Scientific instruments

Find a scientific instrument

Scientific instruments are for the most part instruments used for measuring or observing or the two at a time.  The instruments which mostly interest the collector are those pertaining to nautical, optical and astronomical sciences.  Instruments dating from before the industrial revolution were hand-made and hence rare and expensive but even the later instruments are often in mahogany and richly decorated brass or bronze.   The beauty of the antique barometer or the antique sextant make them very collectible.

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