Day No.87 – Bibelots and more

More curious things in the basement: a large jar of saffron, used for gilding as it was done in the Middle Ages, and rocks of rosin, obtained from conifers and used for glass polishing among other applications… Dennis was certainly a renaissance man.

Here are some photos of items newly arranged.

Complete staking set by J G Hall

Complete staking set by J G Hall

 

Complete surveyors compass by W & LE Gurley

Complete surveyors compass by W & LE Gurley

 

Rocks of rosin

Rocks of rosin

 

Single printing plate for Rolls Royce car clocks

Single transfer-printing plate for vintage Rolls-Royce automobiles

 

Crystal Grinder by Swarthchilde

Crystal Grinder by Swartchild

 

Crystal grinding & polishing

Crystal grinding & polishing

 

Crystal grinding & polishing

Crystal grinding & polishing

 

Safag pinion cutter

Safag pinion cutter

 

Optical equipment, meters, laboratory lights

Optical equipment, meters, laboratory lights

 

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Micro-projector

Antique micro-projector

 

Precision ground stock

Precision ground stock

 

Woodworking tools

Woodworking tools

 

More volt meters

More volt meters

 

Collection of auction catalogues by Sotherbys, Christies, Bonhams, and Antiquorum

Collection of auction catalogues by Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Bonhams, and Antiquorum

8 responses

    • I think it’s a transfer plate. So you’re right – printing plate isn’t really the correct title.. It seems it would be done with an ink that is transferred from the plate to a silicone like applicator and then the applicator would be pressed onto a metal or other surface… thoughts?

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