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Public Health & Hygiene
Metal container, soap box or incense burner, spherical body hinged, with splayed base, 18th century
Diagonal barometer by Joseph Finney, 1760-1772
Diagonal barometer, by Joseph Finney, Liverpool, 1760-1772
Hydrometer by Dicas, Liverpool, no.2056, with 13 w
Hydrometer by Dicas, Liverpool, no.2056, with 13 weights, in mahogany case, 8 1/8" x 4" x 2 1/4", c. 1780
Dicas hydrometer with weights
Dicas Hydrometer, in mahogany box with 35 weights (290 wt. missing), ivory slide rule stamped "Dicas", Liverpool patentee, serial no 181
Bristol ruby coach glass with ribbed stem, c.1750
Bristol ruby coach glass with ribbed stem, c.1750 (slightly chipped)
Weighing & Measuring
Unsigned French portable beam scale for coins with five circular brass nested weights and six flat brass grain weights in a wooden case.
Small hand Gregorian reflecting telescope, unsigne
Small hand Gregorian reflecting telescope, unsigned, with twist focussing of secondary mirror (1750), length 6 7/8ins.
King George III's model carriage wheel, one of fourteen
King George III
King George III's model carriage wheel, one of fourteen model carriage wheels, by George Adams, Fleet Street, City of London, England, 1762. The wheels were used with the model carriage body which forms part of the inclined horse-way, apparatus made by George Adams for King George III, to imitate the motion of carts and carriages bearing various weights on roads of various inclines. A hay cart was placed on a cobbled 'horse-way', which has a channel cut to imitate a rut. The inclination of the horse-way could be varied, as could the diameter of the wheels and the weight in the cart. The weight needed to keep the cart stationary was a measure of the efficiency of the wheels.
Galilean telescope (spyglass) with achromatic object glass, shagreen tube and silver fittings, by ... ldes Porte(r?), Paris, France, c. 1775 (B793). Fitted with multi-power eyepiece and shutter. Dust-cap for object glass missing.
Medal, commemorating the first balloon ascents in
Coins, Medals & Tokens
Medal, commemorating the first balloon ascents in Italy, 1784. Bronze; 43mm diameter, 3mm deep. Obverse, relief of a large balloon beneath cloud, the aeronaut by a ladder in the gondola; inscription dated 1784. Reverse, inscription; head portrait of Andreani, profile relief to right, long curls; artist signed below, A. Guillemard. Count Andreani ascended at Moncucco on 25th February 1784, and made a second ascent there on 13th March 1784.
Medal, 'Le Flesselles' Montgolfier balloon flight, Lyon, France, 19 January 1784
Coins, Medals & Tokens
Medal, commemorating the Montgolfier balloon flight 'Le Flesselles' with seven persons, at Lyon, France, 19 January 1784. Bronze; diameter 42mm, thickness 4mm. Rim legend: Bronze. Obverse legend: Que ne peut le Genie. Medaille frapp. en vertu d'une souscript. Faite a Lyon par les soins de M. a chet ecuier otf. de Monsieur Frere du Roi. - Scene, shows gantry to left, balloon in clouds; a winged lady [Genius] on lion's back, writing on tablet. Artist signed: N. Gatteaux F. [Nicolas Marie Gatteaux, 1751-1832]. Reverse: full inscription: l'aerostat, nomme le de Flesselles, ... le 19 J[anvi]er 1784
Ornate boxfoot microscope, possibly Italian, dated
Ornate boxfoot microscope, possibly Italian, dated 1752
Wooden plaque of St. Rock, cherub and dog
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Wooden plaque of St. Rock, cherub and dog, patron saint of plague sufferers, Sicilian(?), 1766
Tin-glazedearthenware syrup jar, monochrome decora
Tin-glazedearthenware syrup jar, monochrome decoration, labelled "AGRED, CITRI", (lemon juice) Venetian, 1752, signed
Circular bronze medal, commemorating the 24th anni
Circular bronze medal, commemorating the 24th anniversary of the restoration of the academy (?) in Pesaro designed by Agortino Franchi, Italian, 1754
Silver bleeding bowl, circular with pierced handle
Silver bleeding bowl, circular with pierced handle on one side, marked with initials of William Hollingshead, Philadelphia, USA, c.1770
Clay tobacco pipe, possibly by William Tappin, mad
Clay tobacco pipe, possibly by William Tappin, made in London, 1750-1760
Drum compound microscope by Benjamin Martin
Drum compound microscope by Benjamin Martin, London, shagreen-covered stand, leather tube, brass fittings, 1738-1777
Silver plated spectacles with shagreen case
spectacles, silver plated brass frames, folding side pieces, with looped ends, with red shagreen case, velvet lined with silver fittings, 1750-1770.
Spyglass by Edward Nairne, 1749-1775
prospect glass, spyglass, non-achromatic, 1-draw; engraved 'Nairne/London' shagreen with tooled gilt ornamentation on green vellum. Darkened ivory mounts, screw-cap for object glass missing, 1749-1775
Part of circular instrument dividing engine.
"Four foot" circular dividing engine (c. 1778) by John Troughton, diameter of wheel to edge of teeth is 46 1/4 inches, with 2160 teeth, wooden treadle missing, and also a few unimportant details such as milled-head screws, near the 210 degree mark seven teeth are partly burred
Cylinder watch in silver pair case
Cylinder watch in silver pair case, no. 597, by Thomas Mudge and William Dutton, London, England, hall marked 1759.
Memorial stele to the doorkeepr Ruma
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Memorial stele to the doorkeepr Ruma, showing his withered right leg, plaster copy of Egyptian original, 2000-1001BC. Made in Dantes Plad in Copenhagen (Denmark).
Diagonal Mercury Barometer with Hygrometer, 1763-1765
Diagonal mercury barometer in walnut and mahogany frame, by Watkins & Smith, London, 1763-1765. Fitted in glazed frame with hygrometer and box containing blackboard. Perpetual almanac showing moon phases, days of the month and dates of Easter from 1753-1852.
Metal four bladed fleam, with knife and hook, in c
Metal four bladed fleam, with knife and hook, in case, for veterinary use, London, 1782
Prince of Wales microscope
Improved form of G. Adam's Universal microscope. Engraved:- "Invented and made by Geo. Adams in Fleet Street, Mathematical Instrument Maker to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales". Many accessories in two drawers of wooden box-foot
Solar microscope with screwbarrel objective, signe
Solar microscope with screwbarrel objective, signed by Edward Nairne, English, circa 1770
Brass Culpeper microscope, in pyramidical case by
Brass Culpeper microscope, in pyramidical case by Ayscough, London, mid 18th century
Public Health & Hygiene
Barber's shaving bowl, pewter, oval-shaped, Joseph Spackman, maker, made in Cornhill, London, England, 1749-1764
Case for Hadley type brass framed sextant
Case for a 15-inch sextant, by Ramsden, London
Calculating machine invented by Charles Stanhope in 1777
Calculating machine invented by Charles Stanhope in 1777, made by James Bullock, in mahogany case.
Accessories for Ramsden astronomical equatorial instrument
Accessories for Ramsden astronomical equatorial instrument, consisting of four eyepieces, two mirror digonals, a glass diagonal, two dark filter caps and a filar micrometer and reflector to illuminate the cross-hairs. Other miscellaneous parts include a small adjustor, loose parts in two pill boxes, a boxwood lid and a detached bar of unkown function.
Solar microscope accessory, Cuff's second pattern
Solar microscope accessory, Cuff's second pattern comprising mounting plate with fixing screws, mirror with adjustments, and tube with condensing lens; in case (no key). (From the Crisp Collection, formerly part of the King George III Collection.)
Portable transit instrument by Dollond, with a 2-i
Portable transit instrument by Dollond, with a 2-inch objective lens and 30-inch focal length.
Brass filar micrometer for astronomical telescope,
Brass filar micrometer for astronomical telescope, by Heath & Wing, London.
Divided object-lens micrometer
Divided object-lens micrometer by Peter Dollond for cassegrain reflecting Telescope of 2 1/2-inch aperture, by James Short, London [224/908 = 9.6].
Double image wedge micrometer by Dollond, box sold
Double image wedge micrometer by Dollond, box sold ScM1806/83/1
Optical cabinet or compendium in wooden mahogany c
Optical cabinet or compendium in wooden mahogany case by Benjamin Martin, London, England, c. 1770. Contains 3-draw tube telescope with green shagreen case, drum microscope (fitted with spare mirror) and scioptic ball with microscope attachment. Accessories include 3 object glasses, 1 lieberkuhn, 3 glass test tubes, 1 glass tube, 3 ivory slides and 1 ivory box, containing 2 glass discs.
Ullage Slide Rule (dated 1780), boxwood, with two
Ullage Slide Rule (dated 1780), boxwood, with two slides, signed C. STUTFIELD-1780, ROBERTS-MAKER
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Sterling silver pap boat, open boat shape with a stag engraved on the side, hallmarked in London, English, 1769
Sharkskin case for small Gregorian telescope
Dark grey sharkskin case for small Gregorian telescope, B. Martin, London, c. 1760
Rectangular bronze cubic measure, 1 of 4, for 2 cubic inches
Weighing & Measuring
One of four rectangular bronze cubic measures for 2 cubic inches with square glass strike, made by Harris, London. Used by Lord Carysfort's Committee's for the determination of the standard measures of capacity in 1758.
Gould microscope in silvered brass by Adams, Londo
Gould microscope in silvered brass by Adams, London, circa 1775
Brass eyepiece for the reflecting telescope of 9-inch aperture
Brass eyepiece for the reflecting telescope of 9-inch aperture by James Short, London, England, United Kingdom, 1767-1768
Planisphere, invented by W. Lacy, dated 1777. Pre
Planisphere, invented by W. Lacy, dated 1777. Presented to the Hartwell Museum by William Stone of Buckingham in 1851., Catalogue No.3255 [Vol III, p524, Buckshire Museum Service] at Hartwell House near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
prospect glass (or spyglass) by J. Dollond & Son,
prospect glass (or spyglass) by J. Dollond & Son, London, 1751-1775 (incomplete, lens cap missing, eyepiece, lens and cover both missing)
Two bladed fleam, steel blades in horn case, by Ch
Two bladed fleam, steel blades in horn case, by Chaldecot, United Kingdom, 1781.