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Lot Number: 115
A rare early 19th century mineralogist polarising microscope with lignum vitae frame, turned handle and ivory insert engraved 'topaz, quartz, cale spar, rochelle salt & nitre', and bearing Shepherd Collection sticker, length 14.25cm. Sold as part of the W.J. Shepherd collection of Treen, Messers Sotheby's, London, 30th November and 1st December 1983. See Lot 106 and sold with copy of original catalogue and prices realised.
Category: Scientific Instruments
Estimate: 200 - 300

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The centre with the descriptions written on is ivory. N.B Due to restrictions on the import/export of ivory, it will not be possible to ship this item overseas.

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Lot Number: 116
RAMSDEN OF LONDON; a Georgian stained ivory travelling monocular with tapering barrel and original lined Moroccan leather case, diameter 5.2cm.
Category: Scientific Instruments
Estimate: 100 - 150

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Small chips to glass rim to larger lens, general surface wear, some light surface scratches, case worn, discolouration, does not lock. N.B Due to restrictions on the import/export of ivory, it will not be possible to ship this item overseas.

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Lot Number: 117
A Gangaram's Patent slide rule retailed by Stanley of London with small sliding ivory section above a full length further sliding section, unusually retaining the original paper label to the reverse, length 26.5cm.
Category: Scientific Instruments
Estimate: 150 - 250

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N.B Due to restrictions on the import/export of ivory, it will not be possible to ship this item overseas.

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Lot Number: 118
A compensated pocket barometer in gilt metal case and a pocket compass no.196685 to case interior (2).
Category: Scientific Instruments
Estimate: 60 - 80

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Extensive wear throughout, rubbing, surface scratches, dirt, dents, nicks etc, both dials somewhat discoloured.

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Lot Number: 119
A leather cased Fowler's long scale circular calculator (complete with instructions), an Otis King's pocket calculator, scale no.423, a Huet of Paris travelling rule, level and compass and a Castell slide rule with numeric scales to the reverse (4).
Category: Scientific Instruments
Estimate: 40 - 60

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Lot Number: 120
A mahogany cased Fuller's spiral slide rule no.1770-1903, complete with screw in carrying handle, length of box 35.5cm.
Category: Scientific Instruments
Estimate: 100 - 150

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Lot Number: 121
HOLTZAPFFEL & CO; a burr walnut cased set of drawing instruments, partially fitted with gilt tooled naming to the silk interior, width of case 21cm.
Category: Scientific Instruments
Estimate: 80 - 120

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Lot Number: 122
A leather cased Air Ministry issued brass pocket aneroid barometer bearing Air Ministry inscription reference no. 6B/114, mark 1, T Wheeler, London, no. 269/38, diameter 6.5cm.
Category: Scientific Instruments
Estimate: 80 - 120

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Lot Number: 123
A circa 1900 ebonised graphoscope with incised floral decoration, a mahogany stereoscope and an Underwood & Underwood hand held stereoscope (3).
Category: Scientific Instruments
Estimate: 60 - 100

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Lot Number: 124
A T Harris & Son of London 'Day or Night' single draw telescope, length when extended approx 88cm.
Category: Scientific Instruments
Estimate: 30 - 50

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Heavy wear, loss to the lacquer of the wooden barrel throughout, discolouration and some dents to the brass, old areas of damage and/or repair, surface scratches, nicks, gouges etc throughout, however does have both lenses present, cannot guarantee these are the original lenses. The telescope does work but there is dirt to interior which does cloud the view.

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