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Antique Scientific Instruments

Antique scientific instruments for the science enthusiast

Add some striking pieces to your collectors cabinet with antique scientific instruments. Youll find a range of items, including microscopes, scales and even old volt meters. From single pieces full sets of kit, there are science and medicine antiques for all collectors right here on eBay. 

1800 to 1900 antique scientific instruments

For something truly retro, browse through antique scientific instruments from 1800 to 1900. These amazing pieces belong in a collectors cabinet, or out on the mantelpiece as a striking ornament. 

A Victorian brass magnifier is an eye-catching addition to any room. The magnifying glass, with a long handle, is attached to a stand for steady use and can be adjusted to the perfect angle thanks to the ball bearing joint. One of these would be an amazing addition to your home office thanks to the unusual design and brass finish. 

Or go for a smaller version with a Georgian cow bone pocket microscope. The magnifying glass is embedded in the end, whilst intricate cut out details make this piece a true attention-grabber. 

Add a monocular microscope from the 1850s to your home for a scientific feel. Similar to modern-day microscopes but made with a classy brass fabrication, these are truly interesting antiques. 

1901 to 1950 antique scientific instruments

Explore a range of antique scientific instruments from 1901 to 1950 for something a bit more modern but still with real retro charm. 

A volt metre is sure to be at home on your mantelpiece. These often look similar to mantel clocks so theyre perfect if youre after something thats not too bold. 

For smaller items to dot around your home, choose a vintage brass pocket compass, or get an ornate set of brass opera binoculars. 

Get yourself a mechanical calculator if you need something that adds both style and function. The heavy metal design is perfect for keeping at your desk and is sure to start conversations.