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

 

P1140877

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

Day No. 74 – More Neat Stuff

I am happy to report that the electrical equipment is almost sorted out! Today revealed more kilns, a postage scale, a Polaroid land camera, some custom-made Bulova presses, and some pretty neat other stuff. Here are some photos of a few of today’s favourites.

P1140610 P1140613

P1140592

Portable transformer

Portable transformer

P1140584

A Schaublin 70 that was hiding on a shelf

A Schaublin 70 that was hiding on a shelf

P1140591 P1140586

A lovely drill case complete with drills

A lovely drill case complete with drills

Copper & Aluminium wire for electrical coils and such

Copper & Aluminium wire for electrical coils and such