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Case, card Case, card

Rectangular silver card case in two halves, hinged together, with the engraved portrait bust of a young woman on one face, by D.M., Edinburgh, 1876 - 1877

Case, microscope Case, microscope

Microscope case with a hinged lid, of black shagreen covered wood, by John Clark, Edinburgh, 1751

Watch Watch

Silver watch in tin case inscribed 'J.P.J.' on the back, a gift to John Paul Jones from C.R. Arbigland in 1765, with a letter dated Nov 4th 1846 from Walter Peacock of Aberlady to Alice saying that he had just received the watch

Sextant Sextant

Four inch sextant in a fitted wooden case, by Cary of London, 1901, used to take bearings on the British Antarctic Expedition, 1901 - 1904

Case Case

Pine case for containing the series of specimens, T.1933.177.1 - 10, illustrating the method of jointing the core of the Atlantic cable laid in 1866

Locomotive / model Locomotive / model

Coal-burning, steam powered working model of the Great Northern Railway locomotive 'Caledonia', in a glass case, built by David Veitch in 1883

Orrery Orrery

Brass orrery in a polished mahogany case, by George Adams, junior, London, c. 1790

Typewriter Typewriter

Columbia typewriter, c. 1880, in a mahogany case with ink bottle

Photograph Photograph

Albumen print from a wet collodion negative, hand tinted portrait of Miss Gertrude Crayke (1826 - 1918), framed in a blue velvet covered case, embossed on the mat with the monogram GC, photographer unknown, 1859

Box sextant Box sextant

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

Case, goniometer Case, goniometer

Leather case for a goniometer, England, early 19th century

Microscope, simple and compound Microscope, simple and compound

Withering's simple and compound botanical microscope, brass with one lens objective and stage condenser, with a red leather cylindrical case, unsigned but probably made in England, 1800 - 1850

Slide rule Slide rule

Demonstration slide rule of white plastic, with green ends and steel wall fixings, in a wooden case, made by Faber & Castell, Germany, c. 1970

Sextant Sextant

Ten inch double frame or pillar frame sextant of brass with platinum scale, in a fitted case, by Edward Troughton, Fleet Street, London, c. 1820

Ship / tug / model Ship / tug / model

Model of H.M.S. Bustler, a salvage tug designed and built by Henry Robb Ltd of Leith in 1942 for the British Admiralty, scale 1:48, in glass case

Medal Medal

Insignia of the Chinese Order of the Striped Tiger, 5th Class, in original presentation box with certificate and related documents, awarded to James Graham, 1920

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