Carriage Clock
 
 
 
The lure of antique timepieces lies in their combination of art and technology. Visual clues can help date the item and identify its mechanics.
 
Barometers and thermometers still have their place in forecasting the weather, but early examples are now collectors’ ´items too.
 
Scientists, astronomers, sailors and the general public employed a range of microscopes, telescopes and other magnifying instruments as diverse as the stargazers’ six-footer to pearl encrusted opera glasses.