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Engraving, trade card of Dudley Adams, 60 Fleet Street London. [c1800]. 39x24.5cm to platemark. Advertising a wide range of optical, philosophical and mathematical instruments, astronomical instruments etc including demonstration pieces; terrestrial globe, air-pump, surveyor's level, forestaff, universal ring dial, protractor, waywiser, astronomical quadranton stand, azimuth compass, drawing instruments in case, Gunter's quadrant, military surveyor's gniometer, nocturnal, horizontal dial, level, backstaff, alidade and plane table, orrery, armillary sphere. Cartouche of patronage by King George III, below; portrait of Tycho Brahe, top (family firm began at TB's Head, 1735; Dudley continued it, 1795-1821). In frame 55x40x1.5cm. (16"x 10 1/2") (Calv. 5).
Pocket globe in case by Dudley Adams
Three-inch pocket globe in fish-skin case by Dudley Adams, Fleet Street, London, 1799-1802. A celestial map lines the inside of the case. The terrestrial globe is inscribed: ‘A New Globe of the Earth by Dudley Adams’. The voyages of Captain James Cook are also shown.
Greenhouse thermometer by Dudley Adams of Fleet St
Greenhouse thermometer by Dudley Adams of Fleet Street. Mercury in glass on wooden board, 10 deg F to 120 deg F, c. 1798
Dudley Adams type spectacles, turnpin, gilded silv
Dudley Adams type spectacles, turnpin, gilded silver, English, c. 1797
Twelve inch terrestrial globe by Dudley Adams
Twelve inch terrestrial globe by Dudley Adams, early 19th century
Silver frame spectacles, no lenses, engraved 'Adams, Patent'
Silver frame spectacles, without lenses, in red case, engraved 'Adams, Patent', patented by Dudley Adams in 1797 (see note)
Celestial Globe, 9-inch diameter, on wooden tripod
Celestial Globe, 9-inch diameter, on wooden tripod stand, by Dudley Adams, London, dated from 1811.
Six draw miniature gilt spyglass and leather case with side-opening
Six draw miniature gilt spyglass and leather case with side-opening, lined with red velvet, by Dudley Adams, London, 1800-1817
Steel and wood spyglass, the larger lens missing
Spyglass telescope, silver plated and painted brass tube, objective lens missing, by Dudley Adams, Fleet Street, London, England, 1800-1817
Solar microscope in case, with opaque illuminator,
Solar microscope in case, with opaque illuminator, by D. Adams, Charing Cross, London, late 18th or early 19th century
Boxfoot microscope by D. Adams, London, early 19th
Boxfoot microscope by D. Adams, London, early 19th century