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Seven 19th Century Spectroscopes

Auction:
3093M
Lot:
624
Sold for:
$738$600

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

Description:

Seven 19th Century Spectroscopes, London, lacquered brass instruments, five marked "John Browning," two with stands, an unmarked one, and a R. & J. Beck "Thorp's D.V. Diffraction Spectroscope," five with their original velvet-lined cases, scope lg. 2 to 6 in.
Estimate $200-250

one of the Browing's has the base stand engraved "John Browning 63 strand London," two cases with damage, original lacquered surfaces


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

London, Brass instrument, Diffraction, Electromagnetism, Electronic test equipment, John Browning, Laboratory equipment, Linguistics, Markedness, Measuring instruments, Optical spectrometer, Physics, Signal processing