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Sundial, Bronze, Dated 1776



Eight Point Star Under Gnomon, Dark Brown Patina Anonymous Maker
Diameter: 6"; height: 3.5"







$450.00

365-340




Sundial Compass, Sailors, Pocket, Brass Case, Floating Paper Dial



A pocket compass fitted in a turned and threaded brass case; folding gnomon; the exterior chapter ring displays impressed numerals.
(Case diameter: 1 5/8”)





$395.00

424-330




Magic Lantern, Perfekt J.S., Manufactured by Jean Schoenner, with 12-Slides, Late 19th C. German, Childs Box-Form Lantern, Paper Covered & Lined Box, Lens & Chimney



Retains reflector, chimney and adjustable lens; 95% bluing (Missing paraffin burner; 10.25" x 7.25" x 5.5")







$375.00

1253-11




Kaleidoscope, Parlor Model by C.G. Bush, Claremont, New Hampshire, Scarce Circa 1875



Stamped by maker, dry cell type, two mirror, 5-point, removeable lens cap. Made between 1873 and 1900. Turned wood pedestal on tripod base. 9.5" high. Scope is 10.25" long, 3.5" diameter. Cardboard tube with brass end and brass ship's wheel turning dry cell with ampules; 2-mirror system, 5-point mandala, magnifying end.



$1,800.00

1218-6




Antique Quill Cutter and Thumb Press, Nib Cutter, Brass Mounted
Unsigned


Antique Brass Mounted Quill Cutter/Nib Cutter, Unsigned, angle view

(L: 4”)

$350

424-305


Antique Brass Mounted Quill Cutter/Nib Cutter, Unsigned, entire view
Antique Brass Mounted Quill Cutter/Nib Cutter, Unsigned, rear view



Antique Stick Barometer, Timby’s Patent 1857, Rosewood Case


Antique Stick Barometer, Timby's Patent, 1857, angle view

(32 by 2.5 by 2”)

$1,385

632-42


Antique Stick Barometer, Timby's Patent, 1857, close up view
Antique Stick Barometer, Timby's Patent, 1857, instructions detail
Antique Stick Barometer, Timby's Patent, 1857, patent detail
Antique Stick Barometer, Timby's Patent, 1857, label detail



Inclinometer, Plumb and Level Indicator, Rufus Porter, Circa 1847, Fine and Rare
Signed, R. PORTER, PATENT APPLIED FOR



An excellent example of a very rare tool by famed inventor, artist and publisher of Scientific American, true Renaissance man- Rufus Porter; only the second we have handled in more than thirty-years! We think that this is a very special piece of Americana that speaks to multiple collecting interests; appealing to level/tool enthusiasts and to followers of Rufus Porter. The illustrated dial face depicting masons using the device to construct a wall features spandrels centered by a star in each corner. Finely joined mahogany frame retaining original finish; the weighted pointer retains original bluing; original glass.

$5,650

987-21






Civil War Era Binoculars



Brass binoculars with black covering; brass retains about 80% of blacking; no maker mark; very good to excellent; focus is excellent; black leather case is not period. The binoculars measure 9.5-inches extended and 8.25-inches closed.

$575

459-15







London Single Draw Marine Telescope



Brass one draw telescope with black leather cover; marked on draw "MARINE INSTRUMENTS / LONDON & -----" (marks are worn;) slide works; very good condition, leather end cap may be replacement. The telescope measures 31.75-inches extended, and 29.25-inches closed.

$450

459-12







Spring Fleams, Lancets, Engraved, Packtong
Sold separately



Brass Spring Fleam, Lancet, Engraved
Anonymous
In Fitted Leather Case

Trigger type brass and steel fleam. The fleam is within a fitted brown leather case with tan lining. Remains in good condition. (L: 2.5")
$225
691-12

Spring Fleam, Lancet, Packtong
German
In Fitted Leather Case

Trigger type silver alloy and steel fleam. The fleam is within a fitted red leather case with a brown brushed cotton lining. Fleam remains in good condition, case with losses as depicted. (L: 2.5")
$285
691-13




Brass Two Draw Telescope
Leather Grip



A two draw brass telescope with brown leather grip; screw cap; no markings but possibly London. The telescope measures 16-inches extended, and 6.75-inches closed.

$325

459-14






Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes




Coopers Barrel Shave, Scorp, Hallow Shave, Signed Hardy (Family, Edges Tool Makers)
Probably New Hampshire (W: 5 5/8”) - SOLD


Antique Coopers Barrel Shave Signed Hardy, Probably New Hampshire, angle view

Hardy, David, P.
Hebron, New Hampshire, 1872
Tool Types: Edge Tools

Hardy, Ephraim, L.
Brookline and Hollis, New Hampshire, 1821-1870
Tool Types: Axes, Coopers’ Tools, Draw Knives, and Shaves

201-458 - SOLD




Dividers, Gold Flashed Divider, Compass, Engraved, Map, Nautical or Draftsman
Anonymous, Likely 18th Century; or Earlier
Gold flash on brass/silver
This item just in, more information to follow, please call if interested - SOLD


Antique Pair of Gold Flashed Dividers, Likely 18th Century, entire view 1

(L: 5.75”)

110-705 - SOLD




Antique Traveling Apothecary, Leather Rollup with 18 Blown Glass Bottles
Anonymous Maker, Early
A wonderful artifact, leather is supple and displays great color - SOLD



(Great condition considering utilitarian purpose; extremely minor imperfections; open: 15.25 by 9 by 1" rolled-up: 9 by 4.5 by 3.25")

570-504 - SOLD




Molding Plane, Cesar Chelor, "Cesar Chelor, living in Wrentham", Freed Slave
Wrentham, Massachusetts, 18th Century, Makers Mark on Toe
Yellow birch, original wedge and iron - SOLD



Francis Nicholson, first known American plane maker freed his slave Cesar Chelor (1720-1784) upon his death circa 1753; Chelor, the celebrated maker and independent businessman was the first African American to imprint tools. (1754-1784)
(Very good condition, scattered staining; L: 10", H: 6", W: 1.5")

673-12 - SOLD




Clinometer, Inclinometer, Mantle Clock Style, William B. Melick Patent, Circa 1890
Exceptional Form, Ornate Gold Painted Details, Engraved Face
A masterpiece of 19th century industrial art, US Patent: 416,683
Most expensive level of its day; ten times the cost of conventional level - SOLD



A simply gorgeous tool; art and function combined. This working example remains in scarcely encountered untouched original surface including 95% japanning and 95% of the original and elaborate gold ornamentation. The base displays original milling marks.
(Superb condition, minor surface loss to scattered highpoints; L: 12", H: 3.5", D: 1.25")

987-9 - SOLD




Inclinometer, L.L. Davis, Springfield, Massachusetts, Circa 1870, Filigreed - SOLD



A fine and untouched survivor retaining 95% or more of its original fancy gold painted ornamentation on the delicate filigree webbing. Most of these are found broken and/or with only traces of gold. This is a great survivor; looks like the brass face has never been polished; great patina. (Excellent condition; L: 12", H: 2.25", D: 1")

987-11 - SOLD




Davis Level & Tool Company 6" Mantle Clock Inclinometer, Original Box, RARE
Springfield, Massachusetts, Circa 1875, US Patent 68,961
Extremely rare box (few extant) with full label, level and box in original condition
FIRST VARIATION - SOLD



This stunning example featuring gold painted trim dates from 1875 and is the first type offered by the Davis Level and Tool Company, also the least common variation.
(Excellent original condition, probably 95%coverageminor and scattered enamel losses to highpoints, else fine. Box lid missing end panels; base missing one end panel, else very good including label; 6 by 2.5 by 1.75")

987-5 - SOLD




Artificers' Leveling Instrument, John Harmon, Boston, Circa 1880 to 1885, With Box
Extraordinary example retaining bright, original gold highlights; one of three known retaining its original slide lid box; 100% nickel remains on sight tube. - SOLD



John W. Harmon Artificers Sighting Level within its original wooden slide-top box; complete with two bases. (The round base is rarely found with this tool as it was not attached and was easily separated.) This example in superb original condition retaining 98% original japanning and very appealing multicolored (red, blue and gold against black) pin striping. The sight tube retains 100% original nickel. Harmon patented three variations of this device, this is US Patent 234,709. Again, one of three known within original boxes; our consignor owns two; here's your opportunity!
(Excellent original condition; box: 12.5 by 5.5 by 4", level: 11.5 by 3.5 by 1")

987-6 - SOLD




Barometer, Thermometer and Mirror
Molded Broken Arch and Scrolled Pediment
Negretti and Zambra
19th Century
London - SOLD



Pediment top with silvered humidity dial, waist with thermometer dial, bulls-eye mirror; weather dial, and name disk with level. Retains knob, backboard and paper label. Dimensions: 38.5" H, 9.75" W, 2.5" D.

106-56 - SOLD




Universal Inclining Dial Compass, Shagreen Cased
Signed, Patrick
London
Small enough for the pocket, traveling or window ledge - SOLD



This example features a compass in the base, three leveling screws and a pair of bubble levels. The hour plate is hinged; user may set any angle of latitude from degree marks on arched arm fitted to one side of base. The gnomon and arm are hinged accommodating flat packing within shark-skin case. The instrument is finely engraved and remains is excellent original condition; wood case covered in Shagreen is generally very good with very minor imperfections limited to vapor barrier and two tiny adjustable foot punctures that pierced the bottom of case.
(Box: H: 2"; W: 6"; D: 5.75")

570-235 - SOLD




Barometer, Paper Register
W. Smith
Stowe, Vermont
Walnut - SOLD




An uncommon simple barometer made in Vermont featuring a paper label within the simple case ornamented with ripple-moldings. Dimensions: 35" H.

952-3 - SOLD




Surveyor's Equipment, Trough Compass, or Circumferentor
American
18th or early 19th century - SOLD



Wooden surveying compass half round; wood marked with degrees, old note pasted to side says, true as is the needle to the pole shall be the fire that warms my soul as true to friendship sacred laws surveyors call and countries cause. Joshua Dean Caning 1874

274-78 - SOLD




Bookstand, Tabletop
Dutch
Late 18th Century
Engraved brass with cast winged cherub - SOLD



Adjustable rest on hinged conforming stand standing on cast feet; the "stop" at foot of book-rest features cast cherub centered by acanthus scrolling and simple file-work. (Height: 10.25 inches; width: 14.25 inches; depth: 10.75 inches.)

570-146 - SOLD




Dollond Type Telescope
18th Century - SOLD



Dollond type telescope; painted wood barrel; brass lens fittings, front cap has slide and can be removed; slides work; no maker's mark; very good with only minor flaking of paint. Measures 21.5-inches long.

459-13 - SOLD



If you are interested in buying any of these items, please call (978) 597-8084 or email David Hillier at drh@aaawt.com

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