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Mad Salvager
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« on: March 10, 2007, 06:35:35 am »

I just stumbled across this so my apologies if it's been posted before but I believe it to be one of the more mind boggling assortment of items presented, ever.


Scientific Collectables
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mandos
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2007, 07:35:36 am »

That is a great site! Other instruments that people here may wish to own or make from scratch could include:

<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crookes_radiometer">Radiometer</a> (wikipedia.org)
<a href="http://www.windandweather.com/store/Weather_Instruments___BarometersIN1999?Args=">StormGlass</a> (windandweather.com)
<a href="http://www.windandweather.com/store/Weather_Instruments___ThermometersIN3172?Args=">Galileo Termolento</a> (windandweather.com)
<a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/SHIP-SEXTANT-WITH-WOODEN-BOX-HUGE-8-SOLID-Brass_W0QQitemZ180082768731QQcategoryZ37971QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem">Sextant</a>  (ebay.com)
<a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/APOTHECARY-SCALE-with-WEIGHTS-and-BOX-alchemist_W0QQitemZ180094725015QQcategoryZ361QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem">Apothecary Scales</a> (ebay.com)

Some of these instruments are Renaissance era or earlier, but managed to stay as the state of the art up through the appropriate time period. What other instruments of science and mechanics would be appropriate?

Also, not specifically steampunk, but as everyone here loves brass and such, you may wish to check out the rest of what Wind And Weather has, as they have lots of well designed brass weather instruments (both new and old tech).

Mike Scanlon
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Penny Dreadful
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2007, 06:57:16 am »

how fun.

I sinsearly recommend

Lynn Harding. Antique Instruments of the Professional Sciences. 103 W. Aliso Street. Ojai, California 93023

as a physical local to purchase antiques from.  friendly, reasonable priced, and TONS of stuff to drool over
I'm a poor student, so I had to make due with apothecary jars and labels. If I had more mad money I would get one of her steam engines, treppaning kits, just tons of cool things.

I debated sharing my knowledge of this store for a bit (greedy me!). If you are in the area ever, she's worth a visit.  I think she also does work over e-mail.
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