Francis H. Wenham’s Original Prototype Binocular Microscope

Lot 1 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

English, dated from the Beck records as purchased on 2nd September 1853 by F. H. Wenham, signed to the foot ‘Smith & Beck 6 Coleman St. London 759, ... read more

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000
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A Presentation Microscope Objective From Thomas Ross to Francis Wenham, 1861

Lot 2 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

English, dated 1861, engraved 1 1/2in Ross LONDON to one side and PRESENTED TO F. H. WENHAM ESQR By THOMAS ROSS March 1861 to the other side Note: ... read more

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000
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A Presentation Copy of Quekett's Practical Treatise on the Use of the Microscope

Lot 3 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

London, H. Bailliere Publisher, 1848. 8vo (22.0 x 14.2 cm) 464 pp., with frontispiece and eight further engraved plates, 241 woodcuts in the text, ... read more

Estimate: £400 - £600
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A Benjamin Martin Solar Compendium

Lot 4 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

English, c.1770, signed to the solar microscope plate MARTIN LONDON' and to the microscope foot B. MARTIN Invt. LONDON N.16, The large sharkskin ... read more

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000
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A Powell & Lealand No.3 Binocular Outfit with Provenance

Lot 5 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

English, dated 1843, signed in script to the top of the bar-limb ‘Powell & Lealand, Makers, London’, of standard No.3 construction, standing on a ... read more

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000
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An Early Zeiss Microscope

Lot 6 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

German, from the Zeiss records dated 1852, signed 172 C. Zeiss Jena on a circular brass foot with single side support plano-concave mirror in ... read more

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000
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A Mogine Type Microscope

Lot 7 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

English, c.1880, unsigned, constructed of lacquered brass with two fold out legs, plano-concave mirror, simple sliding stage, stage bulls-eye ... read more

Estimate: £400 - £600
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An Unusual Compound Microscope

Lot 8 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

English, c.1880, signed in script to the limb J Parkes & Son, Birmingham standing on two splayed legs and a column to the rear that holds the large ... read more

Estimate: £400 - £600
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A Swift 'Improved Wales Microscope'

Lot 9 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

English, c.1900, signed to the rear of the foot, 'J Swift & Son, 81 Tottenham Court Rd, London', standing on a black oxidised stand with the 'Wale' ... read more

Estimate: £400 - £600
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A Swift Petrological Microscope

Lot 10 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

A Swift Student Petrological Microscope, c.1900, English, signed to foot Swift & Son, London, supported on a black enamel foot with plano-concave ... read more

Estimate: £400 - £600
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A Fine Petrological Microscope By Ross

Lot 11 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

English, c.1890, signed to the rear of the foot ROSS LONDON, microscope on 'Y' shaped foot with upright supporting the body on trunnions, ... read more

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,600
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A Powell & Lealand No.3 Microscope Outfit

Lot 12 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

English, dated 1844, signed to top of the limb 'Powell & Lealand, Makers, London', standing on typical Powell & Lealand tripod with large trunnions ... read more

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000
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A Swift's Improved Clinical, Zoologist & Field Microscope

Lot 13 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

English, c. 1900, signed to the body tube J. Swift & Son, London No.574, standing on a folding tripod base with a plano-concave mirror in a gimbal on ... read more

Estimate: £300 - £500
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A Davon Micro-Telescope

Lot 14 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

English, c.1900, signed Davon, lacquered black oxidised brass body with stitched pig skin, with folding tripod and lenses to be set up as a telescope ... read more

Estimate: £200 - £300
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A Small Pocket Simple Microscope

Lot 15 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

European, c.1880, unsigned, with unusual compound lens, adjustable arm with forceps in fitted blue velvet and silk lined leather covered case, case ... read more

Estimate: £400 - £600
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A Horn Magnifier

Lot 16 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

English, c.1870, case stamped C. W. Dixey, Optician to the Queen, 3 New Bond St, London, rectangular magnifying glass in horn frame, in red Moroccan ... read more

Estimate: £200 - £300
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A Set of Benjamin Martin Objectives

Lot 17 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

English, c.1770, unsigned, objectives fit the thread of lot 2 the Benjamin Martin microscope, objectives engraved 2, 3, 4 & 5, with a secondary stage ... read more

Estimate: £200 - £400
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An Early Culpeper Stage Specimen Holder

Lot 18 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

English, c.1750, unsigned but identical to the one on page 36 of G L'E Turners Great Age of the Microscope, with 10 apertures for specimens (missing), ... read more

Estimate: £200 - £400
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A Large Cabinet of Microscope Slides

Lot 19 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

English, 3/4 19th Century, plaque to inside of door reads W Watson & Son 313 High Holborn, London, constructed of French polished mahogany on plinth ... read more

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000
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A Collection of Arranged Diatom Slides

Lot 20 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

with cased examples by Moller showing arranged groups in squares and circles, four slides by E Thum, Leipzig, x8

Estimate: £800 - £1,200
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A Cased Set of Hyrtl Microscope Slides

Lot 21 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

Austrian, c.1860, by Josef Hyrtl, contained in a French polished mahogany slip case with a leather label with gold lettering to the top of the lid ... read more

Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000
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A Cased Set of Hyrtl Microscope Slides

Lot 22 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

Austrian, c.1860, by Josef Hyrtl, contained in a French polished mahogany slip case with a leather label with gold lettering to the top of the lid ... read more

Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000
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A Cased Set of Hyrtl Microscope Slides

Lot 23 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

Austrian, c.1860, by Josef Hyrtl, contained in a French polished mahogany slip case with a leather label with gold lettering to the top of the lid ... read more

Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000
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A Cased Set of Hyrtl Microscope Slides

Lot 24 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

Austrian, c.1860, by Josef Hyrtl, contained in a French polished mahogany slip case with hand written label to the top of the inside of the case, ... read more

Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000
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A Set of Coventry Micrometer Microscope Slides

Lot 25 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

English, C.1760, unsigned but attributed to John Coventry, with each micrometer glass slide held in a brass frame engraved with the dividing of an ... read more

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000
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An Unusual Cased Micrometer Slide

Lot 26 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

English, c. 1850, unsigned, micrometer in a brass frame engraved 5000, 10,000 and 20,000, in a tooled leather case, case length 9cm

Estimate: £100 - £200
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A Very Fine Collection of Dry Mounted Marine, Fossil, Crystal & Geological Microscope Specimen Slides

Lot 27 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

English, c.1900, most slides labelled LEONARD SANDALL, Preparer, Lingfield, card slide case containing a very good collection of dry mounted mineral ... read more

Estimate: £800 - £1,200
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A Set of Microscope Slides

Lot 28 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

English, c.1880, flip front case containing mostly entomological specimens by W Watson & Norman, with some impressive whole insects and dry mounted ... read more

Estimate: £800 - £1,200
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An Exceptional Exhibition Slide from the Lomax Exhibition

Lot 29 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

English, c.1900, by Lomax, showing a section of coral from the Isle of Man under a coverglass, with original flyer for the sale held in 1958, slide - ... read more

Estimate: £400 - £600
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A Collection of Large Lomax Microscope Slides from the Lomax Exhibition

Lot 30 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

English, c.1900, by Lomax and Hemmingway, slides showing a sections of coal and of coral, largest slide - 15.5cm x 7.7cm Provenance: These slides ... read more

Estimate: £600 - £800
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A Collection of Large and Early Mineral Microscope Slides

Lot 31 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

English, c.1840 uncovered specimens of coral? each finely produced on large oversized slides, slides 8.2cm x 8.2cm. Provenance: From the original ... read more

Estimate: £200 - £400
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An Early Mineral Microscope Slides from The Robert Furguson Collection

Lot 32 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

English, c.1840, from the mineral collection of Robert Furguson, two uncovered slides on crude pieces of glass, one diamond engraved 'Craigleith, the ... read more

Estimate: £100 - £200
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A Victorian Microscope Slide Cabinet

Lot 33 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

English, c.1880, unsigned, constructed of French polished mahogany on plinth base with glazed double doors opening to reveal 12 drawers, each drawer ... read more

Estimate: £300 - £500
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Adams, George, Essays on the Microscope

Lot 34 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

second edition, 4to, London, Dillion and Keating, 1789, 32 engraved plates, mostly folding, first published in 1787, but here with both the text and ... read more

Estimate: £600 - £800
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Baker, Henry, The Microscope Made Easy

Lot 35 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

R. Dodsley, London, 1769, fifth edition, 8vo., hardcover, bound in original leather, With 14 engraved copperplates, a very fine copy, stamp for M. S. ... read more

Estimate: £200 - £300
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A Victorian Microscope Stage Goniometer & Another

Lot 36 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

English, late 19th Century, unsigned, constructed of oxidised lacquered brass, microscope stage dovetail to underside, with double geared rotation ... read more

Estimate: £400 - £600
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A Selenite Star Slide

Lot 37 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

English, late 19th century, unsigned French polished mahogany frame contains 6 pointed selenite star in balm, a cork mounted mica specimen, a ... read more

Estimate: £100 - £200
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A Collection of Stock Minerals From the Firm of Gregory & Bottley

Lot 38 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

A large collection of 19th-century shop stock from the firm of Gregory Bottley & Co, Mineralogists, these bottles and vials hold samples that were ... read more

Estimate: £200 - £300
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A Collection of Stock Minerals From the Firm of Gregory & Bottley

Lot 39 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

A large collection of 19th century shop stock from the firm of Gregory Bottley & Co, Mineralogists, these bottles and vials hold samples that were ... read more

Estimate: £200 - £300
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A Collection of Stock Minerals From the Firm of Gregory & Bottley

Lot 40 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

A large collection of 19th century shop stock from the firm of Gregory Bottley & Co, Mineralogists, these bottles and vials hold samples that were ... read more

Estimate: £200 - £300
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A Collection of Stock Minerals From the Firm of Gregory & Bottley

Lot 41 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

A large collection of 19th century shop stock from the firm of Gregory Bottley & Co, Mineralogists, these bottles and vials hold samples that were ... read more

Estimate: £200 - £300
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An Unusual Bottle of Petroleum from an 1875 Sotheby's Sale

Lot 42 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

French(?), mid 19th century, hand-blown bottle with pontil mark and cork stopper with handwritten label that states 'Petroleum auvergne, Dr. Leesons ... read more

Estimate: £80 - £120
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A Polychrome-Painted Plaster Didactic Geological Model

Lot 43 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

English, c.1900, unsigned, showing landscape in relief with geological strata marked in bands with hand written notation, showing quarry and sand pit ... read more

Estimate: £80 - £120
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A Large Wooden Double six Sided Pyramid Crystal Model

Lot 44 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

19th Century, unmarked, double six sided pyramid constructed of finely cut polished mahogany, crystal 8.5cm long Provenance: According to the vendor, ... read more

Estimate: £80 - £120
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A Collection of Mounted Mineral & Crystalography Book Plates

Lot 45 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

19th Century, unmarked, cut from various 19th century mineralogical and crystallography texts, each mounted in cornflower blue card mounts, mounts 35. ... read more

Estimate: £80 - £120
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A Glass Model of the Cullinan Diamond

Lot 46 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

19th Century, unmarked, pressed glass model on mahogany plinth under glass dome Provenance: According to the vendor, this formed part of the stock of ... read more

Estimate: £80 - £120
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A Set of Historical Diamonds

Lot 47 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

German, late 19th early 20th century, replica set of Historical Diamonds, the set is contained in a leather covered wooden case which contains the 15 ... read more

Estimate: £400 - £600
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A Large & Impressive Laboratory Spectroscope by Elliot

Lot 48 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

English, c.1880, signed in script Elliot Bros, London, standing on a massive 'Y' shaped base with leveling screw feet, tall column supports divided ... read more

Estimate: £800 - £1,200
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A Max Kohl Tone Variator

Lot 49 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

German, c.1900, signed 'Max Kohl, Chemnitz, D. R. G. M. No.189710', constructed of lacquered brass with engraved graduated geared wheel to front, ... read more

Estimate: £300 - £500
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A Crooks Spinthariscope

Lot 50 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science)

English, dated 1903, signed on the barrel SPINTHARISCOPE W. CROOKES 1903 and to the rear W. WATSON & SONS, LONDON lacquered brass body with glass ... read more

Estimate: £200 - £400
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