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Category: All Categories: Antiques and Collectibles: Antiques: Science Instruments
4 items found.   List items by:   Author     Title     Publisher
1.
Central Scientific Company, Illustrated by: B&W Photographs  
The Story of Sillimanite Laboratory Ware

Publisher: Central Scientific Company Chicago Illinois 1928.
Paperbound, heavy buff wraps printed in green a black, with nice art deco border and vignette with mountains and laboratory vessel. 32 pages on glazed paper. Pages are bordered in green, with many B&W photographs, drawings, charts, tables etc. The porcelain made from Sillimanite (Andaluscite or Cyanite) was originally developed in World War One for making spark plug insulators for airplanes. As is often the case, this product was found useful in industry, in this instance for makig ceramic laboratory equipment. The book continues with a detailed history of the search for and discovery of the ore (at White Mountian in the Inyo Mountains of California), the mining operation, the development of manufacturing, testing the product, and a illustrated catalog of laboratory products including beakers, casseroles, crucibles, dishes, funnels, and so forth. In very good condition with a few small marks on cover. CATALOG 4428 Edition Not Stated Paperbound Very Good Condition Large 4to - over 9" - 12" Tall Catalog

Appr.: | AUD 40.70 CAD 39.37 EUR 28.00 GBP 22.29 JPY 3,500.00 MXN 437.50 ZAR 380.43 

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2.
Goodison, Nicholas.  
English Barometers, 1680-1860; a history of domestic barometers and their makers.

Publisher: New York, C. N. Potter; distributed by Crown Publishers [1968].
xiii, 353 p.158 illus. (part col.), facsims., index, 29 cm."The mercurial barometer, with which this book is chiefly concerned, first became fashionable as a piece of furniture in the late seventeenth century. It was then to be seen only in the houses of rich patrons or natural philosophers. It rapidly became part of the stock-in-trade of numerous instrument-makers, and its popularity steadily increased until, by the nineteenth century, it was found hanging in the halls of of countless middle-class households." Bibliography: p. 341-343. Stock# 43,387. Vg / dj good+, some wear & small tears..

Appr.: | AUD 69.77 CAD 67.49 EUR 48.00 GBP 38.22 JPY 6,000.00 MXN 750.00 ZAR 652.17 

Purchase direct from: The Owl at the Bridge. Item number: 43387.
    
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3.
Sotheby & Co., Illustrated by: B&W Plates  
CATALOGUE OF THE CELEBRATED COLLECTION, the Property of C.E. Kenney, Esq.: The Sixth Portion, SCIENCE AND SURVEYING M-R

Publisher: Sotheby's London 1967.
Olive green paper wraps. 97 pages, some B&W photos. An historic auction of mostly 17th and 18th century works on science and technology. Price sheet laid in. There will probably never be the likes of this collection at auction again. Major buyers were Maggs, Quaritch, Edwards, Dawsons, etc. And the prices? Don't ask!! Oh, for that Time machine...No describable flaws, near fine condition. BOB 1901 First Edition No Dust Jacket as Issued Paperbound Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall BoB

Appr.: | AUD 34.88 CAD 33.75 EUR 24.00 GBP 19.11 JPY 3,000.00 MXN 375.00 ZAR 326.09 

Purchase direct from: The Prints & The Paper. Item number: 1901.
    
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4.
Watson, Fred  
Stargazer: The Life and Times of the Telescope

Publisher: Da Capo Press Cambridge, MA, 2004.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket, Hardcover. ISBN: 0306814323 In VG+ DJ; Hardback (white spine/blue boards). x + 342 pp. B&W illustrations. Notes/sources, references, glossary, index; Small 8vo; x + 342 pages

Appr.: | AUD 5.52 CAD 5.34 EUR 3.80 GBP 3.03 JPY 475.00 MXN 59.38 ZAR 51.63 

Purchase direct from: Wickham Books South. Item number: 22312.
    
US$4.75
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