• New listingAntique Gilt Cased Pocket Barometer w/ Box case. c1890

    By NEGRETTI and ZAMBRA, London. Sold at NO RESERVE
    £2.77
    2 bids
    £5.00 postage
    Ending 23 Sep at 3:46PM BST6d 3hType: BarometerPeriod: 1800 to 1900
  • New listingAntique Mahogany Cased Drawing instrument set . Stanley of London

    Stanley of London.
    £0.99
    1 bid
    £3.20 postage
    Ending 23 Sep at 8:10PM BST6d 7h
  • Solid Brass Nautical British Military WW2 Mark III Prismatic Pocket Compass

    The height of the front prismatic sight can be adjusted to focus the compass card. The lid has a scribed line in a glass window to serve as the rear sight, and the glass is protected by an exterior guard.
    £24.95
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    94 sold
    Type: CompassMaterial: Brass
  • Fine Gilded Compensated Pocket Barometer Altimeter By Negretti & Zambra London.

    Fine Gilded Brass Compensated Pocket Barometer Altimeter By Negretti & Zambra. Plastic bag pressure tested & works perfectly with excellent pointer reaction under pressure. Condition is excellent. Bezel rotates perfectly & smoothly. Internal scale numbered 0 to 8,000 enclosing further scale of 23 to 31 with blued steel indicator pointer. Incised silvered dial. Complete with original carry case which has protected the instrument perfectly over the years but has age related surface wear inside & out & leather losses & missing catch button as pictured, hinge works perfectly, catch does not work. Size: 47mm x 65mm (inluding loop) x 18mm. Weight: 95.6 grams, with case it weighs 114.8 grams. ​A superb pocket barometer/altimeter with no reserve. See all 13 images.
    £49.00
    19 bids
    £7.00 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 3:55PM BST1d 3hType: BarometerMaterial: BrassPeriod: 1800 to 1900
  • New listingNO RESER Victorian Brass Pocket Field Microscope Specimen Viewer Vintage Antique

    Pull down on the sprung loaded knobs and you can insert a slide in the slot for viewing. Stands 4.8cm high. The base is a little buckled. SOLD WITH NO RESERVE.
    £0.99
    1 bid
    £4.70 postage
    Ending 23 Sep at 8:02PM BST6d 7hType: MicroscopeMaterial: BrassPeriod: 1800 to 1900
  • Antique Vintage Folding Field Brass Microscope Pocket Student School

    Nice example of a good quality student folding field microscope dating from the early to mid 20th Century. The eyepiece tube can be manually adjusted to provide the coarse focus. There are no maker's details anywhere on the microscope.
    £75.00
    Click & Collect
    £5.00 postage
    Type: Microscope
    or Best Offer
    Material: BrassPeriod: 1901 to 1950
  • Fine Brass Compensated Pocket Barometer Altimeter By Negretti & Zambra London.

    Fine Brass Compensated Pocket Barometer Altimeter By Negretti & Zambra Numbered 25328. Engraved on the edge: A.J. Power R.N. (Royal Navy). Plastic bag pressure tested & works perfectly with excellent pointer reaction under pressure. Condition is excellent. Bezel rotates perfectly & smoothly. Internal scale numbered 0 to 10,000 enclosing further scale of 21 to 31 with blued steel indicator pointer. Incised silvered dial. Size: 52mm x 72mm (inluding loop) x 15mm. Weight: 106 grams. ​A superb pocket barometer/altimeter with no reserve. See all 12 images.
    £31.00
    11 bids
    £7.00 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 2:10PM BST1d 1hType: BarometerMaterial: BrassPeriod: 1800 to 1900
  • New listingVictorian hand carved oak clock/barometer

    The case is carved from a single piece of English oak.
    £0.99
    1 bid
    £8.00 postage
    Ending Saturday at 8:59PM BST4d 8hType: Barometer
  • Fine Sterling Silver Compensated Pocket Barometer Altimeter.

    £58.00
    14 bids
    £7.00 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 4:44PM BST1d 4hType: BarometerMaterial: SilverPeriod: 1800 to 1900
  • Fine Sterling Silver Compensated Pocket Barometer Altimeter London 1868.

    Fine Sterling Silver Compensated Pocket Barometer/Altimeter With London Hallmarks For 1868 & Case Makers Mark W.S. Plastic bag pressure tested & works perfectly with excellent pointer reaction under pressure. Condition is excellent & near mint. Bezel rotates perfectly & smoothly. Internal scale numbered 0 to 10,000 enclosing further scale of 21 to 31 with blued steel indicator pointer. Incised silvered dial. Complete with original carry case which has protected the instrument perfectly over the years but has age related surface wear inside & out, release button missing but hinge & catch work perfectly. Size: 50mm x 68mm (inluding loop) x 13mm. Weight: 69.7 grams, with outer case it is 90 grams. ​A superb pocket barometer/altimeter with no reserve. See all 17 images.
    £70.00
    10 bids
    £7.00 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 2:58PM BST1d 2hType: BarometerMaterial: SilverPeriod: 1800 to 1900
  • Antique Reynolds & Branson Barometer.No.492

    Antique Reynolds & Branson Barometer.No.492 .in hardwood case.approx 13" x 2.1/2".as pics
    £14.99
    0 bids
    £3.48 postage
    Ending Saturday at 3:10PM BST4d 2hClick & CollectType: Barometer
  • Original Antique Victorian Solid Oak Barometer. Hand Carved Detailing

    <p>Original Antique Victorian Solid Oak Barometer. Boasting stunning hand carved detailing.</p><p>Inscribed with the words: Stormy, Rain, Change, Fair and Very Dry. </p><p>With stunning original brass mechanism. </p><p>There is a crack in the thermometer temperature indicator as pictured but otherwise in good solid antique condition. </p><p>Measurements: 50cm high by 21.5cm wide. 5cm deep. </p><p>Collection welcome from Edgbaston </p><p>Happy Bidding</p>
    £2.20
    3 bids
    £6.95 postage
    Ending Today at 6:50PM BST6h 30mType: BarometerPeriod: 1800 to 1900
  • Curta Calculator Type I 1969 W/ Case MINT

    The canister is plastic and opens clockwise the serial number is a composite number.
    £598.00
    21 bids
    £5.95 postage
    Ending Sunday at 8:05PM BST5d 7hMaterial: SteelPeriod: 1901 to 1950
  • Antique Victorian Microscope R &J Beck Ltd 1886 slide drawer cabinet box plaque

    Antique Victorian Microscope R &J Beck Ltd 1886. Condition is Used. A nice late Victorian Microscope by R & J Beck Ltd.
    £84.00
    16 bids
    £15.77 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 5:32PM BST1d 5hMaterial: BrassPeriod: 1800 to 1900
  • Fine Antique Scottish Banjo Solid Oak Wall Barometer, Thermometer & Hydrometer

    Welcome to my listing, please allow me to introduce myself. My name is James. I am a horologist and have been working with clocks and watches for over 30 years. I have been fully trained by the British Horological Institute and worked under my mentor for many years so you can buy with total confidence. All of my clocks are working unless otherwise stated, I don't however regulate the clocks before listing - I leave that to you as every environment is unique. Thank you for visiting my eBay shop, all emails are answered daily so please don't hesitate to contact me PLEASE NOTE IF POSSIBLE THIS ITEM WILL BE PERSONAL DELIVERED IN THE UK, I AM ALSO ONE OF THE ONLY UK SELLERS ALLOWED TO SHIP THIS TYPE ITEM WORLDWIDE.
    £3.20
    2 bids
    £29.95 postage
    Ending Friday at 7:47PM BST3d 7hType: BarometerPeriod: 1901 to 1950
  • Antique Sikes Hydrometer x 3.+ Weights, thermometer and ruler.

    Antique Sikes Hydrometer x 3.+ Weights, thermometer and ruler.. <br>3 Hydrometers(brass)in good condition. <br>A selection of weights. <br>A thermometer(broken bulb). <br>A hydrometer ruler. <br> <br>Securely packed and sent via Royal Mail.
    £10.00
    0 bids
    £2.90 postage
    Ending 23 Sep at 1:05AM BST5d 12hClick & CollectType: Hydrometer
  • Fine Gilded Brass Compensated Pocket Barometer Altimeter By J.Hicks of London.

    Fine Gilded Brass Compensated Pocket Barometer Altimeter Thermomoeter By J.Hicks of London. Plastic bag pressure tested & works perfectly with excellent pointer reaction under pressure, thermometer also working perfectly. Condition is excellent. Bezel rotates perfectly & smoothly. Internal scale numbered 0 to 15,000 enclosing further scale of 18 to 31 with blued steel indicator pointer. Gilded case is superb with gilding wear to top loop only as usual. Incised silvered dial. Complete with original carry case which has protected the instrument perfectly over the years but has age related surface wear inside & out & leather losses as pictured, hinge & catch work perfectly. Size: 51mm x 71mm (inluding loop) x 21mm. Weight: 133.2 grams, including case it is 156.3 grams.
    £49.05
    9 bids
    £7.00 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 3:08PM BST1d 2hType: BarometerMaterial: SilverPeriod: 1800 to 1900
  • Antique MICROSCOPE SLIDE of a Whole BANDED PARSNIP BEETLE

    Fine early whole insect mount.
    £2.00
    1 bid
    £4.00 postage
    Ending Today at 8:38PM BST8h 18mType: Microscope SlideMaterial: GlassPeriod: 1800 to 1900
  • Antique Watson & Sons Edinburgh Model "C" Microscope in Brass - circa 1900

    All-in-all a really interesting example of an early Watson from the very late Victorian period in solid brass just oozing both quality and quirkiness with its current set-up. Yes there's a couple of parts absent and there's no case, but it's perfectly usable for high-magnification applications with quality optics and it's got a great period look about it.
    £195.00
    Click & Collect
    £11.50 postage
    Type: Microscope
    or Best Offer
    Material: Brass
    15 watching
    Period: 1800 to 1900
  • Rare 18th century Italian Vellum telescope by Leonardo Semitecolo of Venice

    Signed: LEONARDO SEMITECOLO to the outer tube. Vellum, card and leather with horn fittings. Second half of the 18th century. The eye cover is missing. There seem to be 3 lenses in total. There is a lens at each end of the narrow tube.
    £107.00
    10 bids
    £10.00 postage
    Ending Today at 7:06PM BST6h 47mType: TelescopePeriod: Pre 1800
  • MICROSCOPE [ Candle Fan ] 18th Century { Rare } silk fan

    £2.20
    2 bids
    Free postage
    Ending Saturday at 1:21PM BST4d 1hType: MicroscopeMaterial: SilverPeriod: Pre 1800
  • Vintage c1950 Demonstration Wimshurst Machine Electrostatic Generator

    Made by WBN Scotland it was clearly intended for Schools or Colleges. It has double pulleys that turn the front and back simultaniously though the rear will need a new leather thong. Get images that.
    £55.00
    0 bids
    £12.50 postage
    Ending Sunday at 7:11PM BST5d 6hClick & Collect
  • Antique late Victorian lacquered brass compound monocular cased microscope

    £199.99
    Type: Microscope
    £13.00 postage
    Material: Brass
    or Best Offer
    Period: 1800 to 1900
    18 watching
  • Vintage Scientific Scales, Chemical Balance, Laboratory Scales, Apothecary Scale

    <p>Nice set of scales by Philip Harris and co ltd of Birmingham.</p><br><p>Complete and in good order, no cracks to glass.</p><p>Case measures 430mm wide, 405mm tall, and 225mm deep.</p><p>Includes the set of brass weights shown, these are in a wooden case and have the tweezers to pick up the tiny weights which have a glass/acrylic cover.</p>
    £85.00
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    £9.50 postage
    or Best Offer
  • New listingVintage c1880 ~ "J & C. Robbins" Brass Microscope slides and magnifying glass

    Vintage c1880 ~ "J & C. Robbins" Brass Microscope slides and magnifying glass. <br> <br>Case appears too small but I'm assuming comes apart to go into case. I won't be attempting this as I can't see how it is done. <br> <br>Comes with antique brass magnifying glass with bulls eye lense, no makers name on it. <br> <br>Slides Have various items such as shells and humming bird feathers. <br> <br>Questions welcome. <br> <br>Dispatched with Royal Mail 1st Class.
    £250.00
    0 bids
    £5.00 postage
    Ending 23 Sep at 2:48PM BST6d 2h
    or Best Offer
    Click & CollectType: MicroscopeMaterial: Brass
  • SUPERB WORKING DOCTORS ANTIQUE GLASS SYRINGE IN TURNED BOXWOOD CASE

    £9.99
    1 bid
    £3.99 postage
    Ending Today at 7:27PM BST7h 8mMaterial: GlassPeriod: 1901 to 1950
  • Testoscope Rare Vintage Pocket Electrical Tester With Instructions

    Testoscope Vintage Vest Pocket AC Electrical Tester With Instruction leaflet. Condition is good for age and the casing is bakelite. <br>Dispatched with Royal Mail 2nd Class.
    £3.00
    0 bids
    £2.26 postage
    Ending Today at 5:04PM BST4h 44m
  • Bellingham & Stanley Ltd London refractometer Microscope No 471319

    £0.99
    1 bid
    £8.00 postage
    Ending Saturday at 7:48PM BST4d 7hType: MicroscopePeriod: 1901 to 1950
  • BOXED ANTIQUE Technical/Geometry/Maths/Drawing INSTRUMENT SET & UNUSUAL RULER

    THE PIECES ARE AS SHOWN IN THE PHOTOS AND THEY MAY OR MAY NOT ALL BE ORIGINAL TO THE BOX. THE BOX ITSELF IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, CONTAINING A LIFT OUT TRAY AND 3 PIECES BELOW, ONE OF WHICH IS AN UNUSUAL BOXWOOD AND BRASS RULER VARIATION.
    £39.95
    Type: Compass
    £4.95 postage
    Period: 1901 to 1950
  • Antique MICROSCOPE SLIDE of a Whole BLACK FOOTED CORN FLY

    Fine early whole insect mount.
    £2.00
    1 bid
    £4.00 postage
    Ending Today at 8:04PM BST7h 44mType: Microscope SlideMaterial: GlassPeriod: 1800 to 1900
  • Antique MICROSCOPE SLIDE of a Whole GREEN FROGHOPPER

    Fine early whole insect mount.
    £2.00
    0 bids
    £4.00 postage
    Ending Today at 8:10PM BST7h 51mType: Microscope SlideMaterial: GlassPeriod: 1800 to 1900
  • Vintage Universal Boxwood protractor chord scale rule, 6 inch S THOMPSON

    Get images that. make Supersized seem small.
    £0.99
    0 bids
    £1.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 7:59PM BST5d 7h
  • New listingExtremely Rare Arthur Chevalier Palais Royal Jewelers Loupe. Excellent condition

    Louis Marie Arthur was the last in the Chevalier dynasty of opticians in Paris. Excellent condition.
    £300.00
    0 bids
    £3.48 postage
    Ending 27 Sep at 10:14AM BST9d 21h
    or Best Offer
    Click & CollectType: LenseMaterial: BrassPeriod: 1800 to 1900
  • Old vintage Apothecary Brass and Wood Scale. Becker's And Sons Rotterdam

    Old vintage Apothecary Brass and Wood Scale. Becker's And Sons Rotterdam Netherlands. 1st half 20th century. Dispatched with Royal Mail 2nd Class.
    £3.20
    3 bids
    £2.90 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 6:05PM BST1d 5hMaterial: Brass
  • ANTIQUE EARLY 20TH CENTURY W G PYE & CO TANGENT GALVANOMETER SCIENTIFIC TOOL

    CIRCA EARLY 20TH CENTURY. IDEAL FOR COLLECTORS.
    £24.99
    Click & Collect
    Free postage
    Type: Electronics Instrument
    or Best Offer
    Material: BrassPeriod: 1901 to 1950
  • Haldens Calculex Circular Slide Rule

    <p>Haldens Calculex Circular Slide Rule. Condition is Excellent and totally complete with instruction manual and original carrying case and clasp.</p><p>Lovely item in super condition as you can see by pictures</p><p>HAPPY BIDDING .</p>
    £43.00
    8 bids
    £2.90 postage
    Ending Friday at 7:59PM BST3d 7hType: Slide Rule
  • Victorian Brass Pocket Barometer, Albert Fob Chain, Desk Watch Stand & Compass

    There may be colour variations between your screen and the actual colour of the object. Better to do it now than later! All in good condition with no more than light wear appertaining to age and usage.
    £48.00
    1 bid
    £3.95 postage
    Ending Today at 8:11PM BST7h 51mClick & CollectType: BarometerMaterial: BrassPeriod: 1800 to 1900
  • Late 19th Century Brass Topographical Pocket Compass, Military

    No visible makers markings but it has XXII or IIXX scratched into the face at NE point. I only saw this by looking under a loupe. The arm does point North however the pointer does shift slightly but if you give it a shake it will rectify itself to be level....hope that makes sense?! Made from brass and the two uprights are painted black, with some light edge wear. There is a tiny wire present inside the one. Unpolished condition. The diameter is 6cm.
    £59.95
    Click & Collect
    £4.95 postage
    Type: CompassMaterial: BrassPeriod: 1800 to 1900
  • Antique MICROSCOPE SLIDE of a Whole DARK CORN FLY

    Fine early whole insect mount.
    £2.00
    1 bid
    £4.00 postage
    Ending Today at 8:17PM BST7h 58mType: Microscope SlideMaterial: GlassPeriod: 1800 to 1900
  • cary london hand held measuring instrument boxwood

    <p>cary london hand held measuring instrument boxwood. Dispatched with Royal Mail 2nd Class.not sure exactly what it is used for ?measures 9 cm long</p>
    £19.95
    0 bids
    £2.90 postage
    Ending 25 Sep at 6:00PM BST8d 5h
  • RARE PLIMSAUL HATTON GARDENS LONDON SIKES HYDROMETER ORIGINAL BOX THERMOMETER

    RARE ARMY ISSUE PLIMSAUL HATTON GARDENS LONDON WAR DEPARTMENT SIKES HYDROMETER ORIGINAL BOX THERMOMETER. In great undamaged condition. Dispatched with Royal Mail 2nd Class signed
    £99.99
    0 bids
    £3.90 postage
    Ending 23 Sep at 11:00AM BST5d 22hClick & CollectType: HydrometerMaterial: BrassPeriod: 1800 to 1900
  • Swift & Son London – Antique Microscope in fitted mahogany case – 19th Century

    A pristine example of a Victorian microscope in a fitted wooden case, complete with an eyepiece lens and two objective lenses. The microscope is made of brass with the original laquer finish with no significant blemishes.
    £225.00
    Type: Microscope
    £19.00 postage
  • VINTAGE MAHOGANY CASED BAROGRAPH BY NEGRETTI & ZAMBRA LONDON

    £350.00
    0 bids
    £10.00 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 8:00AM BST19h 40mType: BarographMaterial: BrassPeriod: 1901 to 1950
  • Microscope Slides [ C1800 ] Bone { 4 Sample } Mica Covers

    Two very good numbered Bone 4 sample C1800 Bone Microscope Slides. The slides allow for 4 samples to be placed in each bone slider. The slides are numbered "3 & 4". The slides allowed the microscopist to make up his own slides.
    £2.20
    2 bids
    £4.85 postage
    Ending Friday at 8:07PM BST3d 7hType: Microscope SlidePeriod: 1800 to 1900
  • Boxed Vintage Stein Microscope - 100x 200x 300x 500x with two glass slides

    In its original box.
    £1.00
    0 bids
    £5.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 3:19PM BST5d 2hType: MicroscopeMaterial: Glass
  • Cambridge Instruments Vintage Dynamometer

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    £49.99
    £5.00 postage
  • heliograph made by Optical Works

    heliograph made by Optical Works London. max. height 7". width 8.5". The box which it fits into is probably older. The mirror is corroded and would need replacing. Optical length is stated as 40.8 which l presume to be miles? Collection in north essex or Woodford in London if desired.
    £70.00
    Click & Collect
    £8.95 postage
    or Best Offer
  • New listingMassive Job Lot Bundle 1950's Draughtsman Instrument Set Lots Of Original Items

    Massive Job Lot Bundle 1950's Draughtsman Instrument Set Lots Of Original Items. Dispatched with Royal Mail 2nd Class. <br> <br>All items have been well used. These were originally my late fathers. He used these in his 20's. All come with original boxes. Some items/boxes have been written on such as sum workings and his name. I don't know what half of these items are so have a good look around the photos. If you need anymore photos or have any questions please feel free to ask. Thank you.
    £0.99
    0 bids
    £3.00 postage
    Ending 24 Sep at 8:49AM BST6d 20h
    or Best Offer

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Antique scientific instruments for the science enthusiast

Add some striking pieces to your collector's cabinet with antique scientific instruments. You'll 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 collector's 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 they're perfect if you're after something that's 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. 

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