All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1930 item #839297 (stock #TR601)
The ultimate in men’s accessories is this 14Kt yellow gold pen knife from the early twentieth century. It was originally used on watch chains as a functional fob. The knife has two folding blades one of which is a knife blade and the other is a nail file. The length of the knife is 2 ¾” including the fold down bail, and the width is 3/8”.
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1900 item #835990 (stock #ConBliss)
Offered is a highly unusual, Civil War era, doctor's medicine case packed with over 100 pill vials. The leather case is in "as found" condition and could use a light cleaning. There are a total of 6 sections that secure the many vials. Four of the sections contain narrow corked vials, and the 2 other sections contain larger screw top and corked vials. Many of the medicines are labeled and most contain their contents.

The case latches together and has a worn handle and exterior center supports...

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...

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...

All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Scientific : Pre 1940 item #737258 (stock #M955)
This vintage dosage spoon measures approx. 4 3/4" long dates to the 1930-1940 era. On one end of the spoon there is a clock face with a rotating dial indicating the next time to take your medicine.

The handle of the spoon is engraved "D & G DRUG STORE" and in the bowl of the spoon are the graduation marks for 1 and 1/2 teaspoons.

Very nice advertising / drug store collectible.

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 : Scientific : Pre 1900 item #666027 (stock #G578)
Offered for your consideration is an outstanding and rarely found, circa late 19th century, black and gray painted wooden UNDERTAKERS sign!

The sign measures approximately 6’ long x 12" wide and is double sided. It is in very nice overall condition except for areas of paint loss, some crackling and general wear expected of a vintage sign, noted especially to one side. There is also a very subtle bow to the sign, but this does not take away from its most unusual appeal...

All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1920 item #492389 (stock #BzInInk6)
Late 19th or early 20th century India Brass Inkwell measures 4.5" from it's trunk to hanging ring in back, by 2.5", and weighs 14 ounces before packing. The cast body of the inkwell has a fluted design with a detailed elephant head. It has three rings for chains for hanging to attach. This may have beem used on a boat, and hung from a bulkhead mounted hook.
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1900 item #491054 (stock #BzInInk)
Late 19th or early 20th century India Bronze Inkwell measures 5.5" by 3", and weighs 26 ounces before packing. The cast body of the inkwell has a fluted design, with an ornate peacock lid finial. A massive and impressive piece.
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1900 item #491033
A late 19th century India Bronze Inkwell measures 4.75" by 3.75", and weighs 31 ounces before packing. The cast body of the inkwell depicts Acanthus leaf detailing in it's design. A heavy and impressive piece.
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1900 item #491024 (stock #BzInInk2)
19th century India Bronze Inkwell measures 6" by 3", and weighs 25 ounces before packing. The cast body of the inkwell depicts fluted detailing in it's design, with a collar of Acanthus leaves. A heavy and impressive piece.
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Scientific : Pre 1900 item #448696 (stock #M860)
Offered for sale is a rare, 19th century, apothecary, pharmacy hanging show globe that is complete with original chains and wall hanging bracket. This hand-blown glass globe sports an interior that is somewhat hazy and could use a slight cleaning.

The 30 inch chains are complete and attach to the fancy collar. All parts are in very good condition and the globe CAN hold water. The decorative Victorian hanger and wall bracket make this handsome globe ready to display in your collection...

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 : 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 #422796 (stock #M829)
Offered for sale is a rare, 19th century, apothecary, pharmacy hanging show globe that is dated 1891 on the inside of the collar. This hand-blown glass globe sports an interior that is painted red! This is a feature I have never before seen, and this globe may have been so colored as a "special option" for its original owner.

The chains belonging to this 21" tall showglobe do not have the original central hook attachment...

All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Scientific : Pre 1950 item #407882 (stock #M821)
Offered for your enjoyment is an absolutely wonderful, one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted, miniature, folk art dentist office display model from the 1950’s! The display has been artistically crafted and assembled of randomly selected materials and miscellaneous fabrics to create a miniature model of a dentist practicing his craft on a most distraught patient.

This imaginative work of art is best appreciated in person as it was difficult to photograph due to glare from both flash and natural sunligh...

All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Scientific : Pre 1910 item #396440 (stock #J953)
Offered for sale is a wonderful early 20th century, apothecary pharmacy bottle from Eli Lilly & Co. labeled “CHLORODYNE”. The back side sports 2 labels, one of which mentions the 1906 Food & Drug Act, and the other indicates the pharmacy “L.J. Madsen & ? – Hartford, Conn.

This 2.75 inch high amber corked bottle is in very nice condition. The cork is actually pushed inside the bottle.

The labels have darkened with age but remain quite clear and easily readable...

All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Scientific : Pre 1930 item #388721 (stock #R040)
This hard-to-find vintage medical cabinet would make a wonderful display case for your treasures. French, circa 1920's, it has a metal frame with glass walls, four adjustable glass shelves, a lock & key. Marked "Appareils Medico-Chirurgicaux, LOREAU, 3 bis rue Abel Paris XII", the cabinet stands 27-1/2" tall (29" to top of knob), 15-3/4" wide & 10" deep. The four glass shelves are adjustable to any height & are held in place with metal rods...