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18th Century French Electrometer

Auction:
3093M
Lot:
617
Sold for:
$246$200

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3093M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 20, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

18th Century French Electrometer, brass-mounted colorless glass bottle with suspended straw indicators, etched scale on face of bottle, ht. 5 1/2 in.

Literature: A similar example is found in Early Scientific Instruments Europe 1400-1800, by Anthony Turner, p. 274.
Estimate $150-250


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Anthony Turner, Bottle, Electricity, Electromagnetism, Electrometer, Glass, Measuring instruments, Voltmeters