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Astronomical quadrant with stand, 1685-1724
Brass quadrant of 23-inch radius with diagonal scales on a wrought iron stand by Butterfield of Paris. The quadrant is fitted with a telescopic sight and an enclosed plumb bob. This fine brass and iron quadrant was displayed at the Special Loan Collection of Scientific Apparatus exhibition held at the South Kensington Museum in 1876.
Weighing & Measuring
Brass folding rule, made by Michael Butterfield, Paris, 1680-1699. Signed 'Butterfield A Paris'.
Microscope of the Leeuwenhoek type
Microscope of the Leeuwenhoek type, in silver, made by Butterfield, Paris. In fitted leather case
Pocket sun dial with folding gnomon and case
Pocket sun dial with folding gnomon silver, in fish-skin case, 3 1/16 in lay 2 5/8 in inscribed "Butterfield a Paris", 1678-1724, Paris, France
Horizontal Butterfield-type sundial, in shagreen covered case
Horizontal Butterfield-type sundial for latitude 48 degrees 51' (Paris), signed " Butterfield A Paris", in shagreen covered case. French, c.1690 (B1694)
Universal equinoctial ring sundial, astronomical ring dial
Universal equinoctial ring sundial (astronomical ring dial) signed "Butterfield AParis". French, c.1700 (B1736)
Gunner's level, brass with iron bob, signed "Butte
Gunner's level, brass with iron bob, signed "Butterfield a Paris"