Antique Collector - Antique Scientific Instruments


Scientific, Shipping and Medical Instruments.
We give little thought to the achievements of the past few centuries in terms of how things got done! Instead we concentrate on the human aspects of discovery and achievement.
The engineering and invention of early instrument builders has become regarded as one of the most important aspects in the advancement of human knowledge. Many feats achieved over recent centuries defy belief, most of which we now take for granted.

Navigational instruments allowed us to discover new countries and circumnavigate the globe. Telescopes found new planets and stars, while microscopes showed us our inner world. Surveying instruments which include compasses, levels and theodolites have allowed us to accurately map the world, while medical instruments, including surgical items, medicine cabinets, phials, ear-trumpets and pestle and mortar are all increasing in stature among collectors worldwide.


Antique Scientific Instruments


Antique Iron, English and American: 15th Century Through 1850 Herbert Schiffer
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Product details
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd; New Ed edition (Oct 1992)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0887405584
ISBN-13: 978-0887405587
Dimensions: 27.9 x 21.8 x 3 cm


Antique Brass and Copper
Mary Frank Gaston
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Illustrates and lists prices for antique copper and brass pieces, including tools, lighting implements, fireplace equipment, household items, and personal objects.



Product details
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd (Jun 1999)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 076430710X
ISBN-13: 978-0764307102
Dimensions: 28.2 x 20.8 x 3 cm


The Story of Antique Needlework Tools
Bridget McConnel
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Turn-of-the-century sound machines enjoyed a viable commercial existence as did their accessories and options. The writers, who are both collectors and researchers, examined some 20,000 documents and photographed examples from over 35 collections for this compilation of phonograph horns (made of glass, brass, wood and aluminum).


Antique Phonographs, Gadgets & Gimmicks
Timothy Fabrizio
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Discovering Antique Phonographs
Timothy C. Fabrizio
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Product details
Hardcover: 244 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd (Mar 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0764310488
ISBN-13: 978-0764310485
Dimensions: 28.2 x 21.8 x 2.8 cm


Antique Phonograph Accessories and Bits
Timothy C. Fabrizio
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Product details
Hardcover: 223 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd (Jun 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0764317636
ISBN-13: 978-0764317637
Dimensions: 28.2 x 21.8 x 2.3 cm



This handy guide to oscilloscopes is essential reading for anyone who has to use a 'scope for their work or hobby: electronics designers, technicians, anyone in industry involved in test and measurement, electronics enthusiasts... Ian Hickman's review of all the latest types of 'scope currently available will prove especially useful for anyone planning to buy - or even build - an oscilloscope.


Oscilloscopes: How to Use Them, How They Work
Ian Hickman
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Focusing on important vintage and modern pens from the UK and the US, with 500 colour photographs, this is a useful reference book for collectors and enthusiasts. Each and every pen has been treated as an individual color plate resulting in the most faithful reproduction ever. Finally the 60 unique line drawings enhance the beauty of the pens and are very interesting to study.



Fountain Pens:
USA and UK

Andreas Lambrou
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Fountain Pens
of the World

Andreas Lambrou
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Product details
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd (Nov 1995)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0302006680
ISBN-13: 978-0302006689
Dimensions: 32.4 x 23.5 x 3.8 cm


The Pocket Watch Handbook
M. Cutmore
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With the aid of over 80 drawings and photographs, the author shows clearly how the different movements work and discusses the many efforts made to improve timekeeping over the years. For the collector, there is a wealth of useful advice on repairing, buying and selling, simple research, and the study of rare or specialist watches in museum collections.



Several of the instruments in the Ashmolean are among the rarest and most beautiful of their kind. The present handbook discusses and illustrates every stringed instrument in the collection and is chiefly intended for the many visitors to the Hill Collection and for the wider public who might wish for more information about the instruments and some background history.


Musical Instruments: In the Ashmolean Museum
Jon Whiteley
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This is a reprint of the 11th edition, first published in 1907, and containing details of definitions, illustrations, tools, processes and theory.


The Watch and Clock Makers' Handbook
F.J. Britten
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Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World: v. 2 Brian Loomes
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THE reference source for basic information about watch and clock makers. Now has information about 90,000 makers of clocks, watches, sundials, barometers, and other scientific instruments. makers' working dates, birth and death dates, locations and marks are included.


Manifesting Medicine
Robert Bud, Bernard Finn, Helmuth Trischle
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Historians, curators and commentators agree that artefacts of medicine are no longer seen in terms of their functional properties - but a multitude of connections can be made with cultural, economic and political issues. Included in this volume: early blood transfusion apparatus, a plastic human replica, the Geiger counter, open-heart surgery equipment and packaging for the Pill.



This expanded fourth edition outlines the most up-to-date methods and tools of radio astronomy. Tools of Radio Astronomy gives a unified treatment of the entire field of radio astronomy, from centimeter to sub-millimeter wavelengths and using single telescopes as well as interferometers. The basic physical principles are described and a complete outline of the instrumentation, observational techniques, and methods of measurement and analysis are given.



The Tools of Radio Astronomy
K. Rohlfs, T. L. Wilson
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Includes tools and implements employed in sciences, crafts and trades, as well as in domestic and personal life, and explains how they can be considered true works of art. Scientific instruments from the 16th and 17th centuries are strongly represented. Detailed reproductions of astrolabes, topographical instruments, sundials and balances, surgical instruments, which later developed into a variety of highly specialised pieces.


Antique Tools and Instruments: From the Nessi Collection Alessandro Cesati
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Thing Knowledge - A Philosophy of Scientific Instruments D Baird
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Product details
Hardcover: 294 pages
Publisher: University of California Press (Mar 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0520232496
ISBN-13: 978-0520232495
Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.7 x 2.5 cm



Cameras for Collectors
Scott Faragher
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Product details
Paperback: 159 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd (Feb 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0764315218
ISBN-13: 978-0764315213
Dimensions: 27.6 x 21.4 x 1.4 cm



In his complete history of the barometer, the author documents the instrument's various permutations, the history of the scientific principles involved and the scientists who either helped or hindered progress, along with the experiments, controversies and refinements.


The History of the
Barometer

W.E.Knowles Middleton
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How did science get aboard the Apollo rockets? This book describes, from the perspective of NASA headquarters, the struggles that took place to include science payloads and lunar exploration as part of the Apollo programme. Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments - supplies a detailed, insider's view of the events leading up to the acceptance of science activities on all the Apollo missions.


Taking Science to the Moon: Lunar Experiments and the Apollo Program
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