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...

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...

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 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??)...

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...

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

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.