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Musical & Scientific Instruments, Cameras & Maritime On 14/05/2021

Musical & Scientific Instruments, Cameras & Maritime

14/05/2021

On 14th May, an interesting and varied catalogue goes under the hammer - starting with a small collection of Edwardian automobile brochures and followed by an assortment of scientific instruments including microscopes and drawing sets. Some really special items follow, most impressively a very rare Victorian cast-iron mechanical money box ‘The Wimbledon Bank’ estimated at £8,000 - 10,000 and an SS Titanic inquiry document dated 1912 with connection to one of the surviving crew members at £800 - 1,200, as well as other maritime collectibles including diorama, woolwork pictures, sextants etc. Leica M3 and other cameras and photographic equipment, a selection of musical instruments including French and German violins, guitars, wind instruments, and a collection of Status Quo tour memorabilia finish off a strong sale.

Lot 3000

Motoring History - nine early 20th century manufacturer's vehicle catalogues including Swift 7hp Two...

Motoring History - nine early 20th century manufacturer's vehicle catalogues including Swift 7hp Two-seater with additional brochure and letter 1910; De Dion-Bouton Automobiles 1909; Briton Cars 1909;Adams Cars with two other brochures 1909; Rover Cars 1909; Belsize Cars c1910; The Incomparable White Steam Car 1909; NSU Voiturette c1910; and Thornycroft Petrol Commercial Vehicles with 1907 price list (9)

Estimate: £200 - £300

9070

SOLD £550

Lot 3001

Motoring History - Ariel Silent Motors catalogue 1909 with additional unbound folded page...

Motoring History - Ariel Silent Motors catalogue 1909 with additional unbound folded page

Estimate: £100 - £150

9070

SOLD £120

Lot 3002

Motoring History - Ariel Silent Motors catalogue 1909 with additional unbound folded page...

Motoring History - Ariel Silent Motors catalogue 1909 with additional unbound folded page

Estimate: £100 - £150

9070

SOLD £100

Lot 3003

Motoring History - Ariel Silent Motors catalogue 1909 with ten additional identical unbound folded p...

Motoring History - Ariel Silent Motors catalogue 1909 with ten additional identical unbound folded pages and Testimonials brochure of the Ariel Simplex c1907

Estimate: £100 - £150

9070

SOLD £100

Lot 3004

Motoring History - various early 20th century automobile parts catalogues including E.I.C. Ignitiali...

Motoring History - various early 20th century automobile parts catalogues including E.I.C. Ignitialities 1908-9; Colibri Motorwagen Saison 1908; Stepney Wheels 1909; Palmer Cord Tyres 1908; Abolo 'Aimia' Plugs etc 1909; Simms Motors c1907; five wholesale/retail Dunlop Pneumatic Motor Tyres 1919 etc

Estimate: £80 - £120

9070

SOLD £200

Lot 3005

Cycling History - three F. Hopper & Co catalogues 1907/08/15; Midland Rubber Co. Ltd. Tyre catalogue...

Cycling History - three F. Hopper & Co catalogues 1907/08/15; Midland Rubber Co. Ltd. Tyre catalogue 1909; Dunlop Tyre catalogue 1920; The Cycle & Motor Trades Review magazine 1908; The Cycle & Motor Trader magazine 1910; over fifty trade flyers for The gent's C.E.I. Standard Light Roadster; British Cycles of Elegance brochure etc; together with Motor Cycling magazine 1927 etc

Estimate: £70 - £100

10009

SOLD £130

Lot 3006

Motoring History - The Automobile Handbook 1908; The Royal Automobile Club Journal 1908 No.XVI; thre...

Motoring History - The Automobile Handbook 1908; The Royal Automobile Club Journal 1908 No.XVI; three copies of The Motor magazine 1910; Isle of Man TT Races 1947 'Lightweight & Senior' and 'Junior' programmes; Service Station Manual Fifth edition; and quantity of unrelated catalogues, maps and other paper ephemera.

Estimate: £50 - £80

10009

SOLD £110

Lot 3007

Very rare 19th century John Harper & Co. mechanical cast-iron money box, registered number 33821 pat...

Very rare 19th century John Harper & Co. mechanical cast-iron money box, registered number 33821 patented 1885, inscribed on metal plaque 'Wimbledon Bank', based on the Queen's Trophy for shooting at Wimbledon, depicting a British Infantry man in red tunic and blue trousers lying on the ground using a gun to fire a brass coin launcher into a pill box with removable moving flag above L30cm

Estimate: £8000 - £10000

B9494

SOLD £8000

Lot 3008

George III drawing instruments etui in shagreen bound wooden case, the hinged top opening to reveal ...

George III drawing instruments etui in shagreen bound wooden case, the hinged top opening to reveal a fitted interior containing various brass and steel instruments, two ivory rulers and brass protractor H17.5cm

Estimate: £150 - £200

9115

SOLD £100

Lot 3009

19th century Henry Crouch lacquered brass and black monocular microscope inscribed 'H. Crouch 51 Lon...

19th century Henry Crouch lacquered brass and black monocular microscope inscribed 'H. Crouch 51 London Wall London 476' with rack and pinion focusing H36cm, in fitted mahogany carrying case with extra lenses, twenty-six predominantly annotated prepared glass slides by W. Watson, Richard Suter, Wheeler, Thomas Groves etc including one marked Prize Medal Paris 1867, eight Walter White prepared card mounted slides and five original packets of C.J. Watkins unprepared specimens.

Estimate: £100 - £150

9133

SOLD £400

Lot 3010

Carl Zeiss Jena brass monocular microscope, lacking all lenses, serial no.5822, in fitted mahogany b...

Carl Zeiss Jena brass monocular microscope, lacking all lenses, serial no.5822, in fitted mahogany box H26.5cm; another unmarked brass and black enamelled monocular microscope in fitted case with quantity of slides; and a pine microscope slide box of oblong fall front form with twelve removable trays (unstocked) (3)

Estimate: £80 - £120

9088

SOLD £150

Lot 3011

Two mirror galvanometers - one marked Sullivan Galvanometer serial no.1483/1950 of green crackled cy...

Two mirror galvanometers - one marked Sullivan Galvanometer serial no.1483/1950 of green crackled cylindrical form on circular base H24cm; the other by W.G. Pye & Co. Cambridge marked G107-131 on tripod base; together with an ammeter in wooden case (3)

Estimate: £50 - £80

9106

SOLD £50

Lot 3012

Two Victorian brass sovereign scales, one marked 'Harrison' L10cm; cased set of drawing instruments ...

Two Victorian brass sovereign scales, one marked 'Harrison' L10cm; cased set of drawing instruments by G. Thornton Limited Manchester; Chesterman No.770/1 steel vernier caliper; two boxwood rulers; cased slide rule; brass and boxwood rope/wire gauge etc

Estimate: £70 - £100

NS

Lot 3013

Set of early 19th century nickel pocket beam scales in fitted mahogany case with weights compartment...

Set of early 19th century nickel pocket beam scales in fitted mahogany case with weights compartment (empty) L10.5cm; two Georgian sets of steel pocket beam scales in associated boxes; Salter No.18E egg scales; French brass quadrant scales; set of seven brass graduated cup weights; and quantity of other weights

Estimate: £100 - £150

NS

Lot 3014

Pair of German Jacob Maul bilateral brass and black enamel postal scales H16cm; and two sets of bras...

Pair of German Jacob Maul bilateral brass and black enamel postal scales H16cm; and two sets of brass postal scales, each displaying postal rates on serpentine hardwood bases inset with various brass weights (3)

Estimate: £70 - £100

9106

SOLD £70

Lot 3015

Set of brass and steel balance scales with rise-and-fall action on mahogany oblong base with moulded...

Set of brass and steel balance scales with rise-and-fall action on mahogany oblong base with moulded edge L21.5cm; and a Victorian walnut cased indicator box with three untitled apertures containing indicators inscribed 'Magnet' (2)

Estimate: £50 - £80

10023

SOLD £40

Lot 3016

WW2 WRP Mk.5 pocket artillery clinometer No.7006, in original calf leather pouch L12cm; The McCarthy...

WW2 WRP Mk.5 pocket artillery clinometer No.7006, in original calf leather pouch L12cm; The McCarthy Fabrolique Pan Endoscope by American Cystoscope Makers Inc, boxed; part set of undertaker's brass stencils; Victorian brass whist marker with registration kite mark etc

Estimate: £50 - £80

9128

SOLD £50

Lot 3017

Victorian hand-held maple stereoscopic viewer bearing dates 1883 and 1895; eighteen stereoscopic car...

Victorian hand-held maple stereoscopic viewer bearing dates 1883 and 1895; eighteen stereoscopic cards by Keystone, Meadville etc; boxed Stereo-rama bakolite View Master; two other japanned metal hand-held stereoscopic viewers; and quantity of small glass negatives

Estimate: £50 - £80

10030

SOLD £65

Lot 3018

Mid-20th century black enamelled brass theodolite by E.R. Watts & Sons London No.20373 H34cm in fitt...

Mid-20th century black enamelled brass theodolite by E.R. Watts & Sons London No.20373 H34cm in fitted mahogany carrying box bearing paper label dated 1949

Estimate: £80 - £120

10023

SOLD £60

Lot 3019

Late 19th century brass mining dial by John Davis & Son London & Derby No.790, the 12cm circular sil...

Late 19th century brass mining dial by John Davis & Son London & Derby No.790, the 12cm circular silvered compass with two spirit levels and two folding sights, inclination dial with bevelled glass cover, on adjustable base marked '1023 Pat. No. 2084' with tripod mount L27cm overall; in mahogany box bearing paper labels for maker and repairer T.B. Winter & Son Newcastle

Estimate: £80 - £120

10002

SOLD £280

Lot 3020

Six miners lamps - Oldham Type 'F' steel and white metal H30cm; Oldham all brass No.900-4090; two Pr...

Six miners lamps - Oldham Type 'F' steel and white metal H30cm; Oldham all brass No.900-4090; two Protector Lamp & Lighting Company Limited brass and steel; British Coal Mining Company Wales U.K. brass and steel; and another unmarked all brass (6)

Estimate: £80 - £120

9122

SOLD £240

Lot 3021

WW1 brass cased compensated barometer with altimeter scale by J. Hicks 8/9/10 Hatton Garden London N...

WW1 brass cased compensated barometer with altimeter scale by J. Hicks 8/9/10 Hatton Garden London No.2768, of drum shaped form, the silvered dial dated 1917, with impressed broad arrow mark to back and suspension ring to top D12cm

Estimate: £50 - £80

9059

SOLD £110

Lot 3022

Late 19th/early 20th century brass and black enamelled monocular microscope, probably by Carl Zeiss ...

Late 19th/early 20th century brass and black enamelled monocular microscope, probably by Carl Zeiss Jena, with triple adjustable lens, movable oblong table and rack-and-pinion focussing, bears Agent's stamp for J. Woolley Sons & Co. Ltd. Victoria Bridge Manchester H31cm, in fitted mahogany carrying case with three additional lenses marked Carl Zeiss Jena

Estimate: £80 - £120

9106

SOLD £120

Lot 3023

WW2 American Fairchild F-71 binocular magnifying telescope, in green painted wooden carrying box wit...

WW2 American Fairchild F-71 binocular magnifying telescope, in green painted wooden carrying box with instruction leaflet L48cm; WW2 Air Ministry Astro Compass Mk.II Ref. 6A/1174(0); Zenith Projection & Camera Lucida Attachment RA-6, boxed with instructions and 1977 purchase invoice; two cased sets of drawing instruments; and a boxed Faber slide rule (6)

Estimate: £60 - £90

10030

SOLD £70

Lot 3024

Set of laboratory balance scales by Paul Bunge Hamburg Model 9A No.7977 bearing label for Reynolds &...

Set of laboratory balance scales by Paul Bunge Hamburg Model 9A No.7977 bearing label for Reynolds & Branson Leeds in mahogany case with upward sliding front door, two hinged side doors, hand cranked rise-and-fall facility and black vitrolite base L36cm H42cm D26cm; and two boxed part sets of weights (3)

Estimate: £30 - £40

10034

SOLD £50

Lot 3025

Brass and black enamelled monocular microscope by Bausch & Lomb Rochester New York No.144787 on pitc...

Brass and black enamelled monocular microscope by Bausch & Lomb Rochester New York No.144787 on pitchfork base H32cm; in fitted mahogany box with quantity of unused glass slides

Estimate: £50 - £80

9106

SOLD £70

Lot 3026

19th century lacquered brass monocular microscope by Moritz Pillischer No.1795 in fitted mahogany bo...

19th century lacquered brass monocular microscope by Moritz Pillischer No.1795 in fitted mahogany box with carrying handle and two additional lenses

Estimate: £70 - £100

9106

SOLD £110

Lot 3027

Victorian lacquered brass binocular microscope by R. & J. Beck with rack and pinion and fine focusin...

Victorian lacquered brass binocular microscope by R. & J. Beck with rack and pinion and fine focusing, stage fitted with direction adjusters above a plano/concave mirror, the main tube stamped 'R. & J. Beck 31 Cornhill London 5461' H39cm

Estimate: £70 - £100

9106

SOLD £320

Lot 3028

19th century students small brass cased field microscope H15cm; and approximately fifty predominantl...

19th century students small brass cased field microscope H15cm; and approximately fifty predominantly brass microscope spare parts including pitchfork base, tubes, various lenses, lens canisters by R. & J. Beck and others, mirrors etc, in unrelated Victorian mahogany fitted box

Estimate: £60 - £90

9133

SOLD £600

Lot 3029

WW2 green painted brass military artillery theodolite, marked 'Director No.7 (Mk.2) OS 1873 GA', dat...

WW2 green painted brass military artillery theodolite, marked 'Director No.7 (Mk.2) OS 1873 GA', dated 1942, serial no.11435, on oak and brass telescopic tripod with green painted metal carrying case; together with five additional unrelated oak and brass telescopic tripod legs

Estimate: £70 - £100

10023

SOLD £80

Lot 3030

Negretti & Zambra drawing instrument set, the ruler with manuscript name 'F/Sgt. F. Hamilton R.A.F. ...

Negretti & Zambra drawing instrument set, the ruler with manuscript name 'F/Sgt. F. Hamilton R.A.F. 194(?)', cased; four other drawing instrument sets by Anker-Precision Germany, EcoBra, Temple etc, all cased; and quantity of loose drawing instruments

Estimate: £50 - £80

NS

Lot 3031

German bakelite morse code key marked 'Entstort' and 'D.R.P. Junker' L15cm; another bearing plaque '...

German bakelite morse code key marked 'Entstort' and 'D.R.P. Junker' L15cm; another bearing plaque 'N.S. No.5805-99-580-8558 KEY TELEGRAPH Ser. No. PES597 1973'; and two 1970s turn-dial Trimphones (4)

Estimate: £50 - £80

NS

Lot 3032

Drawing instruments - approximately thirty, various makes and ages, including compasses, dividers, p...

Drawing instruments - approximately thirty, various makes and ages, including compasses, dividers, pens etc, some with turned bone handles; and Victorian mahogany empty instrument case with lift out tray

Estimate: £40 - £60

10030

SOLD £30

Lot 3033

Four miner's lamps - two all brass by The Protector Lamp & Lighting Co. Ltd.H25cm; and two (one all ...

Four miner's lamps - two all brass by The Protector Lamp & Lighting Co. Ltd.H25cm; and two (one all brass and one brass/steel) bearing Ashington Colliery plaques (4)

Estimate: £50 - £80

10021

SOLD £150

Lot 3034

Heeling Error Instrument Patt.5 No.1613E (box numbered 1810E) with integrated spirit level D11cm; tw...

Heeling Error Instrument Patt.5 No.1613E (box numbered 1810E) with integrated spirit level D11cm; two walnut cased electric shock machines; and a similar board mounted electric shock machine (4)

Estimate: £50 - £70

9128

SOLD £75

Lot 3035

Set of Baird & Tatlock laboratory scales in oak case with rise-and-fall glazed front W39cm H36cm; wi...

Set of Baird & Tatlock laboratory scales in oak case with rise-and-fall glazed front W39cm H36cm; with bakelite case of weights

Estimate: £30 - £40

10030

SOLD £30

Lot 3036

Chinese grey painted monocular microscope possibly by the Wu Chow Optical Instrument Company, with r...

Chinese grey painted monocular microscope possibly by the Wu Chow Optical Instrument Company, with rack and pinion focusing H33cm in fitted wooden case with additional lenses: together with three boxes containing thirty-five prepared glass slides entitled Plants, Insects and Structure of Blood

Estimate: £30 - £40

9106

SOLD £30

Lot 3037

Edwardian oak cased barograph labelled 'Benn Franks Optician Hull Hanley etc' with lacquered brass m...

Edwardian oak cased barograph labelled 'Benn Franks Optician Hull Hanley etc' with lacquered brass mechanism, six bellow aneroid tower, silvered thermometer, clockwork drum and fitted ink bottle, lift-off cover with five bevelled glass panels on stepped base with chart drawer and bracket feet W37cm

Estimate: £300 - £400

B15082

SOLD £400

Lot 3038

Pair of Carl Zeiss Jena Dekarem 10 x 50 binoculars with broad arrow mark no.1889889, c1939: and pair...

Pair of Carl Zeiss Jena Dekarem 10 x 50 binoculars with broad arrow mark no.1889889, c1939: and pair of Carl Zeiss Jena Deltrintem 8 x 30 binoculars no.6764553; both in leather carrying cases (2)

Estimate: £80 - £120

B6448

SOLD £80

Lot 3039

Pair of Russian USSR 6NB 7 x 50 binoculars no.322195 in carrying case; and pair of Russian USSR 6NU5...

Pair of Russian USSR 6NB 7 x 50 binoculars no.322195 in carrying case; and pair of Russian USSR 6NU5 8 x 30 binoculars with light filters and neck strap with cover no.861370 in carrying case with certificate dated 1986 (2)

Estimate: £40 - £60

10030

SOLD £35

Lot 3040

Pair of Russian USSR 6NU 7 x 50 binoculars with two pairs of light filters no.N82004148; pair of Bus...

Pair of Russian USSR 6NU 7 x 50 binoculars with two pairs of light filters no.N82004148; pair of Bushnell Banner 7-12 x 35 zoom binoculars no.JR1698; and pair of Vanguard KDT-1025 10 x 25 waterproof binoculars no.F0710186; all cased (3)

Estimate: £30 - £40

10028

SOLD £45

Lot 3041

Testing equipment - Fluke 75 multimeter; JSD Testphone SA9083 testmeter; Caltek CM3230 Digital Multi...

Testing equipment - Fluke 75 multimeter; JSD Testphone SA9083 testmeter; Caltek CM3230 Digital Multimeter; Maplin M25001 Insulation Tester; and Ryobi Ultrasonic Measuring Device; all cased (5)

Estimate: £30 - £40

10024

SOLD £40

Lot 3042

Husbands of Bristol surveyor's level in fitted mahogany box; and another surveyor's level by J. Hald...

Husbands of Bristol surveyor's level in fitted mahogany box; and another surveyor's level by J. Halden & Co, Manchester, London & Newcastle in mahogany box; both with tripod top brackets (2)

Estimate: £30 - £40

9128

SOLD £65

Lot 3043

Mid-19th century musical box, the key wind movement inscribed twice 'BB' (Behrens Blumberg et Cie So...

Mid-19th century musical box, the key wind movement inscribed twice 'BB' (Behrens Blumberg et Cie Sole Agents for LeCoultre) with elm veneered case, 30cm cylinder and steel comb with eighty-two teeth, probably playing six airs no.13640 L45cm

Estimate: £100 - £150

9044

SOLD £85

Lot 3044

Early 20th century oak cased Edison Standard Phonograph with Model R 4-minute reproducer and brass h...

Early 20th century oak cased Edison Standard Phonograph with Model R 4-minute reproducer and brass horn, serial no.572593, last patent date 1905, with cover and cranking handle W33cm

Estimate: £200 - £300

9146

SOLD £200

Lot 3045

Commodore LC63SR scientific calculator in case; Casio HS-8LU solar powered calculator; National Pana...

Commodore LC63SR scientific calculator in case; Casio HS-8LU solar powered calculator; National Panasonic RQ-331 Mini Cassette Recorder, boxed; two portable radios by Sony and Matsui; and four cameras by Agfa, Olympus and Kodak

Estimate: £40 - £60

9056

SOLD £40

Lot 3048

German late 19th century black tinplate toy magic lantern projector by Johannes Falk, embossed light...

German late 19th century black tinplate toy magic lantern projector by Johannes Falk, embossed lighthouse logo, single removable lens, (lacking burner and chimney) H18cm, and early 19th century orange tinplate magic lantern projector on wooden stand, single removable lens and detachable chimney, H30cm

Estimate: £40 - £60

9106

SOLD £70

Lot 3049

Victorian brass and mahogany 'Model C Challenge' magic lantern projector by J. Lizars, with long and...

Victorian brass and mahogany 'Model C Challenge' magic lantern projector by J. Lizars, with long and short lenses, bears inset maker's plaque, L50cm excluding lenses (lacking burner)

Estimate: £50 - £80

10032

SOLD £220

Lot 3050

Early 20th century tinplate combined magic lantern and 35mm cinematograph projector, hand-cranked, w...

Early 20th century tinplate combined magic lantern and 35mm cinematograph projector, hand-cranked, with electric bayonet lamp, fitted with film reels, L35cm overall, and a similar projector by Gebruder Bing Nuremberg with spirit lamp (glass chimney a/f) L22cm, with two reels of film

Estimate: £60 - £80

10024

SOLD £70

Lot 3051

Six boxes of mainly mid-19th century juvenile panoramic coloured glass magic lantern slides, mostly ...

Six boxes of mainly mid-19th century juvenile panoramic coloured glass magic lantern slides, mostly of a comical nature, one box with Ernst Plank label, approximately 100 slides

Estimate: £40 - £60

B9955

SOLD £60

Lot 3052

Three early 19th century wood framed glass panoramic magic lantern slides, hand-painted with comical...

Three early 19th century wood framed glass panoramic magic lantern slides, hand-painted with comical figures including Punch L27cm, a similar slide painted with African animals L36cm, together with five 19th century Ernst Plank Germany circular magic lantern six-image story slides including Robinson Crusoe, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood etc D11cm (9)

Estimate: £40 - £60

10039

SOLD £45

Lot 3053

Ten 19th century wooden framed glass animated magic lantern 'slipping' slides of comical figures and...

Ten 19th century wooden framed glass animated magic lantern 'slipping' slides of comical figures and animals including one double action of Chinese acrobats L18cm (10)

Estimate: £40 - £60

9049

SOLD £70

Lot 3054

Two wood framed hand cranked rack and pinion chromatrope glass magic lantern slides, and a lever ani...

Two wood framed hand cranked rack and pinion chromatrope glass magic lantern slides, and a lever animated magic lantern slide depicting a galleon in a rough sea (3)

Estimate: £60 - £80

9049

SOLD £75

Lot 3055

Set of twelve late 19th century magic lantern glass slides entitled 'A Negro's Life', together with ...

Set of twelve late 19th century magic lantern glass slides entitled 'A Negro's Life', together with forty-two further assorted late 19th/early 20th century magic lantern slides including Union Castle Line to South-East Africa by H.L. Toms London etc, housed in a wooden baize-lined box

Estimate: £40 - £60

10023

SOLD £80

Lot 3056

Portfolio of over eighty 19th century engravings of shipping/maritime interest cut from the Illustra...

Portfolio of over eighty 19th century engravings of shipping/maritime interest cut from the Illustrated London News , four mounted Norman Wilkinson prints, seven large promotional photographs of Royal Navy vessels and another smaller, various calendars and magazines etc

Estimate: £40 - £60

NS

Lot 3057

Mid-20th century pond yacht with red and black painted wooden hull, simulated planked deck bearing p...

Mid-20th century pond yacht with red and black painted wooden hull, simulated planked deck bearing plaque for 'Hamleys 200-202 Regent Street London W1', two masts and sails and working rudder W65cm H89cm, on slatted pine stand

Estimate: £40 - £60

B37547

SOLD £360