in)

Current Bid: $10
4024

UNIQUE ANEROID BAROMETER

Vintage 20th century English example decorated with wrought iron and horn mounts, 24.1 x 17.8cm (9 1/2 x 7in)

Current Bid: $20
4025

LABORATORY BOTTLES

A large box full of brand-new, neo-vintage laboratory bottles, each 9.5cm (3 3/4in) high

Starting Bid: $10
4026

19TH CENTURY MICROSCOPISTS LAMP

Signed to the base for "H. Watson and Sons Ltd., London" circa 1880, adjustable paraffin or kerosene scientific lamp - height 27.9cm (11in); chip to lower glass reservoir

Current Bid: $100
4027

VINTAGE CANADIAN CURIOSITY

Vintage 20th century white porcelain urinal jar/pot, signed to the base "HP Hamilton, Canada", height 16.5cm (6 1/2in)

Current Bid: $10
4028

COMPLETE SET OF NESTING WEIGHTS

Set of nine bronze nesting weights by Stevens, 1 lb to a 1/4 oz., circa 1880

Current Bid: $45
4029

GEORGIAN PERIOD TELESCOPE

Tapering mahogany telescope, single draw, with great optics circa early 1800's, signed for Mackneil of London - length 91.4cm (36in), diameter 6.4cm (2 1/2in)

Current Bid: $210
4030

TWO VINTAGE STUDENTS MOLECULAR BUILDING SYSTEMS

Two boxed sets for building molecular models, which help students understand the arrangements of atoms in a molecule using three-dimensional arrangements - the larger set appears to be unused and w

Current Bid: $10
4031

LABORATORY BOTTLES

Assorted brand-new, neo-vintage laboratory bottles, length for each 15.2cm (6in)

Starting Bid: $10
4032

HAND-PAINTED OSTRICH EGG

A Victorian example with hand-painted design on hallmarked silver base (J.D. and S. London), overall height 25.4cm (10in)

Current Bid: $67
4033

VINTAGE THERMOMETER

A rare Tycos wet/dry bulb thermometer, made in Toronto, Canada - the backboard measures 21.6 x 11.4cm (8 1/2 x 4 1/2in)

Current Bid: $10
4034

LARGE 19TH CENTURY LEECH JAR

Victorian era glass leech jar used by medical professionals, height 29.2cm (11 1/2in)

Current Bid: $65
4035

CALIPER & INDICATORS

A 4-way dial caliper with case, Teclock dial indicator and a travel dial test indicator in fitted case

Current Bid: $15
4036

MICROSCOPE SLIDE CABINET

A vintage oak cabinet for holding microscope slides with double-doors, made by Eberbach, Michigan, dimensions 55.9 x 34.9 x 62.9cm (22 x 13 3/4 x 24 3/4in) - this example retails at $4000.00

Current Bid: $35
4037

ANTIQUE APOTHECARY BOTTLES

Set of five clear glass apothecary bottles (four with corks) circa late 19th/early 20th century, height for each 24.8cm (9 3/4in)

Current Bid: $15
4038

ANTIQUE CANADIAN SURVEYOR

Hydrographic surveyor manufactured by Hearn & Harrison, Montreal, diameter 12.7cm (5in)

Current Bid: $25
4039

VICTORIAN FLY CATCHER

A fine clear glass example used by adding honey or syrup to the interior well, the fly enters through the bottom, unable to escape - height 17.8cm (7in)

Current Bid: $20
4040

THERMOMETER WITH HUMIDITY GAUGE

A vintage example by Airguide, 11.4 x 10.8cm (4 1/2 x 4 1/4in)

Current Bid: $30
4041

OLYMPUS MICROSCOPE

Costly Olympus microscope model BHS, with instruction manual - height 53.3cm (21in), width 22.9cm (9in), depth 40.6cm (16in) - suitable for a very wide range of applications, from routine laborator

Current Bid: $101
4042

1851 TAPESTRY "THE GREAT EXHIBITION OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY"

A rare 1851 Victorian tapestry from the Great Exhibition which depicts the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, London - housed inside an antique 61 x 66cm (24 x 26in) birdseye maple frame

Current Bid: $109
4043

COMPENSATED BAROMETER

A vintage art deco-design table-top example produced by Swift and Anderson Inc., Boston with English movement - 11.4 x 25.4cm (4 1/2 x 10in)

Current Bid: $10
4044

LABORATORY ITEMS

Assorted vintage laboratory pieces including microscope lenses, brass sieves, etc.

Starting Bid: $10
4045

AIRGUIDE BAROMETER

Made in the U.S. by Airguide Instrument Company, Chicago, for wall hanging - height 38.1cm (15in), width 12.7cm (5in)

Current Bid: $35
4046

MONOGRAMMED BRASS CAPTAIN'S INKWELL

A fine example circa 1900 with porcelain insert, lift-top lid and working pen, height 5.7cm (2 1/4in), width 12.7cm (5in)

Current Bid: $30
4047

LARGE FOLIO PRINTS CIRCA 1790

Four C. Cooke engravings circa 1790, showing the muscle structure and skeleton/nerves of the horse, complete chapter - each page measures 38.7 x 24.1cm (15 1/4 x 9 1/2in), unframed

Current Bid: $30
4048

EXCEPTIONAL BRASS COMPASS

Antique brass compass circa 1900 made by the Education Supply Association, Holborn Viaduct, London, used for teaching navigation, diameter 22.2cm (8 3/4in); found inside the original and rare card

Current Bid: $185
4049

17TH CENTURY MAP OF WALES

A copper engraved hand-coloured Dutch school map circa 1645 of Glamorgan County, Wales, showing the county 100 years after it had fallen under English rule; with the coat of arms of the Royal Famil

Current Bid: $100
4050

NIAGARA FALLS MAGIC LANTERN SLIDES & HISTORIC PRINT

"Eastman Lantern Slide Plates" made by Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester circa 1900 with images of Niagara Falls; together with a framed certificate for John Stone, certifying he passed th

Starting Bid: $25
4051

CIRCA 1800-1880 PRINTS

10 antique prints depicting mechanical, electrical stamp and optical equipment, most 27.9 x 20.3cm (11 x 8in) - unframed

Current Bid: $15
4052

CELLAR SPIDER SLIDE

A 10.2 x 17.8cm (4 x 7in) wood magic lantern slide of a male cellar spider from the Pholcidae family of araneomorph spiders, circa 1880, a fabulous example

Current Bid: $25
4053

VINTAGE TELESCOPE WITH TRIPOD

Circa 1960's Greenkat telescope with tripod, 7.6cm (3in) diameter, focal length 710 meters, length of telescope 72.4cm (28 1/2in); found inside old wooden carrying case - note the rack needs

Current Bid: $10
4054

EARLY EYEGLASSES & CASE

A rare tortoiseshell with hallmarked silver eyeglass case of museum quality condition with chatelaine clasp and chain; inside, a pair of antique spectacles with tortoiseshell frames circa 1800

Current Bid: $40
4055

DICTIONARY OF CHEMISTRY, MINERALOGY & GEOLOGY

Leather bound volume by James Mitchell, published in London, 1823, the interior in excellent condition with very little foxing and no loose pages

Current Bid: $20
4056

ANTIQUE PORTABLE MICROSCOPE

Gould/Cary type portable microscope circa 1840 with mahogany case and extra accessories inside - height 27.3cm (10 3/4in)

Current Bid: $110
4057

ANTIQUE POLYGRAPH

An original brass example from the early 1900's with paper label and instructions, diameter 11.4cm (4 1/2in); note there are many reproduction examples on the market, this is a rare original p

Current Bid: $45
4058

GEORGIAN PERIOD COMPASS/SUNDIAL

A good brass octagonal compass/sundial in its original black card case circa 1800; French with 50% silvering of the compass dial, needle points North (30 degree offset for deviation), folding bird

Current Bid: $71
4059

MINIATURE STERLING MAGNIFYING GLASS

A rare and tiny sterling silver magnifying glass circa 1880 with perfect lens, handle and chain hole - length 2.9cm (1 1/8in)

Current Bid: $47
4060

J.P. CUTTS CAPTAIN'S TELESCOPE

Rare single draw 6.4cm (2 1/2in) diameter leather-covered telescope by J.P. Cutts, London, Day/Night, warranted circa 1830 - length 52.1cm to 91.4cm (20 1/2in to 36in)

Current Bid: $100
4061

18TH CENTURY FRENCH ENGRAVING

An original page from the atlas "Methodique et Elementaire de Geographie" by Claude Bay de Mornas, Paris, 1761, hand-coloured "Globe Terrestre" with image of a globe on ornate p

Current Bid: $100
4062

ANTIQUE BRASS COUNTER SCALE

An oak cased counter scale made of brass circa 1880 with two large pans, three chains each to steel beam, indicator and gallows; inside a set of 6 weights; height when set up 54.6cm (21 1/2in)

Current Bid: $25
4063

RARE MAGNIFYING GLASS

Circa 1850 with mother-of-pearl case with silver mounts, the glass in near perfect condition and still usable, a rare find - 12.1 x 8.3cm (4 3/4 x 3 1/4in) when open

Current Bid: $65
4064

REGENCY PERIOD POCKET TELESCOPE

British three draw 17.8cm (7in) long brass telescope with maroon leather covered barrel, 2.5cm (1in) diameter scope, perfect optics, circa 1811-1820

Current Bid: $70
4065

BAUSCH & LOMB MAP READER

Circa 1900 with adjustable semi-circular biconvex lens, adjustable legs for stability in tripod form (last photo shows legs extended) - the magnifier is in good condition, height 10.2cm (4in)

Current Bid: $101
4066

MAP OF THE AMERICAS CIRCA 1683

Small map of the Americas as known in the late 17th century by A.

Current Bid: $30
4067

ANTIQUE MAGNIFYING GLASS

Brass 3.8cm (1 1/2in) diameter magnifier circa 1900, 10.2cm (4in) long with turned brass handle; excellent condition

Current Bid: $40
4068

RARE 17TH CENTURY MAP

Original antique map of "The Smaller Islands of the British Ocean" by Robert Morden, published in Camden's Britannia by Abel Swale Awnsham and John Churchill, London, 1695, copper en

Current Bid: $50