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Bonhams merged with Phillips in 2002.

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Last updated 14 February 2018

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[Bonhams]: The Nicholas Radeloff Rolling Ball Clock
O/P. A 10-page catalogue, with 6 photographs, for a single item - the Nicholas Raedaloff of Schleswig rolling ball clock dated 1660. The clock has a cross-beat escapement and is powered by a rolling ball which provides a constant torque and improves timekeeping. The clock was discovered in England and owned for many years by Hans von Bertele of Austria. Only three clocks of this type are known. Very good copy, card covers. [Sale @ Knightsbridge, London 04/11/1998 ] (Ref: A176)

Price: 12.00

[Bonhams]: Fine Clocks and Barometers
O/P. 140 lots all illustrated in colour. The sale included a rare 17th century provincial longcase clock and a good selection of English bracket clocks. A good copy. Card covers. [Sale @ New Bond Street, London 03/12/2002] (Ref: A84)

Price: 4.00

[Bonhams]: Watches
O/P. 179 lots of pocket and wristwatches, many illustrated in colour. The sale included a fine early 20th century pocket watch with one-minute tourbillon and Earnshaw type spring detent escapement, as well as several lots of antique horological tools. A good copy with annotations in ink, card covers. [Sale @ Geneva 17/05/2004] (Ref: A86)

Price: 4.00

[Bonhams]: Morse to Marconi and Scientific Instruments
O/P. 248 lots, most illustrated in colour. An interesting collection of artifacts and ephemera relating to the invention of telegraphy and the telephone. The star of the instrument section was a pair of globes by Vincenzo Coronelli. A good copy, card covers. [Sale @ Knightsbridge, London 03/06/2004] (Ref: A378)

Price: 5.00

[Bonhams]: Fine Watches and Wristwatches
O/P. 247 lots, most illustrated in colour. The pocket watches included an example by Larcum Kendall with cylinder escapement dated 1776. The wristwatches included examples by all the famous makers. A good copy, card covers. [Sale @ New Bond Street, London 23/11/2004] (Ref: A379)

Price: 5.00

[Bonhams]: Scientific and Marine
O/P. 230 lots, most illustrated in colour. An interesting catalogue with barometers, scientific instruments, marine paintings and some fine ship models. A very good copy, card covers. [Sale @ Knightsbridge, London 21/03/2007] (Ref: A385)

Price: 5.00

[Bonhams]: The Michael Bennett-Levy Early Technology Sale
O/P. 758 lots, most illustrated in colour. An eclectic sale including clocks, marine and scientific items, mechanical music, and a good section on early television and television literature. A good copy, card covers. [Sale @ Knightsbridge, London 30/09/2009] (Ref: A380)

Price: 5.00

[Bonhams]: Fine Mechanical Music and Scientific Instruments
O/P. 141 lots, most illustrated in colour. An interesting scientific instrument section with a selection of sandglasses, English and French sundials, a Newtonial telescope on Tulley stand by Cary of London, and a Gunter quadrant dated 1632. The musical section included several fine musical snuff boxes. A good copy, card covers. [Sale @ Knightsbridge, London 21/04/2010] (Ref: A89)

Price: 5.00

[Bonhams]: Magnificent Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata
O/P. 41 lots lots, all illustrated in colour. Fine items - orchestrions, musical snuff boxes, cylinder and disc music boxes, including some from the Mark Yaffe collection. A good copy, card covers. [Sale @ New York 07/10/2010] (Ref: A382)

Price: 5.00

[Bonhams]: Fine Mechanical Music and Scientific Instruments
O/P. 121 lots, most illustrated in colour. The sale included musical automatons, a free-standing silver bird automaton, lots of music boxes, Maelzel's prototype metronome, an Elliott Brothers Lord's calculator and a Powell and Lealand No. 1 microscope. A good copy, card covers. [Sale @ Knightsbridge, London 03/11/2010] (Ref: A370)

Price: 5.00

[Bonhams]: Fine Mechanical Music & Scientific Instruments
O/P. 209 lots, most illustrated in colour. A good selection of microscopes, divers helmets, and a rare armillary sphere by George Adams. A good copy, card covers. [Sale @ Knightsbridge, London 09/11/2011] (Ref: A372)

Price: 5.00

[Bonhams]: Fine Watches, Wristwatches and Clocks
O/P. 163 lots, most illustrated in colour. French clocks, European pocket watches and fine Swiss wristwatches. A good copy, card covers. [Sale @ New York & San Francisco 08/12/2011] (Ref: A373)

Price: 5.00

[Bonhams]: Fine Watches, Wristwatches and Clocks
O/P. 169 lots, most illustrated in colour. The majority of the items for sale were wristwatches. A good copy, card covers. [Sale @ New York, San Francisco & Los Angeles 13/12/2012] (Ref: A375)

Price: 5.00

[Bonhams]: Mechanical Music and Scientific Instruments
O/P. 165 lots, most illustrated in colour. The sale included a fine large equinoctial ring dial by Edward Nairne, a rare Cometarium by W & S Jones and a backstaff by John Dobson. A good copy, card covers. [Sale @ Knightsbridge, London 30/04/2013] (Ref: A376)

Price: 5.00

[Bonhams]: Cameras, Scientific Instruments & Mechanical Music
O/P. 146 lots, most illustrated in colour. An interesting sale with two Enigma enciphering machines, a collection of books and documents about Alfred Nobel and dynamite, a rare set of Nuremburg sandglasses and a good selection of small sundials. A good copy, card covers. [Sale @ Knightsbridge, London 29/10/2013] (Ref: A413)

Price: 5.00

[Bonhams]: Fine Watches, Wristwatches and Clocks
O/P. 220 lots, most illustrated in colour. The clocks included an unusual skeleton clock by Parker of Bury St. Edmunds, a Riefler wall regulator and a Louis XV pendule à cercles tournants. Top pocket watch was a rare five minute repeating split second chronograph by Tiffany & Co. Wristwatches included examples by all the top makers including a rose gold tourbillon by Breguet. A good copy, card covers. [Sale @ New York 12/12/2013] (Ref: A421)

Price: 5.00

[Bonhams]: Scientific, Technological and Mechanical Musical Instruments
O/P. 205 lots, most illustrated in colour. The sale included some fine microscopes, two by Powell & lealand, a Gregorian telescope with complex alt-azimuth mount, a George Adams planetarium and a Tmomas de Colmar arithmometer. A good copy, card covers. [Sale @ Knightsbridge, London 20/05/2014] (Ref: A422)

Price: 5.00

[Bonhams]: Fine Clocks
O/P. 164 lots, most illustrated in colour. The sale included two mystery clocks by Robert Houdin, an early Atmos clock by J. L. Reutter and marine chronometer W.E. Frodsham number 2 which was used on the second voyage of HMS Beagle. A good copy, card covers. [Sale @ New Bond Street, London 09/07/2014] (Ref: A449)

Price: 5.00

[Bonhams]: Scientific and Mechanical Musical Instruments and cameras
O/P. 249 lots, most illustrated in colour. The sale included a collection of 15 scientific instruments by John Benjamin Dancer of Manchester, a rare European astrolabe and a silver rule by Richard Delamain dated 1635. A good copy, card covers. [Sale @ Knightsbridge, London 04/11/2014] (Ref: A423)

Price: 5.00

[Bonhams]: Fine Clocks
O/P. 146 lots, most illustrated in colour. The highlights of the sale were a table clok by Johannes Fromanteel and a marine chronometer by Molyneux which was previously owned by Fitzroy and used on HMS beagle. The sale also featured some fine regulators and two clocks by Edward East. A good copy, card covers. [Sale @ New Bond Street, London 10/12/2014] (Ref: A450)

Price: 5.00


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