Dhunjeebhoy Rustomjee made his name in shipping

20 February 2023

The slide rule shown here belonged to Dhunjeebhoy Rustomjee, who came from a fine line of Indian master ship builders in ancestry.


Telescope on offer from renowned German maker

20 February 2023

Georg Merz and Joseph Mahler took over the Utzschneider & Fraunhofer company in 1839.


Optical expertise all round

20 February 2023

The famous firm of Negretti & Zambra was formed in London in 1850 by the Italian-born Henry Negretti and Joseph Warren Zambra


Quality is instrumental to value when it comes to science equipment

01 February 2021

Theodolite and telescope made to high standards measure up in two salerooms

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Charles Hanson withdraws ‘Nelson’s telescope’ from sale "pending further investigations"

22 May 2018

Hansons Auctioneers has withdrawn from its July 2 sale a brass telescope purported to have been used by Admiral Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, after questions were raised about its authenticity.


Inaugural auction for scientific instruments specialist Flints attracts overseas buyers

27 September 2017

Cameras, scientific and medical instruments specialist Flints Auctioneers held its first auction this month and a 19th century French telescope was among the highlights of the sale.


Isle of Wight auction houses join forces in a shipshape format

28 August 2017

Pieces with a maritime slant proved popular at the sale at Cowes held by HRD Auction Rooms (15% buyer’s premium) on August 3 during the yacht-fest that is Cowes Week on the Isle of Wight.