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Box, seal Box, seal

Silver seal box by John Luke, Glasgow, probably 1708, the lid engraved "The Seal of the University of Glasgow"

Box / snuffers Box / snuffers

Scissor type of iron snuffers with an upright semi-circular box, from West Calder, West Lothian, late 18th century

Box Box

Oblong wooden box, covered with very worn brown leather and lined with black dotted scraps of newspaper, with a C-shaped iron wire handle on top, made by French prisoners in Edinburgh Castle

Box, collecting Box, collecting

Cardboard collecting box, 1914 - 1918

Box, weight Box, weight

Small hemispherical bronze box, probably for containing balance scales and/or weights, from a grave on Unst, Shetland

Pyrometer Pyrometer

Stoneware pyrometer with pyrometric clay cylinders in a wooden box, by Josiah Wedgwood and Sons, c. 1800, one of a collection of specimens illustrating the manufacture of Wedgwood pottery from Etruria, Staffordshire, given by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons in 1856

Octant Octant

Octant with 17" ebony frame and limb, brass index arm, inlaid ivory scale with diagonal divisions and ivory plate marked 'George Morris 1755', probably English, maker unknown, 1755

Microscope, simple Microscope, simple

Simple microscope, with fish skin case and various accessories, made by John Clark, Edinburgh, in 1776

Microscope, hand Microscope, hand

Late seventeenth century hand microscope in brass with four powers in rotating wheel, with adjustable spike for holding specimen, also with a mahogany box, made in the late 17th century

Sewing machine Sewing machine

Shakespear Rand lock-stitch sewing machine with a wooden carrying box, by the Royal Sewing Machine Company, Small Heath, Birmingham, c. 1870 - c. 1888

Box sextant Box sextant

Box sextant by Cary of London, with a half inch diameter telescope, and demountable, with a fitted wooden case

Box sextant Box sextant

Box sextant used in surveying, made in the first quarter of the nineteenth century and signed by Millar & Adie of Edinburgh

Telescope Telescope

Reflecting telescope with brass barrel with blackened shagreen cover, in a fitted rosewood box, by Edward Scarlett, London, c. 1730

Box sextant Box sextant

3" diameter box sextant in brass with silver scale but lacking telescopic sight, signed by Adie of Edinburgh, c. 1825

Chronometer Chronometer

Two-day marine chronometer with an Earnshaw type spring detent escapement, housed in a brass-bound mahogany box, slung in gimbals, by Robert Bryson, Edinburgh, c. 1850

Sextant Sextant

Sextant signed 'John Bruce Liverpool', c. 1880, with label in its box stating that it was used by Jock Fitchie, mate when the Scotia went to South Polar regions on the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition, 1902 - 1904.

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