All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Scientific : Pre 1920 item #1202144 (stock #051313)
A very unusual piece, shaped like a small egg with a MOP surface, and surrounded with a brass frame. The egg opens and the interior has a small thermometer set on a paper background on one side. On the other side there is a compass set in a bezel with a decorative engraved background. Really an unusual sweet little item . Probably from France, due to the spelling of 'Thermomètre'.
Condition: Very good, with minor discoloration to the brass.
Size: 1 1/2 X 3/4 inch.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Scientific : Pre 1837 VR item #865034 (stock #020903)
Beautiful 7 tier Fearn Adelphi antique opera telescope C.1790-1820. The telescope is signed on the eye piece section, Fearn, Adelphi, Strand, London. This was an 18th century firm in London which sold quality jewelry and watches etc. A very decorative telescope opening to 7 tiers, including the base. Metal appears to be a gilded brass with an elaborate raised design of flowers and leaves on the base section. Opens well and gives a good clear viewing image. A very attractive and usable telescope.
Condition: Very nice.
Size: Height- 3 3/4 inches open; 1 1/2 inches closed. Diameter 1 7/8 inches across base.