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Telescope Walking Stick

Telescope Walking Stick
Ref: WS005 Why Victorians felt compelled to invent weird contraptions like cachepots holding mousetraps or fire alarms in the shape of a stuffed goat head is beyond me. Within the outrageousness of such creations, a telescope mounted on a walking stick deserves the highest praise… Its polished knob fits comfortable in the palm of one’s hand. Rosewood of the finest selection is used for a slender, but eminently sturdy stick. A cleverly engineered mechanism allows the telescope to be pulled up and swiveled. Held up by the stick it can be aimed and pointed like a monocle. Do not forget to remove the cap. Yes, it magnifies… threefold.

97.8 x 10 x 5 cm


Price £69.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Time Companion Walking Stick

Time Companion Walking Stick
Ref: WS006 Over the centuries the utilitarian walking stick transformed into an elegant accessory essential to a gentleman’s de-rigueur fashion-statement. Its design, shape, and material conveyed one’s taste and status. Some sticks hid a long, thin rapier inside, convenient for defense and dueling. Others held flasks, or compasses. The most popular, no doubt, had a wind-up watch set in the knob. Our recreation of this Victorian walking stick is both a decorative prop and practical timekeeper.

88 x 6,5 cm


Price £79.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Bronze Spyglass

Bronze Spyglass
Ref: KA023 Made to store away as small as possible this is a marvel of hand tooled telescoping brass tubes. Pull out all the way and focus by adjusting the smallest eye-section. Feel like a sea captain scanning the horizon from a heaving aft-deck. Leather covered. Bronze finished.

46 x 5,5 x 5,5 cm


Price £74.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Victorian Binoculars with Tripod

Victorian Binoculars with Tripod
Ref: KA025 Classic campaign glasses used by Victorian gentry and Army & Navy to observe while able to take notes and sketch. Sturdy 19th C. binoculars on elegant beautifully crafted mini-tripod. Binoculars were a Victorian invention and were much easier to use than the one lens drawn out telescope.

16,5 x 14 x 41,5 cm


Price £125.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Officer’s Spyglass

Officer’s Spyglass
Ref: KA036 An intriguing and classic explorer’s and navigator’s tool. Essential instruments – A compass, a sextant and a telescope. The telescope consists of a wood barrel holding an objective, a system of lenses. It is protected by brass collars and a decorative brass cap. To use, pull out the brass tubes (called drawers in Britain). The smallest tube holds the eye objective. Judiciously push in the smallest end-tube to focus

38,8 x 4,2 cm


Price £44.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Avalon Telescope

Avalon Telescope
Ref: KA038 After dinner, having enjoyed garoupa combined with chilled Chardonnay, nothing else in more relaxing than observing birds and wildlife or neighbors with a tripod mounted telescope. After all, one never knows when the TV might give out. Instrument quality brass. Stand in rich rosewood, with adjustable legs and solid brass fittings. Magnifies 20X. Doubles a striking and bold décor.

100 x 82 x 156,25 cm


Price £425.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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The Eye of Time Clock

The Eye of Time Clock
Ref: SC050 The hero of our story is an anonymous watchmaker in Regency London. Trying to combine a travel clock that needs to be small while easy to read. The époque was candle light . little would he know that his spherical desk watch would be a highly collectable treasure. In times of need the lenses doubled to read maps and light the safari-cooking fire.

8 cm


Price £36.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Porthole Eye Of Time, Bronze

Porthole Eye Of Time, Bronze
Ref: SC055 In an age when longitude was still defined by sextant and chronometer, the vessel’s wheelhouse carried a deck watch to keep time. In the tradition of these small practical watches we designed this sturdy watch with an industrial nautical look. Brass and glass. Dials in contemporary style

6,5 x 8,75 cm


Price £42.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Brass 3 Minute Hourglass

Brass 3 Minute Hourglass
Ref: HG001 The pocket glass of the boatswain. Used to measure ship’s speed, counting knots, timing minutes. A small gift with big presence.

9,5 cm


Price £16.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Bronzed 3 Minute Hourglass

Bronzed 3 Minute Hourglass
Ref: HG001B The pocket glass of the boatswain. Used to measure ship’s speed, counting knots, timing minutes. A small gift with big presence.

9,5 cm


Price £16.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Bronzed 30 Minute Hourglass

Bronzed 30 Minute Hourglass
Ref: HG007 18th C. industrial design, bronze and wood. Collectable because of their combined historical and practical value. Some glasses measured up to two hours, used at a time when church pews were designed by the Inquisition to torture the human back. Ship’s hourglasses were calibrated to the half hours of the ship’s watch, and if the helmsman didn’t turn the glass too early it actually doubled in defining longitude. Navigators tried to keep count of the hours: the galleons wrecked on the Western Australian reefs remind us of the perils of incorrectly kept time. To appreciate the important symbolism of the hourglass observe, Renaissance painted still lives, also called Vanitas, filled with symbolism and morals. They very often depict hourglasses.

13,5 cm


Price £57.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Bronzed 30 Min. Hourglass & Stand

Bronzed 30 Min. Hourglass & Stand
Ref: HG008 Collectable because of their combined historical and practical value. Some glasses measured up to two hours, used at a time when church pews were designed by the Inquisition to torture the human back. Ship’s hourglasses were calibrated to the half hours of the ship’s watch, and if the helmsman didn’t turn the glass too early it actually doubled in defining longitude. Navigators tried to keep count of the hours: the galleons wrecked on the Western Australian reefs remind us of the perils of incorrectly kept time. To appreciate the important symbolism of the hourglass observe, Renaissance painted still lives, also called Vanitas, filled with symbolism and morals. They very often depict hourglasses.

18,5 x 13 x 25,5 cm


Price £99.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Small Compass

Small Compass
Ref: CO002 Symbolic, and fun. Educational. Decorative. Corporate or private, this is a gift with a story attached.

4,7 x 6,5 x 1,5 cm


Price £14.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Small Compass Bronze

Small Compass Bronze
Ref: CO002B Our customers want choice, and that’s what we offer. A bronzed pocket compass, a reproduction from the 19th C. campaign trail.

4,7 x 6,5 x 1,5 cm


Price £14.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Pocket Compass

Pocket Compass
Ref: CO003 brass pocket compass, a reproduction from the 19th C. campaign trail.

8,5 x 10 x 1,5 cm


Price £27.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Victorian Trails Compass

Victorian Trails Compass
Ref: CO007 A needle pointing north. Antique science captured in admiralty brass. Allowing sailors to cross vast oceans, explorers to discover continents. Set sail for the fabled Spice Islands, legendary Cathay… rumored South Lands. An instrument of exploration that changed the world of Renaissance, forever

1.7 x 6cm


Price £27.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Lewis & Clark Compass

Lewis & Clark Compass
Ref: CO009 A needle pointing north. Antique science captured in admiralty brass. Allowing sailors to cross vast oceans, explorers to discover continents. Set sail for the fabled Spice Islands, legendary Cathay… rumored South Lands. An instrument of exploration that changed the world of Renaissance, forever

7,8 x 7,8 x 2,2 cm


Price £27.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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WWII Compass

WWII Compass
Ref: CO0014 The compass opened the world to exploration and discovery. Invented in China thousands of years ago, it was primarily used by feng-shui priests, hired to advise on how and where to build. Today the compass still is a basic tool, a magnetized needle rotating on a vertical pin, pointing at the Earth’s magnetic North. 16th century sailors accustomed to following coastlines, could suddenly cross oceans. Sailors now devised a compass course, while still using their age-old knowledge of steering by fixed stars, ocean currents and prevailing winds to establish position.
2 x 5.5cm


Price £24.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Lifeboat Compass

Lifeboat Compass
Ref: CO0015 The North Atlantic is an unforgiving place. Freak storms, fog banks, and severe weather make navigation a survival issue. Our fully gimbaled boxed compass is a faithful replica of a dory compass. Stacks of dories were sailed to the Great Banks and single fishermen set out with fishing lines and victuals for a day. Cod fishers used a similar compass to find their way back to the mother ship, a sailing schooner

12 x 12 x 8,5 cm


Price £69.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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