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Auctioneer Raucher Brothers Auctioneers 413-537-3177
Auction Date Jul 21 Auction
Florence Community Center
140 Pine Street
Florence, MA
Time 10:00AM
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AuctionZip Auctioneer ID# 9337
Unique Finds & Collectibles Auction
Saturday, July 21, 2018  ::  10 am (preview 9am)
Florence Community Center, 140 Pine Street, Florence MA 01062

If you are looking for rarities, antiques, distinctive household decoratives, or the perfect vehicle to meet your needs, this is the auction for you!

Vehicles: 2007 Dodge Caravan, 4 cylinder with AC, 40,000 miles; 2000 Ford E-150 van with wheelchair lift, AC, 45,000 miles; Vietnam-era Deuce-and-a-Half cab & chassis, 10-wheel drive, multi-fuel, PTO, runs well; Club Car golf cart with utility body; 2010 Kubota UTV with electric dump body; 1957 Vespa scooter for parts or restoration

Antique Scientific Equipment: Late 19th- and early 20th-century laboratory & scientific equipment that was recently deaccessioned from the collection of the Physics Department of a private college. It includes instruments such as circuits, electrical cells, electromagnets, galvanometers, voltmeters, inductors, Tesla coils, a Barlow wheel, a fluoroscope, a Bessler photometry projector with glass slides, telegraphs and telegraphy teaching tools, an antique star map, and other apparatus used in the college’s academic physics, optics, astronomy, and acoustics laboratories. Many of these instruments were made by the top sceintific equipment and laboratory manufacturers of their era, including Max Kohl AG (Chemnitz), William Young & Co. (Philadelphia, PA), Milvay Scientific Equipment Apparatus Co., N.H. Edgerton Co., Central Scientific Co. (Cenco), J.H. Bunnell & Co., Nalder Brothers (London), L.E. Knott Scientific Apparatus, and Charles Beseler. The collection also includes a rare Fairchild F296 oscillograph camera (serial no. 197D) with a Wollensak lens (75 mm 1/1.9 Oscillo-Amaton).

These scientific instruments have been in secure storage for decades; this is the first time they have been made available to collectors. Many of the devices are constructed of brass and include wooden bases or finger-jointed wooden cases. They offer a fascinating snapshot of scientific investigation and innovation at the turn of the century on the U.S. East Coast. The meticulous craftsmanship makes these pieces valuable works of art as well as important historical scientific devices.

Automobilia: 4-foot lighted, round Mobil Pegasus advertisting sign; Holley Carb Ignition Parts, Shell Lubricant, and tire repair display boxes, Dunlop Tire sign & clock

Vintage & Antique Items: 2 GE Incandescent Projector theater lights, 1930s shortwave/broadcast wooden radio receiver, 1930 wood & canvas wheelchair;  Coca-Cola clock with green numbers; flax spinning wheel; walking spinning wheel;  Aeolian c. 1920 Vocalion phonograph; New Home Rotary treadle sewing machine; machinist box; ceiling-mount brass glass rack; chrome & formica table with 2 chairs;  Vintage Pflueger, Chub Creek Bait Co. fishing lures; early maps

Jewelry, Flatware & Artwork: Swedish coin-silver flatware set; gold, silver, and costume jewelry; framed prints by local artists  

Terms of sale: All items sell As Is, Where Is. Cash or check with proper ID, most major credit cards. Buyers premium 15%, 10% for cash or check. 6.25% Mass sales tax. Arrangements to remove purchases from the grounds must be made on the day of the sale. Auction company reserves the right to hold title and/or items until funds clear. Tax exempt buyers please present certificate when obtaining buyer’s number.

Auctioneer License Information: MA AU2233

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