Antique & Scientific Instruments


 A boxed set of Victorian drawing instruments by STANLEY GREAT TURNSTILE HOLBORN LONDON the upper layer carrying the drawing instruments, and the lower carrying the parallel rule, sector, set-square and scale rule. The instruments include compasses, dividers, ivory handled ink drawing pens etc. The case has an inset brass plaque in the lid, brass hinges and lock escutcheon plate, lined in blue velvet and measures eight inches wide. -£295

 A fine ex-Admiralty theodolite without it's telescope. It is boxed and has all the accessories present – eyepiece filters, trough compass, etc., but no telescope. The theodolite is in good condition and is a very comprehensive model as you would expect from the Hydrographic Office. There is a label in the lid showing the last test date as 1935 and the case is printed with “ADMIRALTY H.O.”, the arrow and number 94. - £350

A Surveying Stand. This stand has tripod legs each with a plug-in extension, a brass rotating plate with 360 degree engraving and clamps to the axes. - £110

Surveyor's (Ramsden's) chains. A set of 100 chains or links, to measure 100 feet in 1 foot links. The chains have a brass handle at each end and brass tags at 10 foot intervals, indicating by notches in the tags, 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 feet from each end of the chain.- £50

A mid 20th century Dip Circle with vertical and horizontal scales, plum bob and adjustable tripod feet. The 4 inch needle is mounted in a brass frame with aluminium tripod stand. A dip circle measures the vertical component of the earth's magnetic field. - £250

SPARE PARTS - various spares including a Zeiss theodolite telescope, and un-named telescope, a lid for a mining dial and an erecting eyepiece for a Victorian theodolite, etc. I also have small incomplete sets of drawing instruments, compasses weighing scales and weights so if you are looking for that missing part to complete the set, just let me know what you are looking for - I may have it in stock.


The World's Minerals (with 40 colored plates) by L.J.Spencer - £15 

Engineering Metrology by K.J.Hume - £15






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