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Trade card: Benjamin Cole
Trade card: Benjamin Cole, At the Orrery next the Globe Tavern in Fleet Street, London. Mathematical and Optical Instruments of all sorts. An engraving of the Grand Orrery with the words 'The Orrery Made by Cole and Son' appearing partly above and partly below the ecliptic ring. (Calv. 92) (C.C. 171)
Trade card: Benjamin Cole, Royal Exchange and Ball
Trade card: Benjamin Cole, Royal Exchange and Ball Alley, George Yard, Lombard Street. The Grand Orrery, And all other Mathematicl Instruments make and sold by Benja[mi]n Cole. An engraving of the Grand Orrery. [c.1750] (Calv. 91)
Altazimuth theodolite by Benjamin Cole & Son, London, 1755-65. Without wooden tripod base.
Azimuth compass by Benjamin Cole (jnr.), Fleet Street, London, England, 1766-1782.
Surveyor's compass, 13cm diam., by Benjamin Cole, London, England in wooden box, 1695-1766
Cuff microscope with drawer in base, signed by Col
Cuff microscope with drawer in base, signed by Cole, 136 Fleet Street, London, mid 18th century, attribution to Benjamin Cole, but it may be father, son or partnership who all signed their work Cole
Mathematical and Optical Instruments...
Letterhead and bill of Benjamin Cole and Son, 1749-50. Sheet containing: [at top] The Orrery Made by COLE and Son / Thorongood sculp. . - [with text below] Mathematical AND Optical Instruments of all Sorts ... By Benjamin Cole ... London, n.d. [1740s]. - 1print: engraving, 19x13.5cm. on sheet 41.5x17cm. - Sheet below plate is handwritten in ink: March 10th 1749/50. Mr Bishop. Bought of Cole & Son. [list of 3 items and cleaning work, with prices] and receipt note, signed pr. Thos. Turton
Terrestrial achromatic telescope with ten-sided ma
Terrestrial achromatic telescope with ten-sided mahogany body tube, objective lens engraved 'Dollond, Inuenter, London' on dust cover, and five-lens eyepiece engraved 'Cole. Maker. No.136. Fleet. Street. London.' on barrel
Orrery planetary model probably Thomas Wright, 1740-1747
Large orrery with twelve sided mahogany base and armillary bands showing six planets out to Saturn. Unsigned by the maker but probaby made by T. Wright or B.Cole, mid 18th century. Small plate indicates that it was repaired by Nairne & Blunt in 1790.