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Science, Technology and Clocks Auction
July 16, 2011
with turned wood platform,
Secretan, Paris, 19th century.
One-inch five-draw brass spy glass, Paris, marked on eyepiece tube, “Levasseur, Optien, quai de l’horolge, No.53, Paris.” Decorated with mother-of-pearl and faux rubies at the objective, length extended 3 1/2 inches.
Black-painted brass spectroscope, Fasse, Berlin, late 19th century, the three legs with thumbscrew-adjusted feet for leveling, overall height 11 inches, overall length 14 3/4 inches.
Holtzapffel & Deyerlein ornamental turning lathe and accessories, No. 1378, London, circa 1827, the mahogany bench with foot treadle, flywheel and six drawers below the iron bed with traversing mandrel headstock marked Holtzapffel & Deyerlein London and 1378, height of excluding overhead 50 inches, width 44 inches, depth 30 inches; accessory cabinet height 73 inches, width 38 inches, depth 18 1/2 inches. Estimated at $15,000 to $25,000.
Large Bakelite model of a crystal, American, 1957, the colored spheres mounted on metal rods demonstrate the crystal’s molecular structure, on wooden base, 17 inches high.
Three Bakelite crystal models, American, mid-20th century, the colored spheres mounted on metal rods demonstrate each crystal’s molecular structure, 7 inches high.
Brass armillary sphere, probably England, 19th century, with hour circle at the pole, calibrated and adjustable equatorial and meridian rings, the large equatorial ring inscribed with signs of the zodiac,on a turned wooden stand, height 20 inches.
Three varied forms of microscopes, 19th century, a cased Withering-type with tools having a circular stage supported by brass posts, another small microscope with turned wood handle, and a brass and glass eyeloop, height to 2 1/4 inches, length to 2 3/4 inches. Estimate $175 to $225.
Culpeper-type compound monocular microscope,
attributed to Mathew Loft, circa 1750, turned lignum vitae body with leather-wrapped single draw tube, brass eyepiece and sliding cover, outer card body covered in ray skin, 16 inches tall.
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