All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1910 item #1331873 (stock #1083)
Beautiful Antique Chinese embroidered skirt. 79 inches width x 36 inches height
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Timepieces : Pre 1900 item #1303087 (stock #7119)
A Victorian 9k rose gold watch chain & fob with a seal end 1897. This 4" fob chain and 3/4" long seal are fully hallmarked - it is all solid gold. The 9/16" x 7/16" seal has a full set of hallmarks for Birmingham, England 1897 (probably, since the year date is slightly worn); each link is stamped 9 .375, and the swivel is stamped as well. The seal has a fancy Gothic THC monogram and this well made watch chain weighs 10.9 grams...
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...
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Musical : Brass : Pre 1960 item #1237512 (stock #7028)
A vintage Waterloo Academy clarinet in its original fitted 1930s-50s style hardbody case, complete with an Evette and Schaeffer France mouthpiece and six new packaged reeds. All pieces are present, all valves and springs are operational, and all pieces save the mouthpiece are stamped WATERLOO ACADEMY (possibly Waterloo, Ontario, Canada). We don't play the clarinet and we aren't sure of its key however all pieces appear to be present...
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Musical : Pre 1950 item #1232805 (stock #7015)
A vintage single row 10 button plus 5 bass button German maade Hohner accordion or melodeon. This example features ornate gold stencilling on the black patinated wood, orange bellows and a pierced chrome plated grille. This unit is clean and fully functional (and LOUD) and the straps and bellows are in superb condition...
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Scientific : Pre 1910 item #1228022 (stock #6997)
A late Victorian original gilt cast metal standup 11" desk or table thermometer complete with a cherub and fancy swing-out foot. It has a loop for hanging on a wall and the original mercury thermometer is intact and working fine. It is SIGNED B&H 3590 on the back, and it is in very good condition with no dents, bends, corrosion, losses, damage or repairs other than some minor gilding loss and the loss of some of the silvering on the dial. We kind of like the BLOOD HEAT label...
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 : Pre 1900 item #1206687 (stock #39B14 12274)
Early parlor Kaleidoscope manufactured by Charles G. Bush, Providence, Rhode Island. Circa 1873. Size: 13.5 inches height x 10 inches length x 6 inches base diameter. Excellent original condition and fully operational. Charles Bush is credited with the design for the first parlor kaleidoscope in America and was granted two patents in 1873 and 1874. He manufactured these instruments in Providence, RI and Claremont, NH...
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...

All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Timepieces : Pre 1920 item #1180235 (stock #6843)
A fine quality lady's gold filled engraved hunter case pocket watch by Regina. Trade marked by the Omega Watch Company in 1911, this example has a serial number corresponding to the period btween 1913 and 1916. The porcelain dial has black markers, a single-sunk seconds dial and blued hands. It is marked with the retailer's name A.M. GILPIN with the town name DUNNVILLE, ONT. (Canada), a small town near Hamilton...
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Timepieces : Pre 1970 item #1168870 (stock #6809)
A vintage retro high quality Swiss stainless steel wristwatch by Shriro. This 1-1/4" diameter wristwatch features a Speidel expansion band, a cool textured rayed off-white face, and gold coloured hands and numbers. The face is marked BARRS SHOCK-PROTECTED 17 JEWELS, the back is marked ANTIMAGNETIC WATERRESISTANT ALL STAINLESS STEEL BEZEL STEEL BACK with three stars and OMEX on the interior. The works are marked SHRIRO WATCH INC 17 JEWELS SWISS MADE ADJUSTED. This watch runs and keeps time an...
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Timepieces : Pre 1910 item #1154683 (stock #6768)
A rare late Victorian Page or Plato clock, fully hallmarked for London, England 1901. This mechanical marvel features celluloid leaves with handpainted numerals, the top dial for hours and the bottom for minutes. The mechanism flips each page over to tell the time, and it has a round case in sterling silver. Seen occasionally in brass and in lesser metals, silver is very rare and would have been extremely expensive in its day. It has bun feet, a handle and a cylinder of very thin glass for a...
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Pre 2000 item #1130728 (stock #51)
Very unique and funny cast iron dentist bank
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 : 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 #1089525 (stock #M1069)
A very nice early 1900's Veterinary medicine lithographed tin from The Newton Horse Remedy Co. Toledo, Ohio. This is the very rare small version of this neat tin that also mentions the 1906 Food and Drugs Act.

This very colorful and graphic Victorian era medicine tin has a wonderful and graphic image of a horse, sulky and driver. All 4 sides are packed with details, directions, price and a sales pitch.

The tin is 4.25 inches tall and 3.5 inches wide. The tin has some minimal denting, ...

All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1900 item #1076801 (stock #J1073)
Offered is a complete Civil War Era traveling Doctor Medicine Case recently acquired from an estate in New Hampshire. The supple leather case houses 20 corked vials sporting vintage paper labels including some with partial contents. The condition is very good considering the age. There are minor areas where a mouse nibbled on an edge and some unobtrusive areas of loss due to ancient tiny insects nibbling on the strap.

The leather case measures 6"L x 4"W x 1.5"H and the corked bottles are jus...

All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1950 item #1019826 (stock #40F75 101)
A Hamilton Model 22 chronometer deck watch in its original mahogany 3-section box. Circa 1943. 21 jewels movement adjusted to temperature and 6 positions, with up/down indicator and individual 60 seconds dial. The brass case with weighted screw off back, marked Serial No. 11774, and set in a brass gimbal mount with secure locking transport mechanism. The silvered dial is in excellent original condition with black Arabic numerals and black hands. The movement is marked with the Serial No. 2...