All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1800 item #961149 (stock #40E81 157)
American Revolutionary War era military style wooden canteen. 19th century. Oak hand carved staves held together by four horizontal hand forged iron bands and two vertical bands; two iron rings and hand forged nails. A keg form canteen with two holes in the top; and with two iron carrying rings for a sling. Condition is very good; the upper most iron band is loose. Dimensions: 8" high x 8.5" wide x 5" deep.
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1930 item #924000 (stock #M1328)
Offered for sale is a stunning pair of 1920's, Art Deco, Apothecary Show Globes.

These beautiful pharmacy displays are in very nice, all-original condition including the sculptured glass corked stoppers (the stoppers are taped in place in the photos for safety only--the stoppers fit perfectly)!!

The globes measure about 21 inches high and are capable of holding the colored water of your choice!

The condition of the aluminum stands shows some wear and faint pitting commensurate with age...

All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Timepieces : Pre 1980 item #1397624 (stock #5732)
An iconic "esclave" bracelet-watch from the 1970s, part of the high fashion collection created by Jean Claude Guiet at Piaget, and worn by collectors and movie actors including Elizabeth Taylor, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Sophia Loren. The bracelet is comprised of large oval links and is 2.5 x 2 1/8 inches wide at the wider side and 2" x 1 3/4" at the narrower. The manual Lapis Lazuli Piaget watch works well, it measures 30mm x 18mm. Signed and numbered with Swiss marks...
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1920 item #996222 (stock #38B69 1236)
Rare carriage clock by the Vermont Clock Co., Fair Haven, VT. Brass case with beveled glass panels on all sides and carrying handle. 8-day movement with engine turned, decorated steel back plate. Rectangular porcelain dial with Roman numerals in black and minute divisions. Condition: excellent running condition; minor chip to porcelain at top left corner of dial (barely noticeable when viewed from the front view). Size: 6 inches ht. with handle extended x 3 inches wide x 2 5/8 inches deep.
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Scientific : Pre 1920 item #431325 (stock #M835)
Offered for sale is a fabulous vintage porcelain advertising thermometer for EX-LAX laxatives.

This uncommon sign measures 36” long x 8” wide and is in near mint condition except for a few unobtrusive edge chips noted around the top and bottom edges (see photos). The lower section has a few minor scratches near the word “EX-LAX”.

This sign dates to the 1910-1920 era and has wonderful visual appeal as well as functioning as a thermometer...

All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Scientific : Pre 1900 item #377737 (stock #M811)
This is an outstanding example of an apothecary counter urn dating back to the late 1800s. Appears to be hand blown with rippling marks in the glass. The bowl is molded to the pedestal base and the cover sports a decorative knob.

Measuring 13"H x 6"W this lovely urn in in very nice condition. The cover has a few unobtrusive edge chips. The urn portion has the expected wear of faint interior scratching which is expected in antique glass. A wonderful find indeed that has fabulous visual appeal!

All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1950 item #941841 (stock #gam-128)
World War II US Artillery Compass manufactured for the Army by The KALART Company, comprising textured painted metal with applied enamel brass label marked COMPASS, M2, NO. G.H.D. THE KALART COMPANY INC. STAMFORD CONN, no serial number. Opens to reveal bubble for checking level and sighting mirror. Measurements: 3"x 2 3/4"x 1 1/4" Excellent condition with minor flaking.
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Scientific : Pre 1900 item #300203 (stock #M753)
Offered for sale is a fabulous, Henry Troemner of Philadelphia, oak and pink marble balance scale from the late 1800s. Balances such as this were known as BOX or COUNTER scales and were used in pharmacies to weigh drugs and other items.

The brass pans and scale are marked “Henry Troemner” Philadelphia...

All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Timepieces : Pre 1980 item #1348676 (stock #5437)
Vintage, unisex Patek Philippe, Ellipse 18k yellow gold, blue face watch with lizard leather strap. Case Size; 32mm x 27mm. This watch will currently comfortably fit the average wrist up to 8". Original Patek Philippe Swiss mechanical, hand-winding movement. Patek Philippe sapphire crystal and dial. Original Patek Philippe Solid 18K Yellow gold bezel and original Patek Philippe genuine black Lizard leather bracelet with an 18k yellow gold buckle...
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Scientific : Pre 1950 item #350516 (stock #M797)
This interesting, circa 1930's, dentist's kit was used to match size and shape of teeth to be replaced! The handsome black Bakelite case is in nice condition, containing many original sample teeth and sporting 9 drawers with oval metal labels. All drawers open smoothly except for the top one. Small unobtrusive right edge chips on 3 shelves fail to detract from this interesting dental collectible.

Measures 6.5"H x 7"W x 5"D and bears the label, "The Dentists’ Supply Co. of N.Y...

All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Scientific : Pre 1930 item #1212813 (stock #6954)
A Cameron Surgical Supply Co surgical lamp full kit circa 1920. This unusual and early electric surgical lamp set is by the Cameron Surgical Specialty Company which was famous for their pioneering surgical and medical diagnostic and surgical lamps. This is the full kit with fittings for the ear, eye, various orifices and the odd cavity, including the head-mounted lamp as well. It includes the original 15 x 12" plush fitted case with almost the full array of original equipment...
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Scientific : Pre 1900 item #313194 (stock #RB-Konseal)
This hard to find pharmacy “KONSEAL FILLING and CLOSING APPARATUS” was used by early 20th century druggists in the Pierce Pharmacy, Hartford, Connecticut.

The machine was made by The J. M. Grosvenor Co., Boston, and was the most widely used cachet preparation device in American pharmacies...

All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Timepieces : Pre 1950 item #1395875 (stock #5719)
Beautiful, vintage, 14k rose gold and natural ruby ladies watch. This manual watch measures 6" long x 5/8" wide. Watch consists of approx. 0.90ctw of rubies and 0.18ctw of diamonds. Watch is in very good pre-owned condition. Weight is 23.5 grams.
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Scientific : Pre 1910 item #312768 (stock #RB1)
This extraordinarily difficult to find pharmacy “IDEAL CAPSULE FILLER” was used by early 20th century druggists in the Pierce Pharmacy, Hartford, Connecticut.

The machine was successfully developed to increase a pharmacist's capsule production. The patent date is stamped Oct. 31, 1905, and the direction guide is marked "Baltimore Capsule Co." The capsule filler has a filling plate with 4 parallel rows of 24 holes and each row was made for 2 different size capsules...

All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Scientific : Pre 1970 item #431361 (stock #M826)
Offered for sale is a lovely apothecary show globe that was originally offered to druggists in the 1960s – 1970s by Parke-Davis pharmacy salesmen. This 19.5 inch beauty sports a deep red decorated globe set upon a gold and black pedestal. The globe sports advertising on two sides of the base and the “Rx” on the globe.

The condition of the globe is very good with no damage to the plastic...

All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Timepieces : Pre 1930 item #1381278 (stock #5596)
Antique, Hamilton ladies watch, composed of platinum and approx. 3ctw of H-I color diamonds. This wonderful, manual watch is 7" long case measures 3/4" x 9/16". Watch is in excellent antique condition. Weight is 26.2 grams.
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1900 item #372309 (stock #J942)
Offered for sale is a 19th century, medium-sized, apothecary pharmacy bottle sporting “PULV. CANEL. ALB.” on the label under glass label!

The 8.25 inch tall bottle is marked on the base, “WN WALTON PAT. SEP 23 1862”, and is of early blown glass construction. The fancy, recessed applied label is complete and is in very nice condition. The stopper is of ground glass construction and is in very good order as well...

All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1900 item #1399850 (stock #M1383)
Offered is a fabulous and scarce, 19thC, tin, CANNABIS, apothecary storage container with hand-painted, gold gilt label and a decorative and stylized floral, front embellishment. The label is likely one-of-a-kind, ordered by an early pharmacist!

The tin sports an early and original, hand-painted, mustard-colored surface, and it measures approximately 7 inches high x 4 inches wide x 5 inches deep (front to back including the distinctive front floral embellishment).

Structurally, the canister...

All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Timepieces : Pre 1970 item #1396025 (stock #5722)
18k gold, Blancpain Swiss made, 22k gold, ten dollar Liberty Coin ladie's wrist watch with 18k gold bracelet. This watch was likely made to a special order as we have not seen many other example. A simply stunning and stylish vintage dress watch made by the revered Blancpain brand. This manual watch measures 28mm in diameter. 18k solid gold bracelet is 6.5" long. Total weight is 54.25 grams. Back of the watch is marked 20964, bracelet; 750 Swiss Made. ...
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Timepieces : Pre 1910 item #1125870 (stock #6669)
A C.M. Von Valkenburg Petrolia gold filled pocket watch circa 1900. This 2" across stem-wind pocket watch has a porcelain dial with a single sunk seconds dial and blued hands. It is printed with C.M. VON VALKENBURG PETROLIA (Ontario, Canada) on the face, and the 1-5/8" across works has nice damascening. The works are marked ADJUSTED 2 POSITIONS 17 JEWELS 3876866. We haven't identified the works however the regulator resembles that of Howard or Ball watches. The case is stamped BANNER GOLD F...
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Scientific : Pre 1900 item #942596 (stock #J1048)
Offered is an exquisite pair of 1890's, cobalt blue, label-under-glass, poison, apothecary bottles. Measuring 5 inches high, these beauties are in fine condition with some faint and unobtrusive manufacturing flaws.

The lighter blue bottle is embossed "W.T. & CO." on the base. The dark blue bottle has a faint, double stamped mark. Together they make a wonderful pair waiting for a place in your collection.

All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Timepieces : Pre 1990 item #1378105 (stock #5575)
Tiffany & Co Swiss made, platinum automatic men's watch with alligator band. The watch measures 37mm x 32mm. The original Tiffany, alligator strap is 9 1/4" long. Watch is in excellent pre-owned condition. No box or papers. Weight is 101 grams.
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1900 item #975705 (stock #40F52 LP92)
A Northern Plains native American pipe with a carved Catlinite bowl and original twisted reed stem. Circa 1870-80. Overall length: 30". The twisted stem has brass tack decoration at the bowl end and attaches to an elbow shaped red Catlinite pipe bowl. Excellent condition, except for a hole in the twisted reed stem.
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Scientific : Pre 1940 item #957023 (stock #M1030)
This is a visually-appealing, painted, tin sign advertising "CAVANAUGH'S WONDER COLIC REMEDY". An added feature is that the sign is a horse specific medicine - rare in any market! This difficult-to-find sign is in good condition; it shows modest paint loss and a few bends and scuffs but displays quite well.

Measures 20 inches long x 14 inches wide and is ready for your collection. There is embossing in the words "CAVANAUGH'S WONDER COLIC REMEDY". Created by the Baltimore Sign Co. and dating ...

All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Timepieces : Pre 1900 item #1401089 (stock #5478)
Beautiful, antique, 14k solid yellow and rose gold Waltham Hunter pocket watch. It measures 35mm in diameter. Watch is in excellent pre-owned condition, runs well, it keeps correct time. Weight is 34.62 grams. Can be used as a pendant.
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Scientific : Pre 1900 item #385898 (stock #M759)
This beautiful mahogany wood, glass encased pharmacy beam balance scale dates to the 1900-1920s era. It is in very nice condition with the wood case exhibiting a warm colored original patina. The brass scale weighing mechanism is in working order and the sliding front glass panel lifts smoothly. Marked “Made in Germany – Schaar”.

The case measures 16"H x 16"W x8”D. Displays wonderfully!

All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Timepieces : Pre 1930 item #1384533 (stock #9794)
An Ellis Bros. gold filled fancy pocket watch with a 15J Cyma 777 four adjustment movement from the 1920s. This 1-3/4" open face man's pocket watch features a hand engraved gold plated face with a single sunk second hand dial and purple finished metal hands. Ellis Brothers was taken over by Birks in the late 1920s and this watch has an Ellis branded Swiss Cyma 777 15 jewel movement with four adjustments. The works are 34mm. across, size 4 or 15 ligne. It is stem wind and it has a 20 year gol...
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1800 item #721235 (stock #11AC18 6368)
Basket-hilt officer's sword with inlaid blade, Scottish, 1796 pattern. 18th century. Brass open work basket hilt with original fish skin grip wrapped in copper wire, and the steel blade engraved and inlaid in gold with emblems of a coronet, a Highlander, and crossed cannons. Excellent condition apart form some wear to the grip. Overall length: 39.25". Blade length: 33.5"
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1910 item #1300646 (stock #474ai)
In red velvet lined rosewood case, this brass microscope is in the style of Benjamin Martin, and dates to the mid nineteenth century. Most of the original pieces are included, and the microscope is in working condition. There is an old solder repair along the side of the rack and pinion, which is visible in the photos. Unsigned, it is likely English. The case is in good condition, with a few light splits in the wood, and both the top cartouche and key escutcheon are mother of pearl. The cas...
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1950 item #1126848 (stock #22)
Very unique and beautiful American Western saddle , possible silver logo. most likely a Texas company cowboy / roping horn saddle with standard "tooling" design - desert plants , patina on silver tag on back of seat . Appears small , possibly for a child or teen.
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Scientific : Pre 1900 item #927974 (stock #M1012)
Offered is a extremely rare, 19th century, pharmacy apparatus for filling and sealing cachets which generally contained bitter "curative" powders.

This device is French and is called the CHAPIREAU'S CACHETEUR. The box houses fillers, compressors, a moistening dish, and an automatic handle used for holding and ejecting the filled cachet. Additionally, the 12 nickel-plated molds are housed on the underside of the box lid.

The maple box measures 9.5"L x 4.5"W x 3"H, and the automatic handle is...

All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1900 item #814716 (stock #M957)
Offered for consideration is a rare and often overlooked pharmacy tool-of-the-trade called a Pill Rounder (Pill Finisher)that dates to the late 1900s.

A pill rounder was used to create perfect pill spheres just prior to the pill being dusted with powder.

Made of a light colored hardwood, this pill rounder is in fine condition and is double sided which means that it was used to finish two different diameter pills.

Measuring approximately 4 inches wide, this pill rounder would make a won...

All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Writing : Pre 1910 item #1347364 (stock #9467)
A sterling propelling extending pencil with a garnet top from the 1900 era. Worn on a watch fob or on a chatelaine, this sliding pencil was invented by Samuel Mordan however this example isn't signed or marked. It features attractive hand engraving and the garnet top tests as genuine. It has a gold plated loop for wear on a chain, it extends from 1-3/4" to 2-3/8" and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, dents, bends, corrosion, losses, damage or repairs. All items are thorough...
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Scientific : Pre 1900 item #795038 (stock #M960)
Measuring a diminutive 10 inches wide x 7 inches high, this RARE, Circa 1880's, tin, drug store advertisement is sure to generate conversation at your next cocktail party!

The sign states:

"Scott's Santal-Pepsin Capsules A Positive CURE for Kidney and Bladder Diseases.

Cures Quickly And Permanently The Most Obstinate Case of Gonorrhea and Gleet No Matter of How Long Standing.

Absolutely Harmless.

Sold by Druggists Price $1.00.

Put Up Only By The SANTAL-PEPSIN Co., Bellefontaine...

All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Scientific : Pre 1900 item #924271 (stock #M1017)
Offered is a seldom found, 19th century, drug store "tool of the trade" known as a tablet sorter. Made of wood, this pharmacist or druggist implement shows appropriate wear and patina commensurate with its age and use.

Diminutively sized, this tablet sorter is easily placed anywhere for display, measuring just 6" L x 6" W x 1.5" H.

A rare piece and a must-have for the advanced collector of early drugstore or apothecary items!

All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Scientific : Pre 1900 item #1182182 (stock #M1202)
Offered is a wonderful, vintage pharmacy advertising sign from a bygone era.

This fabulous 19th century sign is constructed of heavy gauge brass and sports incised lettering "PRESCRIPTION DRUGGIST" as well as complimentary Victorian stylized detailing.

This visually striking sign measures 17.5 inches wide x 24 inches high and weighs nearly 8 pounds. There are 10 holes drilled into the sign designed to support wall mounting.

The following maker's name is scribed into the lower left b...