Auction Team Breker rolls out sci-tech antiques, May 14

Circa-1800 cube sundial with compass by David Beringer, est. €3,000-€4,000
Circa-1800 cube sundial with compass by David Beringer, est. €3,000-€4,000
Circa-1800 cube sundial with compass by David Beringer, est. €3,000-€4,000

COLOGNE, Germany – Antique scientific instruments receive their due in Auction Team Breker’s May 14 sale. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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SFO Museum focuses on ‘Antique Scientific Instruments’

Geissler tube rotator [with modern tube], late 19th century. James W. Queen & Company, Philadelphia, brass, mahogany, lacquer, glass, resin, iron, wire. Courtesy of Mark McElyea. L2021.1301.004a–b

Geissler tube rotator [with modern tube], late 19th century. James W. Queen & Company, Philadelphia, brass, mahogany, lacquer, glass, resin, iron, wire. Courtesy of Mark McElyea. L2021.1301.004a–b
Geissler tube rotator [with modern tube], late 19th century. James W. Queen & Company, Philadelphia, brass, mahogany, lacquer, glass, resin, iron, wire. Courtesy of Mark McElyea. L2021.1301.004a–b
SAN FRANCISCO – Curiosity & Discovery: Antique Scientific Instruments explores the beauty and allure of the tools scientists have used to learn more about our world. The exhibition mounted by the SFO Museum will run through April 3, 2022.

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