All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1837 VR item #863465 (stock #39B14 7715)
A diminutive English Regency period bracket clock with dial signed by Charles Leonard, Church St., Camberwell. Early 19th century. This clock is housed in an ebonized case with architectural details and with gilt brass molding to the inset front panels, pierced brass fish scale side panels with silk backing, a round 5" convex white porcelain dial with painted Roman numerals and with the name "LEONARD Church St. CAMBERWELL"; and is supported on 4 brass ball feet...
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 : 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. The shelves are 8-1/2" deep & 14-1/2" long. Meant...
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 : Scientific : Pre 1910 item #378908 (stock #M794)
This wonderful pharmacy prescription scale dating to the early 1900s is in very nice condition! The scale box is finely constructed of oak and the balance beam scale comes with 5 small brass weights. The weighing mechanism works like new, in fact, there is not much wear apparent indicating minimal use and loving care over the years.

The oak case measures 11.75"L x 5.5"W and has a rich warm patina with very minor staining to the top. Displays wonderfully!

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 : Scientific : Pre 1900 item #377660 (stock #M809)
Offered for sale is a wonderful 19th century brass and wood English Apothecary Balance Scale. This lovely balance retains its original patina on both the wooden base and brass scales.

The arm is marked "T.O.Co. J. HALL & SON-Makers-Birmingham" and "Class 1 - To Weigh 1 lb."

The scale measures 16"L x 8"W at the wood base and 16 inches high. The condition appears original with only minor distortion to the wood base.

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.

The inside of the bottle is 1/3 full of a light brown powder. Very nice...

All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Scientific : Pre 1940 item #365950 (stock #M806)
This is a wonderful lithographed tin of Wilson’s CO-RE-GA denture adhesive powder with a great image on front. Marked FREE SAMPLE on the front. The tin was manufactured by The Corega Chemical Company, Cleveland, Ohio, with offices in London, Paris, and Montreal. The brass cap marked is Co-Re-Ga and includes its 1933 Patent number.

Some powder still exists! There is unobtrusive tarnishing, but no corrosion. There is a 1/4" area of paint loss to the back top left of the tin. Measures a dimin...

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. – Bioform"...

All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Scientific : Pre 1970 item #349029 (stock #G538)
Offered is an absolutely wonderful, giant-sized, 1960's, dental toothbrush which once served as an advertising display piece for "DR. WEST'S MIRACLE TUFT" toothbrushes!!

It measures a mammoth 18 inches long and is perfect for display in any dental collection, including in the dentist's office!

The condition is very good with some scratches and unobtrusive bent bristles (perhaps it was slightly used by the Jolly Green Giant??).

A truly unique and quite amusing dental display piece!!! A ...

All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Scientific : Pre 1930 item #330589 (stock #M789)
Offered for sale is a very difficult to find 1920's MILK GLASS EYE EXAMINATION CHART with original wood framing! Although not marked, this vision test chart may be from the Globe Optical Co., Boston, as similar examples are found in an earlier-dated, company supply catalogue.

Measuring 30 inches tall x 11.25 inches wide, this fabulous eye chart is complete with the notation of two holes in the bottom metal panel – purpose of which is unknown. Overall condition of the eye test chart is quite...

All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Scientific : Pre 1900 item #330510 (stock #M815)
Offered for sale is a wonderful, 19th century, apothecary, pharmacy hanging show globe dated 1891 on the inside of the collar. The blown glass globe in in good condition except for interior haziness (which likely can be removed) as well as a small 1/2" crack. The metal components have been painted gold long ago and actually looks quite pleasing.

Showglobes have a rather interesting history in the early drug store / apothecary shop and can be compared to the "Trade Sign" that was hung on the e...

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.

The condition of this wonderful apothecary tool of the trade is very good, complete with the warm, rich patina one would expect of an antique of this age including the usual scratches, marks and unob...

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.

The condition of thi...

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. His company began making balances in the USA in 1840, and was singularly, the most successful scale maker of his day.

The scale measures approximately 20 inches long x 9 inches wide and ...

All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Scientific : Pre 1900 item #292688 (stock #M761)
Offered is an interesting antique hearing device from the late 1800s called a CONVERSATION TUBE.

According to Elisabeth Bennion, author of “Antique Hearing Devices” page 31, “The great advantage of the conversation tube as a type of hearing aid was that it obtained greater enhancement of sound by placing the bell close to the mouth of the speaker, thereby allowing for a normal conversational tone;.......It proved very effective as the sound, having been collected at source before being ...

All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Scientific : Pre 1900 item #269069 (stock #M739)
I am pleased to offer this latest acquisition direct from a pharmacy collection in Litchfield, CT.

This lovely 19th century, hand-blown, diamond swirl glass apothecary show globe is a rarity indeed! The condition of the glass is wonderful with no chips or cracks noted and with only minor, faint, interior water remnants seen. Noted on the sculptured finial are some faint unobtrusive scratches.

There are 3 pieces to this gorgeous, 29.5 inch show jar or show bottle. The base is molded to the ...

All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Scientific : Pre 1900 item #262214 (stock #M737)
I am pleased to offer this latest acquisition direct from a pharmacy collection in Delafield, Wisconsin. This lovely 19th century hand blown clear glass apothecary show globe is a rarity indeed!. The condition of the glass is wonderful with no chips or cracks noted with only minor faint interior water remnants seen. The sculptured finial has some unobtrusive scratches noted.

There are 3 pieces to the 33 inch show globe with the base being molded to the bottom globe, the decorative middle se...

All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1837 VR item #176806 (stock #2883)
A VERY FINE ENGLISH PANTOGRAPH, EARLY 19TH CENTURY.

Apparatus for enlarging or reducing drawings. Beautifully handmade from brass with engraved scales and bone castors. The screws are also handmade. The apparatus appears to be complete in its original pine box. The lead fulcrum weight has three tiny steel points underneath and the remains of its silk covering.

Length of instrument when closed is 18.1/2”. The condition is very fine. The dovetailed pine box is also fine but ha...

All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Writing : Pre 1940 item #172918 (stock #T 426)
SOLD No price info to protect the buyer's interests, please. Hefty 2.5 oz or 72 Grams on Postal Scale! Vintage Letter Opener marked "Birks Sterling" and 2 marks and a slated "1" in 3 cartouches. 10" long X 7/8" at end of handle which is quite ornate. Has been polished by previous owner, yet retains lots of very old dark patina in crevices when louped. Very Good Condition with minute normal lines sterling gets with age. SOLD, no price, no info please.
All Items : Archives : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1940 item #121612 (stock #gam-52)
This is rare Art Deco stylized horn dog head-form mounted opener having a finely hand carved dachshund head and glass eyes, brass banded on a steel shaft attached to a steel bottle opener, hound head most likely made of rhinoceros horn, marked on the inside of the opener D Lund Co, Pat Nov 7,'33, Made in USA; very good condition. We like the old patina but may need cleaning, minor rust. "This item contains a restricted material and can only be shipped within the country in which it is located ...
This is a SWISS DREICER & CO. PLATINUM 19 JEWELS POCKET WATCH. Dial reads: DREICER & CO. Movement reads: ADJUSTED 7/ NINETEEN JEWELS/ 62846/ HAAS NEVEUX & CO./ SWISS. Interior of the case is marked: IBE logo/ PLATINUM ( hand marked)/ 217808. The Case has been tested and is guaranteed PLATINUM. Circa 1920 this Pocket Watch has Blue Enameled inititals on the back: CM. This Watch Case measures: 1 3/4" in Diameter or just under 43mm; thickness is 1/4" or 16mm back of case to crystal to...