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WW1 Verners MK VII compass by Cruchon & Emons, dated 1916
WW1 Verners MK VII prismatic compass
by Cruchon & Emons, dated 1916.
John Barker compensated marine aneroid barometer with curved thermometer
John Barker marine barometer with curved thermometer, in dark Oak surround.
Large 19th century marine telescope signed Crichton 112 Leadenhall St. London.
Large 5 draw marine telescope signed Crichton 112 Leadenhall St, London
Post WW2 Officer of the Watch Naval telescope by James T Coppock
Officer of the Watch Naval telescope signed James. T. Coppock, London.
T. O. Blake Sikes hydrometer set with book of spirit tables
Sikes hydrometer set by T. O. Blake,
with book of spirit tables.
Sestrel gimbal mounted marine compass by Henrey Browne & Son
Sestrel gimbal mounted marine compass
by Henry Browne & Son, in Oak case.
Genuine Stanley of London  optical square in fitted case
Genuine19th century optical square in fitted case, signed Stanley London.
Negretti & Zambra High Speed Air meter with case & instruction sheet.
Negretti & Zambra High speed air meter
with case & instruction sheet
Francis Barker M-73 prismatic compass mils version with Pattern 58 canvas pouch
Francis Barker M-73 prismatic compass mils version with Pattern 58 canvas pouch
Rare Type A Otis King's model K pocket calculator with non prefixed serial number, circa 1921-1923
Early 1920's Otis King's calculator Type A
model K with white on black scales
Negretti & Zambra medium speed Airmeter with case & instruction sheet.
Biram type medium speed mining
airmeter by Negretti & Zambra
Prototype of first pocket barometer made by Negretti & Zambra in 1860
Historically important pocket barometer by Negretti & Zambra circa 1860


Antique compasses, antique telescopes, sextants, barometers? If you share my fascination for the world of science and technology, then you've come to the right place!

Please stop and browse at the varied and interesting items for sale, from 19th Century marine telescopes to vintage fishing reels and tackle.

The items featured above are just some examples of whats currently available, go to the relevant link in the navigation bar to see more antique telescopes,barometers,vintage fishing floats, Hardy fly reels and military items.

Some are antique, others are not so old but ALL are genuine items, I leave reproductions for others, but if you need some help and advice on how to spot the difference then Click Here for some useful information and examples of replica instruments.

Please visit regularly, feel free to browse and if you have any information or knowledge on the items featured, I would appreciate any feedback you care to give.

If you are after any specific item that is not on the site, do contact me as I often have a good stock of unlisted items. (I tend to buy more than I should!)

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Listed below are just some of the 500 plus antique scientific instruments featured on this website.

Antique telescopes and pocket compasses by Dollond.
19th century marine telescopes.
Negretti & Zambra WW1 Tel Sig snipers telescopes.
Vintage military telescopes by Broadhurst Clarkson
and W Ottway.
A variety of Singers patent compasses.
Antique compasses by Francis Barker & Son, and WW1 marching compasses.
Antique maritime single draw telescope by J Berry, Aberdeen.
Naval Officer of the Watch telescopes by Ross, Hughes, Heath, & Ottway.
WW2 Scout Regiment telescopes by H C Ryland & Broadhurst Clarkson.
Military pocket watch style compasses by Dennison.
Collectable vintage pinwheel calculators by Muldivo, Brunsviga, Facit, Odhner and Multo.
Georgian mahogany cased compasses.
Antique mahogany & oak barrel marine telescopes,
by Crichton London

Vintage and antique anemometers by Negretti &
Zambra, and Short & Mason.
Vintage and antique pocket sextants by Stanley London.
Fowler's universal circular calculators & slide rules.
Vintage pocket barometer by Aitchison.
Classic Library telescopes by Aitchison.
Sporting collectables with antique & vintage fishing reels
from Hardy and Allcock.
19th century telescopes by Lennie, Edinburgh.
Vintage field stalking telescopes.
Victorian antique hourglass sand timers.
Antique aneroid barometers incorporating curved thermometer.
Vintage Sikes Hydrometers.
Naval binoculars.
Carl Zeiss binoculars.
Georgian decorative police truncheons.
Antique pocket watch compass by Cary.

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