Hourglass, Sandglass From the Brig Cedrick, Built Duxbury, Mass. Date/Period: 19th Century
Measurement: Height: 4.25”
Additional Information: Four turned spindles housing colorless glass bulbs. Hourglass
frame marked at top "Brig Cedric 1835".
The timer is housed withing a very old homemade make-do cylindrical cardboard
box…nautica ornamented with three Chinese coins; the interior lined with green paper;
the exterior covered with embossed paper. Within the box is a handwritten note on
Mystic Seaport Museum letterhead with information regarding the “CEDRIC”.
The 193-ton brig Cedric was built in 1828 in Duxbury, Massachusetts; registered in
New York in 1837 1.
1. Ship Registers, District of Plymouth, National Archives Project, WPA
Spring-wound phonograph in the style of a leather-bound box camera. The tortoise shell sound bubble is received by the tone arm...produces loud volume and clarity. Leather bound case...working condition.
(5.5" x 6.5" x 4.25")
Antique Stick Barometer, Timby’s Patent 1857, Rosewood Case
(32 by 2.5 by 2”)
Nuremberg Single Hand Reading Magnifying Glass, Circa 1680-1750
SIGNED Embossed Copper Alloy Mount; Wire Binding Secures Mount
J. E. MAY SEEL.ERE - IOH.HIERONIMUS SCHNEIDER -- IOH.ERHARD MAY SEEL.ERE - SOLD
(The signature envelops the mount; diameter: 2.75”, length: 4.5”)
19th Century Phrenological Head, Fowlers & Wells, N.Y.
A nice early plater example retaining label: APPROVED BY FOWLERS & WELLS,
PHRENOLOGICAL CABINET, 308 BROADWAY, NEW YORK.
Height: 10.5" (Old, worn smooth chip to base as shown, does not distract.)
Tooth Extractor, Medical Instrument, Dental Key Date/Period: 19th Century
Measurement: Length: 5.5"
Material: Steel, wood
Condition: Chips to handle terminus
Additional Information: Turnkey tooth extractor
Equinoctial Compass Sundial by Johann Martin, (1642-1721) Augsburg, Germany Date/Period: 1703-1726 - SOLD
Measurement: .875" x 2.5" x 2.5"
Material: Gilt brass and silvered
Condition: Instrument is very good, silver loss to bottom, one tiny screw missing.
Shrinkage to leather on top of case; leather hinge is nearly severed.
Additional Information: A fine equinoctial Compass Sundial Signed by Johann Martin
in Augsburg 48” around its edge, to which the folding hour scale and latitude arc are
attached. The hour scales graduated from 3 – 12 and 1 – 9, the latitude arc from 20 to
90 degrees, the compass with blued steel needle with abbreviations of the cardinal
directions: S/E (Septentrio for North), M/E (Meridies for South), O/R (Oriens for East)
and O/C (Occidens for West). The ring, the latitude arc and the plummet support are
finely engraved. Gilt brass, silver, table of latitudes for 32 cities on bottom of compass,
folding hour scale and latitude arc, original leather case retaining brass hook and eye.
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