Fine Mechanical Music and Scientific Instruments
9 Nov 2011, starting at 13:00 GMT.

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LOTS
 of 80
  • Lot 1W
    A Marconiphone type 703 cabinet console mirror-lid television receiver, Held at EMI Hayes by design development officer Mr. Agate, ordered through Harrods in late 1936, released to purchaser in May 1937,
    £7,000 - 9,000
    US$ 12,000 - 15,000

  • Lot 2W
    An Ekco type TSC48 mirror-lid television, 1948,
    £400 - 600
    US$ 670 - 1,000

  • Lot 3
    Baird Television Limited: very early and near-mint prospectus and instruction leaflets;
    Sold for £750 (US$ 1,259) inc. premium

  • Lot 4
    Baird Television Ltd. and others: near-mint 1930s television model prospectus leaflets;
    Sold for £875 (US$ 1,469) inc. premium

  • Lot 5
    Television -(Seeing by Wire or Wireless), Dinsdale, A., owned by H. G. Henderson, signed by John Logie Baird,
    Sold for £1,625 (US$ 2,729) inc. premium

  • Lot 6
    Television, Dinsdale, A., with signature and dedication by A. Dinsdale to W. G. W. Mitchell,
    Sold for £937 (US$ 1,574) inc. premium

  • Lot 7
    All About Television - Including Experiments by H. Winfield Secor & Joseph H. Kraus, A bound US magazine,
    Sold for £325 (US$ 545) inc. premium

  • Lot 8
    Three books on the rudiments and history of early Television:
    Sold for £350 (US$ 587) inc. premium

  • Lot 9
    Important 1930s literature on television: mostly German,
    Sold for £600 (US$ 1,007) inc. premium

  • Lot 10W
    A quantity of good television and other broadcasting books: 1920s-2000s
    Sold for £200 (US$ 335) inc. premium

  • Lot 11
    An 'Uncle Tom' crystal set, Designed by J. P. Gowland for Jones & Sons Ltd, Grafton China Works, July 1924,
    £600 - 900
    US$ 1,000 - 1,500

  • Lot 12
    A very rare PYE type 78F portable wireless receiver, launched July 1948, withdrawn September 1948,
    Sold for £1,125 (US$ 1,889) inc. premium

  • Lot 13
    A very good selection of posters for records and talking machines: pre and post-war, most in excellent-near mint condition,
    Sold for £562 (US$ 944) inc. premium

  • Lot 14
    T. A. Edison - a good autographed photograph, with dedication to Horace Field Parshall, 1905,
    Sold for £1,000 (US$ 1,679) inc. premium

  • Lot 15
    A good Edison Concert phonograph, with Concert cylinder collection, circa 1899,
    £3,000 - 4,000
    US$ 5,000 - 6,700

  • Lot 16
    A rare Columbia type BC 'Premier' sound-magnifying Graphophone, circa 1907,
    £2,200 - 2,600
    US$ 3,700 - 4,400

  • Lot 17
    An Important Edison Class M electric phonograph in glazed case, early manufacture, circa 1891,
    £20,000 - 30,000
    US$ 34,000 - 50,000

  • Lot 18
    Prof. A. E. Dolbear - The Telephone, very rare first edition 1877, New York press,
    Sold for £750 (US$ 1,259) inc. premium

  • Lot 19
    A near-mint type 332L green bakelite telephone, impressed mark 164 56,
    £1,200 - 1,800
    US$ 2,000 - 3,000

  • Lot 20
    A near-mint 300-series green bakelite telephone, 1950, impressed mark 164-50,
    £800 - 1,200
    US$ 1,300 - 2,000

  • Lot 21
    A 200-series green bakelite telephone, impressed mark S-36, base mark FHR56, receiver 1936 and base 1956,
    Sold for £1,062 (US$ 1,784) inc. premium

  • Lot 22
    A near-mint 200-series cream bakelite telephone, 1955, impressed mark 164-55,
    Sold for £562 (US$ 944) inc. premium

  • Lot 23
    Two type 328 ivory bakelite telephones: impressed marks both 164 57,
    £350 - 450
    US$ 590 - 760

  • Lot 24
    Two type 310 ivory bakelite telephones: impressed marks: 164 52 and 164 50,
    Sold for £225 (US$ 377) inc. premium

  • Lot 25
    Two type 312 ivory bakelite telephones: impressed marks: E-37 and 164 54,
    Sold for £62 (US$ 104) inc. premium

  • Lot 26
    Three rare type 394 black bakelite and green telephones, Government-issue models with the 'secret' actuation and cancellation buttons,
    £350 - 450
    US$ 590 - 760

  • Lot 27*
    A very scarce Melotpe-Export musical score typewriter 1937,
    £6,000 - 8,000
    US$ 10,000 - 13,000

  • Lot 28
    A Neo-Cyclostyle copying machine by the Gestetner Manufacturing Company, circa 1890,
    Sold for £250 (US$ 419) inc. premium

  • Lot 29
    A rare Flora cast iron sewing machine, circa 1890,
    Sold for £1,250 (US$ 2,099) inc. premium

  • Lot 30
    An early automaton sewing machine, by Max Sandt, Germany, 'The Princess', circa 1895,
    Sold for £5,000 (US$ 8,399) inc. premium

  • Lot 31
    A good 'Negro Banjo-Player' musical automaton, by G. Vichy, circa 1890,
    Sold for £8,125 (US$ 13,648) inc. premium

  • Lot 32
    A musical automaton of a girl, by Roulett & Decamps, circa 1890,
    Sold for £2,375 (US$ 3,989) inc. premium

  • Lot 33
    A musical monkey harpist automaton, by Theroude, French, circa 1880,
    Sold for £2,750 (US$ 4,619) inc. premium

  • Lot 34
    A double monkey musical automaton, by Phalibois, circa 1895,
    Sold for £2,250 (US$ 3,779) inc. premium

  • Lot 35
    A singing bird-jumper timepiece automaton, by Bontems, circa 1885,
    Sold for £3,750 (US$ 6,299) inc. premium

  • Lot 36
    A double singing birds, with static group under glass dome, Bontems circa 1890 and later,
    Sold for £1,750 (US$ 2,939) inc. premium

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